Posted onJune 23, 2022bydshaw12|Comments Off on TCS Summer Youth Theatre Workshop Registration – Sign-Up by July 8, 2022 for Early Bird Discount
TCS is hosting TWO Youth Theatre Workshops this summer! One is for Grades 1 to 8 and will end with performances of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, JR. The other is for Grades 6 to 12 and will end with performances of The Addams Family Young@Part.
If you are at least in your first year of high school and are interested in applying for an Internship with Session I, Grades 1 to 8 that will be producing Willy Wonka, JR., please use the same registration form below to reflect your interest. If you have marked you are interested in being an Intern, a member of the Artistic Team will contact you for additional details and to set-up an interview.
Posted onMay 19, 2022bydshaw12|Comments Off on The Lion in Winter is ROARING into the Legion in June…
Theatre Company of Saugus is hosting
The Lion in Winter is the classic historical play by James Goldman, about King Henry II of England and his meeting with his queen, mistress, children, and rival king at his castle in Chinon, France during Christmas in the year 1183. Who shall succeed him as king? All three sons want to be the one, but how can Henry choose only one without making the others his enemies?
The Theatre Company of Saugus is excited to be hosting a professional Boston-area theatre company for the first time. The Psych Drama Company has been presenting innovative work for more than 10 years, in various venues around Boston and in Rhode Island.
This production is co-directed by Wendy Lippe of Psych Drama Company and Larry Segel of Theatre Company of Saugus.
While rehearsing the Lion in Winter when theaters were closed, an audio radio-play version was recorded, and that was streamed in December 2020. Click here to read rave press reviews of the radio play, and an exclusive press interview including discussion of the journey of the show from radio drama to fully realized production.
Click here to read the press feature article about the show, by Kilian Melloy of the Boston Theater Critics Association’s Elliot Norton Awards Committee, the Boston Online Film Critics Association, Edge Media Network’s Associate Arts Editor and Staff Contributor, National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association, and The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association.
The Lion in Winter Performances: Friday, June 10 at 8:00 PM Saturday, June 11 at 8:00 PM Sunday, June 12 at 3:00 PM (matinee) Friday, June 17 at 8:00 PM Saturday, June 18 at 8:00 PM Sunday, June 19 at 3:00 PM (matinee)
ALL TICKETS = $25 EACH
How to Purchase Tickets: Advance online sales, using any major credit card, are open until four hours before the curtain time. If available, seats can be purchased at the door for the same price, using cash, check, Venmo, or PayPal, but no credit cards. Ticket prices are the same for all patrons.
COVID Safety Policy Update Although policies about wearing masks and providing proof of vaccination have been loosening up in many places, in theaters we still must ensure the safety of our patrons, members, actors, and crew, by minimizing the risk of contagion. Our home at the Saugus American Legion is not large and social distancing is not possible. Therefore we will continue to require our audience to wear masks inside (unless actively eating or drinking), and to be vaccinated. All the cast members of our shows are vaccinated, will be masked during rehearsals, and will be tested prior to performances. This is especially important for this production as there will be immersive seating and audience and cast will be VERY close to each other.
The Psych Drama Company was founded in December of 2010 by Wendy Lippe, Ph.D. As a clinical psychologist, Wendy’s vision in starting this company is to integrate her professional expertise with her work as a creative artist. They aim to produce dramatic pieces that engage the large community of mental health professionals in the Boston area, as well as to stimulate and foster psychological mindedness and insight in the community at large.
It is important to them that their productions target not only professionals in the field, including psychologists, psychiatrists, mental health workers, and social workers, but also members of the general public: they aim to be equally accessible to professionals and laypeople alike. Their ultimate goal is to make all of the greatest classic works of drama relevant to today’s audiences by focusing on the timeless elements of human nature.
The Theatre Company of Saugus (TCS) is the community theatre group serving Saugus, Massachusetts and the surrounding area. Founded in 1968 as the “Town-Criers”, they incorporated in 1990 as a not-for-profit corporation. Their mission statement is, “To foster and promote an appreciation of the theatre arts and to stimulate production of living theatre for the entertainment and cultural enrichment of the community.”
TCS is currently in the process of getting back to having 3-4 Main Stage productions per year + their Summer Youth Workshop, which culminates in a weekend of performances.
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TCS is excited to announce our Fall 2021 production. Not only are we excited because we will be performing in-person w/ a live audience, but we will be presenting Night of the Living Dead. This script is by Lori Allen Ohm and based on the 1968 film of the same name by George Romero and John Russo.
Posted onJune 30, 2021bydshaw12|Comments Off on TCS Summer Youth Theatre Workshop Registration – Sign-Up by July 12 for Early Bird Discount
TCS is returning to our two week Youth Theatre Workshop during July 2021. For more information about thus summer’s program and to access the registration form and payment information details –CLICK HERE.
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Black Theatre Matters; or, For White People Who Don’t Know Why They Don’t Know Led by Jacqueline DiGenio
This session is being postponed to a new date, to be announced. New date has been scheduled – Thursday, October 29.
Date: Thursday, October 29, 2020 (Prior Date – 10/8/2020) Time: 7:00-8:30PM Where: Virtually on Zoom Cost: $10
There is a rich history of African-American Theatre, yet most of us can only name A Raisin in the Sun as a Black play we know. Why is that? Join us as we explore the legacies of Black playwrights, actors, and theaters, along with the elements that have left them largely ignored by white audiences, critics, and academics.
This seminar will speak candidly about race and bias within the arts as we explore Black theatre history in America from the Colonial period to present day.
Proceeds will be split between TCS and The Movement for Black Lives, which is made up of over 150 organizations that coordinate actions, messages and campaigns: https://m4bl.org/
Jacqueline DiGenio, a former TCS member, has studied Technical Theatre at Salem State and African-American Theatre at the University of Louisville. Before she officially “begins” her seminar, Jacqueline will address the fact that she is a white woman presenting this topic (and all the complications that go along with that), the discomfort with talking about race, and our ever-evolving sensitivities to the language that surrounds race.
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Posted onAugust 12, 2020bydshaw12|Comments Off on TCS Summer Sessions – Join Us Online – 2nd & 3rd Sessions Aug 13th & 20th – It’s all about the Music!
“C The Notes” – A Crash Course in Reading Music for Singers Led by Ben Tan
Date: Thursday, August 13, 2020 Time: 7:00-9:00PM Where: Virtually on Zoom
“C The Notes” – A Crash Course in Reading Music for Singers: Experienced theatre music director Ben Tan will teach an introduction to reading music for singers. Students will go over the basics of visualizing rhythm and melody on the staff and apply music theory fundamentals to musical theatre repertoire.
Ben Tan, music director, hails from Wakefield. Previous music director credits include Frozen Jr, James And The Giant Peach (both at Middlesex School Summer Arts), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Theatre Company Saugus), Shrek, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Young Frankenstein (all at Alexander Children’s Theatre School), Grease (Babson Players), Spelling Bee (Emerson College Musical Theatre Society), Dear Edwina, and You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown (both Kidding Around at Emerson College). Ben earned his M.M.Ed. from Boston Conservatory and teaches music at Carver Elementary School.
Healthy Vocal Technique for Musical Theatre Led by Lori L’Italian
Date: Thursday, August 20, 2020 Time: 7:00-9:00PM Where: Virtually on Zoom
Have you been missing your theatre community? Longing to belt out showtunes with your besties? Join us for a group voice class with TCS Alum and Professor of Voice in Musical Theatre at The Boston Conservatory, Lori L’Italien. Lori has appeared in TCS shows over the last 10 years including: Cabaret, The Producers, and Children of Eden. A graduate of The University of Maine, Longy School of Music and The Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Lori has been teaching voice for more than 15 years and has been a regular on the Boston professional scene for as many.
Instructor-led group physical and vocal warm-up with explanation of how to bring each exercise into your practice and what its purpose is (grounding the voice in speech, finding clarity in the head voice/legit sound, bringing ease into the belt, extending the range, and releasing unnecessary tensions and strain from your body and voice).
Group experimentation with sounds and sensations, leading into healthful vocalise and work towards flexibility, and balance of register.
Individual Song Performances and Feedback – Students will have the option to present a selection or cut they have been working on. Lori will spend a short amount of time coaching one or two aspects of the song and giving next steps for what the singer can work on to bring the song to the next level.
REGISTRATION FORM: Please complete the form below. You can use it to register for either session or both. Each session is $10 and you will be invoiced via PayPal after registration is completed. Questions? Email us at email@example.com.
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