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

 

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. 

Season Tickets on sale NOW!

Season tickets for the 50th anniversary 2019-2020 season are now on sale for Tupelo Community Theatre at the Lyric on Broadway.  The season includes Mamma Mia, August 22-24, 2019,  A Christmas Story,  December 12-14, 2019,  Of Mice and Men,  January 23-25,  2020,  Moon Over Buffalo,  March 5-7, 2020 and  Spamalot,  April 23-25, 2020.  Season tickets begin at $60 for all 5 shows, a 46% discount over individual tickets.  The renewal deadline is June 21th and priority for seating is given based on the date tickets are purchased.  Information and order forms are available at www.tct.ms or by calling the TCT box office at 662-844-1935. 

Scholarships

Tupelo Community Theatre offers four $500 scholarships each year to students attending Mississippi high schools and universities.  Students must complete at least 12 hours each semester (or its equivalent if on the quarter system) and maintain at least a 2.5 GPA.  Details about each scholarship and the application form may be obtained at www.tct.ms . Applications must be received no later than April 15th.  Recipients will be notified by June 1st .  For more information contact the TCT office at 844-1935.

Auditions for The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

Tupelo Community Theatre will hold auditions for The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Robert Kauzlaric, Paul Gilvary, and William Rush on March 25th and 26th  at 6 p.m. at TCT Off Broadway 213 East Franklin Street.  Every story has two sides and when the Big, Bad Wolf takes the stand in Piggsylvania’s Trial of the Century, he finally gets his say. This youth cast includes anyone 11 to 14 years old and everyone auditioning should be able to sing but no advance preparation required.  Marley Maharrey will direct.  Production dates for the show are May 16-18.  For more information contact the director at msmaharrey@gmail.com or call the TCT office at 662-844-1935.

Do you have a child who wants to learn how to be a theatre “techie”? Does he or she ever wonder how shows create neat lighting effects, colorful costumes, and realistic props? If your child is between the ages of 11-14 and wants to learn how to work backstage at a community production, contact msmaharrey@gmail.com before March 25th. Please include the following: child’s age, child’s grade, which he/she is interested in (lighting/sound, costumes, or props). Those wanting to work in costumes must have some sewing experience. Children selected will be working with a crew member on the upcoming TCTOB production The True Story of the Three Little Pigs.

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.

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Tupelo Community Theatre will present {title of show} with music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and book by Hunter Bell on February 14-16 at 7:30 p.m. at TCT Off Broadway 213 East Franklin Street.   The show chronicles its own creation as an entry in the New York Musical Theatre Festival, and follows the struggles of the author and composer/lyricist and their two actress friends during the initial brief (three-week) creative period, along with subsequent events leading up to the show’s production.  The show includes language some patrons may find offensive.  Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students and younger and may be purchased by calling the TCT box office Noon-4 p.m. Monday through Friday 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