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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.

 

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.

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.