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Seeking Artistic & Technical Staff for Spring Awakening

The Theatre Company of Saugus will present the musical Spring Awakening, in the spring of 2022. The performances are scheduled for two consecutive weekends of May 2022. Auditions are planned for February 6-9, 2022. The venue will be the American Legion in Saugus, Massachusetts.

Spring Awakening is a coming-of-age rock musical with music by Duncan Sheik and the book and lyrics by Steven Sater. It is based on the 1891 German play Spring Awakening by Frank Wedekind. Set in late 19th-century Germany, the musical tells the story of teenagers discovering the inner and outer tumult of adolescent sexuality.

The theatre company is continuing its search to engage the artistic staff for the show:

  • Director
  • Musical Director
  • Choreographer
  • Stage Manager
  • Technical Director

Stipends are offered.

To apply for these positions, please send a letter of introduction and interest, with a theatrical resume, via email to tcsaugus@gmail.com, by Tuesday 18 January.

Interviews by the board of directors will be scheduled on Monday 17 January and/or Wednesday 19 January 2022.

Tickets for Holiday Cabaret

There’s No Business Like Snow Business, our 2021 holiday season cabaret, is very soon: December 17-18-19, 2021. Friday & Saturday at 7:30 PM, and Sunday at 2:00 PM. Tickets are now on sale, by visiting our Tickets page.

Click here for a digital version of the program playbill.

Click here to sign up to help out with the front-of-house jobs: usher, concessions.

Seeking Directors for the Short Play Festival

The Theatre Company of Saugus is seeking Directors for its short play festival: Lovely Thoughts and Other Stories. There are seven short plays, by various authors, comic and dramatic. Each director could direct one or two of the plays. Small stipends are available.

The performance dates are the first two weekends of March 2022. Auditions are December 12-13-14, 2021. Rehearsals are three evenings each week, starting in January 2022. The location is the American Legion Post 210 / 44 Taylor Street / Saugus, Massachusetts.

Prospective directors should submit a letter of introduction and a theatrical resume, by December 1, 2021, to TCSaugus@gmail.com. Interviews will be conducted during the following week, via zoom. Please indicate which of the plays you are interested in directing, and we will send you the scripts.

For more information about the short play festival, including descriptions of each of the shows and the roles in them, please see the lower portion of our Auditions page.

Auditions for the Short Play Festival

Lovely Thoughts and Other Stories is a show with seven short plays, with musical interludes by the Marvelous Wonderettes. Performances are in March 2022. There are many open roles.

Auditions are December 12-13-14, 2021. For complete information, see our Auditions page.

Annual Meeting & Holiday Party 2021

Each year the Theatre Company of Saugus holds an Annual General Membership Meeting, at which we hold the election of members of the Board of Directors. This year, as is typical, we are combining the meeting with our annual Holiday Season Party. This event will be on Sunday 5 December 2021, starting at 5:00 PM. At the American Legion Post 210 / 44 Taylor Street / Saugus, Massachusetts.

All are invited, members, friends, family, etc. This is a potluck food affair. You are welcome to bring a dish to share. There may also be entertainment. Have a reunion with cast members from past shows, or just enjoy seeing old friends in person. The bar will be open, serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

Click here to sign up to bring food or help out.

In addition to the election, the brief meeting agenda will also include news updates about our upcoming projects. These include: auditions for our Short Play Festival on December 12-13-14; our holiday cabaret There’s No Business Like Snow Business, running December 17-18-19; Photos with Santa; and The Lion in Winter, presented in collaboration with The Psych Drama Company, running January 14-15-16 & 21-22-23, 2022. There will also be a discussion about the musical production to be presented in the spring.

Click here for more info about the board election.

Board Elections 2021

The Board of Directors of the Theatre Company of Saugus is responsible for managing the company. It has 9 members, serving staggered three-year terms. Each board member may be elected to up to two consecutive terms. This year, the terms of three members are expiring, and all of them are eligible to be re-elected: Matthew Garlin, Allison Perry, and Larry Segel.

Allison is choosing not to run again; we thank her for her years of service on the board, and in other capacities. Matthew and Larry are choosing to run for another term, and they have been nominated for re-election. The Nominating Committee has also nominated Benjamin Tan, who has served as an Alternate board member for the past year.

The election of three new board members, for the term 2022 thru 2024, will be held in-person at our Annual General Membership Meeting and Holiday Party. This will be on Sunday 5 December 2021. Additional nominations may also be taken from the floor at the meeting prior to the vote. All members who have paid their membership fee for 2021 or 2022 are eligible to vote, and you can pay your membership fee at the meeting.

Alternate Board Members also attend the monthly board of director meetings, but they only vote on formal motions if we do not have a quorum of regular board members. Alternate board members for 2021 include Rosemary DeGregorio, Billy Jenkins, and Benjamin Tan. Alternate board members will also be elected at the annual meeting.

If you are interested in serving as a regular or alternate board member, please contact any board member, or email us at TCSaugus@gmail.com. The other regular continuing board members include: Jeff Bliss, Alicia Groves, Victoria Isotti, Sean Perry, Deirdre Shaw, and Jill Sliby.

At the next board meeting after the election, all the new, old, and continuing members will meet to elect the officers for 2022. For more info see the Board Members page on our website.

Lion in Winter

The Theatre Company of Saugus is pleased to announce its collaboration with The Psych Drama Company, in their presentation of The Lion in Winter, in January 2022. The Lion in Winter is the classic historical play by James Goldman, about King Henry II of England and his meeting with his queen, mistress, children, and rival king at his castle in Chinon, France during Christmas in the year 1183. Who shall succeed him as king? All three sons want to be the one, but how can Henry choose only one without making the others his enemies?

Tickets are now on sale! See our Tickets page. Performances are January 14-23, 2022, on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM, with Sunday matinees at 3:00 PM. The venue is the American Legion Post 210 at 44 Taylor Street, Saugus, Massachusetts.

For more information about the show, the cast, the radio-play version, and more, see our show page.

Perform in the Holiday Cabaret 2021

On Dancers, on Singers, on Prancers, and Actors, of all ages! Theater Company of Saugus is thrilled to present our annual, holiday cabaret: There’s No Business Like Snow Business. Sign-Ups are now open!! 

To sign up and for more information, see our Auditions page.

The show dates will be Friday and Saturday evenings, December 17 and 18, 2021, at 7:00 PM, as well as a 2:00 PM matinee on Sunday, December 19. The location is the American Legion in Saugus. Performers will be expected to attend two dress rehearsals during the the week prior to the performances. 

If you have questions, please write to TCSaugus@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you!