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Nevermore Rehearsals Have Begun

Our Nevermore cast has been selected and rehearsals have begun. We have a mix of returning players and some new faces to the TCS stage.

TCS is excited to announce the cast of Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe by Jonathan Christenson our Fall 2019 production. 

The Players: Koda Mehalba, Arthur Comer, Christine Dickinson, Andy LeBlanc, Richie DeJesus, Andrew Quinney, Becky Jo Roland, Sabrina Ornae, Melissa Jean MacNeil, Caroline Fonseca, and Kathy Rapino (not pictured) and Benjamin Finn as Edgar Allan Poe. 

Direction and Choreography by Jason Hair-Wynn. Music Direction by Shawn Gelzleichter. Stage Management by Molly Scrivens. 

Rehearsals started this week and are off to a great start. Tickets will go on sale later this month and will be posted on FB and the TCS website when available.

For all the details about our cast and production team, click here for the Nevermore page.

It’s Christmas in July!

Tickets for our Youth Theatre Workshop production of Elf The Musical JR. are now on sale for performances on Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27.

If you are not familiar with this newer holiday classic, Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and that his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

A great show for children of all ages, it will be performed by our Youth Theatre Workshop attendees who range from 1st to 8th grade. Some are new to our summer program and others have participated for years. They are ready to sing and dance and spread some holiday cheer.

Come support our fantastic youth actors and enjoy a holiday celebration mid-year!

To purchase tickets, visit our Tickets Page.

Auditions for Nevermore

Join us for auditions for our Fall 2019 production of Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe on Sunday, July 21 or Monday, July 22.

For all the details, visit our Auditions Page to find out what you need to prepare and to sign up for an audition time slot.

If you’re not sure about your schedule, please come by during the designated times, and we’ll fit you into the rotation.

Support TCS on Amazon Prime Day! (and every day…)

Do you shop on Amazon? Did you know you can support Theatre Company of Saugus anytime you shop? It’s SO easy. Just use smile.amazon.com whenever you enter the site.

Log into your account through smile.amazon.com/ch/04-3083948 and select Theatre Company of Saugusas the non-profit you would like to support.

By using Amazon Smile as your entry to Amazon, your purchases can help support TCS. A portion of your purchase is donated to your selected non-profit organization. If you are a Prime Member, you still get all your benefits. You don’t have to be a Prime member to use this option help TCS.

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 SUNDAY, JULY 14 AT 5PM.

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.