Category Archives: Off Broadway

Auditions for The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

Tupelo Community Theatre will hold auditions for The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Robert Kauzlaric, Paul Gilvary, and William Rush on March 25th and 26th  at 6 p.m. at TCT Off Broadway 213 East Franklin Street.  Every story has two sides and when the Big, Bad Wolf takes the stand in Piggsylvania’s Trial of the Century, he finally gets his say. This youth cast includes anyone 11 to 14 years old and everyone auditioning should be able to sing but no advance preparation required.  Marley Maharrey will direct.  Production dates for the show are May 16-18.  For more information contact the director at msmaharrey@gmail.com or call the TCT office at 662-844-1935.

Do you have a child who wants to learn how to be a theatre “techie”? Does he or she ever wonder how shows create neat lighting effects, colorful costumes, and realistic props? If your child is between the ages of 11-14 and wants to learn how to work backstage at a community production, contact msmaharrey@gmail.com before March 25th. Please include the following: child’s age, child’s grade, which he/she is interested in (lighting/sound, costumes, or props). Those wanting to work in costumes must have some sewing experience. Children selected will be working with a crew member on the upcoming TCTOB production The True Story of the Three Little Pigs.

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Tupelo Community Theatre will present {title of show} with music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and book by Hunter Bell on February 14-16 at 7:30 p.m. at TCT Off Broadway 213 East Franklin Street.   The show chronicles its own creation as an entry in the New York Musical Theatre Festival, and follows the struggles of the author and composer/lyricist and their two actress friends during the initial brief (three-week) creative period, along with subsequent events leading up to the show’s production.  The show includes language some patrons may find offensive.  Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students and younger and may be purchased by calling the TCT box office Noon-4 p.m. Monday through Friday at 844-1935. 

{title of show} Auditions

TCT will hold auditions for {title of show} December 10 and 11 at 6 p.m. at Tupelo Off Broadway, 213 E. Franklin Street. Parts are available for women and men, ages 18 -35 and all actors must be able to sing. The one-act musical, with music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and a book by Hunter Bell chronicles the struggles of an author and composer/lyricist and their two actress friends during the creative period, along with subsequent events leading up to the show’s production. The writer and stars of the show, as well as its director, all won Obie Awards for their work on the off-Broadway production, and the author was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical. Production dates are February 14-16, 2019. Those auditioning should bring their own recorded music if singing something other than from {title of show}. If auditioning with a song from the show TCT will have that accompaniment track available. Haley Agnew Johnson and John McCustion will direct.
For more information, you may call the TCT office at 662-844-1935 or email haleyajohnson84@gmail.com

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf

Tupelo Community Theatre will present Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf by Edward Albee November 15-17 at 7 p.m. at TCT Off Broadway 213 East Franklin. Winner of the 1963 Tony Award for Best Play, the Broadway production of this play was a shattering and memorable experience and proclaimed the author as a major American playwright. The play has been described as a scorching, scalding, revealing and completely engrossing drama and a brilliant piece of writing. The story involves a professor at a small college and his wife who have returned home drunk from a party. The wife announces that she has invited a young couple, an opportunistic new professor at the college and his shatteringly naïve new bride, to stop by and the charade begins when they arrive. The play is R rated for language and discussions some patrons may find offensive. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and may be purchased by calling the TCT office at 844-1935.

Auditions for The Glitter Girls

TCT will hold auditions for The Glitter Girls November 18 at 2:00 pm and November 19 at 7:00 p.m. at Tupelo Off Broadway, 213 E. Franklin Street. Parts are available for seven women and three men, ages 20-70+.

Written by Mississippi native Mark Dunn, this southern comedy takes us through a specially called meeting of a north Georgia social club called “The Glitter Girls.” The club’s richest member, Trudy Tromaine (who is at death’s door) convenes the meeting to express her wishes to bequeath some of her millions to one lucky “Sister of the Gleam and Sparkle.”

Production dates are January 24-26, 2019 and will mark the Mississippi premier of this hilarious story. No advance preparation is necessary. For more information, you may call the TCT office at 662-844-1935 or email directors Lynn Nelson (lynn_nelson@hotmail.com) or Cheryl Sproles (clsproles@aol.com).

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Tupelo Community Theatre will present an interactive, audience participation showing of the cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show on October 31st at 8 p.m. at TCT Off Broadway 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 . ID required and no one under the age of 18. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. and a cash bar will be available. For more info or to purchase tickets call 662-844-1935.

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf Auditions

Tupelo Community Theatre will hold auditions for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf by Edward Albee September 20th at 6 p.m. at 213 East Franklin Street. Winner of the 1963 Tony Award for Best Play, the Broadway production of this play was a shattering and memorable experience and proclaimed the author as a major American playwright. The play has been described as a scorching, scalding, revealing and completely engrossing drama and a brilliant piece of writing. The story involves a professor at a small college and his wife who have returned home drunk from a party. The wife announces that she has invited a young couple, an opportunistic new professor at the college and his shatteringly naïve new bride, to stop by and the charade begins when they arrive. The cast includes 2 men and 2 women at least 21 years old. Production dates are November 15-17 at TCT Off Broadway and Tom Booth will direct. If you are unable to attend the September 20th audition contact the director at 1tct@bellsouth.net or call the TCT office at 844-1935 for additional information.