Category Archives: Shows

A Time to Kill

Tupelo Community Theatre will present A Time To Kill, adapted for the stage by Rupert Holmes, March 7-9 at 7:30 p.m. and March 9 at 2 p.m. at the Lyric Theatre.  This riveting drama tells the story of Carl Lee Hailey, who shoots two men in the very courthouse where he now stands trial.  Defense attorney Jake Brigance sees Hailey’s act of vengeance against the racist men’s attack on his daughter as a desperate bid for justice and he’s willing to risk everything to defend his client’s life. As the trial heats up, the community is torn apart in this gripping adaptation of Mississippi native John Grisham’s best-selling novel about race, crime, and family in small-town America.  The play is rated R for adult language and incendiary dialogue about race that some patrons may find offensive.  Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and go on sale at Noon on February 25 by calling the TCT box office at 844-1935.

The Addams Family Auditions

“They’re creepy and they’re kooky… mysterious and spooky… they’re all together ooky… THE ADDAMS FAMILY!” 

Tupelo Community Theatre presents The Addams Family – A New Musical Comedy April 25-27, 2019! 

It’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. If that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.

Auditions for TCT’s production of The Addams Family are Monday, February 11, and Tuesday, February 12, at 6:00pm each evening in the rehearsal hall of the Lyric. The following casting opportunities are available:


MALE ROLES:
GOMEZ ADDAMS (18 & up to audition) – stage age 40+, showman, passionate, Spanish accent
UNCLE FESTER (18 & up to audition) – stage age 50+, drives the story as narrator, funny, bald
LURCH (18 & up to audition) – stage age 40+, tall, expressive facials, creepy grunts/groans/growls 
MAL BEINEKE (18 & up to audition) – stage age 40+, nervous, sarcastic, uptight
LUCAS BEINEKE (18 & up to audition) – stage age 18-24, handsome, earnest, endearing
PUGSLEY ADDAMS (12 & up to audition) – stage age 12-16, mischievous, odd, pesky

FEMALE ROLES:
MORTICIA ADDAMS (18 & up to audition) – stage age 40+, regal, passionate, deadpan
GRANDMA (18 & up to audition) – stage age 60+, funny, quirky, absent-minded
ALICE BEINEKE (18 & up to audition) – stage age 40+, nervous, effusive, sweet
WEDNESDAY ADDAMS (16 & up to audition) – stage age 18-24, beautiful, intense, conflicted

THE ADDAMS ANCESTORS:
– Ten to twenty strong CHORAL SINGERS, male (12 & up) & female (16 & up)
– Five to ten strong MODERN/LYRICAL DANCERS, male (12 & up) & female (16 & up)

REQUIRED AUDITION MATERIAL:
– Acting, solo singing, and choreography skills are required at auditions for all NAMED ROLES. Please note that the roles of GOMEZ and MORTICIA require more advanced partner dancing. 
– Choral singing ONLY is required at auditions for THE ADDAMS ANCESTORS SINGERS.
– Choreography ONLY is required at auditions for THE ADDAMS ANCESTORS DANCERS.
– Research is recommended, but no advance preparation is required. All audition material will be taught at auditions.  Performances are April 25, 26, & 27 Director is Suzanne Oakley, Assistant Director is Christi Houin, and Music Director is Carean Dendy. For more information, email thesuzanneoakley@gmail.com

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

TCT will present its holiday production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, dramatized by Joseph Robinette from the story by C.S. Lewis, December 6-8 at 7:30 p.m. and December 8th at 2 p.m. at the Lyric Theatre in downtown Tupelo. This new dramatization of C.S. Lewis’ classic, set in the land of Narnia, 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 intense action features chases, duels and escapes as the witch is determined to keep Narnia in her possession and to end the reign of Aslan. This story of love, faith, courage and giving, with its triumph of good over evil, is a true celebration of life. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and younger and go on sale November 26th at Noon. For more information or to purchase seats for call 662-844-1935.

Educational performances of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

TCT will present educational day performances of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, dramatized by Joseph Robinette from the story by C.S. Lewis, on Monday, December 3rd at 9 a.m. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Due to time restrictions the cast will present excerpts from the full length show.

This new dramatization of C.S. Lewis’ classic, set in the land of Narnia, 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 intense action features chases, duels and escapes as the witch is determined to keep Narnia in her possession and to end the reign of Aslan. This story of love, faith, courage and giving, with its triumph of good over evil, is a true celebration of life.

Tickets are $4 each for all schools attending the day performance and usually sell out quickly . Evening performances of the show will December 6-8 at 7:30 p.m. and December 8th at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and younger. Tickets for the evening performances will go on sale November 26th.

For more information or to reserve seats for call 662-844-1935 beginning Monday October 15th at Noon.

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.

The Marvelous Wonderettes

Tupelo Community Theatre will present its season opening production of The Marvelous Wonderettes at the Lyric Theatre. When called upon to perform at their senior prom as a last minute replacement, Springfield High Songleaders Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy and Suzy, rally together to entertain their classmates in four-part harmony. The show uses pop songs from the 1950s and 1960s as a vehicle to tell its story and includes favorites like Mr. Sandman, Heatwave, Lollipop, It’s In His Kiss, You Don’t Own Me, Dream Lover, It’s My Party, Son of a Preacher Man, Leader of the Pack and Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight. The hit musical comedy continues to play Off Broadway in New York City. The production will be August 23-25 at 7:30 p.m. with a Saturday matinee on August 25th at 2 p.m. TCT season wildcard members may claim their tickets any time. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students and younger and will go on sale to the public at Noon on August 6th by calling the TCT box office at 844-1935.

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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.