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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 Last Train to Nibroc

Tupelo Community Theatre will hold auditions for Last Train to Nibroc by Arlene Hutton October 15th at 2 p.m. and 16th at 6 p.m. in the lobby of the Lyric Theatre. Set in 1940, Last Train to Nibroc is a funny and touching portrait of the search for happiness. This simply staged romance tells the story of May and Raleigh, two young people on a cross-country train trip who discover they are from neighboring towns. Raleigh is headed to New York to be a writer, but love blooms and complications abound when he follows his heart – and May – to Kentucky instead. “You could easily enjoy another few hours of this.” —NY Times The cast calls for one male and one female who can play characters from 20 – 30 years old. Production dates are Jan 25-27 and Meredith Martin will direct. For more information contact mrdth.mrtn@gmail.com or call the TCT office at 844-1935.

Auditions for 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 at 3 p.m. and 2 at 6:30 p.m. 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.

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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.

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.