Category Archives: Shows

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.

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]

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.

The Lion in Winter is ROARING into the Legion in June…

Theatre Company of Saugus is hosting

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?

The Theatre Company of Saugus is excited to be hosting a professional Boston-area theatre company for the first time. The Psych Drama Company has been presenting innovative work for more than 10 years, in various venues around Boston and in Rhode Island.

This production is co-directed by Wendy Lippe of Psych Drama Company and Larry Segel of Theatre Company of Saugus.

While rehearsing the Lion in Winter when theaters were closed, an audio radio-play version was recorded, and that was streamed in December 2020. Click here to read rave press reviews of the radio play, and an exclusive press interview including discussion of the journey of the show from radio drama to fully realized production.

Click here to watch the video trailer.

Click here to read the press feature article about the show, by Kilian Melloy of the Boston Theater Critics Association’s Elliot Norton Awards Committee, the Boston Online Film Critics Association, Edge Media Network’s Associate Arts Editor and Staff Contributor, National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association, and The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association.


The Lion in Winter Performances:
Friday, June 10 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 11 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 12 at 3:00 PM (matinee)
Friday, June 17 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 18 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 19 at 3:00 PM (matinee)

ALL TICKETS = $25 EACH

How to Purchase Tickets:
Advance online sales, using any major credit card, are open until four hours before the curtain time. If available, seats can be purchased at the door for the same price, using cash, check, Venmo, or PayPal, but no credit cards. Ticket prices are the same for all patrons.


COVID Safety Policy Update
Although policies about wearing masks and providing proof of vaccination have been loosening up in many places, in theaters we still must ensure the safety of our patrons, members, actors, and crew, by minimizing the risk of contagion. Our home at the Saugus American Legion is not large and social distancing is not possible.
Therefore we will continue to require our audience to wear masks inside (unless actively eating or drinking), and to be vaccinated. All the cast members of our shows are vaccinated, will be masked during rehearsals, and will be tested prior to performances.
This is especially important for this production as there will be immersive seating and audience and cast will be VERY close to each other.


About Psych Drama Company

The Psych Drama Company was founded in December of 2010 by Wendy Lippe, Ph.D. As a clinical psychologist, Wendy’s vision in starting this company is to integrate her professional expertise with her work as a creative artist. They aim to produce dramatic pieces that engage the large community of mental health professionals in the Boston area, as well as to stimulate and foster psychological mindedness and insight in the community at large.

It is important to them that their productions target not only professionals in the field, including psychologists, psychiatrists, mental health workers, and social workers, but also members of the general public: they aim to be equally accessible to professionals and laypeople alike. Their ultimate goal is to make all of the greatest classic works of drama relevant to today’s audiences by focusing on the timeless elements of human nature.

About Theatre Company of Saugus

The Theatre Company of Saugus (TCS) is the community theatre group serving Saugus, Massachusetts and the surrounding area. Founded in 1968 as the “Town-Criers”, they incorporated in 1990 as a not-for-profit corporation.
Their mission statement is, “To foster and promote an appreciation of the theatre arts and to stimulate production of living theatre for the entertainment and cultural enrichment of the community.”

TCS is currently in the process of getting back to having 3-4 Main Stage productions per year + their Summer Youth Workshop, which culminates in a weekend of performances.

Seeking Artistic Staff for Zombie Prom

The Theatre Company of Saugus (TCS) is seeking the artistic staff for its upcoming musical projects in 2022. Stipends are available.

We are seeking each of these positions:

  • Directors
  • Musical Directors
  • Choreographers

For this show:

Zombie Prom – Our annual Halloween season musical theatre production. Featuring adult and older youth actors. Auditions and rehearsals could begin August 21; usually three times per week. Performances are on two weekends, evening shows on Fridays & Saturdays, and matinees on Sundays; October 21 thru October 30, 2022.

Please write to us via email at tcsaugus@gmail.com by Friday 10 June 2022, indicating which position(s) you are interested in, with a letter of introduction indicating your interest in the show, and a theatrical resume. You should be available for an interview via zoom with the TCS board of directors on the evening of Wednesday 15 June 2022.

Two Show Deal!

Get a seat for both shows, Spring Awakening and Lion in Winter, for a reduced price. Save $4 on each show, for a total savings of $8, when you purchase both at once. Simply select your performance and seats for Spring Awakening in rows B, C, D, or E, and choose the $42 price option. When you get your confirmation email, send it back to tcsaugus@gmail.com and tell us which performance date you want to attend Lion in Winter. See below for the performance dates and times.

You will also save on the ticket purchase fees with this deal. You will pay only $2.50 in fees; instead of the $4.00 total you would pay if you places two separate orders and pay $2.00 per seat for each show.

Take advantage of this before all the seats for Spring Awakening are gone. Which they will be soon!