Category Archives: Shows

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.

Auditions for Disney’s Lion King Jr

Tupelo Community Theatre will hold auditions for its summer youth production of Disney’s The Lion King JR. at the Lyric Theatre on April 30 at 6:30 for third grade through fifth and May 1 at 6:30 p.m. from sixth through ninth grade. Everyone will be required to sing and read from the script but no advance preparation is needed. Disney’s The Lion King brings the African savannah to life on stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle… and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale. Production dates for the show are June 21-23 and Liz Dawson will direct. For more information contact the director at Ldawson7679@gmail.com 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.

Last Train to Nibroc

Tupelo Community Theatre will present Last Train to Nibroc by Arlene Hutton on January 25-27 at 7:30 p.m. and January 27 at 2 p.m. at the Lyric Theatre. In December 1940, an east-bound cross-country train carries May, who shares her seat with a charming young flyer, Raleigh. Religious and bookish, May plans to be a missionary. Raleigh has been given a medical discharge from the military and is heading to New York to be a writer. “NIBROC’s jokes are funny and its couple endearing because their emotional struggles ring true.” —Time Out NY. ” Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and younger and go on sale on January 15th at Noon. For more information or to purchase tickets call the TCT box office at 844-1935

Ushers needed for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Still need ushers for next week’s production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. We have all we need for Thursday but need 4 Friday, 6 for Sat matinee, and 4 for Sat night. Come see a great, sweet show and meet some new folks.

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