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{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

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 Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Audiitions

Tupelo Community Theatre will hold audition for The Lion, the Witch and The Wardrobe, the C.S. Lewis’ classic set in the land of Narnia, September 30h at 5 p.m. and October 1st at 6 p.m. at the TCT Off Broadway, 213 East Franklin Street. The play faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia. The large cast includes adults and children 8 years of age and older. No advance preparation is needed. Production dates are December 6-8 and education day performances will be scheduled as well. Jeff Houin will direct. For more information email jhouin@comcast.net or call the TCT office at 844-1935.

TCT Haunted Theatre Auditions

Have you ever wanted to get involved with one of TCT’s most popular seasonal events? You know you have! Seriously, it takes many, many volunteers to stage the Haunted Theatre 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, Dave Dawson and special guest instructor Todd Barnett on either September 8th or September 15th at 10:00 a.m. at the Lyric. The workshop should last no longer than 1.5 hours and will include acting, makeup, set design and some other spooky stuff. Come and audition. Be part of the FUN! Dates for this year’s TCT Haunted Theatre are Oct 12-13, 18-20 and 25-27. For more information, please call the TCT office at 662-844-1935 or email jurassicscooter@yahoo.com.

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.

Auditions for The Marvelous Wonderettes

Tupelo Community Theatre will hold auditions for the smash off-Broadway hit The Marvelous Wonderettes, created by Roger Bean, June 10th at 2 pm. and June 11 at 6 p.m. in the rehearsal hall of the Lyric Theatre. The musical takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! Later the Wonderettes reunite to take the stage and perform at their ten-year reunion. Featuring over 30 classic ’50s and ’60s hits, The Marvelous Wonderettes will keep you smiling in this must-take musical trip down memory lane! The cast is made up of adult women ages 18-40 and must be able to sing. No advance preparation is necessary. Christi Houin will direct, with David East as musical director. Production dates for the shows are August 23-25. For more information contact christih_3@comcast.net or call the TCT office at 844-1935.

Auditions for Angel Street

Tupelo Community Theatre will hold auditions for Angel Street by Patrick Hamilton on April 9 and 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the rehearsal hall of the Lyric Theatre. Angel Street tells the story of the Manninghams, who live on Angel Street in 19th century London. As the curtain rises, all appears to be the essence of Victorian tranquility but their lives are not what they seem. The show calls for 2 men who are 30 and older and 3 women who are 20 and older. No advance preparation is needed but a copy of the script may be checked out. A British accent is preferred. Debby Gibbs will direct and production dates are June 14-16 at TCT Off Broadway. For more information email the director at gibbsdr@bellsouth.net or call the TCT office at 662-844-1935.