Category Archives: Shows

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.

Auditions for Cicada

Tupelo Community Theatre will hold auditions for Cicada, by award winning Tupelo native Jerre Dye, on Monday, Oct 24 and Tuesday, Oct 25 at 6 p.m. in the Lyric Rehearsal Hall. 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 where in Lily’s isolation, memories become real moving her backward and forward in time. The cast of 9 calls for actors who can play a 10 year old girl and a 17 year old boy, as well as adult men and women of all ages. Parents should be aware the play does contain a limited amount of language some may find offensive. No advance prep is needed and Tom Booth will direct. Production dates are January 26-28. For more information or to read the script email 1tct@bellsouth.net or call 844-1935.

Cast announced for 2016-2017 season opening show

Peter and the Starcatcher Cast

Boy/Peter-Patrick Beasley
Molly-Kate Burleson
Lord Aster-Jeff Houin
Prentiss-Bentley Burns
Ted-Matthew Burrows
Black Stache-Ben Eakes
Mrs. Bumbrake-Bobby Geno
Smee-Rufus Van Horn
Alf-Fred Cannon
Slank-Julian Carroll
Grempkin/Mack/Sanchez/Fighting Prawn-Tom Booth
Hawking Clam-Judd Wilson
Captain Scott-Tommy Green

Auditions for Peter and the Starcatcher

Auditions for Tupelo Community Theatre’s season opening production of Peter and the Starcatcher by Rick Elice with music by Wayne Barker will be Monday, help tadalafil June 20th and Tuesday, June 21st at 6:30 p.m. on the stage of the Lyric Theatre. The Tony-winning production upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). The wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels includes marauding pirates, jungle tyrants, unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes. Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair, and the bonds of friendship, duty, and love. The cast includes men and women 16 years of age and older. The production is a play with music, so everyone should be prepared to sing. No advanced preparation is needed, but a copy of the script is available upon request. Danielle Adams will direct, and production dates are August 25-27. For more information you may email the director at danielleadamsvoice@gmail.com or call the TCT office.