Congratulations to long-time TCS member Kathleen Tringale, who won the EMACT DASH award for Best Choreography for a Musical, for the TCS production of Spring Awakening. The award, announced at the Gala on August 20, 2022, was well deserved, as her choreography for the show was amazing.
Each year the Eastern Massachusetts Association of Community Theaters (EMACT) conducts the Distinguished Achievement and Special Honors (DASH) program, in which shows are evaluated, leading possibly to awards (like the Tonys) announced at the annual DASH Gala. The nominees for shows performed in 2021-22 were announced on Wednesday 20 July 2022, via a YouTube streamcast.
The Theatre Company of Saugus (TCS) production of Spring Awakening, presented in May 2022, was nominated for 11 awards:
- Supporting Male Actor in a Musical – David Picariello as Moritz
- Sound Design for a Musical – Patrick Dzierzak
- Lighting Design for a Musical – Nathan Fogg-DeSisto
- Makeup and Hair Design for a Musical – James Valentin
- Costume Design for a Musical – James Valentin
- Lead Female Actor in a Musical – Rachel Pride as Wendla
- Choreography for a Musical- Kathleen Tringale
- Music Direction for a Musical – Kelvyn Koning
- Ensemble in a Musical – The Cast
- Director of a Musical – Bobby Imperato
- Best Musical – Spring Awakening
TCS members also were nominated for roles in the productions of other local theaters.
- Supporting Actor in a Musical – Will Farfard Jr. in Into The Woods at Pentucket Players
- Supporting Actor in a Play – John Pease in Drinking Habits at Colonial Chorus Players
- Costume Design for a Play – Elvira Schoenthal for Translations at Marblehead Little Theatre
- Stage Management of a Play – Monica Bruno for Sense and Sensibility at Concord Players
- Specialty Ensemble in a Musical – Will Fafard Jr. and others as The Infantry in Evita at The Pentucket Players
- Direction of a Musical – Jason Hair-Wynn for The Bridges of Madison County at The Burlington Players,
(“Male Actor” and “Female Actor” are shorthand used here for “Performer in a Male-Identifying Role” and “Performer in a Female-Identifying Role”, respectively.) Click here for a complete list of the nominees.
The award winners were announced at the DASH Gala on Saturday 20 August 2022, at Cary Hall in Lexington. Food and drinks started at 6:30 PM, and the awards presentation started at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $40 each. Click here for more information about the Gala.
Because of the nomination for Best Musical, a medley from Spring Awakening was presented by 15 TCS cast members at the Gala. To see a video of the performance at the Gala, see the TCS Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=theatre%20company%20of%20saugus