Tom Booth Obituary, Death – We are saddened to inform the Board of Directors of Tupelo Community Theatre of the passing of our esteemed Executive Director, Tom Booth, and would like to offer our most sincere condolences to each and every member of the Board. Tom was a well-liked and respected member of our organization. Tom passed away on January 10, 2023, as a consequence of the effects that were brought about by natural causes.
Tom has held the position of Executive Director of the Tupelo Community Theatre without a break since it was established in 1992. He was an indispensable member of the community theater family not only in Tupelo and the surrounding area, but also in the state of Mississippi, in the region, and even in the country as a whole. He was a pioneer in the field of community theater. Tom was a pioneer in the fields of both acting and directing, and throughout his tenure at the Tupelo Community Theatre,
he was instrumental in the establishment of the theater’s reputation for excellence on the state, regional, and national levels. Tom’s qualities as a fantastic friend, a guide, and a supporter stood out as the most significant aspects of his character. In addition to that, he was a cheerleader. He routinely pushed the individuals with whom he worked to achieve levels of accomplishment that they had never before imagined feasible, and they accepted his challenges with enthusiasm. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, Tom,
for the passion and enthusiasm that you have for the arts, as well as for the dedication that you have shown to both our theater and our community. In particular, I would like to thank you for your dedication to both our theater and our community. Thank you. The Annual Festival of the Mississippi Theatre Association will be held at the Tupelo Community Theatre from the 12th through the 15th of January. Tom is the type of person who believes that the show must go on despite the fact that there are technical issues.