A Timeless Musical Classic
by Jilli Grace Asa The Prowl News
Life has thrown a lot of curveballs at us this year like the coronavirus pandemic, deaths of beloved celebrities such as Kobe, Chadwick Boseman, Naya Rivera, Alex Trebek, and many more. Most importantly, it shut down the world of theater. Many theater nerds were out of the joy of watching shows while actors are out of jobs. While the Broadway shut down has been extended yet again until June or July of 2021, that didn’t stop Tupelo Community Theater (TCT) from doing their season, even if they had to postpone it. This season they have done the final show of last season, Spamalot, their opening show, Little Shop of Horrors, and now they are doing a musical spin on a timeless Christmas movie, Elf. While rehearsals have been underway since October, they are now doing the show onstage for the first time this week due to Little Shop being postponed to November third through fifth due to the virus.
I am working tech for the upcoming production. I have really enjoyed learning about a new skill in the world of theater, and I am excited to get the show up and running with lights and sound. I have watched a few rehearsals, and I have nothing but positive thoughts about how the show is coming together. I hope that when the last song rings out on closing night, the cast and my fellow crew members can laugh, and one day, look back on this time and have something to smile about in the future.
Ethan Navarro is a sophomore at Amory High School and a dancer in the show. He said, “While there are some rehearsals that are difficult, I have really enjoyed doing this show. I’m ready for the public to see it and for them to have a good time with their family and friends. It isn’t your typical TCT holiday show, but it is certainly a show that you will enjoy.”
The production will be December 3-5 at seven-thirty and a matinee production on Saturday at two. For ticket information, go to the TCT website or call the box office at (662)844-1935 on Monday through Friday from 9-5.