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Auditions for Hello, Dolly!

Tupelo Community Theatre will hold auditions for Hello, Dolly!, music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and book by Michael Stewart, on January 29th and 30th at 6 p.m. at the Lyric Theatre. The blockbuster Broadway hit, bursts with humor, romance, high-energy dancing, and some of the greatest songs in musical theater history. The romantic and comic exploits of Dolly Gallagher-Levi, turn-of-the-century matchmaker and “woman who arranges things,” are certain to thrill and entertain audiences again and again. The show’s memorable songs include “Before the Parade Passes By,” “Hello, Dolly!,” and “It Only Takes a Moment.” The play has numerous adult roles for men and women of all ages. Those auditioning must be at least 10th grade. Everyone will be taught a portion of a song from the show and read from the script. No advanced preparation is required but you may pick up music for auditions any time after Noon on January 8th. Tom Booth will direct, with Debra Robison as musical director and production dates are April 26-28. For more information email tbooth54@gmail.com or call the TCT office. 844-1935.

Last Train to Nibroc

Tupelo Community Theatre will present Last Train to Nibroc by Arlene Hutton on January 25-27 at 7:30 p.m. and January 27 at 2 p.m. at the Lyric Theatre. In December 1940, an east-bound cross-country train carries May, who shares her seat with a charming young flyer, Raleigh. Religious and bookish, May plans to be a missionary. Raleigh has been given a medical discharge from the military and is heading to New York to be a writer. “NIBROC’s jokes are funny and its couple endearing because their emotional struggles ring true.” —Time Out NY. ” Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and younger and go on sale on January 15th at Noon. For more information or to purchase tickets call the TCT box office at 844-1935

Ushers needed for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Still need ushers for next week’s production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. We have all we need for Thursday but need 4 Friday, 6 for Sat matinee, and 4 for Sat night. Come see a great, sweet show and meet some new folks.

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Best Christmas Pageant Ever

TCT will present The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson December 7th-9th at 7:30 pm and 2 pm on December 9th at the Lyric Theatre.

This hilarious Christmas classic is about a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant. They’re faced with casting the Herdman kids probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on!

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and younger and go on sale to the public at Noon on November 27th. Tickets may be reserved by calling the TCT box office at 844-1935.

TCT’s Haunted Theatre 2017

Tupelo Community Theatre’s 12th annual Haunted Theatre will be presented at 7 p.m. on October 13-14, 20-21, and 27-28 at the Lyric Theatre in Downtown Tupelo. Tickets are $15 each. Enjoy a visit with the Lyric’s resident ghost Antione and a building considered “one of the six most haunted theatres in America” by Premiere magazine. The Haunted Theatre is not recommended for children under the age of 10. Tickets may be purchased at the door. For more information contact the TCT office at 844-1935.

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show

TCT Off Broadway will present an interactive, audience participation showing of the cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show on October 31st at 7:30 at 213 East Franklin Street.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 British-American musical screwball comedy horror film which is based on the 1973 musical stage production of the same title. The production is a parody tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the 1930s through to the early 1970s. The film stars Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, and Barry Bostwick. The story centers on a young engaged couple whose car breaks down in the rain near a castle where they seek a telephone to call for help. The castle is occupied by strangers in elaborate costumes celebrating an annual convention. They discover the head of the house is Dr. Frank N. Furter, an apparent mad scientist who actually is an alien who creates a living man in his laboratory.

Tickets for the October 31st event are on sale. Only 100 will be sold, adults $20, students $10. No students under the age of 15 allowed without parent. Doors open at 7 p.m. and a cash bar will be available. For more info or to purchase tickets call 662-844-1935.

The 39 Steps at TCT Off Broadway

NOTE-PRODUCTION DATES HAVE CHANGED

If Alfred Hitchcock’s favorite film was Airplane or Monty Python and the Holy Grail, he might have given us this version of The 39 Steps debuting at TCT Off Broadway in October. The play, based on Hitchcock’s 1935 film and John Buchan’s adventure novel, takes the classic spy story and turns it on its ears, having four actors play dozens of roles, breaking the fourth, fifth and sixth walls all in the name of hilarity.
Ben Eakes stars as Richard Hannay, a man looking for some excitement in his life and gets more than he bargained for when he meets Annabella (Haley Agnew). And Margaret (Haley Ag-new). And Pamela (Haley Agnew). Hannay is on the run from a murder he didn’t commit, and the police are hot on his trail. Or are they? John McCustion and Remy Duvalier co-star in his tale of intrigue, mistaken identity and sweaty, exhausted actors when The 39 Steps takes the stage at TCT Off Broadway Ocotober 19-21. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and younger. Call the TCT office at 844-1935 to reserve tickets.

Thanks to Strangebrew, our sponsor for the show.