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Auditions for Dinner with Friends

Auditions for Dinner With Friends

TCT Off Broadway will hold auditions for Dinner with Friends by Donald Margulies on Sunday, October 11th at 5 p.m. at 213 East Franklin. Winner of the 2000 Pulitzer Prize. “…Margulies writes about relationships with such intelligence and spiky humor that his comedy-drama…becomes something quite wonderful.” —Time Magazine The play deals with two married couples who have been best of friends for years. Adult men and women ages 21 and older are encouraged to audition. Will Knight will direct. No advance preparation is required. For more information contact [email protected] or call 844-1935.
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A Christmas Carol Auditions

Tupelo Community Theatre will hold auditions for the holiday classic A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens on October 11 at 2 p.m. and October 12 at 6 p.m. at TCT Off Broadway at 213 East Franklin Street.  The play has a large cast of both adult and children’s roles and children should be at least 8 years of age to audition.   Derek Russell will direct and no advance preparation is needed.  The story tells of Ebenezer Scrooge’s journey from an embittered, ungenerous creature into a giving, caring human being at the hands of three spirits, who, one Christmas Eve, show him what life means.  The show is part of the TCT season with production dates December 10-12.  For more information contact d[email protected] or call 844-1935.


Monsters Under the Bed

TCT Off Broadway will present the youth production of Monsters Under the Bed by Gay H. Hammond October 29 and 30 at 7:30 p.m. at 213 East Franklin.  A wild and physical anthology of stories and poems from cultures all over the world about trolls, ghosts, beasties and other things that go bump in the night! Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and younger and may be purchase by call 844-1935. 



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Play Time! withTCT

HealthWorks! and the Tupelo Community Theatre are hosting PLAY Time!

Parents enjoy a Friday night at the theatre while kids enjoy a night of fun at HealthWorks!

Activities include the Fun-tastic floor, games in the Zoom Room, and crafts.

PLAY Time!
Age: 4 – 12 years old
Cost: $20 per child · $10 per sibling
(Dinner & healthy snack provided)
Time: 5:30 p.m. – End of TCT performance

*Must have at least 10 PLAY Time kids to stay after 8:30 – get a group together to enjoy the night!

September 18 • Smokey Joe’s Cafe
December 11 • A Christmas Carol
January 29 • You Can’t Take It With You
March 11 • A Higher Place in Heaven
April 29 • Mary Poppins
Tickets must be purchased through the TCT ticket office.

Children may be dropped off at HealthWorks! at 5:30 p.m. and picked up no later than 20 minutes after the show.  Parents need to register before 4 p.m. Thursday by calling TCT at (662) 844-1935.

To reserve a spot for children and purchase tickets call the TCT ticket office 844-1935 or visit for more information.

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Auditions for Smokey Joe’s Cafe

Tupelo Community Theatre will hold auditions for its season-opening production of the hit musical revue Smokey Joe’s Café on August 3 and August 4 at 7:00 p.m. at the Lyric Theatre. Smokey Joe’s Café showcases the popular songs of Leiber and Stoller, such as “Jailhouse Rock” and “Stand by Me.” Parts are available for five males and 4 females.  All must sing and dance.  The racially diverse characters in the show include

4 young males who sing tight harmony in the style of The Drifters or The Coasters

1 young male in the style of Elvis or Dion

1 female in the bluesy style of Big Mama Thornton

1 female in the style of Patti LaBelle or Tina Turner

1 female in the style of Brenda Lee

1 female in the style of Janis Joplin or Bonnie Raitt


Those auditioning should bring a prepared 16-bar cutting of a song from the show or in the style of the show.  Please bring the sheet music if it is not from the show. An accompanist will be provided. Those auditioning will also be taught a short chorus from the show in order to showcase their harmonization skills.


Production staff for the show includes Directors Lynn Nelson and Tonya Smith, Assistant Director Pamela Cox, and Music Director Sheryl Zinn.  Production dates are September 17-19.  For more information, contact the TCT office at 844-1935.


The Trip To Bountiful

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Tupelo Community Theatre will present The Trip to Bountiful by Horton Foote March 19-21 at the Lyric Theatre. The funny and touching play tells the poignant story of a woman in the twilight of her life with a fervent wish to revisit the small Texas town of her youth. The production will be at 7:30 each evening and also a matinee at 2 p.m. on March 21st. Seasons members may reserve tickets anytime. Tickets go on sale to the public at Noon on March 9th and are $18 for adults and $6 for students and younger. For more information or to reserve tickets call 844-1935.

Children’s Auditions for Les Miserables Announced

TCT will hold auditions for children’s roles in Les Miserables on Sunday, January 25th at 1:30 p.m. and  Monday, January, 26th at 6 p.m. in the Rehearsal Hall of the Lyric Theatre.   Children 6-14 years old are sought for the parts but they must look the appropriate age of the characters:  Cosette-age 6-8, Eponine-age 7-9, and Gavroche-age 8-12.  Cosette and Gavroche must sing, young Eponine does not.  Advanced preparation is required for the singers and an  accompanist will be provided. No a capella singing or taped accompaniment will be permitted.  Music for the auditions will be available at the TCT office, 201 North Broadway, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. beginning  January 19th .  Complete the audition form at and email to [email protected] or return to TCT office.  Production dates are April 30th – May 2nd.  For more information you may call 844-1935.

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