As a fundraiser and warmup for this summer’s workshop, the Theatre Company of Saugus presented Youth Musical Theatre Showcase during the second weekend of May 2011. This was a collection of different songs from various Broadway shows, including: The Music Man, South Pacific, Cinderella, White Christmas, Beauty & The Beast, Secret Garden, Peter Pan and our fall musical: Oliver!
The cast consisted of eleven talented children, including many Theatre Company of Saugus veterans and some new faces: Gigi Breton, Meaghan Breton, William Fafard, Koze Wonokay, Meaghan Murphy, Alayna D’Amico, Autumn Dion, Mary D’Eon, Eliana Coppola, and Kian McCabe, all residents of Saugus; and Nichole Felix of Lynn.
Voice Teacher and Somerville resident Lori L’Italien directed and musically directed the production. Crystal Joyce of Peabody was the choreographer. David Colpitts was the accompanist. The stage managers were Megan Joyce and Connor Andrews, both of Saugus, and the producers are Joanne Fafard of Saugus and Jessica Stockton of Lynn. The stage crew included Josh Scalia and Matt Huffman.
There were two performances of Youth Musical Theatre Showcase: on May 13 and 14, 2011. The location was the East Saugus United Methodist Church.