Category Archives: Off Broadway

The 39 Steps at TCT Off Broadway

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 September. 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 September 21-23. Watch for announcements about ticket sales—don’t miss it!

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.

Love Letters at TCT Off Broadway

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.

TCT Youth Production Auditions

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.