Little Shop of Horrors

@ The Lyric

Elf the Musical

@ The Lyric

Arsenic and Old Lace

@ The Lyric

Crimes of the Heart

@ The Lyric

Something Rotten

@ The Lyric

 

Crimes of the Heart

Tupelo Community Theatre will present the Pulitzer Prize winning play Crimes of the Heart on April 15-17, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee at 2 p.m. on April 17th. Written by Jackson native Beth Henley and first staged at TCT in 1988, Crimes of the Heart is a family drama set in Mississippi that certainly withstands the test of time. It tells the story of the three Magrath sisters and deals with past resentments as the family is forced to deal with assorted relatives and relationships.

The Lyric may now seat at 50% capacity and masks are requited during performances. Tickets may be claimed by all patrons and season members beginning Monday, March 22nd and will go on sale to the public on April 5th. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and younger and the play contains a very limited amount of language that some patrons may find offensive.

For more information or to purchase tickets call TCT at 662-844-1935 Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
 
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Arsenic and Old Lace tickets

Tupelo Community Theatre’s production of Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesserling will be May 13-15 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee at 2 p.m. on May 15.  Follow Mortimer Brewster as he visits his sweet spinster aunts to announce his engagement. His world is turned upside down when he realizes that his dear aunts have been poisoning lonely old men for years! Mortimer must rally to help his aunts and protect his fiancé — all while trying to keep his own sanity. Season members should begin reserving their seats on Monday, April 19. Tickets go on sale to the public Monday, May 3.  Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and younger and may be reserved by call the TCT office at 662-844-1935.

The Seafarer

Tupelo Community Theatre will present The Seafarer by Conor McPherson at TCT Off Broadway April 29 and 30 at 7:30 p.m. The Seafarer was TCT’s entry in the American Association of Community Theatre’s AACTFEST and is made up of an award winning cast and crew.  The Seafarer is a chilling play set in Ireland on Christmas Eve.  Sharky has returned to look after his irascible, aging brother who has recently gone blind. Old drinking buddies Ivan and Nicky are holed up at the house too, hoping to play some cards, but with the arrival of a stranger from the distant past, the stakes are raised ever higher. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and younger.  The show is Rated R for language.  Call the TCT office at 662-844-1935 for information or to reserve tickets.

Scholarships

Tupelo Community Theatre offers four $500 scholarships each year.  Applications must be received in the Business Office at 201 N. Broadway no later than April 30th.  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 at http://www.tct.ms, click on the education and scholarship links or from the TCT Business Office.  If you have questions concerning TCT’s scholarship programs, you are encouraged to call the 662-844-1935 or e-mail 1tct@bellsouth.net.

Summer Youth Theatre Auditions for Godspell Jr.

Tupelo Community Theatre will hold auditions for Godspell Jr on May 23 at 2 p.m. and 24 at 6 p.m. at the Lyric Theatre at 201 North Broadway in downtown Tupelo. 

The show tells of a group of disciples as they help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and a hefty dose of comic timing.

Those wishing to audition should be in grades 6-12 and no advance preparation is needed. Everyone will be asked to sing at auditions,  Please wear a mask and follow all CDC recommendations. Liz Dawson will direct.  

Production dates for the show are July 14-16. 

For more information email the director at ldawson7679@gmail.com or

call the TCT office at 662-844-1935.

Summer Intern

Tupelo Community Theatre is seeking college interns for summer.  Student’s working hours are flexible and they are exposed to all areas of theatre operations. Scholarships are provided at the end of each semester’s volunteer work. Application forms are available by contacting 1tct@bellsouth.net or calling 844-1935.   Also check the education tab on the website.  

Auditions for Something Rotten

Tupelo Community Theatre will hold auditions for the musical Something Rotten, created by Grammy Award-winning songwriter Wayne Kirkpatrick, and successful screenwriters Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell, Sunday, March 21st 2:00 pm and Monday, March 22nd at 6:00 pm at the St. James Catholic Church Family Life Center on North Gloster in Tupelo.  This outrageous, crowd-pleasing farce was nominated for ten Tony awards and was lauded by audience members and critics alike.  Set in 1595, the story follows the Bottom brothers, Nick and Nigel, who struggle to find success in the theatrical world as they compete with the wild popularity of their contemporary William Shakespeare.

> No advance preparation is needed and music and a short dance number will be taught at auditions. Those auditioning for ensemble/ dancers should be at least 16 years old with principle and supporting roles adult roles 20 years or older.  Christi Houin will direct.  For additional information email christih_3@comcast.net or call the TCT office at 662-844-1935. 

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