August 25-27, 2022 @ The Lyric

Christmas Belles

Christmas Belles

December 8-10 2022 @ The Lyric

Tea for Three

Tea for Three

January 26-28, 2023 @ The Lyric



March 9-11, 2023 @ The Lyric

Big Fish

Big Fish

April 27-29, 2023 @ The Lyric


Once opens TCT 53rd Season

Tupelo Community Theatre presents its 53rd season opening production,   Once, August 25-27 at 7:30 pm and on the 27th at 2 pm at the Lyric Theatre in downtown Tupelo. 

From the very first note, Once draws you in and never let’s go. This emotionally captivating musical tells the story of a guy who gives up on love and music and the girl who inspires him to dream again. The show is the only one to have won an Academy Award, Grammy Award, Olivier Award and  the Tony Award for Best Musical. 

Tickets are available to TCT wildcard members on August 8th and to the public on the 15th.  Adults tickets are $30 and students $10, the show is PG13, and may be reserved by calling 662-844-1935. 

Season Tickets on sale NOW!

Ticket for Tupelo Community Theatre’s 2022-23 season are now available.  The season includes the following shows-

Once . August 25-27, 2022-Book by Enda Walsh with music & lyrics by Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová.

Based on the motion picture written & directed by John Carney Once tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights. but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. This highly celebrated winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical,  strikes a resonating chord with theatergoers and critics alike.

Christmas Belles . December 8-10, 2022- By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, & Jamie Wooten

A Christmas program in the small town of Fayro, Texas, spins hilariously out of control, and the Futrelle Sisters – Frankie, Twink, and Honey Raye – are not exactly in a festive mood. When Frankie lets slip a long-kept family secret, all hope for a successful program seems lost, even with an Elvis impersonator at the manger! Between Honey Raye’s hot flashes, Twink’s time in the slammer, and the impending birth of Frankie’s second set of twins, this Southern holiday farce is sure to bring joy to your world.

Tea for Three . January 26-28, 2023-By Eric H. Weinberger & Elaine Bromka

What is it like for a woman when her husband becomes the president of the United States and she is thrust upon the world stage? This witty, sly, and deeply moving play explores the hopes, fears, and loves of Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, and Betty Ford. From the family quarters of the White House, each of the women confides secrets about her early years as well as her feelings about imminent retirement, depicting the deeply personal portraits of how each wrestles with what Pat Nixon called “the hardest unpaid job in the world.”

Clue  March 9-11, 2023-Adapted from the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn, written by Sandy Rustin, additional material by Hunter Foster & Eric Price

It’s a dark and stormy night, and you’ve been invited to a very unusual dinner party. Each of the guests has an alias, the butler offers a variety of weapons, and the host is, well. dead. So whodunnit? Join the iconic oddballs known as Scarlet, Plum, White, Green, Peacock, and Mustard as they race to find the murderer in Boddy Manor before the body count stacks up. Based on the cult classic film and the popular board game, Clue is a madcap comedy that will keep you guessing until the final twist!

Big Fish . April 27-29, 2023  Music & lyrics by Andrew Lippa . Book by John August

Based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the Tim Burton film, Big Fish tells the story of Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest and then some! Edward’s larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him – most of all, his devoted wife Sandra – but their son Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father’s epic tales. Overflowing with heart and humor, Big Fish is an extraordinary musical that reminds us why we love going to the theatre – for an experience that’s richer, funnier, and bigger than life itself!

TCT THEATER CAMP July 11-15, 2022


HOORAY! It’s time to grab your spot for TCT THEATER CAMP 2022!! Our theme this year is Superheroes! We will be working all week  through dialogue, song, and dance to bring a mini-musical to life Friday for a public performance. In addition to performing, the campers will also be learning important backstage aspects of theater such as costuming, makeup, and lights/sound from some of our own local experts! This will be a week that is both fun and educational, so make sure you sign up

Camp will be held July 11-15, with two sessions each day. Rising 1st-4th graders will meet each morning from 8:30-noon.  Rising 5th-8th graders will meet in the afternoons from 1:30-5.  The cost of the camp is $100 for TCT Season Members and families with more than one sibling attending. Non-member cost is $125. Please complete the form below.

TCT Theater Camp is a fun and loving environment for all who attend. We want everyone to have a positive experience! By registering your child, you acknowledge that children must adhere to camp rules for the safety and concern of all present.

Deadline to register: July 1, 2022

 Please make checks payable to TCT and mail them to TCT at: P.O. Box 1094, Tupelo, MS 38802.  Or drop by: 201 N. Broadway  M-F, 9:00am-3:00pm  For more information, please call the TCT office at 662-844-1935


TCT Theater Camp Rehearsal Tracks



Matilda JR Summer Youth Production

Tupelo Community Theatre will present its Summer Youth Theatre production of Matilda Jr, Book by Dennis Kelly and Music and Lyrics by Tim Minchin, June 23 and 24 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance on the 25th at 2 p.m.  Rebellion is nigh in Matilda JR., a gleefully witty ode to the anarchy of childhood and the power of imagination! This story of a girl who dreams of a better life and the children she inspires will have audiences rooting for the “revolting children” who are out to teach the grown-ups a lesson.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and younger and are available by calling the TCT office at 662-844-1935. 

Auditions for Once

Tupelo Community Theatre will hold auditions for Once, book by Enda Walsh with music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, on June 15 and 16 at 6 p.m. at TCT Off Broadway, 213 East Franklin Street.  Once, the TCT 2022-23 season opening show, received eleven Tony Award nominations, winning eight including Best Musical.

From the very first note, Once draws you in and never lets go. This emotionally captivating musical is the only show to have music that won an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, an Olivier Award and a Tony Award.  On the streets of Dublin, an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant are drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course of one fateful week, an unexpected friendship and collaboration quickly evolves into a powerful but complicated love story, underscored by emotionally charged music. 

Those auditioning should be adults aged 21 or older and everyone must sing.  Some characters also play instruments.  The cast includes an 8-10 year old girl. If you are interested in auditioning email 1tct@bellsouth.net for an audition form and more information about how to prepare.   Tom Booth will direct with musical direction by David East. Production dates are August 25-27, 2022.  If you have questions email the director at tbooth54@gmail.com or call the TCT office at 662-844-1935.

Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike

Tupelo Community Theatre will present the comedy Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike, by Christopher Durang, on May 19th, 20th and 21st at 7:30 PM at TCT Off Broadway, 213 East Franklin Street.
The story revolves around the relationships of three middle-aged single siblings, two of whom live together, and takes place during a visit by the third, Masha, who supports them. And Masha brings along a much younger guest Spike!
Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students. The play contains adult language and situations.
For more info or to reserve tickets call the the TCT office at 662-844-1935.