TCS Wins DASH Awards 2017

Once again Theatre Company of Saugus (TCS) has been honored with multiple DASH nominations.  And this year we came up with two Awards!

DASH is like the local Tony awards, “Distinguished Achievement and Special Honors”, offered by the Eastern Massachusetts Association of Community Theatres (EMACT).  Reviewers watch performances of each show and make detailed ratings of all aspects.  Those with the highest ratings are nominated.  There were 192 shows this season.

Three nominations were earned by the TCS production of Lost in Yonkers by Neil Simon, directed by Ryan Began, presented in February 2017.

  • Supporting Actress in a Play – Angela Rossi as Bella
  • Youth Actor or Actress in a Play – Zack Perry as Arty
  • Youth Actor or Actress in a Play – James Cormier as Jay

And the winner was Zack Perry!

The DASH program also offers Consultants’ Choice Awards, for especially creative work that doesn’t fit into any of the usual categories.  TCS won one of these:

  • Bobby Imperato for Fight Choreography in Heathers the Musical, which TCS presented in October 2016.

In addition, several TCS members were winners or nominees for shows done by other companies:

  • James Murphy won for Musical Direction of Big Fish at The Umbrella
  • Also nominated for Musical Direction were:
    • Steven Bergman for Sunset Boulevard at Arlington Friends of the Drama
    • Shawn Gelzleichter for Little Shop of Horrors at the Footlight Club
  • Samantha Brior-Jones won for Choreography of Young Frankenstein at the Norton Singers
  • Jason Hair-Wynn won for Best Actor in a Play for Extremities at Acme

The nominations were announced on a webcast on 19 July 2017.  The trophies were awarded at the annual EMACT DASH Gala, which was on Saturday 26 August, at Cary Hall in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Congratulations to all!  A complete list of nominees and winners is at:  www.emact.org.

Car Wash 2017

TCS will hold our annual summer Car Wash on Saturday 29 July 2017 from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM.  The location is the Saugus Senior Center, 466 Central Street, near Hurd Avenue.

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

It is going to be 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 waterfowl that recently appeared in our production of Honk! Jr., including ducks, geese, swans, as well as a turkey, a cat, and a bullfrog.

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 2017.

 

Auditions for Jack the Ripper musical

TCS is excited to announce Auditions for our Halloween season show:

Jack the Ripper – The Whitechapel Musical

Auditions will be on Sunday 30 July and Tuesday 1 August 2017.  Performances are scheduled for October 19-29, 2017.

Complete information about the show and the auditions are on our Auditions page, including role descriptions, and links to make an audition appointment.

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Tickets on sale for Honk! Jr.

Tickets are now on sale for our Youth Theatre Workshop 2017 production of Honk! Jr.  The story of the Ugly Duckling, with music by George Stiles, and book and lyrics by Anthony Drewe.

Performances are on Friday 21 July 2017 at 7:00 PM, and twice on Saturday 22 July, a matinee at 2:00 PM and in the evening at 7:00 PM.

Tickets are $15 for adults, or $12 for seniors, students, and children.

The location is St. John’s Episcopal Church  /  8 Prospect Street  /  Saugus, Massachusetts.  See our Directions page.

For more about the show and the workshop, see our Honk! Jr. page.

To purchase tickets, see our Tickets page.

For the flyer, click here.

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UNO Fundraising Event

Join us at our summer fundraising event!

At UNO Pizzeria & Grill

Eat, Drink, and Raise Money!

Come support a Dough Rai$er to benefit the Theatre Company of Saugus.

UNO will donate up to 20% of your check.  Dine in or take out.

On Sunday 25 June 2017

Lunch or dinner, open all day 11:00 AM to 12:30 AM

At UNO Revere  /  399 Squire Road  /  781-289-2330

Bring the coupon for TCS to receive up to 20% of your check.

Click here to download the coupon

Have lunch before our Nunsense II matinée at 2:00 PM.  Or have dinner after watching the show.

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Jack the Ripper

Theatre Company of Saugus is excited to announce our Fall 2017 show:  Jack the Ripper, The Whitechapel Musical.  Featuring grand musical numbers and desperate ballads, in addition to grisly murders, the show is perfect for the Halloween season!

This sung-through show has music and lyrics by Steven Bergman, with book and lyrics by Christopher-Michael DiGrazia.  Both artists are local to the Boston area.  The show has received high acclaim in past performances, and TCS is privileged to join the companies that have presented this excellent show.

We are also excited to announce that the co-musical directors for this production will be the composer, Steven Bergman, along with Anthony Sacco, who was the brilliant musical director for three TCS shows over the past year, Urinetown, Heathers, and the Mis-Cast Cabaret.

We have designated Kathleen Tringale as the Stage Director, and Nick Raponi as the technical director.

The proposed performances dates for Jack the Ripper have been changed somewhat from our first announcement.  We will still do eight performances, but over two weekends, not three.  Performances will be:  October 19-20-21-22, 26-27-28-29, 2017.  Auditions will be July 30 and August 1, 2017.  Check for more info on our Auditions page.  The location of auditions, rehearsals, and performances will be the American Legion in Saugus.

There are roles for about 5 women (prostitutes and victims) of various ages, plus the title role, police inspector, a doctor, and the townspeople of Whitechapel, who frequently comment on the action.  Also, the tale is guided by three “Gentleman of the Press” who act as active narrators throughout this murderous legend.

Youth Theatre Workshop 2017

Click here for the flyer about Honk! Jr.


The Theatre Company of Saugus presents its 8th annual Youth Theatre Workshop.

A place where imagination can learn and grow!

July 10-14 and 17-21, 2017
9 AM to 4 PM Monday thru Friday

Ending with a production of Honk Jr. the musical.

Performances will be on Friday 21 July at 7 PM and on Saturday 22 July at 2 PM and at 7 PM.

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.  This is on Thursday 6 July 2017, starting at 6:30 PM.  If you cannot attend but are going to be in the workshop, let us know.

The location this year again is St. John’s Episcopal Church  /  8 Prospect Street at the corner of Central Street  /  Saugus, Massachusetts  01906.

Our teaching staff returns from the previous several years:  Shawn Gelzleichter is the Music / Vocal Coach, Britt Mitchell is the Acting Coach, Amanda Allen is the Dance Coach, and Jen Gelzleichter is the Technical Director.  There will also be a few teaching assistants.

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, for early registration, and for members of St. John’s.  The fee is only $350 if paid by June 19.

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 2017, shown 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.

You can also pay the fee by credit card, through our online ticket sales vendor.  Fill out the online registration form as well as the paper form.  There is a handling fee.  Click here to get to the online credit card payment form.

Please visit our Auditions page for descriptions of roles in the show.  And visit our Honk Jr. page for more info about the show.

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