Category Archives: Announcements

Immediate Casting Needed for Nevermore

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.

For more information about the production – visit our show page.
Questions? Email us at TCSaugus@gmail.com

Beyond the Blues

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.

Characters:

  • Anthony Tagliamonte (Tony Tag) – White Male, 53
  • Mary Hennessey – White Female, 30
  • Albie Tomlin – Black Male, 50
  • Jack Weber – White Male, 33
  • Shakira Murray – Black Female, 21

Saugus Founders Day 2019

UPDATE – Due to the storm coming up the coast and the 90% chance of rain and winds in the area – Saugus Founders Day has been postponed until Saturday, September 14. Same times. Same location.

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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.

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Tickets now on sale for Nevermore

Tickets are now on sale for our Fall 2019 production – Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe.

Performance dates are:
Friday – Sunday, October 25-27
Thursday, October 31
Friday-Sunday, November 1-3

Prices range from $17.00 to $30.00 depending on category and performance date.

Please note the Halloween performance on October 31 will start at 9:00PM to allow people to have participated in Halloween activities earlier in the evening. Audience in costumes are encouraged for the evening!

To purchase tickets visit our Tickets page.

Nevermore Rehearsals Have Begun

Our Nevermore cast has been selected and rehearsals have begun. We have a mix of returning players and some new faces to the TCS stage.

TCS is excited to announce the cast of Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe by Jonathan Christenson our Fall 2019 production. 

The Players: Koda Mehalba, Arthur Comer, Christine Dickinson, Andy LeBlanc, Richie DeJesus, Andrew Quinney, Becky Jo Roland, Sabrina Ornae, Melissa Jean MacNeil, Caroline Fonseca, and Kathy Rapino (not pictured) and Benjamin Finn as Edgar Allan Poe. 

Direction and Choreography by Jason Hair-Wynn. Music Direction by Shawn Gelzleichter. Stage Management by Molly Scrivens. 

Rehearsals started this week and are off to a great start. Tickets will go on sale later this month and will be posted on FB and the TCS website when available.

For all the details about our cast and production team, click here for the Nevermore page.

Annual Car Wash 2019

TCS will hold its annual summer Car Wash on Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM.  At the Saugus Senior Center, 466 Central Street (near Hurd Avenue) in Saugus.

Only $5 to wash your car, or $7 for SUVs, trucks or vans.  Extra to clean inside windows.

If it’s a hot day –  and you would like us to spray you with the hose, there is only a small charge.

You will be attended by the cast for our upcoming production of  Elf, Jr. – so you will be receiving the magical treatment that only elves can provide!

Come help us out and have some good clean fun!  If you are interested in assisting, email us at tcsaugus@gmail.com.

But even if you can’t come down and help wash, bring your car down so we can clean it up for you.  Your car is dirty and needs washing.

Proceeds will benefit our summer Youth Theatre Workshop 2019.

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Dine Out for Dollars – July 27, 2019

Join us at California Pizza Kitchen in Lynnfield, and whether you are dining in, ordering take out, or picking up catering – if you show the flyer below, 20% of your bill will be donated to Theatre Company of Saugus.

The fundraising event date is Saturday 27 July 2019, all day.  This is the day the Youth Theatre Workshop is presenting Elf The Musical, JR. twice!  Have a meal between the matinee performance at 2:00 PM and the evening show at 7:00 PM.  The matinee is expected to be done at 3:45 PM, so you’ll have plenty of time to get up to Lynnfield and back, because it takes only 15 minutes from Saugus.

You can either print out the flyer below, or download it to your smartphone for easy access to show it when you place your order.

So, enjoy a meal with family and friends and simply by choosing where you break bread and showing this info – you help support local community theatre.  Thank you for your support!

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