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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.

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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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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Additional night added for Auditions for Arsenic and Old Lace

Tupelo Community Theatre will hold auditions for the classic “Arsenic and Old Lace” on Thursday, March 4th at 6:00 PM in the rehearsal hall at the Lyric Theatre at 201 N. Broadway in Downtown Tupelo. This show is a farcical “dark” comedy about the Brewster family. Mortimer, a drama critic, must deal with his crazy, murderous family and local police in Brooklyn, New York. The director is looking for men who can play roles in the 40-60 year old range.  No advanced preparation is required. Production dates will be this spring and will be announced soon.  For more information, call 662-844-1935 or email the director, Bobby Geno, at robertgeno@comcast.net.

 

Elf the Musical Video on Demand available to educators

 

Attention Educators-

Thanks to a grant from the Rotary Club of Tupelo teachers can have free access to our production of Elf the Musical,

The show is still available for members or anyone interested in purchasing tickets.  We have extended the time to access this show until May 31st.

Email 1tct@bellsouth.net for more information.

Casting complete for Crimes of the Heart & The Seafarer

 
 

Crimes of the Heart cast list:

Lenny — Haley Agnew Johnson

Meg — Maddie Ludt

Babe — Allie Nichols

Chick — Becky Shaffer

Doc — Jaime Fair

Barnette — Phil Milner

 

The Seafarer Cast List

Richard-John Carroll

Sharky-Jamie Fair

Lockhart-Michael McCalla

Ivan- Josh Sullivan


Nicky-Jason Pannell

PLEASE NOTE-AUDITIONS FOR ARSENIC AND OLD LACE ARE STILL ON HOLD.

We hope to know more soon about rescheduling.  If you are interested in auditioning email the director and let them know,  Thanks. 

Auditions for Arsenic and Old Lace

Tupelo Community Theatre will hold auditions for the classic “Arsenic and Old Lace” on Monday, December 7, 2020, and Tuesday, December 8, 2020, at 6:00 PM at the Lyric Theatre at 201 N. Broadway in Downtown Tupelo. This show is a farcical “dark” comedy about the Brewster family. Mortimer, a drama critic, must deal with his crazy, murderous family and local police in Brooklyn, New York. The cast is composed of 1 female aged 21-35; 2 females aged 55+; and 11 males aged 25+. No advanced preparation is required. Production dates are January 28, 29 and 30, 2021 with rehearsals beginning in mid-December. For more information, call 662-844-1935 or email the director, Bobby Geno, at robertgeno@comcast.net.