The Mississippi Theatre Association is pleased to announce that Natchez Little Theatre and the City of Natchez will host the 2009 MTA statewide theatre. After touring facilities and visiting with NLT’s Executive Director, various Board members and City Council members, the MTA Executive Committee decided to accept Natchez’s invitation. The festival will be held January 15-18, 2009.
Oak Grove High School’s production of “Tales of Trickery” won the Southeastern Theatre Conference’s “Best Production” award Saturday in Chattanooga, Tenn. Oak Grove represented Mississippi after winning the Mississippi Theatre Association’s Dominic J. Cunetto Best Production award in January.
Theatre students from Oak Grove High School and Tupelo Community Theatre won top honors in the high school division and community theatre divisions at the 2008 Mississippi Theatre Association Festival held in Hattiesburg January 10-13, 2008. Oak Grove claimed the Dominic J. Cunetto Award for Best Production for the 2nd year in a row with its production Tales of Trickery while Tupelo Community Theatre’s production of Doubt took home the Warren McDaniel Award for Best Production.
After being selected as the winning productions during the MTA Festival in January—Starkville Community Theatre and Oak Grove High School performed at the regional festival in Atlanta, Georgia. Ironically, both productions were selected as First Runner Up and took home…
April 2004 Myra Brynes, Corinth High School Theatre Teacher, was one of the recipients of the Thad Cochran Distinguished Arts Educator Award (Theatre). The Gala and awards were presented on April 17 at Mississippi College.