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Tickets on Sale for Youth Shows 2022

Tickets are now on sale for Willy Wonka Jr. and The Addams Family young@part. Both shows are presented by the Youth Theatre Workshops at Theatre Company of Saugus. Willy Wonka runs August 12-14, 2022. Addams Family runs August 26-28, 2022. For complete info, see our Tickets page. For the location, see our Directions page.

We are excited to announce the casts of both Willy Wonka and Addams Family! See our Youth Workshop 2022 page.

Auditions for Zombie Prom

The Theatre Company of Saugus is holding auditions for Zombie Prom!  Directed by Kaycee Renee Wilson, this girl-loves-ghoul rock ā€˜nā€™ roll Off Broadway musical is set in the atomic 1950s to a tuneful selection of original songs in the style of 50s hits, lead by musical director Shawn Gelzleicter and choreographer Kate Kelly. 

For dates, location, and complete instructions, see our Auditions page.

West Coast Swing Dance Fundraising Event 2

Theatre Company of Saugus invites all with two-left feet and/or experienced dance skills to our quarterly West Coast Swing Dance Fundraising Event!

West Coast Swing is a social dance boasting a social night of this improvisational street dance in every major US city and many European, Asian, and South-Pacific countries. The art-form is characterized by its roots in big-band swing, incorporating movements from hip-hop, jazz, tap, and ballet, and danced to many songs played on today’s radio/Spotify playlist.

Bring yourself, a partner, a few friends, and/or the whole family, to learn and laugh through this ever evolving creative outlet.

SCHEDULE
Saturday 30 July 2022

7pm-8pm Beginner Lesson
8pm-9pm Beginner/Intermediate Lesson
9pm-1am Social Dancing

PRICING
College Students: $5 for Dance, $10 for Dance and Lessons
Everyone Else: Dance Only is $10, Lessons + Dance is $15

Purchase tickets in advance at our Tickets page.

PARKING/LOCATION
Free parking lot and street parking. Location will be at The American Legion in Saugus (44 Taylor St, Saugus, MA 01906) and is located in and around residential buildings.

BAR/REFRESMENTS:
There will be a cash bar located in the corner of the room serving water, soda, or alcoholic beverages to anyone 21+ with a valid ID. Reasonable prices. Bar is open 7:30 to 11:30 PM.

COVID Safety Policy:
Things might change but as of now this will be a fully vaccinated + mask required event. Please be ready to show your vaccine card at the door.

To see a list of places in and around Greater Boston where you can go *after* this night, feel free to check out this calendar here; http://www.xgenboston.com/

Spring Awakening gets 11 DASH Nominations

Each year the Eastern Massachusetts Association of Community Theaters (EMACT) conducts the Distinguished Achievement and Special Honors (DASH) program, in which shows are evaluated, leading possibly to awards (like the Tonys) announced at the annual DASH Gala. The nominees for shows performed in 2021-22 were announced on Wednesday 20 July 2022, via a YouTube streamcast.

The Theatre Company of Saugus (TCS) production of Spring Awakening, presented in May 2022, was nominated for 11 awards:

  • Supporting Male Actor in a Musical – David Picariello as Moritz
  • Sound Design for a Musical – Patrick Dzierzak
  • Lighting Design for a Musical – Nathan Fogg-DeSisto
  • Makeup and Hair Design for a Musical – James Valentin
  • Costume Design for a Musical – James Valentin
  • Lead Female Actor in a Musical – Rachel Pride as Wendla
  • Choreography for a Musical- Kathleen Tringale
  • Music Direction for a Musical – Kelvyn Koning
  • Ensemble in a Musical – The Cast
  • Director of a Musical – Bobby Imperato
  • Best Musical – Spring Awakening

TCS members also were nominated for roles in the productions of other local theaters.

  • Supporting Actor in a Musical – Will Farfard Jr. in Into The Woods at Pentucket Players
  • Supporting Actor in a Play – John Pease in Drinking Habits at Colonial Chorus Players
  • Costume Design for a Play – Elvira Schoenthal for Translations at Marblehead Little Theatre
  • Stage Management of a Play – Monica Bruno for Sense and Sensibility at Concord Players
  • Specialty Ensemble in a Musical – Will Fafard Jr. and others as The Infantry in Evita at The Pentucket Players
  • Direction of a Musical – Jason Hair-Wynn for The Bridges of Madison County at The Burlington Players, 

(“Male Actor” and “Female Actor” are shorthand used here for “Performer in a Male-Identifying Role” and “Performer in a Female-Identifying Role”, respectively.) Click here for a complete list of the nominees.

The award winners will be announced at the DASH Gala on Saturday 20 August 2022, at Cary Hall in Lexington. Food and drinks start at 6:30 PM, and the awards presentation starts at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $40 each. Click here for more information about the Gala.

Because of the nomination for Best Musical, a medley from Spring Awakening will be presented by TCS cast members at the Gala.

All cast, crew, partners, relatives, and friends are invited to sit with TCS at the Gala. But we need to make a group purchase of tickets, which requires a commitment to pay for your tickets. Please send $40 for each attendee, by midnight on Friday 29 July 2022, via Venmo to: @theatrecompanyof-saugus with your names and the notation: DASH Gala.

Lion in Winter performance photos

Caitlin Cremins as Alais and Brian Dion as Henry
Michael Mazzone as John in foreground. Zachary McConnell as Geoffrey in background.
Wendy Lippe as Eleanor, Zachary McConnell as Geoffrey

Performances continue June 17-18-19, Friday and Saturday at 8 PM, Sunday at 3 PM. At the American Legion / 44 Taylor Street / Saugus, Massachusetts 01906. For tickets see: TCSaugus.org/tickets/

[Photos by Will Stofega]

Lion in Winter Cast

The cast of The Lion in Winter by James Goldman, presented by The Psych Drama Company, hosted by the Theatre Company of Saugus. Left to right: Norman Dubois as Philip, Caitlin Cremins as Alais, Michael Mazzone as John, Brian Dion as Henry, Zachary McConnell as Geoffrey, Wendy Lippe as Eleanor, Richie DeJesus as Richard. Performances continue June 17-18-19, Friday and Saturday at 8 PM, Sunday at 3 PM. At the American Legion / 44 Taylor Street / Saugus, Massachusetts 01906. For tickets see: TCSaugus.org/tickets/

Photo by Mary Moffett

No show Friday 17 June 2022

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the performance of Lion in Winter on Friday 17 June 2022 at 8:00 PM is cancelled. All other remaining performances are on, and seats are available.

Lion in Winter Characters

The characters in The Lion in Winter, presented by The Psych Drama Company, hosted by Theatre Company of Saugus. Playing June 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 2022. (Photos by Will Stofega)

See our Tickets page, and the show page for more information.