SAUGUS — The Theatre Company of Saugus is in the second half of its 50th anniversary season and is kicking off 2019 with the Stephen Schwartz and John Caird musical “Children of Eden.” Performances will be Feb. 22-24 and March 1-3.
Bobby Imperato of Everett, who will be playing Adam and Noah, directed “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” for TCS in spring 2018 and was last seen on the TCS stage in “Heathers: The Musical.” Amanda Allen of Saugus, president of TCS, will be playing Snake and Storyteller and was last seen on stage in “Jack the Ripper: The Whitechapel Musical.” Sabrina Ornae of Lynnfield will be playing Snake and Storyteller and was last seen in “Nunsense II: The Second Coming.” Dillon Bresnahan of Peabody will be playing Young Cain and Storyteller and was last seen in “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play.” Zackary Perry of Lynn, who will be playing Young Abel and Storyteller, was also in “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play.” Nicholas Beach of Revere will be playing Storyteller and was last seen in “Urinetown: The Musical.” Mel Ingalls of Lynnfield will be playing Storyteller and has been stage manager for prior productions. Larry Segel of Winthrop will be playing Storyteller and was last seen in “In/Out — A Mis-Cast Cabaret.” Shannon Shaffer of Lynn will be playing Storyteller and was last seen in “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play.”
Actors making their TCS debut: Andy LeBlanc of Wakefield will be playing Father; Lori L’Italien of Somerville will be playing Eve and Mama Noah; Jeff Bliss of Malden will be playing Snake and Storyteller; Alex Deutch of Somerville will be playing Snake, Storyteller, Seth, and Shem; Jennifer Quiros of Brighton will be playing Snake, Aphra, and Storyteller; James White of Ipswich will be playing Cain and Japheth; Fernando Barbosa of Everett will be playing Abel, Ham, and Storyteller; Emily Dufour of Franklin will be playing Yonah; Samantha Prindiville of Medford will be playing Aysha and Storyteller; and Ali Kinchla of Beverly will be playing Storyteller.
The production team for “Children of Eden” includes director Alexandra Dietrich of Salem, musical director Matt Putnam of Chelsea, choreographer Kathleen Tringale of Lynn, and stage manager Jamie Nicole Imperato of Lynn. Producers are Matthew Garlin, Deirdre A. L. Shaw and Wesley Toma-Lee.
Performances are for two weekends only — Feb. 22-24 and March 1-3. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m. and the Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. All performances are at American Legion Post 210, 44 Taylor St.
Tickets purchased at the door are $23 for adults and $20 for seniors, students or children. Advance online orders guarantee you a seat and are slightly less expensive: $20 for adults and $17 for seniors, students or children. Seating is general admission.
The March 2 performance is a special event; after the performance there will be a post-show reception and meet and greet with the cast. Tickets are $30. If you order in advance, you’ll also receive a complimentary drink ticket for use that evening.