Category Archives: Announcements

Auditions for “It’s a Wonderful: A Live Radio Play”

Auditions for It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play will take place Sunday and Monday, September 16 and 17 from 7PM to 9:30PM.

For all the details – visit our Auditions page.

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Saugus Founders Day 2018

Every year the town of Saugus holds its annual street fair.  Vendors, artists, games, food, entertainment.  Theatre Company of Saugus will present performances from recent and upcoming shows at 1:30 PM.  Saturday 8 September 2018.  On Central Street in front of Town Hall.

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Annual Car Wash – Sat, Aug 11

TCS will hold its annual summer Car Wash on Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 9:00AM 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 –  if 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 Getting to Know…Once Upon a Mattress – so you will be receiving the royal treatment!

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 2018.

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Tickets on Sale for Getting to Know…Once Upon a Mattress

Tickets are now on sale for our Youth Theatre Workshop 2018 production of Getting to Know…Once Upon a Mattress with a score by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer, and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer.  Getting to Know…Once Upon a Mattress is a musical version of Hans Christian Anderson’s The Princess and the Pea that will delight audiences of all ages with its telling of a classic fairy tale.

Performances are on Friday, August 17 at 7:00PM, and twice on Saturday, August 18, at  2:00PM and 7:00PM.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, students, and children, and groups of 8 or more for $12 each.

Performances will take place at the American Legion Post 210 / 44 Taylor Street /   Saugus, MA.

For more about the show and the workshop, see our Getting to Know…Once Upon a Mattress page.

To purchase tickets, see our Tickets page.

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TCS Lighting Workshops – Aug 13 & 14

Have you ever wanted to know more about the art of lighting? How are lighting equipment locations and angles chosen? How many lights are two many lights to wire together? How simple or complicated is a light board? How did they do all of it before computers?

TCS will be hosting two Lighting Workshops on Monday and Tuesday, August 13 and 14 at 7:00PM at the American Legion in Saugus. Monday’s session will be hands on and you will actually hang lights. Tuesday’s session will be more the designer side of the experience.

For all the details CLICK HERE.

The Cast of Lizzie!

TCS is excited to announce our “killer” cast for LIZZIE:

Lizzie……………….Jilliana Sliby
Emma………………Daria Contino
Alice………………..Christine Dickinson
Bridget…………….Lauren Sabbag

For more details about the cast and the production, visit the Lizzie page.

TCS earns many 2018 DASH Nominations

The nominations for the 2018 annual DASH awards were announced on July 19.  The Theatre Company of Saugus production of Spelling Bee was honored with seven nominations!

The Eastern Massachusetts Association of Community Theaters (EMACT) sent out consultants to review 132 shows in the 2017-2018 season.  Ratings are made in many categories, and those with the six highest ratings get DASH (Distinguished Achievement and Special Honors) nominations.  The winners in each category were announced at the annual EMACT DASH Gala, which was held on Saturday 25 August 2018, at Carey Hall in Lexington.

The TCS production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee earned these nominations:

  • Best Set Design for a Musical – Nicholas Raponi
  • Best Set Dressing for a Musical – Amanda Allen, Bobby Imperato, Nicholas Raponi, Jamie Trevino
  • Best Props Design for a Musical – Amanda Allen, Damien LaCount, Bobby Imperato, Jamie Trevino
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Musical – Nicholas Raponi
  • Best Choreography of a Musical – Kristin McGregor
  • Best Ensemble of a Musical
  • Best Production of a Musical

The cast of Spelling Bee, nominated for Best Ensemble, included:  Suzanne Mills, Nicholas Raponi, Lauren Amaru, Tessa Berliner, David Picariello, Amanda Raponi, Daria Contino, Daniel Ehrenpreis, and Sean Perry.  The director was Bobby Imperato, and the stage manager was Jamie Trevino (now Jamie Imperato).  The musical director was Benjamin Tan.  Since we were nominated for Best Production of a Musical, the cast  performed a number from the show at the Gala!

In addition, some other TCS members were nominated for their work with other theater companies.  And a few of them won!  Congratulations to all!

  • Best Sound Design of a Play – Nicholas Meunier – Fahrenheit 451 – Cannon Theater
  • Best Lead Actor in a Musical – Richie DeJesus – In the Heights – Nashoba Players
  • Best Lead Actress in a Musical – Tristyn Sepersky – Heathers – Footlight Club.  Tristyn won this award!
  • Best Choreography of a Musical – Samantha Brior-Jones – Heathers – Massasoit Theater Company.  Samantha was a co-winner of this award.
  • Best Musical Direction – James Murphy – Parade – The Umbrella.  James was a co-winner of this award.

Click here for a complete list of the nominees and winners.