Posted onJuly 30, 2021bydshaw12|Comments Off on Youth Theatre Workshop performances of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid JR.” are SOLD OUT!
All three performances of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, JR., scheduled for Friday and Saturday, July 30 and 31, 2021 are SOLD OUT before opening night!
The Youth Theatre Workshop (now in its 11th year) runs in the summer for two weeks – Monday through Friday – followed by three performances the Friday and Saturday after the 10 days of prep end. During those 10 days our Youth Actors (grades 1 to high school) are cast in roles, learn dialogue, music, choreography and assist with the behind the scenes components as well – costumes, props, set painting, and whatever else needs to be created. In addition, there are theater games, lunch time fun, and time to spend with others who are interested in the performing arts – both their contemporaries as well as the instructors who lead them. In addition to Youth Actors, older high school or college students have the opportunity to be student interns and assist our instructors throughout the workshop. This allows them the chance to either focus in a specific area (choreography, lighting, etc.) or try their hand at various backstage endeavors.
We’re very excited about this weekend’s performances and hope the popularity of our Youth Theatre Workshop continues to grow over the next decade and encourages youth in the area to get involved in the performing arts – either on stage or behind the scenes.
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Posted onJune 30, 2021bydshaw12|Comments Off on TCS Summer Youth Theatre Workshop Registration – Sign-Up by July 12 for Early Bird Discount
TCS is returning to our two week Youth Theatre Workshop during July 2021. For more information about thus summer’s program and to access the registration form and payment information details –CLICK HERE.
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The American Association of Community Theatre (AACT) holds a national competitive festival every two years. The 2021 festival is going on right now, June 14-20, 2021. Virtually, so you can attend without traveling.
There are 12 shows being presented, by community theatres selected as the best from all over the country. There will also be many useful workshops and presentations.
A local neighboring group, The Lexington Players, is one of the competitors. They are presenting The Mountaintop, by Katori Hall, a fictional depiction of events the night before the assassination of the civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The players are Dominic Carter and Jess Washington, and the director is Sal Jones. The show is streaming on Saturday 19 June 2021 at 9:30 PM, with the adjudication streaming the following morning.
You can purchase tickets for individual performances, or for the entire festival. For complete information, see aact.org/aactfest-2021.
Theatre Company of Saugus went to the AACT Fest 2002, as the representative of the New England Region, with our production of Interview.
For all in-person indoor events, participants are required to follow the current CDC guidelines. You must wear a mask if you are not vaccinated.
Fees for all the workshop sessions can be paid in advance with a credit card. See our Tickets page. Some of the workshops also require you to sign up for specific time slots or sessions. (For the Dance classes, payment is directly to SBJ rather than TCS.)
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A big thank you to all who participated in our production of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. Including the actors, the crew, the director, stage manager, the DCR, Friends of Breakheart, and many others. And especially to our audiences, which were much bigger than anticipated. It was a pleasure to perform in front of a live audience.
To enter send us money with a note saying “Calendar Raffle”, plus your Name, Phone number, and Email address. If you win something, we will contact you to arrange the pickup of your prize. How to send money and enter:
With any credit card, using the link on our Tickets page
Via PayPal, send money to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Via Venmo, send money to: @theatrecompanyof-saugus
Via check payable to “Theatre Company of Saugus” and mailed to: TCS / PO Box 1058 / Saugus, MA 01906
You can enter up until July 31, 2021. But the earlier you enter, the more prizes you will be eligible for.
Samantha Brior-Jones was the principal choreographer for the TCS production of The Producers in 2012. She is a dance teacher, choreographer, and director, who works mostly on the South Shore with groups like Massasoit Theatre Company, Norton Singers, and HIngham Civic. She has won several EMACT DASH awards for directing and choreography.
These dance classes will be the first in our series of Summer 2021 Workshops. Other events include headshot photo sessiona, a series of masterclasses for musical theatre singers, how to read music class, playwriting, and improvisation classes. See other posts on this TCS website for more information.
TCS is offering a workshop called “C The Notes” – A Crash Course in Reading Music for Singers. Experienced music director Benjamin Tan will teach an introduction to reading music for singers. Students will go over the basics of visualizing rhythm and melody on sheet music, and apply music theory fundamentals to musical theatre repertoire.
Benjamin Tan was the music director for our Youth Theatre Workshop 2020, and for our production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
The workshop date is Thursday 8 July 2021, starting at 7:00 PM. The workshop will be held in-person at our headquarters at the American Legion Post 220 / 44 Taylor Street / Saugus, Massachusetts.
The cost of the workshop will be $10. See our Tickets page for the link to pay with a credit card and register in advance. You can also pay at the door with cash, check, PayPal, or Venmo.
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