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Auditions for Noises Off

Tupelo Community Theatre will hold auditions for Noises Off by Michael Frayn on Sunday at 2 p.m., and Monday, November 21, at 7 p.m., in the rehearsal hall of the Lyric Theatre. Winner of the 1982 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Play and nominated for both the Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for Best Play in 1984, Noises Off has been called the funniest farce ever written. The play presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing’s On. As the play deals with slamming doors, on- and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring, all the action figures into the plot of this hilarious, classically comic play. The cast calls for adult men and women of all ages who are capable of physical comedy. No advance preparation is necessary.

Susan and Otis Tims will direct and production dates are March 9-11. For more information email susanstims@gmail.com or call TCT at 844-1935.

Auditions for Cicada

Tupelo Community Theatre will hold auditions for Cicada, by award winning Tupelo native Jerre Dye, on Monday, Oct 24 and Tuesday, Oct 25 at 6 p.m. in the Lyric Rehearsal Hall. The Chicago Tribune’s review of Cicada said “Dye’s voice is most definitely authentic and his understanding of trauma and loss palpable.” Chicago Theatre Review described the play as “a poetic southern drama riding over waves of angst and anger, laced with moments of unexpected humor. The play takes place in rural Mississippi in July 1974 where in Lily’s isolation, memories become real moving her backward and forward in time. The cast of 9 calls for actors who can play a 10 year old girl and a 17 year old boy, as well as adult men and women of all ages. Parents should be aware the play does contain a limited amount of language some may find offensive. No advance prep is needed and Tom Booth will direct. Production dates are January 26-28. For more information or to read the script email 1tct@bellsouth.net or call 844-1935.\n\n

Haunted Theatre Auditions

If you are interested in helping with Tupelo Community Theatre’s 11th annual Haunted Theatre contact Steve Miller at Steve.miller@sodexo.com or 662 213-6611.\n\n\nProduction dates are October 14-15, prostate case 21-22, and 28-29, 7:00-11:00 pm each evening. Opportunities are available for designing, decorating, acting, and working on Haunted Theatre.

Auditions for Company

TCT Off Broadway will hold auditions for Stephen Sondheim’s Company Sunday August 21st @ 2:00 pm and Monday August 22nd @ 6:30 pm at 213 East Franklin Street. From musical theatre’s most renowned composer, prostate Company is largely regarded as a trailblazer and the winner of seven Tony Awards On the night of his 35th birthday, troche confirmed bachelor, Robert, contemplates his unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks and even a wedding, his explain the pros and cons of taking on a spouse.\n\nThe cast calls for 6 men and 8 women 18 years of age or older. Everyone must sing but no advance preparation is needed.\n\nBen Eakes will direct and production dates are November 10-12, 2016. For more information contact the TCT office at 844-1935 or email Ben ben.eakes@comcast.net

Season Opening Production-Peter and the Starcatcher

Tupelo Community Theatre will open it’s 2016-17 season with the multiple Tony Award winning production of Peter and the Starcatcher, by Rick Elice based on the novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson. Get “hooked” with this wildly theatrical play with music prequel to the story of Peter Pan. Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up. Production dates are August 25-27 at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee at 2 p.m. on August 27. The play is directed Danielle Adams. Tickets are $22 for adults and $10 for students and go on sale at Noon on Monday, 15th by calling 844-1935\n

Back to School Trivia Tournament

TCT Off Broadway will present its 2nd annual Back To School Trivia Tournament on August 18 at 7:30 at 213 East Franklin. Doors open at 7 p.m. and Trivia will begin at 7:30 with teams of 5-10 people and prizes for the winning team and best team name.. Tickets are $15 and include one free drink. Tables may be reserved by teams by calling 844-1935.\n\n\n

Theatrical Lighting Workshop

\n\n\nHave you ever wanted to know how the magic of theatre is created? Well, discount help here’s your chance to step behind the curtain and learn how some of that magic is created with lighting. Tupelo Community Theatre will present hands-on lighting workshop on August 6th beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Lyric Theatre. If you are interested in learning more about lighting design, maintenance, and operation this is for you. Suzye Sheffield and Bronwyn Teague will lead the work session. Lunch will be provided as well as music, food and beverages at the conclusion of the session. To sign up or for more information contact 844-1935.