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

 

Little Shop of Horror Auditions

Tupelo Community Theatre is pleased to announce auditions for its opening production of its 51st season, Little Shop of Horrors with book and lyrics by Howard Ashman and music by Alan Menken.   The show has been nominated for more than 20 awards winning  11 including Best Musical Off Broadway.   A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre-goers for over 30 years and is one of theatre’s favorite shows.   The story tells of meek floral assistant Seymour stumbling across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” – after his coworker crush.  This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Seymour as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD.  Over time, though, Seymour discovers “the plants” out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!   Those interested in auditioning should email director Tom Booth at 1tct@bellsouth.net before Monday August 10th for more information and to schedule a time.  This diverse cast calls for up to 10 members including three African-American roles and all will be asked to sing a selection from the show based on their voice part.   Show dates are expected to be in mid-October.   For more information visit the TCT website at www.tct.ms or call the TCT office at 662-844-1935.

Monty Python’s Spamalot Tickets

Tupelo Community Theatre will present Monty Python’s Spamalot August 13-15 at 7:30 pm and 2 pm on the 15th.  Patrons and season ticket holders may claim their tickets for the delayed performance anytime.  Tickets go on sale to the public on Monday, July 20th at 11 a.m. 

Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail. Inspired by the classic comedy film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail.  Spamalot features shenanigans including a line of beautiful dancing girls, flatulent Frenchmen, and killer rabbits. Throughout the show, Arthur, traveling with his servant Patsy, recruits several knights to accompany him on his quest and as they meet such characters as the Lady of the Lake, Prince Herbert, Tim the Enchanter, Not Dead Fred, the Black Knight, and the Knights who say Ni. 

Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students and the show is PG13.  Please note that current Tupelo regulations require that you wear a mask as you enter, exit, and anytime you are not seated at the Lyric.   

For more information or to purchase tickets call the TCT box office at 662-844-1935. 

Season Tickets on Sale now!

TCT continues to plan for the future and as in the past 50 seasons we can’t do it without you, in fact we need your support more than ever!

Lisa Hall, the TCT box office manager, is at the Lyric ready to help you renew your season tickets or become a new subscriber. 

Just call her at 662-844-1935. Remember to renew by June 19th.

Hold on, we’ll be back soon!

Scholarship deadline extended

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE FOR SCHOLARSHIPS APPLICATIONS IS NOW 4 P.M. ON FRIDAY, MAY 1ST.  

Tupelo Community Theatre offers four $500 scholarships each year.  Applications must be received in the Business Office no later than April 15.  A panel from the TCT Scholarship Committee and Board of Directors makes the final selection.  Recipients are notified by June 1.

Students must complete at least 12 hours each semester (or its equivalent if on the quarter system) and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5.  You may download the SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION here or from the TCT Business Office at 201 N. Broadway.

The Liveakos Scholarship is offered each year to a graduating Tupelo High School Senior who has demonstrated scholastic achievement and an aptitude for the dramatic arts.  Students planning to graduate early in the same calendar year may apply.

TCT offers a $500 Martha Geddie Memorial Scholarship each year to a Mississippi student currently enrolled in college with full time student status majoring in speech, oral communications, drama, mass media and/or related fields. Selection is based on achievements in the performing arts and general scholarship.

TCT also offers B. J. Huddleston Memorial Art Scholarship, an annual $500 scholarship recognizing a graduating Tupelo High School Senior who has demonstrated artistic ability, academic achievement, leadership and good citizenship. Students planning to graduate early in the same calendar year may apply.

In 2011 TCT added the Jess Mark Scholarship to a Mississippi high school student who has had involvement with the Tupelo Community Theatre.  The scholarship is $500 per year.  Students planning to graduate early in the same calendar year may apply.

If you have questions concerning TCT’s scholarship programs, you are encouraged to call the Lyric office at 844-1935 or e-mail TCT. Please take advantage of these financial opportunities to further an education in the dramatic arts and related fields.

TCT performances/auditions

No shows have been canceled at this time. TCT is still rehearsing for Spamalot and we will have more information about our future schedule as soon as possible. If you have questions contact 1tct@bellsouth.net or call 662-844-1935.

Thanks for your support.

Auditions for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Tupelo Community Theatre will hold auditions for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang as soon as possible. This winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play deals with middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia, who  share their deceased parents’ home in Bucks County, PA.  The two bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives when their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Also on the scene are sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the future, and a lovely young aspiring actress named Nina, whose prettiness worries the imperious Masha.  The siblings (1 man and 2 women) should be able to play characters between 40 and 65 years of age.  Cassandra can be any age.  Spike’s character is in his 20’s or 30’s and must feel comfortable on stage in a speedo swim suit.  Nina’s character is in her 20’s or 30’s as well.  Lynn Nelson will direct. For more information contact the director at lynn_nelson@hotmail.com or contact the TCT office at 662-844-1935.