Category Archives: Shows

Auditions for Becky’s New Car at TCT Off Broadway

Tupelo Community Theatre will hold auditions for Becky’s New Car, by Steven Dietz, on Monday, August 2nd and Tuesday, August 3rd at 6 pm at TCT Off Broadway. 213 East Franklin Street.  No advance preparation is needed. 

Have you ever been tempted to flee your own life? Becky Foster is caught in middle age, middle management and a middling marriage–nothing is quite wrong, but nothing is quite right either. Then one night a grief-struck millionaire stumbles into her office and Becky is offered nothing short of a new life. The audience is offered a chance to ride shotgun on the hilarious and touching journey down the road not taken. 

The cast is made up of 4 men and 3 women ages  21 and up.  Production dates are September 30, October 1 and 2 and.  Becky Shaffer will direct. 

For  more information email becky@shaffer7.com or call the TCT at 662-844-1935.

Summer Youth Theatre Godspell Jr

Tupelo Community Theatre will present its Summer Youth Theatre production of Godspell Jr, Book by John Michael Tebelak, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, July 15 and 16 at 7:30 pm and July 17 at 2 pm.  Prepare ye for the timeless tale of friendship, loyalty and love based on the Broadway musical that inspired a generation and based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew.  Ticket are $10 for adults and $5 for students and younger and the show will be performed at TCT Off Broadway. 213 East Franklin Street.  For more Information or to purchase tickets call 662-844-1935. 

Arsenic and Old Lace tickets

Tupelo Community Theatre’s production of Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring will be May 13-15 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee at 2 p.m. on May 15.  Follow Mortimer Brewster as he visits his sweet spinster aunts to announce his engagement. His world is turned upside down when he realizes that his dear aunts have been poisoning lonely old men for years! Mortimer must rally to help his aunts and protect his fiancé — all while trying to keep his own sanity. Season members should begin reserving their seats on Monday, April 19. Tickets go on sale to the public Monday, May 3.  Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and younger and may be reserved by call the TCT office at 662-844-1935.

Summer Youth Theatre Auditions for Godspell Jr.

Tupelo Community Theatre will hold auditions for Godspell Jr on May 23 at 2 p.m. and 24 at 6 p.m. at the Lyric Theatre at 201 North Broadway in downtown Tupelo. 

The show tells of a group of disciples as they help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and a hefty dose of comic timing.

Those wishing to audition should be in grades 6-12 and no advance preparation is needed. Everyone will be asked to sing at auditions,  Please wear a mask and follow all CDC recommendations. Liz Dawson will direct.  

Production dates for the show are July 14-16. 

For more information email the director at ldawson7679@gmail.com or

call the TCT office at 662-844-1935.

Crimes of the Heart

Tupelo Community Theatre will present the Pulitzer Prize winning play Crimes of the Heart on April 15-17, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee at 2 p.m. on April 17th. Written by Jackson native Beth Henley and first staged at TCT in 1988, Crimes of the Heart is a family drama set in Mississippi that certainly withstands the test of time. It tells the story of the three Magrath sisters and deals with past resentments as the family is forced to deal with assorted relatives and relationships.

The Lyric may now seat at 50% capacity and masks are requited during performances. Tickets may be claimed by all patrons and season members beginning Monday, March 22nd and will go on sale to the public on April 5th. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and younger and the play contains a very limited amount of language that some patrons may find offensive.

For more information or to purchase tickets call TCT at 662-844-1935 Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
 
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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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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 1tct@bellsouth.net for more information.