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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.

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.

‘Night, Mother Celebration Performance

Tupelo Community Theatre will present a One Night Only celebration performance of the multiple award winning ‘Night, Mother on February 22nd  at 7:30 p.m. at TCT Off Broadway 213 East Franklin Street.  The 1983 Pulitzer Prize winning play was nominated for four Tony Awards including Best Play.  The story deals with Jessie, and her mother, Thelma, their life together and the daughters struggles with divorce, a wayward son and illness.  TCT will represent Mississippi at the Southeastern Theatre Conference Community Theatre Festival in Louisville, KY on Feb 28th.  This is TCT’s 10th trip to compete at SETC, winning 3 times.  Tickets are $30 with the evening  including food, drink and the performance.   To purchase tickets call the TCT box office at 662-844-1935.

Moon Over Buffalo

Tupelo Community Theatre will present Ken Ludwig’s Moon Over Buffalo March 5 – 7 at 7:30 p.m. and also a Saturday matinee on the March 7th at 2 p.m. at the Lyric Theatre in Downtown Tupelo. This show is a raucous farce about a dysfunctional theatre troupe at the Erlander Theatre in Buffalo, New York, in 1953. The troupe winds its way through a tangle of confusion to produce a misbegotten mixture of two plays at the same time. The comedy is witty and filled with laughter and slapstick comedy. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and younger. For more information or to purchase your tickets call the TCT box office Monday through Friday Noon- 4 p.m. at 662-844-1935.