Category Archives: Shows

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!

Tickets Now on Sale

Tickets are now on sale for three events at the Theatre Company of Saugus:

The location for all is the Saugus American Legion Post / 44 Taylor Street / Saugus, Massachusetts 01906. See our Directions page.

For complete details on purchasing tickets, see our Tickets page.

Lovely Thoughts and Other Stories

A short play festival. Six new original short comedic plays. Playing March 11 thru 20, 2022. Tickets are now on sale.

For complete info about the shows and the cast, see our Lovely Thoughts show page.

To purchase tickets, see our Tickets page.

Click here for an article about the show by Neil Zolot of the Saugus Advertiser on Wicked Local.

Spring Awakening Cast

Opening May 6, 2022. For more info see the Spring Awakening show page.

Tickets for Holiday Cabaret

There’s No Business Like Snow Business, our 2021 holiday season cabaret, is very soon: December 17-18-19, 2021. Friday & Saturday at 7:30 PM, and Sunday at 2:00 PM. Tickets are now on sale, by visiting our Tickets page.

Click here for a digital version of the program playbill.

Click here to sign up to help out with the front-of-house jobs: usher, concessions.

Lion in Winter

The Theatre Company of Saugus is pleased to announce its collaboration with The Psych Drama Company, in their presentation of The Lion in Winter, in January 2022. 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?

Tickets are now on sale! See our Tickets page. Performances are January 14-23, 2022, on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM, with Sunday matinees at 3:00 PM. The venue is the American Legion Post 210 at 44 Taylor Street, Saugus, Massachusetts.

For more information about the show, the cast, the radio-play version, and more, see our show page.