The Theatre Company of Saugus is excited to announce the selection of our Directors and some other Artistic Staff for the four shows in our 2015-2016 season.
The Mystery of Edwin Drood. The Tony-winning musical with multiple possible endings, by Rupert Holmes. Performances will be 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 October 2015. Adam Schuler will be the Director and Choreographer. Adam is a theatre educator and has directed several shows for our neighbors the Wakefield Repertory Theatre. We welcome back Barbara Morash as our Music Director for Drood. She was the music director for our production of Cabaret a few years ago.
Nunsense: The Mega Musical. A remake of the original with additional songs, lines, and characters, by Dan Goggin. 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 December 2015. Becky Rush will be the Director and Choreographer. Kathleen Tringale will assist with some of the Choreography. Becky directed the TCS production of Nuncrackers last year. The music director is Joe Nuccio.
The Laramie Project. A serious drama, by Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project. 26, 27. 28 February and 4, 5, 6 March 2016. Jason Hair-Wynn will be the Director. Jason has recently done several shows with our neighbors the Winthrop Playmakers.
Urinetown. A satiric comedy musical, with music by Mark Hollmann, lyrics by Hollmann and Greg Kotis, and book by Kotis. 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 May 2016. We have Co-Directors: Britt Mitchell and Kathleen Tringale. Kathleen will be the Choreographer. Britt has directed our Youth Workshop for several years, and Kathleen has worked with TCS on The Producers and other shows, and has recently choreographed at Wakefield Rep.
Thank you to all the applicants for Artistic Staff positions. We we had many talented and accomplished candidates to choose from.
The Stage Manager for the first two shows, Drood and Nunsense, will be Mary Moffett. Mary has staged managed and directed several shows for TCS. Mary and Amanda Allen will be the Co-Producers for Drood.
We are now seeking people to fill the open positions on our volunteer Technical Staff for all shows, including Producers, Stage Managers, and Designers for Sets, Lighting, Costumes, Props, etc. Also Publicity, House, and Concessions Managers. If you are interested in helping out, please Contact Us.
Becky Rush – Becky is thrilled to be back working with the Theatre Company of Saugus directing Nunsense The Mega-Musical this season. She directed last year’s December production of Nuncrackers for TCS and has played the role of Sister Mary Paul / Amnesia in six different chapters of the series (Nunsense The Mega-Musical in 2014, Nunset Boulevard in 2013, Meshuggah-Nuns in 2012, Sister Amnesia’s Nunsense Jamboree in 2011, Nunsensations in 2009 and Nunsense 2 in 2008) and has played Sister Robert Anne in Wakefield Reperatory Theatre’s 2013 production of Nunsense. Some of her most memorable directing experiences include: A Year with Frog and Toad, Fox on the Fairway, James and the Giant Peach, Annie Jr, Grease, Seussical, Dear Edwina, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown!, and The Wizard of Oz, among many others. She is currently directing Disney’s Peter Pan Jr. with her school Drama Club and Godspell with the Majestic Theatre Teen Company in Manchester NH. Becky regularly performs and directs for many community theatre companies in southern NH and the Boston area. She teaches at the Northwood School in New Hampshire where she also directs a thriving Drama Club of 80-100 students each year. She was named NH World Language Teacher of the Year in 2013.