Dining to Donate at Applebee’s after Ripper on Sunday

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Theatre Company of Saugus is holding a fundraiser at Applebee’s restaurant.  Join us there for some good food.  Proceeds will support our production of Jack the Ripper:  The Whitechapel Musical.

On Sunday 22 October 2017, from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM.  Following the matinee performance of Ripper, which starts at 2:00 PM.

Applebee’s will donate 15% of your check to TCS.  (Not including tax or tip.)

In Saugus, Massachusetts, at 214 Broadway, which is Route 1 Northbound, just south of the Walnut Street exit.

For TCS to get the donation, you must present the flyer to your server prior to orderingClick here to download the flyer.

Jack the Ripper opens soon!

Tickets are going fast for our Halloween season show, Jack the Ripper:  The Whitechapel Musical.

Performances are October 19-22 & 26-29, 2017.  At the Saugus American Legion Post.

To read more about the show and the cast, see our Jack the Ripper show page.

To purchase or reserve seats, see our Tickets page.

For how to get to the venue, see our Directions page.

Click here to download the flyer.

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Victims of Jack the Ripper

Here are photos taken in 1888 by Scotland Yard of some of the victims of the mysterious killer known as “Jack the Ripper”.

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Polly Nichols

 

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Elizabeth Stride

 

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Catherine Eddowes

Auditions for Charlie Brown Christmas & A Christmas Carol

The Theatre Company of Saugus is holding Auditions for its holiday season production, which will consist of two short shows:

  • A Charlie Brown Christmas, with a kids cast.
  • A Christmas Carol – Readers Theater, with an adult cast with some kids.

Auditions will be held on Monday and Tuesday 23 & 24 October 2017.  Performances are the first two weekends of December 2017.

For complete info, please see our Auditions page.

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Need artistic staff for Spelling Bee

We have changed the plan for the spring musical.  We will be doing The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.  Performance dates are currently scheduled for the last weekend of April and the first weekend of May 2018.

We are in need of the artistic and technical staff for the show.  We need a Director, Choreographer, Musical Director, Technical Director, Stage Manager, and Producer.

If you are interested in any of these jobs, please send a letter of interested with theatrical resume to us at TCSaugus@gmaill.com.  Interviews will be scheduled in the next few months.

TCS Performs at Saugus Founders Day 2017

Founders Day is the annual street fair held in front of the Saugus Town Hall.  This year it is on this Saturday 9 September 2017.
Don’t miss out on this amazing Saugus tradition.  There will be food booths,
vendors, informational booths with raffles, prizes, and give-aways!
Fun area for the children includes:  Games & Prizes, Sand Art, Inflatables,
a Bounce House, Face Painting, Craft Areas, Photo Booth, & Superhero Pictures.
TCS will have an information table set up in front of Town Hall.  We will be offering raffles and discounts on tickets.  Founders Day Only Special Discount on Tickets to Jack the Ripper!  Visit us!
There will a performance by TCS at 2:30 PM on the front steps of Town Hall.  Featuring musical selections from several recent and upcoming shows.  Come and watch to relieve some great moments on stage, or to preview what’s next!
  • Nunsense II – The Second Coming, from June 2017
  • Honk! Jr. – Youth Theatre Workshop, from July 2017
  • Jack the Ripper:  The Whitechapel Musical, coming in October 2017
  • 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, coming in Spring 2018
We can use some help working at the TCS table, setting it up, passing out flyers, etc.  If you want to volunteer please contact us at TCSaugus@gmail.com

TCS Wins DASH Awards 2017

Once again Theatre Company of Saugus (TCS) has been honored with multiple DASH nominations.  And this year we came up with two Awards!

DASH is like the local Tony awards, “Distinguished Achievement and Special Honors”, offered by the Eastern Massachusetts Association of Community Theatres (EMACT).  Reviewers watch performances of each show and make detailed ratings of all aspects.  Those with the highest ratings are nominated.  There were 192 shows this season.

Three nominations were earned by the TCS production of Lost in Yonkers by Neil Simon, directed by Ryan Began, presented in February 2017.

  • Supporting Actress in a Play – Angela Rossi as Bella
  • Youth Actor or Actress in a Play – Zack Perry as Arty
  • Youth Actor or Actress in a Play – James Cormier as Jay

And the winner was Zack Perry!

The DASH program also offers Consultants’ Choice Awards, for especially creative work that doesn’t fit into any of the usual categories.  TCS won one of these:

  • Bobby Imperato for Fight Choreography in Heathers the Musical, which TCS presented in October 2016.

In addition, several TCS members were winners or nominees for shows done by other companies:

  • James Murphy won for Musical Direction of Big Fish at The Umbrella
  • Also nominated for Musical Direction were:
    • Steven Bergman for Sunset Boulevard at Arlington Friends of the Drama
    • Shawn Gelzleichter for Little Shop of Horrors at the Footlight Club
  • Samantha Brior-Jones won for Choreography of Young Frankenstein at the Norton Singers
  • Jason Hair-Wynn won for Best Actor in a Play for Extremities at Acme

The nominations were announced on a webcast on 19 July 2017.  The trophies were awarded at the annual EMACT DASH Gala, which was on Saturday 26 August, at Cary Hall in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Congratulations to all!  A complete list of nominees and winners is at:  www.emact.org.