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Note-Tickets for Hairspray are very tight, call the TCT box office now!
Tupelo Community Theatre will present Hairspray The Musical on April 27-29 at 7:30 p.m. and at 2 p.m. on April 29th at the Lyric Theatre. Winner of 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the story is set in 1962 Baltimore where dance-loving teen Tracy Turnblad auditions for a spot on “The Corny Collins Show” and wins. She becomes an overnight celebrity, a trendsetter in dance, fun and fashion. Perhaps her new status as a teen sensation is enough to topple Corny’s reigning dance queen and bring racial integration to the show. Tickets are $22 for adults and $10 for students and younger and go on sale to public at Noon on April 10th. For more information or to purchase tickets call 844-1935.
Tupelo Community Theatre’s award winning production of Cicada, by Amory native Jerre Dye, will present a final performance of the show on Monday, February 27 at 7:30 p.m. at TCT Off Broadway 213 East Franklin. The cast will perform the 60 minute cut version of the play they will perform at the Southeastern Theatre Conference Community Theatre Festival in Lexington, Ky. The Cicada cast was awarded Best Ensemble Acting, with Jennifer Cummings winning Best Supporting Actress and Lisa Martin Outstanding Achievement in Acting. The show also won Best Production. This is TCT’s 6th year in a row to represent Mississippi at the SETC regional festival. Tickets are $20 and may be reserved by calling the TCT office at 844-1935.
Tupelo Community Theatre will present the comedy Noises Off by Michael Frayn March 9-11 at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee on March 11 at 2 p.m at the Lyric Theatre. Often called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing’s On. Winner of multiple awards, the New York Times praised it, saying it is “the most dexterously realized comedy ever about putting on a comedy. A spectacularly funny, peerless backstage farce, this dizzy, well-known romp is a festival of delirium.” Tickets are $18 for adults and $6 for students and go on sale to the public on Monday, February 27th at Noon by call 844-1935.
TCT Off Broadway will present Love Letters by A.R. Gurney at 7:30 p.m. on February 17 and 18 at 213 East Franklin Street. The play shares the story of Andrew and Melissa, both born to wealth and position, who are childhood friends. The duo share a lifelong correspondence, many times physically apart, but spiritually as close as only true lovers can be. The play is evocative, touching, and frequently funny. Tickets are $20 each, include the first drink and may be reserved by calling the TCT office at 844-1935.
NOTE-THE DIRECTOR IS STILL LOOKING FOR ACTORS FOR THIS CHOW.
TCT Off Broadway will hold auditions for its youth production of On the Radio on Monday, February 20th and Tuesday, February 21st at 5:30 p.m. in the rehearsal hall of the Lyric Theatre. From the Depression and WWII to Elvis, the Beatles and disco, the radio is where America hears the songs that become the soundtracks of their lives. This musical features 6 “top hits” with short scenes for boys and girls in grades 4th-8th. Students will work on a song from the play as a group as part of the audition. Dianne Ludt will direct and production dates are March 31 and April 1st. For more information you may contact the director at 678-6455 or call the TCT office at 844-1935.
Tupelo Community Theatre will present the classic holiday comedy National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacations on Friday,
TCT Off Broadway will present its first Red Carpet Masquerade on December 31 at 9:00 p.m. at 213 East Franklin in Tupelo. Tickets are $20, which will include one free drink and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. This event is open to adults 21 and older. The evening will offer a red car-pet with a “selfie station”, a trivia competition, and music. For more information or to purchase tickets call the TCT office at 844-1935.