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.

AmazonSmile and Prime Day – July 17

A Perfect Way to Support TCS!

If you are making a purchase through Amazon…
…why not use Amazon Smile and make a donation to TCS just by shopping?
When you do your shopping through Amazon Smile, they donate a portion of your purchases to Theatre Company of Saugus. Amazon Smile is the same as Amazon, with the same products, and your account and preferences already known. Just a slightly different web address.
Start shopping on Amazon and activate donating to TCS during Prime Day.
It will ask you to log-in, then to select an organization to donate to. Search for Theatre Company of Saugus and select us as your non-profit of choice. The next time you log-in through Smile.Amazon.com, it will tell you that you are donating to TCS.
And…you can shop through Amazon Smile and support
Theatre Company of Saugus all year round – not only on Prime Day!

Click on the link to shop through the AmazonSmile TCS Page.

Auditions for Lizzie!

Auditions for Lizzie will be taking place Sunday, July 22 from 4PM to 8PM and Tuesday, July 24 from 6PM to 10PM.

For all the details and to sign up for a time slot, please visit our Auditions page.

Artistic Staffing Needs for 2018-2019 50th Anniversary Season

If you or someone you know would be interested in applying for one of the openings, please contact TCS at TCSaugus@gmail.com.  Applicants may apply for more than one position.

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Lizzie: The Musical

We are in search of a Music DirectorTechnical Director, and Stage Manager for this production. A stipend is available for each of these positions.
Lizzie is a rock musical featuring 4 (potentially 8) female vocalists with a rock band that evolves into a character of sorts over the course of the musical.
To provide some context of what an MD may be in for:
“Lush tunes which retch sex, rage, dyke heat, misanthropy, and incest … Surreal glee and gallows humor … Finally, a rock musical you’d wanna mosh to.”
— The Village Voice
“Four Amazing Female Vocalists + Rollicking (yet tuneful) Epic Rock Score + Intelligent (and sometimes tongue in cheek) Lyrics = PURE AWESOMENESS!”
— David Clarke, Houston Press, Top Ten Theater-Related Recordings of 2013
DEADLINE to APPLY:
Friday, June 15
Please send a letter of interest with theatrical resume to TCSaugus@gmail.com.
Interviews will be scheduled for the end of June. Auditions will be taking place the end of July. Performances will be October 12-14 and 19-21, 2018.
LIZZIE – Music by Steven Cheslik-deMeyer and Alan Stevens Hewitt; Lyrics by Steven Cheslik-deMeyer and Tim Maner; Book by Tim Maner; Additional Music by Tim Maner; Additional Lyrics by Alan Stevens Hewitt; Based on an original concept by Steven Cheslik-deMeyer and Tim Maner; Orchestrations by Alan Stevens Hewitt

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It’s a Wonderful Life:A Live Radio Play

We are in search of a Director, Technical Director, and Stage Manager for this production. A stipend is available for each of these positions.
It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play brings the holiday classic to life as a 1940’s live radio play.
“A fresh theatrical context that creates just the right kind of retro warmth. If you cry every time you see the movie, you’ll be blubbering away right on cue…Guaranteed.”
Chris Jones, The Chicago Tribune
DEADLINE to APPLY:
Friday, June 29
Please send a letter of interest with theatrical resume to TCSaugus@gmail.com.
Interviews will be scheduled during July. Auditions dates are to be determined. There will be four performances taking place on December 14-16, 2018.
IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE – Adapted by Joe Landry from the Frank Capra classic.

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Children of Eden

We are in search of a Director, Musical Director, Technical Director, and Stage Manager for this production. A stipend is available for each of these positions.
Children of Eden follows Adam, Eve, Noah and the “Father” who created them as they deal with the headstrong, cataclysmic actions of their respective children. The show ultimately delivers a bittersweet. but inspiring. message: that “the hardest part of love… is letting go.”
DEADLINE to APPLY:
Friday, June 29
Please send a letter of interest with theatrical resume to TCSaugus@gmail.com.
Interviews will be scheduled during July. Audition dated are to be determined. Performances will be February 22-24 and March 1-3, 2019.
CHILDREN OF EDEN – Book by John Caird; Music & Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz; Based on a concept by Charles Lisanby; Orchestrations by Bruce Coughlin and Martin Erkskine

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Steel Magnolias

We are in search of a Director, Technical Director, and Stage Manager for this production. A stipend is available for each of these positions.
Steel Magnolias is a play concerned with a group of gossipy southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlor, the play is alternately hilarious and touching — and, in the end, deeply revealing of the strength and purposefulness which underlies the antic banter of its characters.
“…a skillfully crafted, lovingly evoked picture of eccentricity in the small-town South…Robert Harling is a new voice in the theatre and the qualities of STEEL MAGNOLIAS suggest he may be an important one.”
— Drama-Logue
DEADLINE to APPLY:
Friday, June 29
Please send a letter of interest with theatrical resume to TCSaugus@gmail.com.
Interviews will be scheduled during July. Auditions are toe be determined. Performances will be April 26-28 and May 3-5, 2019.
STEEL MAGNOLIAS – Written by Robert Harling

ADDITIONAL STAFFING NEEDS

In addition, we are looking for SetLightingSoundCostume, and Props Designers for each show in the season to complete our Production Team.
Closer to the performance dates we will need Set Builders, Painters, Sound and Light Board Operators, and Front of House Staff  (concessions, ushers, etc.). If you have not volunteered with us before, but would like to start, this is a great way to get involved!

Youth Theatre Workshop 2018

Click here for the flyer about Getting to Know … Once Upon a Mattress

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The Theatre Company of Saugus presents its
8th Annual Youth Theatre Workshop
A place where imagination can learn and grow!

August 6-10 and 13-17, 2018
9AM to 4PM – Monday thru Friday

Ending with a production of Getting to Know … Once Upon a Mattress.

Performances will be on Friday, August 17 at 7PM and on Saturday, August 18 at 2PM and at 7PM.

SPACE IS STILL AVAILABLE
REGISTER BY SUNDAY, AUGUST 5

There will be a session to meet and greet the staff and kids and parents.  We will “audition” everyone to help us plan who will get which parts in the show.  Be prepared to sing and dance.  If you have a song prepared, please bring the sheet music with you, but it’s not required.  THE MEET & GREET / AUDITIONS HAVE BEEN MOVED TO SUNDAY, AUGUST 5, starting at 6:00PM.  If you cannot attend but are going to be in the workshop, let us know.

Our workshop will be held at the American Legion this year (it has AC!). However, it is not handicap accessible to the second floor where the performance will be. If this is a concern please don’t hesitate to reach out. We may be able to make some accommodations if needed. The American Legion is located at 44 Taylor Street / Saugus, MA 01906.

Email tcsaugus@gmail.com for more information.

Can’t make it? No worries we will see you on the first day of the workshop!

Please join us in welcoming our new Acting Coach/Director Sean Perry!! Our staff Amanda Allen (Dance Coach), Jen Gelzleichter (Technical Director), and Shawn Gelzleichter (Music/Vocal Coach) will all be returning this year as well!! We are looking forward to the workshop this summer and can’t wait to start!

What do we do during the Workshop?  We play theater games, sing, dance, and act.  We make our own props.  We design, build and paint the set.  We build and try on costumes.  In the end, we put on a fantastic show!  When it all comes down to it, we make friendships and memories that will last a lifetime!

The fee is $400 per child.  There are discounts for multiple children and for early registration.  The fee is only $350 if paid by July 9th.

Click here to download the flyer.

To express your interest or to request a Registration Form, please fill out the Request Form for Youth Workshop 2018 below.

Or click here to download a pdf Request Form, print it and fill it out, and send it to us at:  Theatre Company of Saugus  /  PO Box 1058  /  Saugus, MA  01906.

Or, if you are interested and want to find out more, email us at  TCSaugus@gmail.com, or phone us at 781-816-7019.

If you are ready to sign up, click here to download the Registration Form.  Fill it out, and send it in with your check to us at:  Theatre Company of Saugus  /  PO Box 1058  /  Saugus, MA  01906.

Check back for details about the roles that will be available for the show and more information about the performance itself. This posting will be updated with links when the information is available.

Request Form for Youth Workshop 2018