Category Archives: Education

Matilda JR Summer Youth Production

Tupelo Community Theatre will present its Summer Youth Theatre production of Matilda Jr, Book by Dennis Kelly and Music and Lyrics by Tim Minchin, June 23 and 24 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance on the 25th at 2 p.m.  Rebellion is nigh in Matilda JR., a gleefully witty ode to the anarchy of childhood and the power of imagination! This story of a girl who dreams of a better life and the children she inspires will have audiences rooting for the “revolting children” who are out to teach the grown-ups a lesson.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and younger and are available by calling 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: P.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


Adult Acting Workshop

Join us at the Lyric on March 26th at 10 am. as directors Tom Booth and Renee Baldwin lead a free acting workshop for adults 18 years of age and older.  Although it will include some basic acting tips most of the time will be spent in scene work with each participant.  For more information or to register email 1tct@bellsouth. net

Education Classes

TCT is considering offering theatre classes for youth and adults.  More information soon.  If you have thoughts on what classes you would be interested in email [email protected].

TCT Theatre Camp 2021

HOORAY!  TCT THEATER CAMP 2021 IS HAPPENING!! Join us for a new camp experience where student’s personal growth takes centerstage by highlighting their individual interests and talents.  Students will choose an acting and/or musical theater track.  During the week of camp, the students will learn an opening and closing number and will then break out into tracks to work on the preselected music and scenes, cultivating in one amazing variety show on Friday full of new and old favorites! 

Our camp director and theater instructor is Danielle Frerer Ratliff, actor at TCT and music teacher/show choir Director at Tupelo High School.   Our music instructor is Claire Leeke, actor at TCT and music professor at Northeast Community College. TCT’s theater camp for 2021 will be held June 21-25, with two sessions each day. Rising 1st-4th graders will meet each morning. Rising 5th-8th graders will meet in the afternoons. The cost of the camp is only $100 for TCT Season Members and families with more than one sibling attending. Non-member cost is $125. Details will be sent by email.  

Camp form link below, email 1tct@bellsouth or call 662-844-1935 or stop by the TCT office at 21 N. Broadway M-F 9-3 p.m.  

camp form 2021




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 [email protected] or calling 844-1935.   Also check the education tab on the website.  

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 [email protected] for more information.