Audiences Love Nunsense 2

Click here for a review of the show by Neil Zolot in the Saugus Advertiser on Wicked Local.

There is one more weekend to see our musical show about funny nuns:  Nunsense II – The Second Coming, by Dan Goggin.  Audiences love it!

Remaining performances are June 23-24-25, 2017.  Friday and Saturday at 8:00 PM.  The Sunday show on June 25 is a matinée at 2:00 PM.

Tickets are $25 for adults, or $23 for seniors, students, and children, when paid for at the door.  Tickets are only $21 or $19 when purchased in advance.

See complete info on our Tickets page.

The venue is the American Legion Post 210 at 44 Taylor Street in Saugus, Massachusetts.  See our Directions page.

Click here for the flyer.

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UNO Fundraising Event

Join us at our summer fundraising event!

At UNO Pizzeria & Grill

Eat, Drink, and Raise Money!

Come support a Dough Rai$er to benefit the Theatre Company of Saugus.

UNO will donate up to 20% of your check.  Dine in or take out.

On Sunday 25 June 2017

Lunch or dinner, open all day 11:00 AM to 12:30 AM

At UNO Revere  /  399 Squire Road  /  781-289-2330

Bring the coupon for TCS to receive up to 20% of your check.

Click here to download the coupon

Have lunch before our Nunsense II matinée at 2:00 PM.  Or have dinner after watching the show.

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Jack the Ripper

Theatre Company of Saugus is excited to announce our Fall 2017 show:  Jack the Ripper, The Whitechapel Musical.  Featuring grand musical numbers and desperate ballads, in addition to grisly murders, the show is perfect for the Halloween season!

This sung-through show has music and lyrics by Steven Bergman, with book and lyrics by Christopher-Michael DiGrazia.  Both artists are local to the Boston area.  The show has received high acclaim in past performances, and TCS is privileged to join the companies that have presented this excellent show.

We are also excited to announce that the co-musical directors for this production will be the composer, Steven Bergman, along with Anthony Sacco, who was the brilliant musical director for three TCS shows over the past year, Urinetown, Heathers, and the Mis-Cast Cabaret.

With the music is in good hands, we are need of a Stage Director.  Candidates for this position should contact us, forwarding a theatre resume and a letter expressing interest in the show.  We will contact you to set up an interview.

The proposed performances dates for Jack the Ripper will be over three weekends:  October 13-14, 19-20-21, 27-28-29, 2017.  Auditions will be in late July or early August 2017.  Check back later this summer for more info on our Auditions page.  The location of auditions, rehearsals, and performances will be the American Legion in Saugus.

There are roles for about 6-8 women (prostitutes and victims) of various ages, plus the title role, the head of Scotland Yard, a police inspector, a doctor, and the townspeople of Whitechapel, who frequently comment on the action.  Also, the tale is guided by three “Gentleman of the Press” who act as active narrators throughout this murderous legend.

Youth Theatre Workshop 2017

The Theatre Company of Saugus presents its 8th annual Youth Theatre Workshop.

A place where imagination can learn and grow!

July 10-14 and 17-21, 2017
9 AM to 4 PM Monday thru Friday

Ending with a production of Honk Jr. the musical.

Performances will be on Friday 21 July at 7 PM and on Saturday 22 July at 2 PM and at 7 PM.

There may be a session prior to July 10, to meet and greet the staff and kids and parents.  We will “audition” everyone to help us plan who will get which parts in the show.  Be prepared to sing and dance.  If you have a song prepared, please bring the sheet music with you.

The location this year again is St. John’s Episcopal Church  /  8 Prospect Street at the corner of Central Street  /  Saugus, Massachusetts  01906.

Our teaching staff returns from the previous several years:  Shawn Gelzleichter is the Music / Vocal Coach, Britt Mitchell is the Acting Coach, Amanda Allen is the Dance Coach, and Jen Gelzleichter is the Technical Director.  There will also be a few teaching assistants.

What do we do during the Workshop?  We play theater games, sing, dance, and act.  We make our own props.  We design, build and paint the set.  We build and try on costumes.  In the end, we put on a fantastic show!  When it all comes down to it, we make friendships and memories that will last a lifetime!

The fee is $400 per child.  There are discounts for multiple children, for early registration, and for members of St. John’s.  The fee is only $350 if paid by June 19.

Click here to download the flyer.

To express your interest or to request a Registration Form, please fill out the Request Form for Youth Workshop 2017, shown below.

Or click here to download a pdf Request Form, print it and fill it out, and send it to us at:  Theatre Company of Saugus  /  PO Box 1058  /  Saugus, MA  01906.

Or, if you are interested and want to find out more, email us at  TCSaugus@gmail.com, or phone us at 781-816-7019.

If you are ready to sign up, click here to download the Registration Form.  Fill it out, and send it in with your check to us at:  Theatre Company of Saugus  /  PO Box 1058  /  Saugus, MA  01906.

You can also pay the fee by credit card, through our online ticket sales vendor.  Fill out the online registration form as well as the paper form.  There is a handling fee.  Click here to get to the online credit card payment form.

Please visit our Auditions page for descriptions of roles in the show.  And visit our Honk Jr. page for more info about the show.

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Request Form for Youth Workshop 2017

 

Massachusetts High School Drama Festival State Finalists 2017

Every year the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild holds a high school drama festival competition.  Most schools participate, sometimes advancing through first and second rounds to the state finals, held every year in Boston at John Hancock Hall.  This year the state finals were held March 30 to April 1, 2017, including shows from 14 schools out of the original 112.  This year was unusual because several schools had contributions from various Theatre Company of Saugus members.

Saugus High School brought their production of The Giver, directed by Steve Black, and featuring William Fafard Jr. in a leading role.  Also in the cast were Abbie Petipas and Toni Turilli.  Autumn Dion was the costumer, and earned an award; she also designed the hair and makeup.  Antonio Masiello was the stage manager, and the set and lighting designer.

Stoneham High School brought their production of Kindertransport.  It was directed by Sean Perry, who has been in three TCS shows over the past year.  Matthew Sherman was the dialect consultant.  Eddie and Robert Pizzano were on staff or in the show.

Winthrop High School presented Antigone.  Nicholas Raponi and Stephen Vieira provided technical support.  Winthrop was one of the three state festival winners.

St. John’s Preparatory School brought The Quest of Queen Thomas.  This show was written by Brit Christopher, who appeared in our Miscast Cabaret in December.  St. John’s was also a state festival winner.

The third state festival winner was Joseph Case High School in Swansea, Mass. and their production of Scenes from the White Snake.  Some of the winners went on to the New England festival in April.

Show Dates for 2017-2018 Season

  1. The summer Youth Theatre Workshop 2017 will be July 10-14 and 17-22.  The show will be Honk Jr.  All of the staff will return.  We will soon know the location.
  2. The Halloween 2017 season show will be Jack the Ripper, the Whitechapel Musical.  We plan on doing three weekends, October 13-14, 19-20-21, 27-28-29, 2017.  We are in need of a Director.
  3. The holiday season 2017 show.  This will be A Charlie Brown Christmas, a one-act musical with a cast of children.  Performances will be December 1-2-3, 8-9-10, 2017.  We are looking for a one-act play to fill out the evening.  We are in need of a Director, Choreographer, and Musical Director.
  4. The winter season show, in early 2018.  The play Almost, Maine.  A popular comedy about characters in love in the neighboring state of Maine.  Performance dates will be February 16-17-18, 23-24-25, 2018.  We are in need of a Director.
  5. Another Nunsense show in spring 2018, continuing the series.  Nunsense Jamboree features the funny nuns and country music.  Performance dates will be April 27-28-29 and May 4-5-6, 2018.  We are in need of a Musical Director and a Choreographer.  We have a director.

If you are interested in any of artistic staff positions, please contact us at TCSaugus@gmail.com.  Please attach a theatre resume, and a letter indicating which jobs and shows you are interested in.  The deadline to apply is April 30, 2017.  We will arrange for an interview with our board of directors during May.  Thank you!