What’s All the Buzz About?

Opening weekend of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – Music & Lyrics by William Finn; Book by Rachel Sheinkin; Conceived by Rebecca Feldman – was a resounding success. Our amazing cast and creative team have brought together all the elements to give the audience an exciting romp through the middle school spelling bee – full of drama, family, desperation, hope, friendship, and perseverance.

We have three performances left and two are SOLD OUT!

If you want to be part of The Bee – there is limited availability for Sunday, May 6 for the 2PM matinee. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit our Tickets Page.


Dine-Out and Donate!

Sunday, April 29th – 12PM to 8PM

Fuddrucker 04.29.2018Dine Out at Fuddruckers on Route 1 in Saugus on Sunday, April 29 between 12PM and 8PM and show the flyer above when paying for your check and 20% of your total meal will be donated to Theatre Company of Saugus. All you have to do is eat!

This Fundraising event will help pay for the new seating risers we recently purchased. These risers will help heighten our audience’s experience for years to come. Help us cover their cost by choosing Fuddruckers on Sunday when you eat out.

To use the flyer you can either print out this page and bring it with you OR you can show the flyer to the cashier on your smartphone or tablet.


Special Guest Spellers for Each Night of the Bee!

TCS is excited to announce our Special Guest Spellers for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. See how far they get in the Bee. They might have to spell words as easy as “bee” or as complicated as “antidisestablishmentarianism” (though probably not something that difficult…).

Friday, April 27 — 8PM — ALI MAHON

  • Drama teacher at Belmonte Middle School in Saugus and youth theatre director at Marblehead Little Theater

Saturday, April 28 — 8PM — “BIG LEAGUE BRIAN”

  • Brian Dwyer, stilt walker for the Boston Red Sox

Sunday, April 29 — 2PM — MIKE BROWN

  • Member of the Blue Man Group

Friday, May 4 — 8PM — STEVE BOCCELLI

  • Property Manager of Central Storage in Saugus and Saugus Chamber of Commerce Member

Saturday, May 5 — 8PM * — DAVID PALEN

  • Special education teacher at Winthrop High School and lead singer of the rock band  Somerset

Sunday, May 6 — 2PM — MISS BOSTON 2018

  • Madison Trimbey Cota, won the 2018 Miss Boston pageant and competed in the 2017 Miss USA pageant as Miss Vermont

* May 5 is Adult Night at the Bee 18 and older and includes: Pre-Show Reception — 8PM and Performance — 9PM

Donate now to the TCS Seating “Fund-Riser”

Help us heighten your theatrical experience for the next 50 years!

TCS is in its 49th season of entertaining theatre goers in and around the North Shore. We produce four to five shows a year covering the spectrum from comedy to tragedy in both 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 are truly grateful for our home at the American Legion in Saugus. However, we have identified a need that will improve the audience experience tremendously. Stage configuration varies from show to show, but seating risers will allow audience members to have a better view no matter what the set-up is for the production. Having three rows of progressively raised seats will make for a better theatre-going experience for our patrons.

Our current goal is to raise $3,000 to cover some of the cost for the three sets of risers to provide raised seating for future productions, starting with The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

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 new seating risers? We are a certified 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, and your donations are tax-deductible. All donors will be credited in the playbill programs for our show from now through spring 2019. Sponsor benefits include ads in the programs, tickets to shows, and inclusion in our publicity – dependent upon donation level.

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

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Make your Amazon Shopping Worth More – Now through March 31

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.

When you start shopping on AmazonSmile and activate donating to TCS, you may be asked to identify yourself, and it will tell you that you are donating to TCS.

Click here to link to Amazon Smile.

Amazon Smile Special Mar 12-31

Tickets on sale for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Tickets are now on sale for our spring 2018 show:  The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

Book by Rachel Sheinkin, music and lyrics by William Finn, and conceived by Rebecca Feldman. Additional material by Jay Reiss, originally directed on Broadway by James Lapine, and originally produced on Broadway by David Stone, James L. Nederlander, Barbara Whitman, Patrick Catullo, Barrington Stage Company, and Second Stage Theatre.

Performances are Fridays-Sundays, April  27-28-29 and May 4-5-6, 2018.  Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM, and Sunday afternoons at 2:00 PM.

One of the performances will be the Adult Night at the Bee.  At which naughty words are spelled or misspelled, so admission is only for ages 18 and older.  All other performances are appropriate for all ages including children.

Performances take place at the American Legion Post, 44 Taylor Street in Saugus.

See our The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee page for more info about the show – including a full list of the cast.

See our Tickets page to purchase or reserve seats.

See our Directions page for how to get to the venue.

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Share the Love of Theatre for Valentine’s Day with a Special Offer!

Almost Maine - VDAY2018 Offer

Almost, Maine is Almost Here!

Almost, Maine is all about love. What better way to see the show than by using a Valentine’s Day Special Offer?
Buy one or more tickets and get one in your order for 50% off.
Visit our ticket page, place your order online, and enter discount code VDAY2018 during your purchase to receive your discount.
Limited Time Offer: Only good for tickets purchased between Mon, Feb 12 and Wed, Feb 14. Does not apply to previous purchases.