Election to the TCS Board of Directors 12/11/2022

The General Membership Meeting at which we formally elect the TCS Board of Directors will be during our Annual Holiday Party, which will be on Sunday 11 December 2022. It will start at about 4:30 PM, because it will follow the matinee performance of our holiday cabaret For Your Wintertainment. This is an in-person event at the American Legion Post 210 / 44 Taylor Street / Saugus, Massachusetts 01906. All are welcome to attend, and all members may vote. The bar will be open, the food is potluck.

At our General Membership Meeting held via Zoom on Wednesday 2 November 2022, the following people were nominated. To a three-year term 2023 thru 2025 on the Board of Directors:

  • Jeff Bliss
  • Billy Jenkins
  • Sherri Raftery

To a one-year renewable term on the Alternate Board:

  • Heather Beatty
  • Dylan Bushe
  • Rosemary DeGregorio
  • Lauren Lyon Bliss

Nominations of others can also be made at the meeting on December 11 just prior to the voting.  The nominated person should be present at the meeting so they can accept the nomination.

The board of directors has nine members.  There can be any number of alternate members.

Current continuing members of the board include:   Matt Garlin, Victoria Isotti, Larry Segel, Deirdre Shaw, Jill Sliby, and Ben Tan.  Jeff Bliss’ current term is expiring, and he is running for re-election.  Two members of the board are retiring:  Alicia Groves and Sean Perry.

Current alternate board members include:  Dylan Bushe, Rosemary DeGregorio, Billy Jenkins, and Sherri Raftery.

Officers of the board will be chosen by the board at their meeting on December 14.

Lemoine-Mitchell Auditorium Dedication

We are invited to the Dedication of the Lemoine-Mitchell Auditorium at the Saugus Middle-High School complex. On Tuesday 13 December 2022. The dedication ceremony is at 6:30 PM. This is followed by the high school winter concert at 7:00 PM. The location is the new Saugus Middle-High School, at 1 Pearce Memorial Drive / Saugus, Massachusetts 01906.

The auditorium will be named after two teachers of performing arts who taught at Saugus High School for many years. Nancy Lemoine was the drama teacher until she passed away in 2013. She was also a member of the Theatre Company of Saugus throughout her life, as an actor, director, music director, workshop leader, etc.

Click here for more info about Nancy. Click here for more info about the dedication effort.

Tickets now on sale for Zombie Prom

See our Tickets page. For more info about the show, see our show page.

Nominations for the TCS Board of Directors – 2022

Nominations are now open for elections to the TCS Board of Directors.  The board has nine members, each serving overlapping three-year terms.  Each person can serve for up to two consecutive terms.  The terms of three members expire at the end of 2022.  They or others can be elected for a term running 2023 thru 2025.

We also have Alternate board members, who attend board meetings and can vote if needed to make up a quorum.  Alternate members serve for one-year terms.

The Nominating Committee is now seeking candidates for regular or alternate board positions.  The nominating committee includes Dr. Sherri Raftery,  Larry Segel, Jilliana Sliby, and Ben Tan.  If you are interested in serving on the board, or would  like to recommend anyone else, please contact any member of the nominating committee.  Or  write to tcsaugus@gmail.com.  

The board elections will be held at our annual general membership meeting, to be held on Wednesday 2 November 2022, starting at 7:30 PM, via zoom.  The officers for 2023 (president, vice president, treasurer, corresponding secretary, recording secretary) will be chosen on December 14 at a meeting of the new, old, and continuing board members.

The board members whose terms are ending include Jeff Bliss, Alicia Groves, and Sean Perry.   Alicia and Sean have chosen not to run for another term, but Jeff will. So there are at least two openings for new board members. Other regular ongoing board members include:  Matthew Garlin, Victoria Isotti, Larry Segel, Deirdre Shaw, Jilliana Sliby, and Ben Tan.  Current alternate members include:  Dylan Bushe, Rosemary DeGregorio, Billy Jenkins, and Sherri Raftery.

Announcing the 2023 Season / Seeking Artistic Staff for Three Shows

The Theatre Company of Saugus is pleased to announce the shows planned for 2023.

  • Comedy of Errors, a play by William Shakespeare. Mistaken identity amongst two sets of identical twins. To be presented March 3-12, 2023.  The director is Francine  Davis.
  • Peter and the Starcatcher, a Tony-Award-winning play by Rick Elice, with songs by Wayne Barker. The adventurous backstory of how an orphan boy becomes the legendary Peter Pan. To be presented May 12-21, 2023.  The director is Matthew Garlin. The music director is Ben Tan.
  • Little Shop of Horrors, the popular musical by Howard Ashman and Alan Mencken. Fame and fortune provided by a man-eating plant. Our Halloween-season show, to be presented October 27-29 & November 3-5, 2023.  The director is Jason Hair-Wynn. The musical director is Shawn Gelzleichter.

We are seeking additional artistic and technical staff for each of the the three shows in 2023:

  • Technical Directors for all three shows
  • Scenic, Lighting, and Costume Designers for all three shows
  • Stage Manager for Comedy of Errors

Stipends are available. Our performance venue is the American Legion Post 210 in Saugus, Massachusetts.

If you are interested in applying for any of these positions for any of these shows, write to us at tcsaugus@gmail.com, including a theatrical resume, and a short letter explaining your interest.

Saugus Founders Day 2022

Each year the town of Saugus holds a street fair. Featuring vendors, food carts, games for kids, art sales, and information booths set up by community organizations and businesses.

Theatre Company of Saugus always participates. There will be a TCS info booth, featuring raffles, games, and information. Several fantastic raffle prizes will be awarded. Purchase tickets at the TCS booth.

Need costumes for Halloween? We have them for sale at our table!

We also perform selections from our shows on the steps in front of Town Hall. This year we will feature the kids from the Youth Theatre Workshop this summer, performing selections from Willy Wonka Jr. and Addams Family young@part. The performance time is 1:30 to 2:30 PM.

We will have a special Founders Day discount on tickets to Zombie Prom.

This year Founders Day is on Saturday 10 September 2022. Running from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM. On several blocks of Central Street, running north from the monument. The TCS booth is right in front of Town Hall.

We need volunteers to staff the TCS info table throughout the day. Greet visitors, hand out flyers, and run a raffle. We also need people to set up the table earlier in the morning, and break it down at the end.

Click here to sign up to staff, setup, or breakdown the TCS info table at Founders Day on 10 September 2022. We will contact you with instructions.

Tickets on Sale for Youth Shows 2022

Tickets are now on sale for Willy Wonka Jr. and The Addams Family young@part. Both shows are presented by the Youth Theatre Workshops at Theatre Company of Saugus. Willy Wonka runs August 12-14, 2022. Addams Family runs August 26-28, 2022. For complete info, see our Tickets page. For the location, see our Directions page.

We are excited to announce the casts of both Willy Wonka and Addams Family! See our Youth Workshop 2022 page.

Auditions for Zombie Prom

OPEN AUDITIONS for the Theatre Company of Saugus’ Oct 2022 main-stage musical ZOMBIE PROM are next week! Zombie Prom is a girl-loves-ghoul rock ‘n’ roll Off Broadway musical is set in the atomic 1950s to a tuneful selection of original songs in the style of 50s hits.

Auditions are September 5, 6, and 8, 2022 (Mon, Tue, Thu) from 8 to 9 PM, at the American Legion Post 210 / 44 Taylor Street / Saugus, MA.

Casting for ENSEMBLE and UNDERSTUDY ROLES: Open to ALL GENDERS, 16 YEARS OLD AND ABOVE. Please prepare 2 contrasting pieces. No appointment is necessary, but we ask you to please provide a resume and proof of Covid-19 vaccination.

Performance Dates: October 21-22-23 and 28-29-30, 2022. 

Directed by Kaycee Renee Wilson. Music Direction by Shawn Gelzleichter. Choreography by Kate Kelly.

For more information visit tcsaugus.org or contact the director at tcsaugus@gmail.com