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Students – children and adults alike – come through our doors with their own reasons for attending an acting class.

Some want to enhance their acting training and technique, some want to gain confidence in their skills, some want to meet people with similar interests, some just want to try something new. No matter the reason, students of all ages and experience levels are welcome at QCT. Here they will find classes taught by trained theatre professionals, as well as a safe space to explore and deepen their understanding of the performing arts.

Summer 2018

Pre K-K | Grades 1-3 | Grades 4-6 | Grades 7-9 | Grades 10-12 | Adults | Camps & Specialty Courses

All grade levels reflect the grade a student will enter in Fall 2018.

I understand that by registering myself or my child for class, I grant full permission to Quincy Community Theatre to either use my or my child’s photograph, name, and/or likeness in any publication or advertising materials (printed and electronic, including, but not limited to, brochures, Facebook, www.1qct.org, etc.). I also waive all rights of privacy or compensation to which I may have in connection with the use of my or my child’s photograph, name, and/or likeness. If I do not give consent, I will submit notice in writing to the Box Office before the first class.

Grades Pre K-K

1 Rising Stars

Rising Stars

Monday, July 2
10-11 AM
Instructors: Kelsey Celek & Paige Mueller

Registration Deadline: June 25

Do you have a future superstar at home waiting to show off their talents to the world? Give them their first taste of the performing arts with this exciting class. Together, we will learn how to create a play through stories and games.

*NOTE: Students are welcome to enroll in both Rising Star classes as they will cover different material.

Tuition: $7 or  2 Volunteer Punches

1 Rising Stars (Musical)

Rising Stars: The Musical

Tuesday, July 3
10-11 AM
Instructors: Kelsey Celek & Paige Mueller

Registration Deadline: June 25

Singing in the car, dancing around the house—these are definite signs that your little guy or gal is meant for musical theatre! We’ll start to develop your tiny one’s natural talents by introducing them to musical theatre through creative songs, dances, and stories.

*NOTE: Students are welcome to enroll in both Rising Star classes as they will cover different material.

Tuition: $7 or  2 Volunteer Punches

Grades 1-3

2 Mo Willems

Mo Willems

June 25-29
9 AM-12 PM
Instructors: Kelsey Celek & Dakotta Hagar

Registration Deadline: June 18

Take a trip to the theatre with Knuffle Bunny, Elephant, Piggie, and Pigeon! There, we’re going to make laundry puppets to tell the Knuffle Bunny story and learn how to use our actor tools to tell some pretty exciting Elephant and Piggie stories of our own.

Tuition: $99 or  30 Volunteer Punches

2 Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

July 9-13
9 AM-12 PM
Instructor: Marion Dye

Registration Deadline: July 2

Be our guest for this enchanted theatre class! With Belle by our side, we’ll break the spell to discover our hidden talents of body, voice, and imagination that we’ll use to transform into our favorite BEAUTY AND THE BEAST characters.

Tuition: $99 or  30 Volunteer Punches

2 Fairy Tale Adventures

Fairy Tale Adventures

July 30-August 3
9 AM-12 PM
Instructor: Marion Dye

Registration Deadline: July 23

Once upon a time there was a class about the most beloved fairy tales in all the land! With a touch of magic and our favorite fairy tale friends, we’ll develop our own characters to strengthen our imaginations and build our own kingdom.

Tuition: $99 or  30 Volunteer Punches

Grades 4-6

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Percy Jackson

June 25-29
9 AM-12 PM
Instructor: Paige Mueller

Registration Deadline: June 18

Percy Jackson is no ordinary teen—and YOU are no ordinary performer! Together, we’ll draw power from the Olympians to train in the performing arts while creating our very own legendary adventures.

Tuition: $99 or  30 Volunteer Punches

3 Puppetry

Puppetry

July 23-27
9 AM-12 PM
Instructor: Kelsey Celek

Registration Deadline: July 16

Learn an art form as ancient as theatre itself: puppetry. From marionettes like Pinocchio to rod puppets like Kermit, our class will explore the types of puppets, discover how they’re used onstage, and develop intricate shadow puppets of our own design.

Tuition: $99 or  30 Volunteer Punches

3 Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

July 30-August 3
9 AM-12 PM
Instructor: Dakotta Hagar

Registration Deadline: July 23

Middle school can be tough—just ask Greg Heffley. Greg talks all about it in his diary, and YOU can talk all about it onstage. With inspiration from our favorite wimpy kid, we’ll learn how to express ourselves through playwriting and create our very own stories for the stage.

Tuition: $99 or  30 Volunteer Punches

Grades 7-9

4 Acting Tactics

Acting Tactics

June 18-22
1-4 PM
Instructor: Brandon Thomsen

Registration Deadline: June 17

Your objective: to take your acting technique to the next level. Your tactic: taking this course. Together, we will gain a deeper understanding of how to choose from the hundreds of acting tactics you need to give a true—and truly phenomenal—performance.

Tuition: $99 or  30 Volunteer Punches

Finding Your Voice

Finding Your Voice

Mon/Wed/Fri: July 23-27
1-4 PM
Instructor: Kelsey Celek

Registration Deadline: July 16

Enhance the tools you need to make your voice loud, clear, and understood on stage. In this class, we will focus on projection, enunciation, resonance, and other tricks to adapt your voice to a variety of spaces.

Tuition: $60 or  18 Volunteer Punches

Grades 10-12

5 Sketch Comedy

Sketch Comedy

Mon/Wed/Fri: July 16-20
1-4 PM
Instructor: Kelsey Celek

Registration Deadline: July 9

Can you make an audience laugh? This class will explore how to use characters, settings, timing, and surprises to make an audience erupt with laughter. We’ll also explore basic improvisation and physical comedy skills.

Tuition: $60 or  18 Volunteer Punches

Adults (Ages 18+)

Interested high school students may apply to adult courses with permission from the instructor.

6 Beginner Acting

Beginner Acting

Tuesdays: June 26-July 31
6-7:30 PM
Instructor: Kelsey Celek

Registration Deadline: June 18

Build the groundwork for a stronger performance! In this weekly course, adult performers will learn how behavior and action shape characterization. Together, we’ll use assigned scenes to explore the basics of script work, objectives, and partner work.

Tuition: $75 or  21 Volunteer Punches

6 Advanced Acting

Advanced Acting

Thursdays: June 28-August 2
6-7:30 PM
Instructor: Kelsey Celek

Prerequisite: Participation in a show or two (2) QCT classes
Registration Deadline: June 18

Take your performance to the next level! In this advanced session, adult performers will explore techniques used by professionals to analyze scripts, play objectives, and create characters within a scene.

Tuition: $75 or  21 Volunteer Punches

Camps & Specialty Courses

7 Intro to Theatre Design

Intro to Theatre Design
Grades 4-8

July 9-12
1-4 PM
Instructors: Kelsey Celek & Vicki Sandercock

Registration Deadline: July 2

The worlds of theatre and art collide!  In this class, we will learn how to create the amazing scenery, costumes and props like the ones you see onstage. Students will have the opportunity to interact with working theatre designers and create some theatrical projects of their own.  Classes will be held at both QCT and QAC.

In Collaboration with Quincy Art Center

Tuition: $90

Star Wars Jedi Academy

Star Wars: Jedi Academy
Grades 1-5

July 16-20
9 AM-12 PM
Instructor: Kelsey Celek

Registration Deadline: July 9

The Force is strong with this class! Students will train with more advanced acting techniques, allowing them to hone their power onstage and become Jedi Masters. Using the saga as inspiration, we will build our own characters and stories to find our place in the Star Wars universe.

Tuition: $99 or  30 Volunteer Punches

Superhero Academy

Superhero Academy
Ages 8-12 on the autism spectrum

July 5-6
10-11 AM
Instructors: Meredith Becks & Kelsey Deters

Registration Deadline: June 25

Be a hero of the stage! Students ages 8-12 on the autism spectrum* will go on an action-packed, theatrical journey to learn important skills heroes need to save the day, including public speaking, eye contact, and more. This specially-designed class is a great way for your student to make new friends and explore the arts!

*Note: Students on the autism spectrum are welcome in all QCT classes!

Tuition paid by a generous gift from the Autism Support Group

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Basic Training
Grades 1-4

Camp: August 6-10 (9 AM-12 PM)
Showcase: August 11 (7:30 PM)
Instructor: Paige Mueller

Registration Deadline: July 30

This class is designed for younger students who aspire to be a part of our Triple Threat Boot Camp. Students will rotate between classes in singing, acting, and dancing in preparation for musical theatre performances. Basic Training students will perform in select scenes in the Triple Threat Boot Camp Showcase.

Tuition: $120 (includes tickets and t-shirt) or  30 Volunteer Punches and a $20 ticket/t-shirt fee

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Triple Threat Boot Camp
Grades 5-College

Camp: August 6-10 (8:30 AM-4:30 PM)
Showcase: August 11 (7:30 PM)
Acting Instructor: Kelsey Celek
Vocal Instructor: Megan Miller-Masterman
Dance Instructor: Erin Lafferty
Accompanist: Hedy Rothfuss

Application Deadline: July 13

Attention! We are seeking students ready for an intense week of training in singing, acting, and dancing. Intended for the serious performer, the Triple Threat Boot Camp is a week-long workshop instructing students in the musical theatre disciplines. Students are divided into age-appropriate levels, working in the mornings with professionals in the arts to become top-notch performers. In the afternoon, students implement the skills learned during the day in a rehearsal for an enchanting Golden Age musical revue at the end of the week. Even the most experienced performer will find this camp to be invaluable! Tuition includes a t-shirt and two complimentary tickets to the showcase.

Tuition: $175 (includes tickets and t-shirt) or  80 Volunteer Punches and a $20 ticket/t-shirt fee

Please hand-write us a letter explaining why you would enjoy being a part of the Triple Threat Boot Camp. Please be as specific as you can—don’t hesitate to give examples of why you enjoy performing, and perhaps include some past experiences you’ve had with acting, singing, or dance. The registration form must be accompanied by this letter.

For students new to QCT, please include the contact info of a non-relative to serve as a reference.

Submission of the registration form and letter does not automatically guarantee a place for the student in the camp. Do not include payment with the registration form. Families will be contacted by July 20 as to whether or not the child has been accepted into the camp. Payment is due upon the student’s acceptance into the camp, no later than July 27.

Questions

Have a question that our FAQ doesn’t answer?

Head of Education Kelsey Celek is happy to help! Reach her at 217-222-3209 ext. 108 or