Category Archives: Shows

‘night, Mother

Tupelo Community Theatre will present ‘night, Mother by Marsha Norman,  November 21-23 at 7:30 p.m. at  TCT Off Broadway 213 East Franklin Street.  The 1993 Pulitzer Prize winning play was also nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play.  The play is about a daughter, Jessie, and her mother, Thelma. It begins with Jessie calmly telling her Mama that by morning she will be dead, as she plans to commit suicide that very evening. The subsequent dialogue between Jessie and Mama slowly reveals her reasons for her decision, her life with Mama, and how thoroughly she has planned her own death, culminating in a disturbing, yet unavoidable, climax.  “Something I hadn’t seen in a long time happened at ‘NIGHT, MOTHER: The audience still sat applauding after the house lights came up, as if waiting for the cast to come round and join them.” —Village Voice.   Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and younger and are on sale now.  For more information  or to purchase tickets call the TCT office at 844-1935.

Moon Over Buffalo Auditions

Moon Over Buffalo

Tupelo Community Theatre will hold auditions for Ken Ludwig’s Moon Over Buffalo on Sunday, December 15, 2019, at 2:00 PM and Monday, December 16, 2019, at 6:00 PM in the rehearsal hall at the Lyric Theatre at 201 N Broadway in Downtown Tupelo. This show is a raucous farce about a dysfunctional theatre troupe at the Erlander Theatre in Buffalo, New York, in 1953. The troupe winds its way through a tangle of confusion to produce a misbegotten mixture of two plays at the same time. The show is filled with laughter and slapstick comedy. The cast is composed of 4 females: 2 – ages 20-30; 1 – age 45-55; and 1 – age 70+ and 4 males: 2 – ages 20-30 and 2 ages 45-55. Some of the male roles involve quite a bit of physicality and staged combat. No advanced preparation is required. Production dates are March 5, 6, and 7, 2020 with rehearsals beginning on January 26, 2020. For more information, call 662-844-1935 or email the director, Bobby Geno, at robertgeno@comcast.net

50th Anniversary of TCT & NMSO

Tupelo Community Theatre, in partnership with the North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, will present a concert version of South Pacific in celebration of the 50th anniversaries of TCT and NMSO on March 21, 2020 at the Lyric Theatre.

Additional auditions for South Pacific will be Monday, November 11th and Tuesday, November 12th at 6:30 in rehearsal hall at the Lyric. This diverse cast includes men and women ages 16 and older. Those auditioning for a principal or supporting role will be asked to sing a 60 second portion of a song from the show. Music will be provided for the those auditioning for the chorus. Two children’s roles will be cast in January.

Beverly McAlilly and Sonja Jenkins will serve as the musical director and stage director, respectively. For more information you may contact the TCT office at 1tct@bellsouth.net or call 662-844-1935.

Of Mice and Men Auditions

Auditions for Tupelo Community Theatre’s production of John Steinbeck’s classic Of Mice and Men are scheduled for Sunday, October 13th at 2 p.m.  and Monday, October 14 at 7 p.m. at TCT’s Off Broadway facility at 213 East Franklin Street.  The cast requires one woman, age 20 – 35. and nine men of varying ages.  One of the male characters should be an older African American.  The play contains profane and racist language to accurately portray the gritty lives of its characters.  Susan and Otis Tims will direct. 

The play, first produced in 1937,  looks at loss and longing among migrant workers scratching out a living in Depression-era California.  It is considered one of the principal works of its Nobel Prize-winning author.  The show will be presented January 23 – 25, 2020 in the Lyric Theater in downtown Tupelo as part of TCT’s 50th Anniversary season.  For more information contact the directors at susanstims@gmail.com or call the TCT office at 844-1935.

South Pacific Auditions

Additional auditions will be announced for November for South Pacific.

Tupelo Community Theatre, in partnership with the North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, will present a concert version of South Pacific in celebration of the 50th anniversaries of TCT and NMSO on March 21, 2020  at the Lyric Theatre.  Auditions will be Sunday, October 20th  at 1:30 p.m. and Monday, October 21st at 6:30 p.m. at TCT Off Broadway, 213 East Franklin Street.  This diverse cast includes men and women ages 16 and older.  Those auditioning for a principal or supporting role will be asked to sing a 60 second portion of a song from the show.  Music will be provided for the those auditioning for the chorus.  Two children’s roles will be cast in January.  Beverly McAlilly and Sonja Jenkins will serve as the musical director and stage director, respectively.  For more information you may contact the TCT office at 1tct@bellsouth.net or call 662-844-1935.

Mamma Mia-Tickets on sale August 5th

Tupelo Community Theatre’s historic 50th season begins with the Broadway favorite Mamma Mia, written by British playwright Catherine Johnson and  based on the songs of ABBA by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, at the Lyric Theatre in downtown Tupelo.  Join the more than 60 million people worldwide who have fallen in love with the Jukebox musical  Mamma Mia!, the ultimate feel-good show!  ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise, where on the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.  The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. Tickets for Mamma Mia go on sale August 5th at Noon for the production which runs August 22-24 at 7:30, with a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m.   Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students and younger.  For more information or to purchase your tickets call 662-844-1935

Summer Youth Theatre auditions

The cast list is published on the front door of the Lyric as well as on the audition page here. Click Get Involved and then auditions. Thanks to all who auditioned.