Nevermore Rehearsals Have Begun

Our Nevermore cast has been selected and rehearsals have begun. We have a mix of returning players and some new faces to the TCS stage.

TCS is excited to announce the cast of Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe by Jonathan Christenson our Fall 2019 production. 

The Players: Koda Mehalba, Arthur Comer, Christine Dickinson, Andy LeBlanc, Richie DeJesus, Andrew Quinney, Becky Jo Roland, Sabrina Ornae, Melissa Jean MacNeil, Caroline Fonseca, and Kathy Rapino (not pictured) and Benjamin Finn as Edgar Allan Poe. 

Direction and Choreography by Jason Hair-Wynn. Music Direction by Shawn Gelzleichter. Stage Management by Molly Scrivens. 

Rehearsals started this week and are off to a great start. Tickets will go on sale later this month and will be posted on FB and the TCS website when available.

For all the details about our cast and production team, click here for the Nevermore page.

Annual Car Wash 2019

TCS will hold its annual summer Car Wash on Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM.  At the Saugus Senior Center, 466 Central Street (near Hurd Avenue) in Saugus.

Only $5 to wash your car, or $7 for SUVs, trucks or vans.  Extra to clean inside windows.

If it’s a hot day –  and you would like us to spray you with the hose, there is only a small charge.

You will be attended by the cast for our upcoming production of  Elf, Jr. – so you will be receiving the magical treatment that only elves can provide!

Come help us out and have some good clean fun!  If you are interested in assisting, email us at tcsaugus@gmail.com.

But even if you can’t come down and help wash, bring your car down so we can clean it up for you.  Your car is dirty and needs washing.

Proceeds will benefit our summer Youth Theatre Workshop 2019.

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Dine Out for Dollars – July 27, 2019

Join us at California Pizza Kitchen in Lynnfield, and whether you are dining in, ordering take out, or picking up catering – if you show the flyer below, 20% of your bill will be donated to Theatre Company of Saugus.

The fundraising event date is Saturday 27 July 2019, all day.  This is the day the Youth Theatre Workshop is presenting Elf The Musical, JR. twice!  Have a meal between the matinee performance at 2:00 PM and the evening show at 7:00 PM.  The matinee is expected to be done at 3:45 PM, so you’ll have plenty of time to get up to Lynnfield and back, because it takes only 15 minutes from Saugus.

You can either print out the flyer below, or download it to your smartphone for easy access to show it when you place your order.

So, enjoy a meal with family and friends and simply by choosing where you break bread and showing this info – you help support local community theatre.  Thank you for your support!

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It’s Christmas in July!

Tickets for our Youth Theatre Workshop production of Elf The Musical JR. are now on sale for performances on Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27.

If you are not familiar with this newer holiday classic, Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and that his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

A great show for children of all ages, it will be performed by our Youth Theatre Workshop attendees who range from 1st to 8th grade. Some are new to our summer program and others have participated for years. They are ready to sing and dance and spread some holiday cheer.

Come support our fantastic youth actors and enjoy a holiday celebration mid-year!

To purchase tickets, visit our Tickets Page.

Auditions for Nevermore

Join us for auditions for our Fall 2019 production of Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe on Sunday, July 21 or Monday, July 22.

For all the details, visit our Auditions Page to find out what you need to prepare and to sign up for an audition time slot.

If you’re not sure about your schedule, please come by during the designated times, and we’ll fit you into the rotation.

Support TCS on Amazon Prime Day! (and every day…)

Do you shop on Amazon? Did you know you can support Theatre Company of Saugus anytime you shop? It’s SO easy. Just use smile.amazon.com whenever you enter the site.

Log into your account through smile.amazon.com/ch/04-3083948 and select Theatre Company of Saugusas the non-profit you would like to support.

By using Amazon Smile as your entry to Amazon, your purchases can help support TCS. A portion of your purchase is donated to your selected non-profit organization. If you are a Prime Member, you still get all your benefits. You don’t have to be a Prime member to use this option help TCS.

TCS Members and 2019 Dash Nominations

Each year EMACT (Eastern Massachusetts Association of Community Theatres) announces its nominations for DASH Awards (Distinguished Achievement and Special Honors).  These are like the local Tonys, with awards in many categories.  The nominations were announced via webcast on Thursday 11 July 2019.  The awards will be presented at the annual EMACT DASH Gala, on Saturday 24 August 2019.

This year there were no nominations for any Theatre Company of Saugus (TCS) productions in the 2018-2019 season.  There were many nominations of TCS members, however, who were involved in shows produced by other community theatre companies.

  • Will Fafard was the winner of a Consultants’ Choice Award for Excellence in Statuary Movement for Mary Poppins at Marblehead Little Theatre.  Will has been in many TCS shows.
  • The Saugus High School drama teacher, Steve Black, was nominated for Best Director of a Musical for Mama Mia at Marblehead Little Theatre.  That show, which had some TCS members in its cast, also had many other nominations including Best Musical.
  • Steve Black was also nominated for Best Director of a Play for Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime at Marblehead.  That play also had a TCS member in the cast, and earned several other nominations including Best Play.
  • Dustin Teuber was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Play for Jesus Hopped the A Train presented by the Hovey Players.  Dustin played the title role in the TCS presentation of Jack the Ripper:  the Whitechapel Musical.
  • Monica Bruno was nominated for Best Stage Manager in Jesus Hopped the A Train.  That show was also nominated for several other awards, including Best Actor in a Play, Best Director of a Play, and Best Play.  Monica has worked on many TCS shows.
  • Jack Ferdman was nominated for Best Actor in a Musical for Chicago by Massasoit Theatre Company.  Jack was in the TCS production of The Laramie Project.
  • Samantha Brior-Jones was nominated for both Best Choreography and Best Director of a Musical for Chicago at Massasoit.  That show was also nominated for several other awards, including Best Musical.  Samantha was a choreographer for the TCS production of The Producers.
  • Steve Bergman was nominated for Best Musical Director for Avenue Q at TCAN Players.  Steve was the composer and co-musical director for the TCS production of Jack the Ripper.

Congratulations to all!