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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Posted onJuly 30, 2021bydshaw12|Comments Off on Youth Theatre Workshop performances of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid JR.” are SOLD OUT!
All three performances of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, JR., scheduled for Friday and Saturday, July 30 and 31, 2021 are SOLD OUT before opening night!
The Youth Theatre Workshop (now in its 11th year) runs in the summer for two weeks – Monday through Friday – followed by three performances the Friday and Saturday after the 10 days of prep end. During those 10 days our Youth Actors (grades 1 to high school) are cast in roles, learn dialogue, music, choreography and assist with the behind the scenes components as well – costumes, props, set painting, and whatever else needs to be created. In addition, there are theater games, lunch time fun, and time to spend with others who are interested in the performing arts – both their contemporaries as well as the instructors who lead them. In addition to Youth Actors, older high school or college students have the opportunity to be student interns and assist our instructors throughout the workshop. This allows them the chance to either focus in a specific area (choreography, lighting, etc.) or try their hand at various backstage endeavors.
We’re very excited about this weekend’s performances and hope the popularity of our Youth Theatre Workshop continues to grow over the next decade and encourages youth in the area to get involved in the performing arts – either on stage or behind the scenes.