2020 Season revealed! Thrilling Broadway hits and Disney favorites selected
Quincy Community Theatre celebrates its 83rd season with a sensational lineup of live theatrical events.
“Every year, Quincy Community Theatre offers a varied selection of shows. For the 2020 season, I wanted to celebrate life,” shared Artistic Director Brandon Thomsen. “I selected shows where the characters embrace a fresh start. We hope that our current season ticket holders will return for more unique local theatre and that new audiences will take the opportunity for a fresh start and become QCT supporters.”
The 2020 Season ticket includes:
- CHICAGO BY FRED EBB, BOB FOSSE, JOHN KANDER, AND MAURINE DALLAS WATKINS
(March 19-22 & 27-29) — It’s Chicago, 1928, and everyone’s dying—or killing—to be famous. Aspiring celebrities Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly will stop at nothing to see their names in lights, and everyone’s eager to help—for a price. Greed, ruthless ambition, and “All That Jazz”—“That’s Chicago!” Sponsored by HOMEBANK, KHQA, Knapheide, and Quincy Medical Group.
- CALENDAR GIRLS BY TIM FIRTH
(May 8-9 & 14-17) — The ladies are taking it all off—for a good cause! Determined to honor their late friend, a tight-knit group of friends poses for an “alternative” nude calendar as a cheeky fundraiser. When they suddenly become an international sensation, the ladies find both their self-confidence and friendships challenged. Based on a true story, this play offers laughs and life lessons for all seasons! Sponsored by Golden Bridges and State Street Bank.
- LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL MUSIC AND LYRICS BY LAURENCE O’KEEFE & NELL BENJAMIN • BOOK BY HEATHER HACH • BASED ON THE NOVEL BY AMANDA BROWN AND THE METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER MOTION PICTURE
(July 16-19 & 23-26) — Look out Harvard—here comes Elle Woods! Determined to win back her boyfriend and prove she’s more than a pretty sorority girl, Elle and her adorable chihuahua Bruiser tackle stereotypes, the Ivy League, and the courtroom in this inspiring musical that raises the bar on comedy! Sponsored by Blessing Health System, Herald-Whig, and WGEM.
- THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL BY HORTON FOOTE
(Sept. 11-13 & 17-20) — Nothing will stop Mrs. Watts from returning to her beloved Bountiful, Texas. Not her overprotective son, bossy daughter-in-law, lost pension check, or even the town sheriff. What she longs for most is to go home one last time. But is home a place, a feeling, or only a memory?
- JUNIE B. JONES IS NOT A CROOK BY ALLISON GREGORY • BASED ON THE BOOKS JUNIE B. JONES IS NOT A CROOK AND JUNIE B. JONES LOVES HANDSOME WARREN BY BARBARA PARK
(Oct. 22-25; Season Ticket Student Theatre Bonus) — Kindergarten isn’t easy, especially when you’re Junie B. Jones! First, a stealer stole Junie B.’s new furry mittens. Then, there’s the handsomest new boy at school who thinks she’s a nutball. And don’t even get her started on Meanie Jim! Can Junie B. find the crook, fix her friendships, stand up to a bully, and still be her loveable, nutball self? Sponsored by Herald-Whig and WGEM.
- DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST MUSIC BY ALAN MENKEN • LYRICS BY HOWARD ASHMAN & TIM RICE • BOOK BY LINDA WOOLVERTON
(Dec. 10-13 & 17-20) — Cruel and vain, a prince is cursed to live as a hideous beast unless he learns to love and be loved in return. Strong-willed and smart, Belle is a lonely outsider in her small village. Although the Beast imprisons her, it may be Belle that captures his heart. Can true love prevail and have the power to transform in this enchanting tale as old as time? Sponsored by Herald-Whig, Kohl Cash & Carry Showroom, Quincy Mall, and WGEM.
Family/Student Theatre productions for 2020 include:
- DISNEY’S FROZEN JR. BOOK BY JENNIFER LEE • MUSIC AND LYRICS BY KRISTEN ANDERSON-LOPEZ & ROBERT LOPEZ • BASED ON THE DISNEY FILM WRITTEN BY JENNIFER LEE AND DIRECTED BY CHRIS BUCK & JENNIFER LEE
(Feb. 6-9) — Princess Elsa’s been holding on to an incredible secret and is finally ready to “Let It Go.” Told by an enchanting ensemble of student actors, Disney’s Frozen Jr. features everyone’s favorite hit songs from the animated film, plus five brand-new ones. Packed with adventure, humor, and the coolest characters, Disney’s Frozen Jr. is a story of true love, friendship, and the unbreakable bond between sisters that will melt even the coldest heart! Sponsored by Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.
- THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE FROM THE BOOK BY KATE DICAMILLO • ADAPTED BY DWAYNE HARTFORD
(June 11-14) — Edward Tulane lives a charmed, but vain, life as an adored porcelain rabbit. Then, he is lost at sea. In his travels through the dark depths of the ocean floor to the bustling streets of Memphis, Edward discovers a heart is more fragile than the fine china he’s made of. And, perhaps, love is the most miraculous journey of all.
Audiences can catch every moment of the 2020 Season and save nearly 40% with Season Tickets. Packages are available for all schedules. Current season ticket holders may renew their seats beginning October 1, 2019, with guaranteed seating renewals for Fixed Season Ticket holders through October 15, 2019. Season Tickets are available to new Season Ticket holders beginning October 17, 2019.
For more information about the 2020 Season, visit 1qct.org or call the QCT Box Office at (217) 222-3209. Box office hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Original logos for the 2020 Season by Rachael Kennedy. The 2020 Season is sponsored by Gardner Denver. Media Sponsors for the 2020 Season are Arts Quincy, Herald-Whig, KHQA, Spectrum Reach, STARadio, and WGEM. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
About Quincy Community Theatre
Quincy Community Theatre (QCT) is a major theatrical resource for the Tri-State area, offering five major productions, three student productions, various touring performances, and a variety of workshops and classes each year. Showcasing local performers from the entire Tri-State Region since 1923, QCT uses the combined talents and resources of the community to celebrate, promote, and perform the dramatic arts in its first-rate facility. Quincy Community Theatre is a member of the Quincy Society of Fine Arts, the Illinois Theatre Association, the American Association of Community Theatre, and Arts Alliance Illinois. QCT is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit. QCT programming is supported in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council. The 2020 Season is sponsored by Gardner Denver. QCT’s 2020 Media Sponsors are Arts Quincy, Herald-Whig, KHQA, Spectrum Reach, STARadio, and WGEM. For information about upcoming shows and classes or to purchase tickets, please visit 1qct.org or call the Box Office at 217.222.3209.