Our On This Winter’s Eve cast has been selected. They’ve already had a full read through of all four shows and rehearsals have begun. We have a combination of returning actors and new faces to the TCS stage.
TCS is excited to announce the cast of On This Winter’s Eve: Original One Act Play Festival with pieces by Josh Black, Tofer Carlson, and Matthew Garlin for our holiday production in December 2019.
New actors to the TCS stage are: Rebecca McAuliffe, Rachel Curran, Laurie Frank, Rayna Frank, Bryan Hall, Rosemary Leo, Anetta Rauf, and Melissa Reda.
We are excited to work once again with the following actors: Kathy Bedard, Sharon Buccuzzo Beeler, Catherine Hersh, Damien Dakotah LaCount, Julie Liuzza, Stephen Russo, Jessica Stockton, Brooks Workman, Jon Workman, and Rylan Workman.
Rebel Without a Claus by Tofer Carlson and A Christmas Gift by Matthew Garlin will be directed by Victoria Isotti. The Noir Before Christmas by Tofer Carlson and A Dickens of a Christmas Carol by Josh Black will be directed by Rachael Bernstein.
Tickets will go on sale later this month and will be posted on Facebook and the TCS website when available.
TCS mourns the passing of Joanne Louise Wheeler, age 85, on October 29, 2019. She was a long-time supporter of TCS and was affectionately known as “Gram” to so many who knew her. Gram was one of the co-directors of our musical revue: A Celebration of Love, in February 2010. Much of the structure of the show was her concept. She also assisted with costumes on numerous productions over the years. In recent years, while she may not have worked on shows, she supported the theatre and her family who were involved by attending performances.
Please keep Gram’s friends and loved ones in your prayers. Her granddaughter Amanda Allen, grandson William Fafard, Jr., and daughter Joanne Fafard are all active members of TCS and her loss is being deeply felt by them and their extended TCS family.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave. in Saugus on Tuesday, November 5th from 4PM to 8PM. Funeral from the funeral home on Wednesday, November 6th at 9AM followed by a funeral mass in Blessed Sacrament Church, 14 Summer St. in Saugus at 10AM. Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Saugus.
In lieu of flowers donations in Joanne’s name can be made to: Theatre Company of Saugus P.O. Box 1058 Saugus, MA 01906 Check should be made to Theatre Company of Saugus with a note that it’s in memory of Joanne Wheeler. OR Saugus High School Drama Club c/o Michael Hashem, Principal Saugus High School One Pearce Memorial Drive Saugus, MA 01906 Checks should be made to Saugus Public Schools with a letter or note stating that it’s in memory of Joanne Wheeler for the Saugus High School Drama Club.
Due to vocal health one of our current actors is unfortunately unable to continue. Therefore we are immediately casting an actor/actress to join the TCS production currently in rehearsal – the New England Premiere of Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe by Jonathan Christenson.
Audition Details: Sunday, September 15 Open Call – 6:00PM to 8:00PM American Legion, 44 Taylor Street, Saugus We will audition people in the order they arrive.
Role: Player 1 is the narrator of the piece with additional company responsibilities. This is a large role with a lot of singing and dialogue set in iambic tetrameter. The director is looking for someone with great storytelling ability and physicality who is able to sing baritone to a tenor falsetto. This production will embrace the maniacal side-show of the macabre in its loosest term. Movement experience is helpful.
Actor/Actress must be available Mon, Tue, Wed evenings 7:00PM to 10:00PM.
Show Dates: Fri-Sun, Oct 25-27 and Nov 1-3 Halloween Night Performance at 9:00PM Tech Week begins October 20
Please prepare/bring the following: * Two contrasting power-ballad music pieces (2 minutes maximum per song). Bring sheet music with you for your pieces. No a cappella please. * One minute monologue, poem, or story. Please note that this material is specific storytelling, please select a piece with this in mind when auditioning. * A headshot – it does not have to be professional – a current printed photo is great. * You can pre-print the Audition Packet from here and bring it with you to the audition.
All are invited to participate or listen to the reading of a new script. Beyond the Blues is a new musical play by Ralph Tufo. He has invited Theatre Company of Saugus to read the script aloud for the first time, and to provide feedback to the author. Ralph Tufo is the writer of two other musical shows presented in the last few years: The Katrina Roadhouse, and I’d Rather Be Lucky Than Good; the cast and crew of both of those shows included TCS members.
The reading will be on Sunday 29 September 2019, starting at 6:00 PM. Some refreshments will be provided. The location is the first floor meeting room at Seal Harbor Three in Winthrop, MA.
For the reading it doesn’t matter if we have actors that match the race of the characters, nor the exact age, but it is better if the genders match. We will read the script aloud. No singing is required; for the songs, we will play recordings that have already been made by Ralph’s band.
Synopsis of Beyond the Blues:
It’s 1982 in the Brickyard section of Lynn, MA. The gritty Urban Legend Bar & Grill is hosting its annual Singer/Songwriter Blues Competition. Four finalists are vying for the coveted award. They each sing two original songs, accompanied by dramatic monologues which describe the inspiration behind their songs, the hardships they’ve gotten beyond, and their unique connection to Lynn’s history. The Blue Blazers Band provide the live musical back-up for the singers. Who wins the award? It’s up to the audience who votes for the winner at each performance.
Every year the town of Saugus holds its annual street fair. Vendors, artists, games, food, and entertainment! The Theatre Company of Saugus will present performances from recent and upcoming shows at 10:00 AM – including this summer’s Elf, Jr. and next month’s Nevermore on Saturday, September 7, 2019. TCS will have a booth on Central Street in front of Town Hall, where you can enter a raffle and find out about our upcoming season.