Category Archives: Off Broadway

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.

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.

Auditions for Angel Street-NOTE CHANGE OF DATE

Tupelo Community Theatre will hold auditions for its Off Broadway production of Angel Street in spring of 2018. The cast calls for adult men and women ages 20 and older. A Broadway hit first produced under the title Gaslight and filmed twice, the play tells the story of the a couple who live in 19th century London. All appears to be the essence of Victorian tranquility but it is soon apparent the husband is slowly driving his gentle, devoted wife to the brink of insanity. The author, Patrick Hamilton, has built and sustained some of the most brilliant, suspenseful sequences in modern theatre. The play will be produced June 114-16, 2018 and will be directed by Debby Gibbs. For more information email at gibbsdr@bellsouthnet or call the TCT office at 662-844-1935.

Auditions for The 39 Steps

TCT Off Broadway will hold auditions for The 39 Steps, by Patrick Barlow and John Buchan , the winner of 2 Tony and Drama Desk Awards in 2008 and the Laurence Olivier Award as Best New Comedy . Auditions will be July 10th and 11th at 6 p.m. in the rehearsal hall of the Lyric Theatre 201 N. Broadway in downtown Tupelo. Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! The show is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters, an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance. The adult cast calls for 3 men and 1 woman and no advance preparation is needed. Derek Russell will direct and the play will be presented September 21-23. For more information contact derek.russell@journalinc.com or call the TCT office at 844-1935.

Love, Loss and What I Wore

TCT Off Broadway will present Love, Loss and What I Wore by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, based on the book by Ilene Beckerman , on July 20-22 at 7:30 p.m. at 213 East Franklin Street. The winner of the 2010 Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience the play proves that a great show is always in fashion. With its compulsively entertaining subject matter the show uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories that all women can relate to, creating one of the most enduring theatergoing experiences domestically and overseas. Tickets are $20 each and a cash bar will be available. The play contains a limited about of language that some patrons may find offensive. For more information or to purchase tickets call the TCT Office at 844-1935.

Auditions for Love, Loss, and What I Wore

TCT Off Broadway will hold auditions for Love, Loss and What I Wore by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, based on the book by Ilene Beckerman , on Sunday May 21st at 2 p.m. and Monday, May 22nd at 7 p.m. at 213 East Franklin Street. The winner of the 2010 Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience the play proves that a great show is always in fashion. With its compulsively entertaining subject matter the show uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories that all women can relate to, creating one of the most enduring theatergoing experiences domestically and overseas. The cast is made up of 5 adult women ages 18 and older and will be directed by Lynn Nelson. No advance preparation is need. Production dates are July 27-29. For more information contact lynn_nelson@hotmail.com or call the TCT Office at 844-1935.

On The Radio Youth Production

TCT Off Broadway will present a youth production of On the Radio on March 31
and April 1 at 7:30 p.m. at 213 East Franklin. Welcome to KYDZ, the radio
station that plays the hits while you sing along! 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 including Ain’t We Got
Fun?, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Footloose, Hound Dog, and Sgt. Pepper’s
Lonely Hearts Club Band. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and
younger. For more information or to purchase, please contact the TCT office
at 662- 844-1935.