Category Archives: Shows

Hairspray The Musical

Note-Tickets for Hairspray are very tight, call the TCT box office now!

Tupelo Community Theatre will present Hairspray The Musical on April 27-29 at 7:30 p.m. and at 2 p.m. on April 29th at the Lyric Theatre. Winner of 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the story is set in 1962 Baltimore where dance-loving teen Tracy Turnblad auditions for a spot on “The Corny Collins Show” and wins. She becomes an overnight celebrity, a trendsetter in dance, fun and fashion. Perhaps her new status as a teen sensation is enough to topple Corny’s reigning dance queen and bring racial integration to the show. Tickets are $22 for adults and $10 for students and younger and go on sale to public at Noon on April 10th. For more information or to purchase tickets call 844-1935.

Auditions for Summer Youth Theatre

Summer Youth Theatre Auditions

Tupelo Community Theatre will hold auditions for its summer youth production
of Shrek The Musical JR. on March 27 and 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the rehearsal
hall of the Lyric Theatre. Everyone’s favorite ogre is back in this
hilarious stage spectacle, based on the Oscar-winning smash hit film and
outrageous Broadway musical. Those auditioning for this large cast should be
rising third graders through high school seniors. Everyone will be required
to sing and read from the script but no advance preparation is needed.
Production dates for the show are June 22-24 Danielle Adams will direct.
For more information contact the director at danielleadamsvoice@gmail.com or
call the TCT office at 844-1935.

Noises Off

Tupelo Community Theatre will present the comedy Noises Off by Michael Frayn March 9-11 at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee on March 11 at 2 p.m at the Lyric Theatre. Often called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing’s On. Winner of multiple awards, the New York Times praised it, saying it is “the most dexterously realized comedy ever about putting on a comedy. A spectacularly funny, peerless backstage farce, this dizzy, well-known romp is a festival of delirium.” Tickets are $18 for adults and $6 for students and go on sale to the public on Monday, February 27th at Noon by call 844-1935.

Cicada

Tupelo Community Theatre will present Cicada, by award winning Tupelo native Jerre Dye, on January 26, 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m. and January 28th at 2 p.m. at the Lyric Theatre.

The Chicago Tribune’s review of Cicada said “Dye’s voice is most definitely authentic and his understanding of trauma and loss palpable.” Chicago Theatre Review described the play as “a poetic southern drama riding over waves of angst and anger, laced with moments of unexpected humor. The play takes place in rural Mississippi in July 1974 and deals with isolation where memories become real moving the audience backward and forward in time.

The play contains language some patrons may find offensive. Tickets go on sale to the public at Noon on Monday, January 16th and may be purchase by calling the TCT office at 844-1935.

Auditions for Hairspray

Tupelo Community Theatre will hold auditions for Hairspray, music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman and a book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, on January 4th and 5th at 5:30 on the stage of the Lyric Theatre. The musical with 1960s-style dance music is set in Baltimore, Maryland and tells of teenager Tracy Turnblad’s dream to dance on a local TV dance program. Tracy wins a role on the show, becomes a celebrity overnight, meets a colorful array of characters and launches a campaign to integrate the show.

The 2003 winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is based on the 1988 John Waters film. The diverse cast includes male and female roles of all ages 13 years and older. Advance preparation is needed and music may be picked up beginning December 12th from 9-4 p.m. Monday -Friday at the Lyric Theatre office.

Tom Booth will direct with musical direction by Debra Robison. Production dates are April 27-29. For more information you may email the director at 1tct@bellsouth.net or call the TCT office at 844-1935.

The Gift of the Magi

Tupelo Community Theatre’s production of the holiday classic The Gift of the Magi by Jon Jory will be presented December 8-10 at the Lyric Theatre in downtown Tupelo. Production times are 7:30 p.m. each evening, as well as a 2 p.m. matinee on December 10th. Tickets are $18 for adults and $6 for students and younger.

This heartwarming romantic comedy, narrated by a group of Christmas carolers, tells the story of Della and Jim, who are desperately in love with each other but also very poor. In their attempts to buy each other proper Christmas gifts, a strange twist of fate leads the couple to find the perfect gifts for one another — but at an unexpected cost. Though they may not have the perfect Christmas, the couple learns about the importance of the gift of love in this beautiful adaptation of the story by O. Henry.

For more information visit www.tct.ms or to reserve tickets call the TCT office at 844-1935.

Auditions for Noises Off

Tupelo Community Theatre will hold auditions for Noises Off by Michael Frayn on Sunday at 2 p.m., and Monday, November 21, at 7 p.m., in the rehearsal hall of the Lyric Theatre. Winner of the 1982 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Play and nominated for both the Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for Best Play in 1984, Noises Off has been called the funniest farce ever written. The play presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing’s On. As the play deals with slamming doors, on- and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring, all the action figures into the plot of this hilarious, classically comic play. The cast calls for adult men and women of all ages who are capable of physical comedy. No advance preparation is necessary.

Susan and Otis Tims will direct and production dates are March 9-11. For more information email susanstims@gmail.com or call TCT at 844-1935.