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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  usic & 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!

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. 

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: .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


Shrek the Musical-Wildcard members claim seats now! Ushers needed.

Tupelo Community Theatre will present Shrek the Musical, with music by
Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire On April 28, 29
and 30 at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee at 2 p.m on the 30th .  The production,
based on the Oscar winning DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and book by
William Steig, brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to
life on stage and proves there’s more to the story than meets the ears.
Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, featuring
all new songs.   “Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek….”
And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a
life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess
who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an
attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind
of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand… and his
name is Shrek

Wildcard members may claim their seats anytime.  Tickets for the production
go on sale to the public on April 11th with adult tickets $25  and student
and younger tickets $10.  .  For additional information or to reserve your
seats for the performance, call the TCT office at 662-844-1935 Monday-Friday 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

USHERES NEEDED-sign up below


Educational performance of Shrek the Musical

TCT will offer an educational student performance of Shrek the Musical on Friday, April 29th at 9:15 am.  Tickets will be $5. 

The Friday performance is now full but we have a waiting list in case some groups can not attend  and we may add a Thursday day performance.  This is a full length, 2 act performance so students must be mature enough to sit quietly for an extended period of time.  

Email  to sign up to attend.

Matlida Jr. Auditions

Auditions for Tupelo Community Theatre’s summer youth production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda, Jr. are Monday, May 2nd and Tuesday May 3rd at 5:30 p.m. on the stage of the Lyric theater. **Parents – please note that if your student is cast there will be a mandatory parent meeting and read through held on Thursday May 5th at 6:00 p.m.** Auditions are open to rising 3rd graders through graduating seniors. Acting and solo singing will be required at auditions for all named roles. No advance preparation is required. All audition material will be taught at auditions. Students/parents be prepared to list any known dates when the student will be absent during the months of May and June on the audition form. No absences will be permitted the week of June 20th (production week).  Performances are June 23-25, 2022. Director is Lesley Tackitt, Assistant Director is Liz Dawson and Music Director is Bobby Geno. For more information, email

Additional Auditions for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Tupelo Community Theatre will hold an additional audition for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang  March 31st at 7 p.m. at TCT Off Broadway, 213 East Franklin. 

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 and production dates are May 19-21, 2022 at Off Broadway. For more information contact the director at or contact the TCT office at 662-844-1935.