Category Archives: Shows

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.

The Addams Family

Tupelo Community Theatre will present The Addams Family, A New Musical Comedy,  music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, on April 25th, 26th, and 27th at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee at 2 p.m. on April 27th  at the Lyric Theatre.  A fresh, new musical about love, family, honesty and growing up, featuring America’s darkest and quirkiest family.  The Addams must deal with many of the same challenges faced by any other family – their kids are growing up and when beloved daughter Wednesday falls in love with a normal guy from Ohio disaster and hilarity are sure to follow.  And with songs like When You’re An Addams, One Normal Night and Full Disclosure audiences will be drawn into the story even more.  Season ticket members may purchase or claim their tickets anytime.  Tickets go on sale to the public on April 8th and are $25 for adults and $10 for students and younger.  For more information or to purchase call the TCT ticket office at 844-1935. 

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.