Category Archives: auditions

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Auditions for TCT’s holiday production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Rob-inson will be held October 1 and 2 in the rehearsal hall of the Lyric Theatre. This hilarious Christmas classic is about a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant. They’re faced with cast-ing the Herdman kids–probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on!
The cast includes both children and adults, ages 7 to 60+. Production dates for the show are Decem-ber 7-9. Christi Houin will direct. For more information, email christih_3@comcast.net or call the TCT of-fice at 844-1935.

Haunted Theatre Auditions

Have you ever wanted to get involved with one of TCT’s most popular seasonal events? You know you have! Seri-ously, it takes many, many volunteers to stage Haunted Thea-tre every year. In order to volunteer, you must be at least 14 years of age (adult volunteers are especially encouraged to step forward!). You must also attend one of two mandatory audition/workshops led by Haunted Theatre Director Steve Miller on either September 2 or September 9 at 10:00 a.m. at the Lyric. The workshop will include acting, makeup, set de-sign and some other spooky stuff. Come and audition. Be part of the FUN!
For more information, please 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.

Auditions for The Robber Bridegroom

Tupelo Community Theatre will hold auditions for The Robber Bridegroom, with music by Robert Waldman, book and lyrics by Alfred Uhry and based on the novella by Eudora Welty, on Sunday, June 11 at 2:00 pm and Monday, June 12 at 6:00 pm in the Lyric Theatre rehearsal hall located at 201 N. Broadway. Set in eighteenth-century Mississippi, the show is a rousing, bawdy Southern fairytale from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Driving Miss Daisy and one of the only genuine bluegrass scores in a Broadway musical. No advance preparation is needed but those auditioning will be taught and asked to sing part of a song from the show. An accompanist will be provided. There will also be cold readings from the script. The cast is made up of 5 males and 4 females ages 21 and up. Jennifer Cummings will direct and the production dates are Aug 24-26. For more information email jennifercummings8203@comcast.net or 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.

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.

Love Letters Auditions

TCT Off Broadway will hold auditions for Love Letters by A. R. Gurney on January 22 at 3 p.m. and 23 at 6:30 p.m. at 213 East Franklin Street. The play is comprised of letters exchanged over a lifetime between two people who grew up together, went their separate ways, but continued to share confidences. As the actors read the letters aloud, what is created is an evocative, touching, frequently funny but always telling pair of character studies in which what is implied is as revealing and meaningful as what is actually written down. The cast calls for one man and one woman 30 years of age or older and no advance preparation is needed. John McCustion will direct and production dates are February 23, 24, and 25th. For more information contact the director at mccustion@gmail.com or call the TCT office at 844-1935.