TCS participates in the highly competitive DASH (Distinguished Award and Special Recognition) program offered by EMACT (Eastern Massachusetts Association of Community Theatres), in which consultants review and rate many aspects of shows. Groups and individuals with the highest scores are nominated for awards.
The nominations for the 2012-13 were announced on 17 July 2013. The award winners were presented at the annual EMACT Gala, which this year was on Saturday 24 August 2013 starting at 6:00 PM. For the complete list of nominees and winners, click here. For a photo gallery of the Gala, click here.
We are proud note that the Theatre Company of Saugus April 2013 musical production of A Year With Frog and Toad was recognized. The Animals were nominated for Best Specialty Ensemble in a Musical. The actors included are Amanda Allen, Patrick Harris, and Kathleen Tringale. Congratulations!
Other actors in the show were Matthew Huffman as Toad and Stephen Russo as Frog. Last year TCS member William Fafard won Best Youth Actor in a Musical for his title role in Oliver!
TCS members who won awards: Mike Teixeira was one of two winners for Lighting Design of a Musical for Cabaret at MMAS Black Box Theater. Emily Sheeran was nominated three times for different shows as Best Youth Actress in a Play, and she won for The Woodsman at Hovey Players. Brian Nickerson was given a Consultant’s Choice Award for Excellence in Musical Accompaniment for The 39 Steps at Firehouse Center for the Arts.
Other TCS members who got nominations are: Brian Dion for Set Design of Second Samuel at Burlington Players; and Grace Meidanis for Best Prop Coordination of a Musical for You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown at Winthrop Playmakers. We also note that Steve Black was nominated for Best Direction of a Musical for Next to Normal at Marblehead Little Theatre, because he has been appointed as the next Drama teacher at Saugus High School.
TCS participants in the production of the Gala include James Wlodyka, who provided the Sound equipment and operation, assisted by Amanda Allen; and Larry Segel who operated the Lights.