Little Shop of Horrors

October 22-24, 2020 @ The Lyric

Elf the Musical

December 3-5, 2020 @ The Lyric

Arsenic and Old Lace

January 28-30, 2021 @ The Lyric

Crimes of the Heart

March 18-20, 2021 @ The Lyric

Something Rotten

April 29-May 1, 2021 @ The Lyric

 

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.

TCT performances/auditions

No shows have been canceled at this time. TCT is still rehearsing for Spamalot and we will have more information about our future schedule as soon as possible. If you have questions contact 1tct@bellsouth.net or call 662-844-1935.

Thanks for your support.

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.

Puffs at TCT Off Broadway

Tupelo Community Theatre will present  Puffs by Matt Cox February 13-15 at 7:30 p.m. at TCT Off Broadway 213 East Franklin Street in downtown Tupelo.  For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs… who just happened to be there too. A tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world.  This clever and inventive play never goes more than a minute without a laugh giving you a new look at a familiar adventure from the perspective of three potential heroes just trying to make it through a magic school that proves to be very dangerous for children. Alongside them are the Puffs, a group of well-meaning, loyal outsiders with a thing for badgers who are so lovable and relatable, you’ll leave the theater wishing they were in the stories all along. Their hilariously heartfelt and epic journey takes the classic story to new places and reimagines what a boy wizard hero can be.  The New York Times proclaims PUFFS, “A FAST-PACED ROMP through the ‘Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic.’

The play is contains language some patrons may find offensive and is recommended for age 14 and older.   Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students or younger and may be reserved by calling the TCT office at 662-844-1935

Auditions for Monty Python’s Spamalot


Tupelo Community Theatre will hold auditions for Monty Python’s Spamalot on Sunday, January 26 at 2 p.m. and Monday, January 27th at 6 p.m. in the rehearsal hall of the Lyric Theatre in downtown Tupelo. 

Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful showgirls? The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony® Awards, including Best Musical, and was followed by two successful West End runs. The outrageous, uproarious, and gloriously entertaining story of King Arthur and the Lady of the Lake will delight audiences as they search for the Holy Grail and “always look on the bright side of life.”  

Those auditioning should be adults at least 18 years of age.  Men’s roles range up to 60 years of age and women up to age 50.  Those auditioning should be prepared to read  from the script and sing.  Email 1tct@bellsouth.net for the music beginning Monday, January 13th.  

Christi Houin will direct and production dates for the show are April 23-25, 2020.  
For more information contact the director at 662-891-3157 or call the TCT office at 662-844-1935.