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Auditions for Broadway Beat

TCT Off Broadway will hold auditions for Broadway Beat on February 26 and 27 at 5:30 p.m. at 213 East Franklin Street.

The show includes musical highlights from over a century of song and dance including Hairspray, The Music Man, The King and I, Wicked, Rent and Grease, and a medley of favorites from George M. Cohan! No advanced preparation is needed but students should be 4th grade through high school.

Dianne Ludt will direct and production dates are April 12-14 at TCT Off Broadway. For more information email dianne.ludt@leecountyschools.us or call the TCT office at 844-1935.

Auditions for Hello, Dolly!

Tupelo Community Theatre will hold auditions for Hello, Dolly!, music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and book by Michael Stewart, on January 29th and 30th at 6 p.m. at the Lyric Theatre. The blockbuster Broadway hit, bursts with humor, romance, high-energy dancing, and some of the greatest songs in musical theater history. The romantic and comic exploits of Dolly Gallagher-Levi, turn-of-the-century matchmaker and “woman who arranges things,” are certain to thrill and entertain audiences again and again. The show’s memorable songs include “Before the Parade Passes By,” “Hello, Dolly!,” and “It Only Takes a Moment.” The play has numerous adult roles for men and women of all ages. Those auditioning must be at least 10th grade. Everyone will be taught a portion of a song from the show and read from the script. No advanced preparation is required but you may pick up music for auditions any time after Noon on January 8th. Tom Booth will direct, with Debra Robison as musical director and production dates are April 26-28. For more information email tbooth54@gmail.com or call the TCT office. 844-1935.

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.