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Saugus Founders Day 2021

Each year (except 2020) the town of Saugus holds a street fair. Featuring vendors, food carts, games for kids, art sales, and information booths set up by community organizations and businesses.

Theatre Company of Saugus always participates. There will be a TCS info booth, and the kids from the Youth Theatre Workshop this summer will perform selections from The Little Mermaid Jr on the steps in front of Town Hall, starting at 1:30 PM.

Several fantastic raffle prizes will be awarded. Purchase tickets at the TCS booth.

We have a special Founders Day discount on tickets to Night of the Living Dead. See our Tickets page.

This year Founders Day is on Saturday 11 September 2021. Running from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM. On several blocks of Central Street, running north from the monument. The TCS booth is right in front of Town Hall.

We need volunteers to staff the TCS info table throughout the day. Greet visitors, hand out flyers, and run a raffle. We also need people to set up the table in the morning, and break it down at the end.

Click here to sign up to staff, setup, or breakdown the TCS info table at Founders Day on 11 September 2021. We will contact you with instructions.

Auditions for Night of the Living Dead

Theatre Company of Saugus is holding auditions for its next Halloween-season show, Night of the Living Dead, based on the cult classic zombie movie.

Auditions are September 7-9. Performances are October 29 thru November 7, 2021.

Seeking all types for all roles; BIPOC actors are especially encouraged.

For complete details, see the Auditions page.

AACT Fest 2021

The American Association of Community Theatre (AACT) holds a national competitive festival every two years. The 2021 festival is going on right now, June 14-20, 2021. Virtually, so you can attend without traveling.

There are 12 shows being presented, by community theatres selected as the best from all over the country. There will also be many useful workshops and presentations.

A local neighboring group, The Lexington Players, is one of the competitors. They are presenting The Mountaintop, by Katori Hall, a fictional depiction of events the night before the assassination of the civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The players are Dominic Carter and Jess Washington, and the director is Sal Jones. The show is streaming on Saturday 19 June 2021 at 9:30 PM, with the adjudication streaming the following morning.

You can purchase tickets for individual performances, or for the entire festival. For complete information, see aact.org/aactfest-2021.

Theatre Company of Saugus went to the AACT Fest 2002, as the representative of the New England Region, with our production of Interview.

Back to the Stage Summer Workshops

After sitting at home staring at your screen for a year, you are ready to get Back to the Stage.

In person. At the TCS home at the American Legion Post 210 at 44 Taylor Street in Saugus, Massachusetts. See our Directions page.

But your in-person skills are rusty. So we have a series of workshops to help you get back in top form. Click on the links below for more information about each.

For all in-person indoor events, participants are required to follow the current CDC guidelines. You must wear a mask if you are not vaccinated.

Fees for all the workshop sessions can be paid in advance with a credit card. See our Tickets page. Some of the workshops also require you to sign up for specific time slots or sessions. (For the Dance classes, payment is directly to SBJ rather than TCS.)

Things Ado: Nothing

A big thank you to all who participated in our production of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. Including the actors, the crew, the director, stage manager, the DCR, Friends of Breakheart, and many others. And especially to our audiences, which were much bigger than anticipated. It was a pleasure to perform in front of a live audience.

The show was presented outdoors at Breakheart Reservation during June 4-13, 2021. Click here to view the program/playbill.

Back to the Stage Calendar Raffle

The Theatre Company of Saugus presents a fundraising raffle with over 30 prizes! Each one to be awarded in July, at least two prizes each day.

$10 buys you a chance to win any one of the prizes. $15 for two chances.

The prizes will be announced each day on the TCS Facebook page by participants in our Youth Theatre Workshop. See: https://www.facebook.com/TheatreCompanyofSaugus. You don’t need to be present online to win.

To enter send us money with a note saying “Calendar Raffle”, plus your Name, Phone number, and Email address. If you win something, we will contact you to arrange the pickup of your prize. How to send money and enter:

  • With any credit card, using the link on our Tickets page
  • Via PayPal, send money to: tcsaugus@gmail.com
  • Via Venmo, send money to: @theatrecompanyof-saugus
  • Via check payable to “Theatre Company of Saugus” and mailed to: TCS / PO Box 1058 / Saugus, MA 01906

You can enter up until July 31, 2021. But the earlier you enter, the more prizes you will be eligible for.

Here are the prizes and the days the winners of each will be selected. See below the flyer with pictures of the prizes. Click here for a printable version of the flyer.

  • 7/19 Disney Basket
  • 7/19 $10 Starbucks Gift Certificate and Spa Basket
  • 7/20 $125 Gift Certificate to Nobility Hill Tavern
  • 7/20 $50 in Lottery Tickets
  • 7/21 2 dozen homemade Broadway/theater Logo cookies by Auntie Ashley’s Creations
  • 7/21 $25 Gift Certificate and Patriots Basket
  • 7/22 Game and Movie Night Baskets
  • 7/22 Boston Brew 12pk with T-Shirt and matching coasters
  • 7/23 Trolley Dolly Luggage Set
  • 7/23 5 Free 90 Minute Musical Theater Dance Classes with Rachel Bertone
  • 7/24 “Measure Your Life in Love” Basket
  • 7/24 Free Pass to TCS Musical Theater Dance Masterclass with Samantha Brior-Jones
  • 7/25 Wax Melt Basket
  • 7/25 The Castle Gelato Food Voucher and Summer Fun Basket
  • 7/26 2 free sessions to The Studio For Fitness and 2020 Hess Truck Package
  • 7/26 Cabernet/Cabaret Basket includes $100 Wine Voucher to Nakedwines.com
  • 7/26 2020 Hess Trucks Toy Sets
  • 7/27 Red Sox Basket and Fenway Print
  • 7/27 TCS T-Shirt and 2 Tickets to upcoming 2021 show
  • 7/28 World of Geekcraft Book and $50 Amazon Gift Card
  • 7/28 $25 Polcari’s Gift Certificate
  • 7/29 Broadway Quilt and Serving Trays
  • 7/29 Deep Fryer and Canning Kit
  • 7/30 Flexible Mirror and Crockpot
  • 7/30 Passes for Free Headshots with Sabrina Ornae Photography and Camera Shot Glasses
  • 7/31 2 Passes for admission to TCS Summer Vocal Workshop with Lori L’Italien
  • 7/31 Miniature Gumball Machine
  • 7/31 Under the Sea Little Mermaid Basket

Summer Adult Dance Classes

Summer Adult Dance Classes

with

Samantha Brior-Jones

on the North Shore

Tuesdays – July 6 thru August 24, 2021

at the American Legion / 44 Taylor Street / Saugus, Mass.

Click on this link to sign up: www.signupgenius.com. Then use the Search feature to find: sbj.briorbello@gmail.com. Or, click on one of the four class links above.

$120 per 8-week class. 15 dancers per class. (50% deposit required to hold seat.)

To pay, click on one of these three Payment Options:

And send money to the indicated recipient for each. Identify yourself and which class you are taking.

Contact with any questions or concerns: sbj.briorbello@gmail.com

Samantha Brior-Jones was the principal choreographer for the TCS production of The Producers in 2012. She is a dance teacher, choreographer, and director, who works mostly on the South Shore with groups like Massasoit Theatre Company, Norton Singers, and HIngham Civic.  She has won several EMACT DASH awards for directing and choreography.

These dance classes will be the first in our series of Summer 2021 Workshops. Other events include headshot photo sessiona, a series of masterclasses for musical theatre singers, how to read music class, playwriting, and improvisation classes. See other posts on this TCS website for more information.

Intro to Reading Music for Singers Workshop

TCS is offering a workshop called “C The Notes” – A Crash Course in Reading Music for Singers. Experienced music director Benjamin Tan will teach an introduction to reading music for singers. Students will go over the basics of visualizing rhythm and melody on sheet music, and apply music theory fundamentals to musical theatre repertoire.

Benjamin Tan was the music director for our Youth Theatre Workshop 2020, and for our production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

The workshop date is Thursday 8 July 2021, starting at 7:00 PM. The workshop will be held in-person at our headquarters at the American Legion Post 220 / 44 Taylor Street / Saugus, Massachusetts.

The cost of the workshop will be $10. See our Tickets page for the link to pay with a credit card and register in advance. You can also pay at the door with cash, check, PayPal, or Venmo.