Mamma Mia!

August 22-24, 2019 @ The Lyric

Night, Mother

November 21-23, 2019 @ TOB

A Christmas Story

December 12-14, 2019 @ The Lyric

Of Mice and Men

January 23-25, 2020@ The Lyric

Puffs

February 13-15, 2020 @ TOB

Moon Over Buffalo

March 5-7, 2020 @ The Lyric

Spamalot

April 23-25, 2020 @ The Lyric

Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike

May 28-30, 2020 @ TOB

Annie, JR

June 25-27, 2020 @ The Lyric

 

Of Mice and Men

Tupelo Community Theatre will present John Steinbeck’s classic Of Mice and Men January 23rd -25th, 2020 at the historic Lyric Theatre in downtown Tupelo.  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.  Productions are at 7:30 each evening, with a matinee at 2 p.m. on January 25th.  Audiences should be warned that the play contains harsh language, including heavy profanity and offensive racial slurs commonly used by laborers in the 1930’s. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students.   For more information contact the TCT box office at 844-1935 Monday through Friday Noon- 4 p.m.

A Christmas Story

TCT will present A Christmas Story by Philip Grecian, based on the motion picture written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark; and on the book In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd.  Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher and even Santa Claus himself at Higbee’s Department Store. The consistent response: “You’ll shoot your eye out!”  Evening performances for the holiday classic will December 12-14 at 7:30 p.m. and December 14th at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and younger.  Call the TCT box office at 662-844-1935 Noon-4 p.m. to reserve.

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

Audtions for Puffs

Tupelo Community Theatre will hold an additional audition for men for Puffs by Matt Cox auditions on December 17 at 6 p.m. at TCT Off Broadway 213 East Franklin Street.  For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs… who just happened to be there too. A tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world.  (Puffs is not authorized, sanctioned, licensed or endorsed by J.K Rowling, Warner Bros. or any person or company associated with the Harry Potter books, films or play.)  No advance preparation is needed but those auditioning should be at least 21 years of age or older.  Marley Maharrey will direct and production dates are February 13-15, 2020.  For more information contact the director at msmaharrey@gmail.com or call the TCT office at 662-844-1935.

‘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.

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.

The Rocky Horror Picture show

Tupelo Community Theatre will present an interactive, audience participation showing of the cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show on October 31st at 8 p.m. at TCT Off Broadway at 213 East Franklin Street.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 British-American musical screwball comedy horror film which is based on the 1973 musical stage production of the same title. The production is a parody tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the 1930s through to the early 1970s. The film stars Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, and Barry Bostwick. The story centers on a young engaged couple whose car breaks down in the rain near a castle where they seek a telephone to call for help. The castle is occupied by strangers in elaborate costumes celebrating an annual convention. They discover the head of the house is Dr. Frank N Furter, an apparent mad scientist who actually is an alien who creates a living man in his laboratory.

Tickets for the October 31st event are on sale. Only 100 will be sold, adults $20, students $10 . ID required and no one under the age of 18. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. and a cash bar will be available. For more info or to purchase tickets call 662-844-1935.