April 12 & 13 @ 7 pm, Come on down to the side splitinist, knee slappinist, joke tellingest show in town! That’s right folks, Hee Haw is back and we have lots of songs and jokes for all ages to enjoy! Some of the old favorite characters are back along with some new ones! The country store is also back! And the Hee Haw Cuzins are running the store this year. You’d better call 662-534-3438 and get your tickets cause this show is for two nights only!! You can also get tickets at the box office which will open at 6pm.The TRP Hee Haw show gives its proceeds to Relay for Life and the money and donations from the general store also go to Hee Haw. Hope to see ya’ll at the ! COME ON DOWN!!
Good grief! Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Schroeder, Patty, Linus, and Lucy as they bounce from Valentine’s Day to the baseball season, through book reports and suppertime, and from wild optimism to utter despair. The Peanuts gang juggles a series of silly, heroic, frustrating, and heartfelt stories throughout a single day, from a bright, uncertain morning to a hopeful, starlit evening.
Charlie Brown just wants to win the heart of the Little Red-Haired Girl, while Snoopy and Linus want to daydream. Meanwhile, the rest of the group battles book reports, kites, baseball and misunderstandings in this classic Broadway musical based on the iconic comic characters of Charles Schulz.
You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown will play at the Magnolia Civic Center/ Cine` Theater March 7-9. Performances will be held 7:30pm nightly. For advance tickets you can call New Albany Main Street at (662) 534-3438. Or visit the UCDA/ New Albany Main Street office in person. The theater box office will open one hour prior to show time. All seats are $10. Student Rush Tickets will be sold for the Thursday performance only. They will be sold at a discounted price. Student Rush Ticket rules are posted under the Charlie Brown Section of the website.
“You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” opened on March 7, 1967 and played for 1,597 performances in New York at the theatre 80 St. Marks with Gary Burghoff in the title role. This version was revived briefly on Broadway in 1971 and played for 32 performances at the John Golden Theatre. A new revival version was presented on Broadway in 1999 and played for 149 performances at the Ambassador Theatre with award-winning performances by Roger Bart and Kristin Chenoweth.
Don’t miss the show The Charlotte Observer called “funny and poignant” and Arts a la Mode called a “gentle, sweet musical.”
The Tallahatchie River Players are proud to announce the casting of their Spring musical You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown. YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN opened on March 7, 1967 and played for 1,597 performances in New York at the theatre 80 St. Marks with Gary Burghoff in the title role. This version was revived briefly on Broadway in 1971 and played for 32 performances at the John Golden Theatre. A new revival version was presented on Broadway in 1999 and played for 149 performances at the Ambassador Theatre with award-winning performances by Roger Bart and Kristin Chenoweth as Snoopy and Sally.
The project is headed by Director John Peter Ford. Auditions will be held on Sunday January 6, 2013 at 2:00pm in the theater of the Magnolia Civic Center and Cine Theatre of New Albany, MS. All those wishing to audition will be asked to sing a few bars of a song or hymn that is familiar to them. They will also participate in a cold read. For more information about auditions you can contact the director at email@example.com.
What a wonderful event we had! The tour this year was a wonderful sucess for the Tallahatchie River Players and the Union County Heritage Museum. We hope this is the first of many tours to come. More pictures to come!
You are invited to the New Albany City Cemetery on Oct 13 located on Bankhead Street (near Hwy 15) for the Legends and Lore Cemetery Tour 2012! The first tour will start at 4:30pm and a new tour will start about every 20 minutes. The cost is $10 for one ticket or $15 for two. This is a walking tour. There will be a few seats at each stopping point for those that need them. There are three different guest tour guides Mattie Pennebaker, William Faulkner and Paul Rainey, they all come from different resting places to our cemetery. In addition to the residents and the guides, there will be other wandering souls to give a quick peek into their lives.
PEOPLE, PEOPLE, PEOPLE! Come on out and give a listen to 5, count them 5, incredible wandering souls from the upcoming Legend and Lore Cemetery Tour October 13 & 20!! Talk with the young man who thinks marbles are the gas! Or two Civil War young ladies, one from the south and one from the north! Hear a young singer tell how it is where she lives. And see a young lady make a tough decision on what to do with her life. They will be at the Riverfest, out in the crowd, on the stage, on street corners, you never know where you might see one of them!! COME ONE, COME ALL. PEOPLE PEOPLE PEOPLE!
You are invited to a free presentation of the 2nd and 3rd place winners from 2011 play writing competition that will be presented by TRP Sept. 22 @ 2pm at the historic Cine’ theatre in downtown New Albany. This is FREE to the public.
The 2nd place winner will be presented as a full stage – full cast production. The 2011 2nd place winner was Carla Stanford for her play “My name is Regret”. John-Peter Ford is directing the troupe during this production.
The 3rd place winner will be presented as a stage reading. This is when the actors have script in hand and read the play from stage. There is acting involved by voice and body language. The 2011 3rd place winner was Jim Ferguson for his play “Sprog”. Evelyn Mason is directing the troupe during this stage reading.
You may be wondering why TRP is presenting last years winners. The reason is that the dead line for the competition is August 31 this year. The Literacy Council and TRP decided that it would be best to do this year’s 1st place winner (full production) and the 2nd place winner (stage reading) at next year’s 2013 Riverfest. This is hopefully the standard that will be used from this point forward. This will help the TRP get started casting and rehearsing earlier. So to fill the gap, last year’s winners were brought forward.
We hope you can come out and support this group of players!
“The Outrageous Adventures of Sheldon & Mrs. Levine”
A Comedy By Sam Bobrick & Julie Stein
TWO SHOWS ONLY!! In an exchange of hilarious letters between an overbearing mother and her adult son, he blames her for breaking up his marriage and ruining his life. She can’t understand why things so trivial should bother him. The angst, aggravation and madness of the love/hate relationship between Sheldon and his mother, Mrs. Levine, unforgettable characters who are thousands of miles apart and still way too close. “Funny, sparkling dialogue coming from hilarious, unique characters.” George Shapiro, Executive Producer, “Seinfeld.” “My sides still ache from reading SHELDON & MRS. LEVINE.” Jack Martin, Beverly Hills 213
These two funny characters are brought to life by our own Stephen Garrett and Cathy Garrett! ! !
COME SEE! TWO SHOWS ONLY! ! ! August 10 or 11th at 7pm at the historic Cine’ theatre in downtownNew Albany located in theMagnoliaCivicCenter!
CallMain Streetfor tickets at 662-534-3438 or the box office will be open one hour before show time. DON’T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO SEE THIS FUNNY SHOW!!
The TRP Theatre Camp will be July 16 – 20 from 9 am to noon at the Magnolia Civic Center/Cine’ Theater! This is for students from fall arriving 2nd graders to fall arriving 10th graders. The theme for this year is School House Rock!
The cost is $60 for the camp plus $15 for t-shirt and costume. There will be a sibling discount that will be announced by Natalie or Sherri Bullard.
There will be a performance by the campers on the 20th at noon!
Applications are available at the New Albany Main Street office or Merle Norman on Bankhead Street.
For additional information, call Natalie at 662-587-1356 or 662-534-3515.
Do NOT let this opprotunity pass your children by! It will be a blast!
I had a wonderful day today at the park with the local 5th graders playing the theatre game “SHOW ME YOUR EMOTIONS”. I was a character Penelope Piper Pippens (how do you do!) and yes my hair was blue and purple, but wow, these kids were amazing. It was so much fun watching these kids act. The emotions game is used to help you think on your feet and to help you realize that when you show emotions you use your whole body, not just your face! You played the game by having everyone draw a card. Each card had an emotion and “touchword” (a touchword is the only spoken word you use, it is your script so to speak) It was so much fun and the kids liked it too (I know, bacause they told me so…lol.) This “game” challenges you to think on your feet and to be creative.
I only put one picture on here of today, because sad to say I didn’t get a pic of every group. I picked the one with the most “posers” in it. And a copy of me!
We will have a meeting tonight at 6:30pm at the Magnolia Civic Center in down town New Albany. This is a public meeting and we invite all who is interested in the theatre to come on out!
We will also been doing some Improv, it will be a blast!
We look forward to seeing you there!
Brantley Bryant – Chairman
Cathy Garret- Vice Chairman
Lamar Hines – Treasurer
Evelyn Mason – Secretary
Renee Reid – past Chairman
Phil Nanney – MCC Board Rep
See what you missed! Check out the Play Selection Committee and New Board Members!
A play by Beth Henley, a Mississippi Author
March 1-3 at 7pm each night at the Cine on Bankhead Street. For Tickets call Main Street Association at 534-3438 or tickets will be available at the box office each night.
The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried at thirty and facing diminishing marital prospects; Meg, the middle sister, who quickly outgrew Hazlehurst, is back after a failed singing career on the West Coast; while Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after having shot her husband in the stomach. Their troubles, grave and yet, somehow, hilarious, are highlighted by their priggish cousin, Chick, and by the awkward young lawyer who tries to keep Babe out of jail while helpless not to fall in love with her. In the end the play is the story of how its young characters escape the past to seize the future—but the telling is so true and touching and consistently hilarious that it will linger in the mind long after the curtain has descended.
That’s right! Those Crazy Nuns are back in New Albany for a Christmas Spectacular! The Tallahatchie River Players (TRP) are making final preparations for their upcoming production of the Nunsense Christmas Musical, NUNCRACKERS.
Performances will be located in the elegant Magnolia Civic Center and Cine Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Thurs., Dec. 1, Fri., Dec. 2 and Sat., Dec. 3. Ticket prices are $10 per show for all ages. Reserved tickets are available at the New Albany Main Street Association Office (662-534-3438), or can be purchased at the box office window one hour prior to performances.
Housekeeping and a few Safety Rules: At this time, no snacks are planned although snacks and drinks with tops will be allowed in the auditorium. Please be respectful and clean up any messes you make so no one has to stay after and do it for you. There will not be anyone watching the lobby or the outside of the building so please keep up with your children and do not let them run off alone.
Current Board of Directors
*Renee Reid – Chairman
*Cathy Garrett – Vice Chairman (NEW)
*Amanda Kent -Treasurer (Until April 2012)
*Barbara Wise-Secretary (until April 2012)
*Lisa Norwood (until April 2012)
*Bill Hughes (until April 2012)
*John Peter Ford (until April 2013) (NEW)
*Brantley Bryant – Past Chairman Position (until April 2012)
*Phil Nanney (MCC Board Rep.)