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Artistic Staffing Needs for 2019-2020 Season

TCS is currently looking for key production staff for our 2019-2020 season.

Open positions for various shows may include:
1. Director
2. Music Director
3. Choreographer
4. Technical Director
5. Stage Manager

A stipend is available for each of these positions.

DEADLINE FOR APPLYING IS JUNE 30, 2019.

If you would like to be considered, please send a resume and letter of interest to TCSaugus@gmail.com.

Interviews will be scheduled in July with auditions taking place based on the selected staff and the TCS calendar.

If you or someone you know would be interested in applying for one of the openings, please contact TCS at TCSaugus@gmail.com.  Applicants may apply for more than one position.

Original One Act Play Festival: On This Winter’s Eve
We are in search of Directors and Stage Manager for this production. A stipend is available for each of these positions.

On This Winter’s Eve will consists of several original one act plays each with the theme of winter or the winter holidays, each with varying lengths and cast sizes. Plays will be selected during the summer from submissions entered for consideration.

DEADLINE to APPLY: Sunday, June 30
Please send a letter of interest with theatrical resume to TCSaugus@gmail.com.   Interviews will be scheduled during July. Auditions will be taking place the end of summer / beginning of fall. Performances will be December 13-15, 2019.

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl and adapted by David Wood
We are in search of Director, Technical Director, and Stage Manager for this production. A stipend is available for each of these positions.

This adaptation of the story is set in NYC and is a faithful telling of the story by James and his friends after the fact. There is an opportunity to expand the casting as the main characters are slated to play other roles and to add a children’s chorus who would play the NYC tourists and animals. Cast size cold range from 6-20.

DEADLINE to APPLY: Sunday, June 30
Please send a letter of interest with theatrical resume to TCSaugus@gmail.com.   Interviews will be scheduled during July. Auditions will be taking place during the fall. Performances will be February 21-23 and Feb 28-29 & Mar 1, 2020.

The Marvelous Wonderettes created by Roger Bean
We are in search of Director, Music Director, Choreographer, Technical Director, and Stage Manager for this production. A stipend is available for each of these positions.

This off-Broadway hit follows four young women during senior year of high school in 1958 during Act I to their 10 year high school reunion in 1968 in Act II where we hear about the 10 years in between. All of this is told through the music of the 50s and 60s with songs people know and love.

DEADLINE to APPLY: Sunday, June 30
Please send a letter of interest with theatrical resume to TCSaugus@gmail.com.   Interviews will be scheduled during July. Auditions will be taking place during the winter. Performances will be April 24-26 and May 1-3, 2020.

Nevermore: the Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe by Jonathan Christenson
We are in search of Director, Music Director, Choreographer, Technical Director, and Stage Manager for this production. A stipend is available for each of these positions.

This unique and wildly theatrical musical combines haunting music and poetic storytelling to chronicle the fascinating life of iconic American writer Edgar Allan Poe.
 
DEADLINE to APPLY: Friday, May 31, extended to Friday, June 7
Please send a letter of interest with theatrical resume to TCSaugus@gmail.com.   Interviews will be scheduled during June. Auditions will be taking place during the summer. Performances will be October 18-20 and 25-27, 2019.

ADDITIONAL STAFFING NEEDS

In addition, we are looking for SetLightingSoundCostume, and Props Designers for each show in the season to complete our Production Team.    

Closer to the performance dates we will need Set Builders, Painters, Sound and Light Board Operators, and Front of House Staff  (concessions, ushers, etc.). If you have not volunteered with us before, but would like to start, this is a great way to get involved!

If you are interested in any of these opportunities to be involved with TCS, please email us and tell us what you would like to learn more about – TCSaugus@gmail.com.

TCS Summer Youth Theatre Workshop Registration – Sign-Up by June 24 for Early Bird Discount

Click here for the flyer about Elf The Musical, Jr.


The Theatre Company of Saugus presents its
9th Annual Youth Theatre Workshop
A place where imagination can learn and grow!

July 15-19 & 22-26, 2019
9AM to 4PM – Monday thru Friday

Ending with three performances of Elf The Musical, Jr.

Performances will be on Friday, July 26 at 7PM and on Saturday, July 27 at 2PM and at 7PM.

There will be a session to meet and greet the staff and kids and parents.  We will “audition” everyone to help us plan who will get which parts in the show.  Be prepared to sing and dance.  If you have a song prepared, please bring the sheet music with you, but it’s not required.  THE MEET & GREET / AUDITIONS DATE IS TBD.  As soon as it’s been confirmed, we will update this post and Facebook.

Our workshop will be held at the American Legion for the second year (it has AC!). However, it is not handicap accessible to the second floor where the performance will be. If this is a concern please don’t hesitate to reach out. We may be able to make some accommodations if needed. The American Legion is located at 44 Taylor Street / Saugus, MA 01906.

Email tcsaugus@gmail.com for more information.

Can’t make it to the Meet & Greet? No worries we will see you on the first day of the workshop!

Please join us in welcoming back our staff!! Amanda Allen (Dance Coach), Jen Gelzleichter (Technical Director), Shawn Gelzleichter (Music/Vocal Coach), and Sean Perry (Acting Coach/Director) will all be returning this year!! We are looking forward to the workshop this summer and can’t wait to start!

What do we do during the Workshop?  We play theater games, sing, dance, and act.  We make our own props.  We design, build and paint the set.  We build and try on costumes.  In the end, we put on a fantastic show!  When it all comes down to it, we make friendships and memories that will last a lifetime!

The fee is $400 per child.  There are discounts for multiple children and for early registration.  The fee is only $350 if paid by June 24th.

To express your interest or to request a Registration Form, please fill out the Online Request Form for Youth Workshop 2019 below.

Or click here to download the PDF Request Form, print it and fill it out, and send it to us at:  Theatre Company of Saugus  /  PO Box 1058  /  Saugus, MA  01906 OR scan and email it to us.

Or, if you are interested and want to find out more, email us at  TCSaugus@gmail.com, or phone us at 781-816-7019.

If you are ready to sign up, click here to download the Registration Packet (Registration, Talent Release, and Health Forms).   Fill it out, and send it in with your check to us at:  Theatre Company of Saugus  /  PO Box 1058  /  Saugus, MA  01906.

Check back for details about the roles that will be available for the show and more information about the performance itself. This posting will be updated with links when the information is available.

Online Request Form for Youth Workshop 2019

Artistic Staffing Needs for “Nevermore”

TCS is currently looking for key production staff for our 2019-2020 season opener Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe, written and composed by Jonathan Christenson.

Open Positions Include:
1. Director
2. Music Director
3. Choreographer
4. Technical Director
5. Stage Manager

A stipend is available for each of these positions.

DEADLINE FOR APPLYING IS MAY 31, 2019.
THIS DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2019.


For more information about Nevermorevisit the show website.

If you would like to be considered, please send a resume and letter of interest to TCSaugus@gmail.com.

Interviews will be scheduled in June with auditions taking place in June or July pending schedules.

Performances will be October 18-20 and 25-27, 2019.

One Act Play Submissions

TCS will be curating a one act play festival for our 2019 holiday production this year, entitled On This Winter’s Eve.

We are looking for original one act plays, previously not produced, that fall into our theme of winter or winter holidays. Play submissions will be required to center around the winter season or winter holidays: Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, etc., to be considered.

Plays should run 10 minutes as a minimum and 30 minutes as a maximum.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2019.
THIS DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2019.

If you would like your work to be considered, please send your one act play and letter of interest to TCSaugus@gmail.com.
Also, let us know if you are also interested in directing your piece. Include a directing resume along with your play and letter of interest if you would like to be in the running to direct your piece should it be selected.

Performances are scheduled for December 13, 14, and 15, 2019.

You may submit more than one piece for consideration.



If you would like your work to be considered, please send your one act play and letter of interest to TCSaugus@gmail.com.
Also, let us know if you are also interested in directing your piece. Include a directing resume along with your play and letter of interest if you would like to be in the running to direct your piece should it be selected.

Performances are scheduled for December 13, 14, and 15, 2019.

You may submit more than one piece for consideration.

Announcing our 2019-2020 Season

Tickets on sale August 2019.

Look for future postings for more information about: artistic staffing needs, auditions, volunteer opportunities, ticket sales, and performance details.

Our Mainstage Productions:

Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe – Fall 2019

Original One Act Play Festival: On This Winter’s Eve – Holiday 2019

James and the Giant Peach – Winter 2020

The Marvelous Wonderettes – Spring 2020

Dine Out for Dollars – May 1

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 Wednesday, May 1, from 11AM to 10PM.

You can either print out the flyer below, access it in the event on Facebook, 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!

Steel Magnolias Cast Announcement

Rehearsals are about to begin for Steel Magnolias – our spring 2019 production – and the fourth mainstage show of our 2018-2019 50th Anniversary Season. You may be familiar with the film version of this play featuring Sally Field, Dolly Parton, and Julia Roberts to name a few. The theatrical version is all about the six women and the time spent in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana. While they may discuss the men in their lives and other friends and family, it is only through their descriptions that we see them.  For more information about the performance and the cast and production team listing, visit our show page.

Tickets will be available online for purchase in the coming week. There will be six performances over two weekends – Fri-Sun, April 26-28 and May 3-5, 2019.

On the second Saturday, May 4, we will be having a special event. Your advanced ticket purchase will include a drink ticket and access to the post-show reception of the performance. Tickets for this event will be the same rate for adults or seniors/students. Tickets purchased at the door will cost the same as the advance price, but will not include the drink ticket for the evening.

Purchasing in advance guarantees you a seat and for the other five performances saves you a little bit over the at door prices – even with the online transaction fee.

To check on ticket availability, click here.

Steel Magnolias Poster 8.5x11 for FB