Category Archives: Opportunities

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 ltackitt@gmail.com.

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 lynn_nelson@hotmail.com or contact the TCT office at 662-844-1935.

 

Senior Troupe

Tupelo Community Theatre will hold a meeting and auditions for it’s senior troupe on Tuesday, February 22nd at 6 p.m. at TCT Off Broadway, 213 East Franklin.

TCT’s troupe plans to offer opportunities to seniors with all levels of experience from those still actively involved to those who may no longer feel comfortable memorizing lines or others who has never participated in theatre before The group will use techniques that accommodate the abilities of older adults. This will include traditional theatre, readers theatre and script-in-hand performances. 

If you are interested in participating as an actor or in any other way please attend this meeting.  Several shows have been selected to perform and all auditioning will be asked to read from the script that evening.   

If you need more information email 1tct@bellsouth or call the TCT office at 662-844-1935.

Auditions for Shrek the Musical

Tupelo Community Theatre will hold auditions for Shrek the Musical, based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture, book by William Steig, music by Jeanine Tesori  and musical book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire.  Adults ages 18 and older will audition on Sunday, February 13 at 2 p.m. and Tuesday, February 15 at 6 p.m. at St James Catholic Church Family Life Center, 1911 N. Gloster Street.  Youth and children’s auditions will take place at Tupelo Community Theatre, 201 N. Broadway, on Wednesday, February 16, at 6 p.m.  No advance preparation is needed but everyone must be prepared to sing and read from the script.    

Everyone’s favorite ogre closes out the TCT season with this hilarious stage version of the musical based on the Oscar-winning, smash hit film.  “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.  Irreverently fun for the whole family, Shrek proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre.

The cast consists primarily of adults age eighteen and older, with 3-4 minor roles for children ages 8-14. Dancers and ensemble ages 15-17 will be selected as needed. No advanced preparation is required. The play will be directed by Christi Houin and production dates are April 28-30, 2022. For more information email christh_3@comcast.net or call the TCT office at 662-844-1935.

Auditions for Steel Magnolias

Tupelo Community Theatre will hold auditions for the southern dramedy Steel Magnolias, by Robert Harling, on Sunday, December 12 at 2 p.m. and Monday, December 13 at 6:00 pm in the rehearsal hall of the Lyric Theatre, 201 N. Broadway in downtown Tupelo.

Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions the women of Steel Magnolias draw on their underlying strength and love. The play, and its characters, share a unique quality that make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.

The cast consist of women eighteen and older and no advanced preparation is required. The play will be directed by Jonathan Martin and production dates are March 10-12, 2022. For more information email jonathanwmartin@yahoo.com or call the TCT office at 662-844-1935.

Auditions for Steel Magnolias and Shrek the Musical will be announced soon.

Auditions for Deathtrap

Tupelo Community Theatre will hold auditions for the thriller Deathtrap, by Ira Levin, on Monday, November 15 and Tuesday, November 16 at 6:00 pm in the rehearsal hall of the Lyric Theatre, 201 N. Broadway in downtown Tupelo.

Described as two-thirds thriller and one-third a devilishly clever comedy the audience will suspend their disbelief, be delighted and possibly scream a little.

The cast consist of men ages 20 and older and women 30 and older and no advanced preparation is required.


The play will be directed by Jennifer Cummings and production dates are January 27-29, 2022. For more information email jennifercummings8203@comcast.net or call the TCT office at 662-844-1935.

Auditions for Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

Tupelo Community Theatre will hold auditions for Irving Berlin’s musical White Christmas on October 18th and 19th at 6 p.m. at the Lyric Theatre, 201N. Broadway in downtown Tupelo.  Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features 17 Irving Berlin songs and tells of two veterans that have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II.  With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters in route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge. 

The cast is made up of adult men and women high school age or older. Anyone wishing to audition for the 9 year old girl role should email 1tct@bellsouth.net to set up an appointment.  Those auditioning will be taught a short song they will be asked to sing.   Production dates are December 9-11.  For more information call the TCT office at 662-844-1935 or email the director at haleyajohnson84@gmail.com.