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  • Registration is now open for the Mississippi screening auditions for the SETC Professional Auditions. Each spring SETC hosts combined Professional Auditions where actors can get work at summer and year round professional hiring theatres from across the nation. The auditions are held each March as part of the SETC Annual Convention. These auditions are open to all adults, senior citizens, and students over the age of 18. The Mississippi SETC Screening Auditions will be held November 22 &[...]
  • The Mississippi Theatre Association is pleased to announce the location of the 2015 MTA Statewide Theatre Festival. The Department of Theatre Arts at the University of Mississippi will host the 2015 Festival. The main venue for the festival will be the Ford Center for The Performing Arts – The Sam & Mary Haskill Theatre. Both the Secondary Theatre Festival and Community Theatre Festivals will be held in the Ford Center along with many other events. Mark your calendar and make plans to attend[...]
  • CORINTH, Miss. … Corinth Theatre-Arts’ next production is “The House at Pooh Corner,” a poignant story about growing up that features everybody’s favorite stuffed bear. Shows are at 7:30 p.m., Friday-Saturday, Feb. 22-23, and 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Crossroads Playhouse, 303 Fulton Drive, Corinth. Tickets are $6 for students and $12 for adults. Call 662.287.2995 for reservations. “The House at Pooh Corner” is adapted from A.A. Milne’s book of the same name – the second volume in [...]
  • Have you ever wanted to see your script come to life? Winners of the Mississippi Theatre Association’s Annual Playwriting Competition receive not only the chance to realize that dream during the annual festival, but also receive a check for their hard work. The winner of the Adult division will receive a $500 award while the winner of the Youth division will receive a $250 award. All scripts will have the opportunity to be reviewed by various judges throughout the state. The goal of th[...]
  • Corinth Theatre-Arts’ upcoming production, “Whose Life Is It Anyway?”, is a drama that examines health care and end-of-life decisions when a sculptor is paralyzed in a car wreck and doesn’t want medical technology to keep him alive. Performances are 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, April 12-13, and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at the Crossroads Playhouse, 303 Fulton Drive, Corinth. Tickets, $6 for students and $12 for adults, are on sale at the Playhouse during business hours, 1-6 p.m., Tuesdays-Frida[...]
  • CORINTH, Miss. … Corinth Theatre-Arts closes its 2012-2013 season with its upcoming production of “Nunsense – The Mega-Musical Version.” Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, May 31 and June 1, and 2 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at CT-A, 303 Fulton Drive, Corinth. Tickets, $12 for adults and $6 for students, are available at 662.287.2995 or at the theatre, 1-6 p.m., Tuesdays-Fridays. Sponsored by Magnolia Regional Health Center, “Nunsense” wraps up the season’s theme of “Let the Arts Tra[...]
  • The North festival hosted by MSU will be December 6 & 7th.  Due to the tornado in Hattiesburg, we are going to have to continue to have the South Drama Festival at William Carey University this year.  The dates for the South Drama Festival will be November 22 & 23.  We realize this is much earlier than previous years but this is the only time we can get the facility that works with the schedules of the Universities.  We tried other locations but they did not pan out.  We certainly apprec[...]
  • Theatre for Youth Festival January 18, 2013 Joe Cook Elementary School Columbus, MS Below is a listing of the schedule of tentative events for the Mississippi Theatre Association’s annual festival.  The Theatre for Youth Festival is free of charge.  Schools will be bussed in for this event as well.  The Secondary and Community Theatre Festival being held at MUW is also open to the public.  General admission is $5 for a block of shows (morning, afternoon or evening), $15 for the entire[...]
  • Only a few more days to register for the MTA Theatre Workshop in Columbus! The Mississippi Theatre Association will host a Theatre Workshop designed for individuals interested in learning more about theatre arts and theatre management on October 5-6.  The day and a half workshop designed for community theatre members and school teachers provides professional development sessions and an opportunity to network with others from around the state. Attendees will learn more about their craft an[...]
  • Paid, Professional Acting Jobs Actors, singers and dancers can audition for 550+ roles with 29 professional companies simultaneously at the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) Fall Professional Auditions, Sun., Sept. 11 and Mon., Sept. 12, 2011, in Atlanta, GA at the Hilton Atlanta Airport.  Registration and detailed information: http://www.setc.org/theatre/professional/fall-proauditions. Qualifiers are available on Sat., Sept. 10 for grad and undergrad students who are finishing st[...]
  • It has been years since MTA has been on the MS Gulf Coast; so MTA plans to have the festival in Gulfport and other locations in the area in January 2012. Ryan Pierini, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, is the local arrangements coordinator and will be working with theatres all across the Mississippi coast to host the theatre festival. The last time we were on the coast was in 2004 when our main host site was Biloxi Middle School. This year we are fortunate to return to Mississippi[...]