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Youth Theatre Workshop performances of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid JR.” are SOLD OUT!

All three performances of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, JR., scheduled for Friday and Saturday, July 30 and 31, 2021 are SOLD OUT before opening night!

The Youth Theatre Workshop (now in its 11th year) runs in the summer for two weeks – Monday through Friday – followed by three performances the Friday and Saturday after the 10 days of prep end. During those 10 days our Youth Actors (grades 1 to high school) are cast in roles, learn dialogue, music, choreography and assist with the behind the scenes components as well – costumes, props, set painting, and whatever else needs to be created. In addition, there are theater games, lunch time fun, and time to spend with others who are interested in the performing arts – both their contemporaries as well as the instructors who lead them. In addition to Youth Actors, older high school or college students have the opportunity to be student interns and assist our instructors throughout the workshop. This allows them the chance to either focus in a specific area (choreography, lighting, etc.) or try their hand at various backstage endeavors.

We’re very excited about this weekend’s performances and hope the popularity of our Youth Theatre Workshop continues to grow over the next decade and encourages youth in the area to get involved in the performing arts – either on stage or behind the scenes.

TCS Summer Youth Theatre Workshop Registration – Sign-Up by July 12 for Early Bird Discount

TCS is returning to our two week Youth Theatre Workshop during July 2021. For more information about thus summer’s program and to access the registration form and payment information details – CLICK HERE.

A Virtual Staged Reading of A Christmas Carol is cast and in rehearsals!

Our Virtual Christmas Carol is in online rehearsals in a VERY QUICK casting/rehearsal process. TCS wanted to bring our supporters a holiday classic in this year of uncertainty. Based on the Dickens classic, it has been adapted by Matthew Garlin to work a little bit better with the Zoom world we all now live in.

We had so many interested actors that we have enough for TWO CASTS!

Take a look at our Christmas Carol Page, check out our cast, and performance dates.
The details about Donations for Tickets will be up on our Ticket Page by Monday night.
Please forgive us the delay as we acclimate to all the new ways of making theater happen in 2020.

We hope you enjoy this staged reading and the hard work our casts have put into these events in such a quick turn-around. We are excited about their enthusiasm as well as being able to bring you some comfort and joy during this holiday season.

Staged Reading – A Christmas Carol

Be part of our staged reading of A Christmas Carol – adapted and directed by Matthew Garlin, based on the book by Charles Dickens.

This perennial favorite will be presented as a staged reading due to the current restrictions in place regarding gatherings. Our preference is of course to be able to come together as a cast with a live audience – but our goal now is to keep our members, patrons, and performers safe.

If you are interested in being part of this performance – please visit the Auditions page for details.

Performances are slated to take place the weekend December 18-20 pending cast availability.

Amazon Smile helps Non-Profits throughout the year

Good news! AmazonSmile is now available in the Amazon Shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones.

AmazonSmile customers can now support Theatre Company of Saugus in the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations at no additional cost to you!

  1. Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device
  2. Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and tap into ‘Settings’
  3. Tap ‘AmazonSmile’ and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process
  4. Search for Theatre Company of Saugus and add as your non-profit of choice.

If you do not have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping app, update your app. Click here for instructions.

You can make an impact while you shop at Amazon ANYTIME during the year on ANY device!
On your desktop or laptop simply shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/04-3083948 and AmazonSmile will donate to Theatre Company of Saugus Inc, at no cost to you.

Be part of the 12 Days of TCS!

Starting Saturday, November 28 and going through Friday, December 25 – you can purchase raffle tickets. Then from Saturday, December 26 through Wednesday, January 6 (the traditional 12 Days of Christmas) we will do a live drawing (Facebook Live on the TCS page) at 7:00PM for The 12 Days of TCS. Each evening we will draw for a minimum of two prizes. You won’t have to be present online to win. Winners will then coordinate w/ TCS for pick-up or drop-off of prizes. All entries will go into one big container and once a ticket has been pulled it will be set-aside and marked which prize it goes with and we will contact the winner.

Ticket Prices
1 for $5
5 for $20
You will be able to purchase using Paypal or Venmo.

FOR MORE DETAILS – CLICK HERE!

Santa Photo Sessions hosted by TCS! December 6 and 14

You are invited to sign-up for our
TCS Pictures with Santa Sessions!

COVID-19 Protocols in place.
Fun, socially-distant photo opportunities.
10-minute appointments will be booked every 15 minutes
to allow for check-in and sanitizing between sessions.

Please schedule your appointment ASAP through the link below.
There are a limited number of sessions.

SUN | Dec 6th | 10AM-2PM
MON | Dec 14th | 4:30PM – 8:30PM

AMERICAN LEGION POST 210
44 TAYLOR STREET
SAUGUS, MA

CLICK to schedule your appointment through Sign-Up Genius.
By appointment only.
$25 for one 10-minute session.
Take as many photos as you would like for your personal use.

Payments – Cash at Event or Venmo to @Nick-Raponi
If using Venmo, preference is to pay 24-48 hrs in advance.
Please title payment w/ TCS and selected time slot,
for example, TCS 10:15.

Share Your Talent(s) with TCS!

Our Youth Theatre Workshop this summer was based on our participants sharing their talents at the end of the week. They were recorded and we will be making a ticketed event available to help support our summer youth program.

We would like to include more of our TCS community in this endeavor to help round-out – Look What I Can Do! From Waaaay Over Here
(Quarantine Edition)
.

There are multiple ways you can participate.
1. Share your talent with us! Follow the directions below for recording and submitting your talent. This can be a song, dance, recitation, playing an instrument, performing magic, doing stand-up comedy, etc.
2. We have a group song to be recorded. Let us know you are interested in participating in singing “You Will Be Found” from Dear Evan Hansen.
3. Purchase a ticket to support TCS and Youth Theatre Workshop and see local actors who you may have missed in the past pandemic months.

Keep in mind we are almost at Halloween. Feel free to submit something in the Halloween spirit – a fun or creepy song, an interpretive reading, a spooky story.

ALL SUBMISSIONS DUE BY END OF DAY – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2020.
(Our youth actors put their pieces together and recorded in five days – we challenge you to do it in the same amount of time!)

Video Recording Directions – CLICK HERE

Submission Form – CLICK HERE

Request Music for Dear Evan Hansen song – Email TCSaugus@gmail.com and we will send you all the details.

Please keep in mind that as these will need to be edited together, the final project may not be available to view until after Halloween – but we’d still love to include any spooky submissions!