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Artistic Staffing Needs for 2018-2019 50th Anniversary Season

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.

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Lizzie: The Musical

We are in search of a Music DirectorTechnical Director, and Stage Manager for this production. A stipend is available for each of these positions.

Lizzie is a rock musical featuring 4 (potentially 8) female vocalists with a rock band that evolves into a character of sorts over the course of the musical.

To provide some context of what an MD may be in for:

“Lush tunes which retch sex, rage, dyke heat, misanthropy, and incest … Surreal glee and gallows humor … Finally, a rock musical you’d wanna mosh to.”
— The Village Voice

“Four Amazing Female Vocalists + Rollicking (yet tuneful) Epic Rock Score + Intelligent (and sometimes tongue in cheek) Lyrics = PURE AWESOMENESS!”
— David Clarke, Houston Press, Top Ten Theater-Related Recordings of 2013

DEADLINE to APPLY:
Friday, June 15

Please send a letter of interest with theatrical resume to TCSaugus@gmail.com.

Interviews will be scheduled for the end of June. Auditions will be taking place the end of July. Performances will be October 12-14 and 19-21, 2018.

LIZZIE – Music by Steven Cheslik-deMeyer and Alan Stevens Hewitt; Lyrics by Steven Cheslik-deMeyer and Tim Maner; Book by Tim Maner; Additional Music by Tim Maner; Additional Lyrics by Alan Stevens Hewitt; Based on an original concept by Steven Cheslik-deMeyer and Tim Maner; Orchestrations by Alan Stevens Hewitt

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It’s a Wonderful Life:A Live Radio Play

We are in search of a Director, Technical Director, and Stage Manager for this production. A stipend is available for each of these positions.

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play brings the holiday classic to life as a 1940’s live radio play.

“A fresh theatrical context that creates just the right kind of retro warmth. If you cry every time you see the movie, you’ll be blubbering away right on cue…Guaranteed.”
Chris Jones, The Chicago Tribune

DEADLINE to APPLY:
Friday, June 29

Please send a letter of interest with theatrical resume to TCSaugus@gmail.com.

Interviews will be scheduled during July. Auditions dates are to be determined. There will be four performances taking place on December 14-16, 2018.

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE – Adapted by Joe Landry from the Frank Capra classic.

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Children of Eden

We are in search of a Director, Musical Director, Technical Director, and Stage Manager for this production. A stipend is available for each of these positions.

Children of Eden follows Adam, Eve, Noah and the “Father” who created them as they deal with the headstrong, cataclysmic actions of their respective children. The show ultimately delivers a bittersweet. but inspiring. message: that “the hardest part of love… is letting go.”

DEADLINE to APPLY:
Friday, June 29

Please send a letter of interest with theatrical resume to TCSaugus@gmail.com.

Interviews will be scheduled during July. Audition dated are to be determined. Performances will be February 22-24 and March 1-3, 2019.

CHILDREN OF EDEN – Book by John Caird; Music & Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz; Based on a concept by Charles Lisanby; Orchestrations by Bruce Coughlin and Martin Erkskine

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Steel Magnolias

We are in search of a Director, Technical Director, and Stage Manager for this production. A stipend is available for each of these positions.

Steel Magnolias is a play concerned with a group of gossipy southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlor, the play is alternately hilarious and touching — and, in the end, deeply revealing of the strength and purposefulness which underlies the antic banter of its characters.

“…a skillfully crafted, lovingly evoked picture of eccentricity in the small-town South…Robert Harling is a new voice in the theatre and the qualities of STEEL MAGNOLIAS suggest he may be an important one.”
— Drama-Logue

DEADLINE to APPLY:
Friday, June 29

Please send a letter of interest with theatrical resume to TCSaugus@gmail.com.

Interviews will be scheduled during July. Auditions are toe be determined. Performances will be April 26-28 and May 3-5, 2019.
STEEL MAGNOLIAS – Written by Robert Harling

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!

 

Youth Theatre Workshop 2018

Click here for the flyer about Getting to Know … Once Upon a Mattress

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The Theatre Company of Saugus presents its
8th Annual Youth Theatre Workshop
A place where imagination can learn and grow!

August 6-10 and 13-17, 2018
9AM to 4PM – Monday thru Friday

Ending with a production of Getting to Know … Once Upon a Mattress.

Performances will be on Friday, August 17 at 7PM and on Saturday, August 18 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.  This is on Thursday, August 2, 2018, starting at 6:00PM.  If you cannot attend but are going to be in the workshop, let us know.

Our workshop will be held at the American Legion this 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? No worries we will see you on the first day of the workshop!

Please join us in welcoming our new Acting Coach/Director Sean Perry!! Our staff Amanda Allen (Dance Coach), Jen Gelzleichter (Technical Director), and Shawn Gelzleichter (Music/Vocal Coach) will all be returning this year as well!! 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 July 9th.

Click here to download the flyer.

To express your interest or to request a Registration Form, please fill out the Request Form for Youth Workshop 2018 below.

Or click here to download a 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, 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 Form.  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.

Request Form for Youth Workshop 2018

 

Spring Clean and Be Green!

Gather your gently used soft goods while you are spring cleaning, place them in a large bag (33 gallon trash bag), and drop them off during May 21-26. Savers will donate to TCS based on the number of pounds of soft goods we collect and drop off.

***PLEASE DO NOT BRING DONATIONS TO SAVERS DIRECTLY***
All donations must be brought to Savers by TCS all at once.

DROP OFF LOCATION
222 Central Storage
222 Central Street, Saugus, MA
(Next to Saugus Iron Works)

WHEN 
Monday, May 21 through Friday, May 25 – 7AM to 7PM
Saturday, May 26 – 7AM to 1PM

DIRECTIONS
Open the small garage door. Open the small garage door by using the code “4-3-2-1-enter-enter” on the keypad. ***When you leave you will need to enter the code again to close the door.*** There will be a sign inside that says “TCS Drop Off”.

WHAT
Gently Used Soft Goods ONLY (items in good condition for resale): Clothing, Shoes, Bedding/Towels, Accessories (hats, mittens, scarves, ties, socks, purses, wallets, backpacks, bags, belts, jewelry)

Email TCSaugus@gmail.com for more information or clarification.

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TCS 2018-2019 Season

Help us celebrate our 50th season

1968-2018!

Tickets on Sale Summer 2018
 
Look for future announcements for more information about:
artistic staffing needs, auditions, ticket sales, and performance details.

2018-2019 Banners Updated - 150 dpiOur Mainstage Productions:

Lizzie: The Musical – Fall 2018
It’s a Wonderful Life – Winter 2018
Children of Eden – Winter 2019
Steel Magnolias – Spring 2019

Spelling Bee is SOLD OUT!

Thank you to all our patrons for their ticket purchases! The second weekend (May 4-6) of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is SOLD OUT. What a fantastic way to end our 2017-18 Mainstage season.

Thank you for supporting local community theatre!

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What’s All the Buzz About?

Opening weekend of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – Music & Lyrics by William Finn; Book by Rachel Sheinkin; Conceived by Rebecca Feldman – was a resounding success. Our amazing cast and creative team have brought together all the elements to give the audience an exciting romp through the middle school spelling bee – full of drama, family, desperation, hope, friendship, and perseverance.

We have three performances left and two are SOLD OUT!

If you want to be part of The Bee – there is limited availability for Sunday, May 6 for the 2PM matinee. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit our Tickets Page.

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Dine-Out and Donate!

Sunday, April 29th – 12PM to 8PM

Fuddrucker 04.29.2018Dine Out at Fuddruckers on Route 1 in Saugus on Sunday, April 29 between 12PM and 8PM and show the flyer above when paying for your check and 20% of your total meal will be donated to Theatre Company of Saugus. All you have to do is eat!

This Fundraising event will help pay for the new seating risers we recently purchased. These risers will help heighten our audience’s experience for years to come. Help us cover their cost by choosing Fuddruckers on Sunday when you eat out.

To use the flyer you can either print out this page and bring it with you OR you can show the flyer to the cashier on your smartphone or tablet.