Play Reading on Zoom: 2020-2021 Season Options

As we are all still staying safe at home – and will be for some time more – TCS is planning an online series of play readings for our potential 2020-2021 season.

These play readings will be conducted via Zoom. All are invited to participate – reading parts in the show or just listening in. The sessions will be on four (4) Saturday evenings May to June, each starting at 7:00PM.

Each Friday before a play reading, TCS will send out an email containing the links to both the Zoom meeting and to the script that we will be reading.

You don’t need to sign up in advance to attend and/or read, but it will be helpful for us to know how many people to expect for readers. If you have any questions please email us at TCSaugus@gmail.com or if would like to sign-up for any or all evenings, please use the link below.

Here are our potential options for the season. With each listed is the relevant info and the Friday before each reading, a Zoom link will be added for the meeting + access to the script as well as a sign-up sheet for roles to read.

Here are our potential options for the season. With each listed is the relevant info and the Friday before each reading, a Zoom link will be added for the meeting + access to the script as well as a sign-up sheet for roles to read.

Please make sure to check back for any updates.


Sat, May 16 @ 7PM
Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson
This is a contemporary rock musical about the rise of the seventh president of the United States, with music and lyrics by Michael Friedman, and book by Alex Timbers.

This would be our fall production – tentatively scheduled for the last two weekends of October 2020.

Advisory: strong language 




Character Sign-Up
Broken down by Acts and characters.
If you have a preference – please sign up. Otherwise, people will be assigned the evening of the reading.
Sign-Up Sheet

Song List
Interested in hearing in the songs of the show?
Click here.


Sat, May 23 @ 7:00PM
Spring Awakening
An angsty rock musical adaptation of the seminal play about the trials and tribulations of growing up, with music by Duncan Sheik, and book and lyrics by Steven Sater, based on an 1891 German play by Frank Wedekind. Still as relevant today as it was more than 120 years ago.

The production would be our spring offering, with performances planned for the second and third weekends of May 2021.

Advisory: strong language, sexual content, physical abuse, and suicide.

Character Sign-Up
Broken down by Acts and characters.
If you have a preference – please sign up. Otherwise, people will be assigned the evening of the reading.
We’d love to have one person for each character if possible. Otherwise we will do some doubling for the reading.
Sign-Up Sheet

Song List
Locations in the Script, Song Titles, and Links
Click here.


Sat, May 30 @ 7:00PM

The Importance of Being Earnest – “A Trivial Comedy for Serious People”
Join us for reading this classic British romantic comedy by Oscar Wilde, about two young couples and their elders, pretending to be what they are.

Both Earnest and Much Ado are being considered for our performance slot in February-March 2021.

Access to Script for Play Reading
The Importance of Being Earnest is in the public domain. You are able to print the copy of this script if you desire for this reading. It is downloadable from the link as a PDF.
Script

Character Sign-Up
Broken down by Acts (there are 3) and characters.
If you have a preference – please sign up. Otherwise, people will be assigned the evening of the reading.
It looks like we will have at least one person for each character. For all those interested in reading to have a chance – we’ll likely split assigned readers per Act.
Sign-Up Sheet

Zoom Information:
Topic:
 Play Reading – The Importance of Being Earnest
Time: May 30, 2020 06:45 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Arrive a little early to chat before we officially start at 7:00PM.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/6548381183?pwd=ZHlvUllsUlc1WFRHOUlycTByL0dIdz09

Meeting ID: 654 838 1183
Password: Lionwinter


Sat, June 6 @ 7:00PM

Much Ado About Nothing
William Shakespeare’s comedy about a couple that thinks they dislike each other, and other romantic and ominous subplots.

Both Earnest and Much Ado are being considered for our performance slot in February-March 2021.

Access to Script for Play Reading
TBD

Character Sign-Up
TBD

Zoom Information:
TBD


And…for December 2020

Annual Comfort & Joy Fundraiser – For our holiday season slot, we plan to have a cabaret-style musical revue. Start thinking about how you would like to participate!


Final Decisions for Next Season

After all four play reading sessions have been completed – we will host a final Zoom meeting. This will go to Members only for our General Membership Meeting to discuss the proposed slate of shows, vote on a winter comedy, and approve the plan for the season.If the state makes changes to the current rules about gatherings, The Legion is reopened, and we feel that it is safe to meet together, it is possible that some of these later readings could be held in person.

Thank you for your continued support of TCS, your community, and the arts.