Annual Car Wash 2019

TCS will hold its annual summer Car Wash on Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 9:00 AM 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 –  and 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  Elf, Jr. – so you will be receiving the magical treatment that only elves can provide!

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 2019.

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Dine Out for Dollars – July 27, 2019

Join us at California Pizza Kitchen in Lynnfield, and whether you are dining in, ordering take out, or picking up catering – if you show the flyer below, 20% of your bill will be donated to Theatre Company of Saugus.

The fundraising event date is Saturday 27 July 2019, all day.  This is the day the Youth Theatre Workshop is presenting Elf The Musical, JR. twice!  Have a meal between the matinee performance at 2:00 PM and the evening show at 7:00 PM.  The matinee is expected to be done at 3:45 PM, so you’ll have plenty of time to get up to Lynnfield and back, because it takes only 15 minutes from Saugus.

You can either print out the flyer below, or download it to your smartphone for easy access to show it when you place your order.

So, enjoy a meal with family and friends and simply by choosing where you break bread and showing this info – you help support local community theatre.  Thank you for your support!

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It’s Christmas in July!

Tickets for our Youth Theatre Workshop production of Elf The Musical JR. are now on sale for performances on Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27.

If you are not familiar with this newer holiday classic, Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and that his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

A great show for children of all ages, it will be performed by our Youth Theatre Workshop attendees who range from 1st to 8th grade. Some are new to our summer program and others have participated for years. They are ready to sing and dance and spread some holiday cheer.

Come support our fantastic youth actors and enjoy a holiday celebration mid-year!

To purchase tickets, visit our Tickets Page.

Auditions for Nevermore

Join us for auditions for our Fall 2019 production of Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe on Sunday, July 21 or Monday, July 22.

For all the details, visit our Auditions Page to find out what you need to prepare and to sign up for an audition time slot.

If you’re not sure about your schedule, please come by during the designated times, and we’ll fit you into the rotation.

Support TCS on Amazon Prime Day! (and every day…)

Do you shop on Amazon? Did you know you can support Theatre Company of Saugus anytime you shop? It’s SO easy. Just use smile.amazon.com whenever you enter the site.

Log into your account through smile.amazon.com/ch/04-3083948 and select Theatre Company of Saugusas the non-profit you would like to support.

By using Amazon Smile as your entry to Amazon, your purchases can help support TCS. A portion of your purchase is donated to your selected non-profit organization. If you are a Prime Member, you still get all your benefits. You don’t have to be a Prime member to use this option help TCS.

TCS Members and 2019 Dash Nominations

Each year EMACT (Eastern Massachusetts Association of Community Theatres) announces its nominations for DASH Awards (Distinguished Achievement and Special Honors).  These are like the local Tonys, with awards in many categories.  The nominations were announced via webcast on Thursday 11 July 2019.  The awards were presented at the annual EMACT DASH Gala, on Saturday 24 August 2019.

This year there were no nominations for any Theatre Company of Saugus (TCS) productions in the 2018-2019 season.  There were many nominations of TCS members, however, who were involved in shows produced by other community theatre companies.

  • Will Fafard was the winner of a Consultants’ Choice Award for Excellence in Statuary Movement for Mary Poppins at Marblehead Little Theatre.  Will has been in many TCS shows.
  • The Saugus High School drama teacher, Steve Black, was nominated for Best Director of a Musical for Mama Mia at Marblehead Little Theatre.  That show, which had some TCS members in its cast, also had many other nominations including Best Musical.  Update:  This show won Best Musical and Best Director of a Musical, and several other awards.
  • Steve Black was also nominated for Best Director of a Play for Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime at Marblehead.  That play also had a TCS member in the cast, and earned several other nominations including Best Play.
  • Dustin Teuber was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Play for Jesus Hopped the A Train presented by the Hovey Players.  Dustin played the title role in the TCS presentation of Jack the Ripper:  the Whitechapel Musical.
  • Monica Bruno was nominated for Best Stage Manager in Jesus Hopped the A Train.  That show was also nominated for several other awards, including Best Actor in a Play, Best Director of a Play, and Best Play.  Monica has worked on many TCS shows.
  • Jack Ferdman was nominated for Best Actor in a Musical for Chicago by Massasoit Theatre Company.  Jack was in the TCS production of The Laramie Project.
  • Samantha Brior-Jones was nominated for both Best Choreography and Best Director of a Musical for Chicago at Massasoit.  That show was also nominated for several other awards, including Best Musical.  Samantha was a choreographer for the TCS production of The Producers.
  • Steve Bergman was nominated for Best Musical Director for Avenue Q at TCAN Players.  Steve was the composer and co-musical director for the TCS production of Jack the Ripper.

Congratulations to all!

Below is a photo of Will as the statue in Mary Poppins:

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Artistic Staffing Needs for 2019-2020 Season

TCS is currently looking for key production staff for our 2019-2020 season.

Open positions for various shows may include:
1. Director
2. Music Director
3. Choreographer
4. Technical Director
5. Stage Manager

A stipend is available for each of these positions.

DEADLINE FOR APPLYING IS JUNE 30, 2019.

If you would like to be considered, please send a resume and letter of interest to TCSaugus@gmail.com.

Interviews will be scheduled in July with auditions taking place based on the selected staff and the TCS calendar.

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.

Original One Act Play Festival: On This Winter’s Eve
We are in search of Directors and Stage Manager for this production. A stipend is available for each of these positions.

On This Winter’s Eve will consists of several original one act plays each with the theme of winter or the winter holidays, each with varying lengths and cast sizes. Plays will be selected during the summer from submissions entered for consideration.

DEADLINE to APPLY: Sunday, June 30
Please send a letter of interest with theatrical resume to TCSaugus@gmail.com.   Interviews will be scheduled during July. Auditions will be taking place the end of summer / beginning of fall. Performances will be December 13-15, 2019.

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl and adapted by David Wood
We are in search of Director, Technical Director, and Stage Manager for this production. A stipend is available for each of these positions.

This adaptation of the story is set in NYC and is a faithful telling of the story by James and his friends after the fact. There is an opportunity to expand the casting as the main characters are slated to play other roles and to add a children’s chorus who would play the NYC tourists and animals. Cast size cold range from 6-20.

DEADLINE to APPLY: Sunday, June 30
Please send a letter of interest with theatrical resume to TCSaugus@gmail.com.   Interviews will be scheduled during July. Auditions will be taking place during the fall. Performances will be February 21-23 and Feb 28-29 & Mar 1, 2020.

The Marvelous Wonderettes created by Roger Bean
We are in search of Director, Music Director, Choreographer, Technical Director, and Stage Manager for this production. A stipend is available for each of these positions.

This off-Broadway hit follows four young women during senior year of high school in 1958 during Act I to their 10 year high school reunion in 1968 in Act II where we hear about the 10 years in between. All of this is told through the music of the 50s and 60s with songs people know and love.

DEADLINE to APPLY: Sunday, June 30
Please send a letter of interest with theatrical resume to TCSaugus@gmail.com.   Interviews will be scheduled during July. Auditions will be taking place during the winter. Performances will be April 24-26 and May 1-3, 2020.

Nevermore: the Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe by Jonathan Christenson
We are in search of Director, Music Director, Choreographer, Technical Director, and Stage Manager for this production. A stipend is available for each of these positions.

This unique and wildly theatrical musical combines haunting music and poetic storytelling to chronicle the fascinating life of iconic American writer Edgar Allan Poe.

DEADLINE to APPLY: Friday, May 31, extended to Friday, June 7
Please send a letter of interest with theatrical resume to TCSaugus@gmail.com.   Interviews will be scheduled during June. Auditions will be taking place during the summer. Performances will be October 18-20 and 25-27, 2019.

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!

If you are interested in any of these opportunities to be involved with TCS, please email us and tell us what you would like to learn more about – TCSaugus@gmail.com.