Request Form for Youth Workshop 2017

 

Audiences Love Nunsense 2

Click here for a review of the show by Neil Zolot in the Saugus Advertiser on Wicked Local.

There is one more weekend to see our musical show about funny nuns:  Nunsense II – The Second Coming, by Dan Goggin.  Audiences love it!

Remaining performances are June 23-24-25, 2017.  Friday and Saturday at 8:00 PM.  The Sunday show on June 25 is a matinée at 2:00 PM.

Tickets are $25 for adults, or $23 for seniors, students, and children, when paid for at the door.  Tickets are only $21 or $19 when purchased in advance.

See complete info on our Tickets page.

The venue is the American Legion Post 210 at 44 Taylor Street in Saugus, Massachusetts.  See our Directions page.

Click here for the flyer.

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Massachusetts High School Drama Festival State Finalists 2017

Every year the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild holds a high school drama festival competition.  Most schools participate, sometimes advancing through first and second rounds to the state finals, held every year in Boston at John Hancock Hall.  This year the state finals were held March 30 to April 1, 2017, including shows from 14 schools out of the original 112.  This year was unusual because several schools had contributions from various Theatre Company of Saugus members.

Saugus High School brought their production of The Giver, directed by Steve Black, and featuring William Fafard Jr. in a leading role.  Also in the cast were Abbie Petipas and Toni Turilli.  Autumn Dion was the costumer, and earned an award; she also designed the hair and makeup.  Antonio Masiello was the stage manager, and the set and lighting designer.

Stoneham High School brought their production of Kindertransport.  It was directed by Sean Perry, who has been in three TCS shows over the past year.  Matthew Sherman was the dialect consultant.  Eddie and Robert Pizzano were on staff or in the show.

Winthrop High School presented Antigone.  Nicholas Raponi and Stephen Vieira provided technical support.  Winthrop was one of the three state festival winners.

St. John’s Preparatory School brought The Quest of Queen Thomas.  This show was written by Brit Christopher, who appeared in our Miscast Cabaret in December.  St. John’s was also a state festival winner.

The third state festival winner was Joseph Case High School in Swansea, Mass. and their production of Scenes from the White Snake.  Some of the winners went on to the New England festival in April.

Show Dates for 2017-2018 Season

  1. The summer Youth Theatre Workshop 2017 will be July 10-14 and 17-22.  The show will be Honk Jr.  All of the staff will return.
  2. The Halloween 2017 season show will be Jack the Ripper, the Whitechapel Musical.  We plan on doing two weekends, October 19-20-21-22, 27-28-29, 2017.
  3. The holiday season 2017 show.  This will be A Charlie Brown Christmas, a one-act musical with a cast of children.  Performances will be December 1-2-3, 8-9-10, 2017.  We are looking for a one-act play to fill out the evening.  We are in need of a Director, Choreographer, and Musical Director.
  4. The winter season show, in early 2018.  The play Almost, Maine.  A popular comedy about characters in love in the neighboring state of Maine.  Performance dates will be February 16-17-18, 23-24-25, 2018.  We are in need of a Director.
  5. Another Nunsense show in spring 2018, continuing the series.  Nunsense Jamboree features the funny nuns and country music.  Performance dates will be April 27-28-29 and May 4-5-6, 2018.  We are in need of a Musical Director and a Choreographer.  We have a director.

If you are interested in any of artistic staff positions, please contact us at TCSaugus@gmail.com.  Please attach a theatre resume, and a letter indicating which jobs and shows you are interested in.  The deadline to apply is April 30, 2017.  We will arrange for an interview with our board of directors during May.  Thank you!

Mixed Bags Design Fundraiser

As most of you may know, we have been raising funds to be able to purchase two new lighting dimmers, and the cables to go along with them, since our old lighting system broke several years ago. Well, we owe you a giant thank you because with all of your support so far we have raised enough money to purchase one dimmer!  We are still in need of the second one, and that’s why we are hosting another Mixed Bag Design Fundraiser!

Support the Theatre Company of Saugus Mixed Bag Designs Fundraiser!  Mixed Bags Designs carries many useful items including:  Totes, canvas and nylon-poly bags, reusable shopping bags, lunch bags and bottles, insulated bags, travel bags, storage bags, accessories, jewelry, tech-phone cases and straps, kitchen tools & gadgets, home decor, linens, containers, gift wrap, gifts under $25.

Click to shop online www.mixedbagdesigns.com/?fundraiserid=241540 and we get credit for your purchase. At checkout, double check that our fundraiser ID 241540 is entered – you can add the seller you’re supporting too!  We will receive 40% of your sales.

If you would prefer to order from the catalog please see a board member or cast member. Anything purchased through the catalog will earn us 50% of the proceeds.

Thanks in advance for your support! This fundraiser goes from now until April 23, 2017.

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Fundraising for New Dimmers

The Theatre Company of Saugus (TCS) is a local non-profit community theatre in its 49th season of entertaining theater goers in and around the North Shore.  We produce four to five shows a year ranging from covering the spectrum from comedy to tragedy in classic and more modern portrayals.  We do our best to keep our ticket prices affordable and theatre welcoming to families with the help of local sponsors, advertisers & friends, such as yourself.

People come from all around Boston and the North Shore to both audition for as well as attend our productions. Our membership is diverse, with actors, stage crew, and production staff of all ages; some of whom have been with the company since its conception and others who haven’t entered preschool yet. We welcome all to join our theatre family.

We have an urgent need right now.  For the past several years we have been renting the lighting dimmers that we use for each show.  This was a necessity due to the uncertainty of where we would be housed.  Unfortunately, it is not cost-effective in the long run.  The time has come to purchase our own dimmers, and have them available to us whenever needed.   These dimmers work with the modern lighting control board that we purchased a few years ago.

Each dimmer has six control channels, which is adequate for some plays with just a few scenes. We can use one dimmer for a play such as Lost in Yonkers.  But for a more complex show, such as Nunsense 2 (which is coming up later this season) we will need all twelve channels provided by two dimmers.  We have purchased one dimmer for Lost in Yonkers.  Each dimmer costs around $962.  In addition to that figure, there is also the cost for the necessary connecting cables.  Our current goal is to raise $2000 to cover some of the cost for two lighting dimmers and the connecting cables.

Won’t you help us achieve our goal, to be able to continue to provide quality and enriching entertainment for the community, by sponsoring the purchase of our needed new lighting equipment?  We are a certified 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, and your donations are tax-deductible.  All donators are credited in the playbill programs for our show.  Sponsor benefits include ads in the programs, tickets to shows, and inclusion in our publicity.

We are using a crowdfunding service to make donations easy.  To donate please click here.  Thank you for your support!

The Lost in Yonkers Family

The Kurnitz family from Yonkers, New York have it out with each other in Neil Simon’s Tony and Pulitzer prize-winning comic drama.  In front from left:  Sharon Beeler as Grandma, Zack Perry as Arty, Angela Rossi as Bella.  In rear:  Sean Perry as Louie, Andrew Quinney as Eddie.  The Theatre Company of Saugus presents Lost in Yonkers, directed by Ryan Began.  Performances on February 17-18-19 and 24-25-26, 2017, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM, and Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM.  At the American Legion Post 210  /  44 Taylor Street  /  Saugus, Massachusetts 01906.  For tickets, directions, and information see TCSaugus.org.  (Not pictured:  James Cormier as Jay, Bridget Conway as Gert.  Photo by Larry Segel.)

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