Out of the Darkness

Support TCS as we walk to fight suicide in the Out of the Darkness North Shore Walk.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is the leader in the fight against suicide. They fund research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss. AFSP has local chapters in all 50 states.

They are holding a sponsored walk on the North Shore, and TCS is participating.  Saturday 24 September 2016, starting at 10:00 AM at the Common on Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield.

Thanks to Walkers and Donors like you, AFSP has been able to set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025.

Theatre Company of Saugus and the cast and crew of Heathers: the Musical will be walking as a team this year. Heathers, although set in the 1980s, deals with many relevant difficult issues, which we as a company plan to use our production and community platform to help “Shine a Light” on.  Suicide, mental illness, bullying, gun violence, to name a few, are issues that darkened our society then, and sadly still do today. Please join us as we “Shine” our light, as we walk “Out of the Darkness”.  Either by walking with us or donating, any little bit helps!

We are joining the community of nearly 250 thousand people walking in hundreds of cities across the country in support of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s mission to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.

Please help us reach our fundraising goal by donating to a team member. Donations can only be made to individuals, but the total each participant raises goes toward our team goal.  Click here for the TCS Team link for the walk.  You can also support us by registering to walk with our team.

All donations are 100% tax deductible and will help bring AFSP one step closer to achieving their bold goal to reduce the suicide rate 20% by 2025.

Thank you!

So Many Heathers

Theatre Company of Saugus is pleased to announce that we have begun rehearsals for our Halloween-season production of Heathers the Musical. The new comic thriller musical based on the so very late-1980s movie Heathers.

We are thankful to the so many talented people we had at auditions.  We have an engaged an excellent cast.  For the cast list and more information about the show, please see our Heathers page.

Performances are 21-30 October 2016, Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 PM, with Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM.

Tickets are now on sale.  For complete information about purchasing or reserving seats, please visit our Tickets page.

The show will be at a new venue for us, the American Legion hall in Saugus, Massachusetts.  Please visit our Directions page.

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Founders Day 2016

Founders Day is the annual street fair in Saugus Center.  Vendors, games, food, performances, and the presentation of the Saugus Person of the Year.  Saturday 10 September 2016 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  On Central Street north of the monument at Main Street.

Come visit the Theatre Company of Saugus booth, on the sidewalk right in front of Town Hall.  Enter a raffle, get discount tickets to Heathers, learn about our upcoming season and past shows.

TCS will perform numbers from our shows, starting at 2:15 PM, on the front steps of Town Hall.  Come watch cast members from:

William Fafard Jr. in Cats

Click here for an article about William Fafard Jr., who appeared in a summer stock production of Cats at the Star Theatre in Kittery, Maine.  William, and other family members, have been in many TCS productions for over a decade.  The article, by , appeared in the Saugus Advertiser on Wicked Local.

 

Planning for the 2017-2018 Season

It is time to plan our next season 2017-2018.  You are all welcome to join the Play Reading & Season Planning Committee.  We have two meetings scheduled so far:

  • Wednesday 10 August 2016 at 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 25 August at 7:00 PM

The location of both meetings is the American Legion.  (In a different room than the Heathers rehearsal that will be going on at those times.)  See our Directions page.

There are four show slots to fill.  We will most likely want to do the next in the series of Nunsense shows.  The season should also include at least one Play.  Possibly another musical.  Possibly some sort of revue.  Possibly some sort of Christmas show.  We are open to your suggestions.

If you have suggestions, or questions, please contact our Committee Chairperson, Stephen Russo, at TCSaugus@gmail.com.

EMACT Festival 2017 Proposals

TCS would like to present an entry at the EMACT Festival in June 2017.  (We brought our production of Macbeth to the 2014 Festival.)

We are now accepting proposals for a production at the next Festival.  A show that runs in less than an hour.  And has a set that can be assembled in under ten minutes, and can be disassembled in under ten minutes.  The show can be a play or a musical, a one-act, or a cutting of a longer show.

A proposal should explain the show, and include who will be the Director and other staff.  Please send your proposal to us at TCSaugus@gmail.com.  We will schedule an interview with the Board.

Looking for Artistic Staff for 2016-2017 Season

 

We are now looking to engage some needed Artistic Staff for the remainder of the current 2016-2017 season.

  1. A Miscast Musical Revue.  This is your opportunity to perform a song that you would normally never get to do.  Cast yourself against type.  Performances in early December 2016.  We are looking for a Director / Coordinator.  (We believe we have a Music Director.)
  2. Lost In Yonkers.  The Pulitzer Prize-winning comic drama by Neil Simon, in winter 2017.  We are looking for a Director.
  3. Nunsense 2, The Second Coming.  The second in our planned series of musical comedies about funny nuns, in spring 2017.  We are looking for a Music Director.  (We believe we have a Director.)

Honorariums are available.  To apply for any of these three positions, please write to us at TCSaugus@gmail.com.  Include your contact information, theatre resume, and a brief statement about which shows you want to do and why.  We will contact you to schedule an interview with the board, and to answer a director questionnaire.  The deadline to apply is August 31, 2016.

We are also looking for the technical staff for all of these shows, including Producer, Stage Manager, and Designers for Sets, Costumes, Lighting, etc.  (We do not pay honorariums for the technical positions.)