We opened to an almost SOLD OUT 1st weekend. Thanks to everyone who came out and supported TCS and our amazing cast, crew, and artistic staff! There are only four (4) chances left to see this fantastic show and sublime cast. Visit our Ticket Page for pricing and to purchase tickets. Thu, Oct 31 at 9PM Fri, Nov 1 at 8PM Sat, Nov 2 at 8PM Sun, Nov 3 at 2PM
If you’ve been wondering what a musical about Edgar Allan Poe might involve – the answer is everything and then some. There’s Edgar, a theatre troupe, figures from his past (friends, family, loves, rivals), a raven, a horse, an imp, and so much more. And it all comes together through music, verse, lighting, choreography, and costuming.
Want to READ what it’s all about? Neil Zolot on behalf of the Saugus Advertiser saw Nevermore last Saturday and chatted with our director and choreographer, Jason Hair-Wynn, and our music director, Shawn Gelzleichter, as well as members of the cast about the process and the final product. Read the Saugus Advertiser Review.
Due to vocal health one of our current actors is unfortunately unable to continue. Therefore we are immediately casting an actor/actress to join the TCS production currently in rehearsal – the New England Premiere of Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe by Jonathan Christenson.
Audition Details: Sunday, September 15 Open Call – 6:00PM to 8:00PM American Legion, 44 Taylor Street, Saugus We will audition people in the order they arrive.
Role: Player 1 is the narrator of the piece with additional company responsibilities. This is a large role with a lot of singing and dialogue set in iambic tetrameter. The director is looking for someone with great storytelling ability and physicality who is able to sing baritone to a tenor falsetto. This production will embrace the maniacal side-show of the macabre in its loosest term. Movement experience is helpful.
Actor/Actress must be available Mon, Tue, Wed evenings 7:00PM to 10:00PM.
Show Dates: Fri-Sun, Oct 25-27 and Nov 1-3 Halloween Night Performance at 9:00PM Tech Week begins October 20
Please prepare/bring the following: * Two contrasting power-ballad music pieces (2 minutes maximum per song). Bring sheet music with you for your pieces. No a cappella please. * One minute monologue, poem, or story. Please note that this material is specific storytelling, please select a piece with this in mind when auditioning. * A headshot – it does not have to be professional – a current printed photo is great. * You can pre-print the Audition Packet from here and bring it with you to the audition.
All are invited to participate or listen to the reading of a new script. Beyond the Blues is a new musical play by Ralph Tufo. He has invited Theatre Company of Saugus to read the script aloud for the first time, and to provide feedback to the author. Ralph Tufo is the writer of two other musical shows presented in the last few years: The Katrina Roadhouse, and I’d Rather Be Lucky Than Good; the cast and crew of both of those shows included TCS members.
The reading will be on Sunday 29 September 2019, starting at 6:00 PM. Some refreshments will be provided. The location is the first floor meeting room at Seal Harbor Three in Winthrop, MA.
For the reading it doesn’t matter if we have actors that match the race of the characters, nor the exact age, but it is better if the genders match. We will read the script aloud. No singing is required; for the songs, we will play recordings that have already been made by Ralph’s band.
Synopsis of Beyond the Blues:
It’s 1982 in the Brickyard section of Lynn, MA. The gritty Urban Legend Bar & Grill is hosting its annual Singer/Songwriter Blues Competition. Four finalists are vying for the coveted award. They each sing two original songs, accompanied by dramatic monologues which describe the inspiration behind their songs, the hardships they’ve gotten beyond, and their unique connection to Lynn’s history. The Blue Blazers Band provide the live musical back-up for the singers. Who wins the award? It’s up to the audience who votes for the winner at each performance.
Every year the town of Saugus holds its annual street fair. Vendors, artists, games, food, and entertainment! The Theatre Company of Saugus will present performances from recent and upcoming shows at 10:00 AM – including this summer’s Elf, Jr. and next month’s Nevermore on Saturday, September 7, 2019. TCS will have a booth on Central Street in front of Town Hall, where you can enter a raffle and find out about our upcoming season.
Tickets are now on sale for our Fall 2019 production – Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe.
Performance dates are: Friday – Sunday, October 25-27 Thursday, October 31 Friday-Sunday, November 1-3
Prices range from $17.00 to $30.00 depending on category and performance date.
Please note the Halloween performance on October 31 will start at 9:00PM to allow people to have participated in Halloween activities earlier in the evening. Audience in costumes are encouraged for the evening!
Our Nevermore cast has been selected and rehearsals have begun. We have a mix of returning players and some new faces to the TCS stage.
TCS is excited to announce the cast of Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe by Jonathan Christenson our Fall 2019 production.
The Players: Koda Mehalba, Arthur Comer, Christine Dickinson, Andy LeBlanc, Richie DeJesus, Andrew Quinney, Becky Jo Roland, Sabrina Ornae, Melissa Jean MacNeil, Caroline Fonseca, and Kathy Rapino (not pictured) and Benjamin Finn as Edgar Allan Poe.
Direction and Choreography by Jason Hair-Wynn. Music Direction by Shawn Gelzleichter. Stage Management by Molly Scrivens.
Rehearsals started this week and are off to a great start. Tickets will go on sale later this month and will be posted on FB and the TCS website when available.