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Meet the cast of PETER PAN!

Get to know the cast of Quincy Community Theatre’s upcoming production of PETER PAN! To learn more about the production, click here. Performance dates Dec 1-3 & 7-10. Tickets on sale now!

Mekia Gay is a pastry chef and a writer. She has been a part of many shows at QCT, most recently QCT’s 100th anniversary gala, DREAM ROLES REIMAGINED; RENT (Mimi); and LEGALLY BLONDE. Some of her favorite hobbies are baking, reading, listening to music, and spending time with her friends and boyfriend. 

Thalia Wolfmeyer is attending her first year of college at John Wood. She was most recently seen on the QCT stage as Hermia in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM. When not at the theater, you will find Thalia curled up reading or crocheting with a cat by her side. 

TC Pierecall is a Hannibal man making his return to the stage after eleven years. He is no stranger to musical performance, however, playing for various events in the tri-state area with his band and handling music ministry in his church. 

*Brady Koetters is in the 7th grade at St Francis Solanus School.  He has played the clarinet for 3 years and piano for 6 years.  He is a member of the PMO band and choir.  In his free time, he enjoys crocheting and knitting while watching episodes of Pawn Stars with his family.

*Hudson Ayres is an elementary school student in Quincy. He lives with his parents, Katie and Josh, and his two younger sisters. Hudson loves being a big brother, playing guitar and football, and putting together Lego sets. Hudson’s excited for the opportunity to perform in his first play.

Marion Dye is delighted to be performing in PETER PAN! She was last seen on the QCT stage in DREAM ROLES REIMAGINED. Favorite past shows include THE DINOSAUR PLAY (Baby Tank) and TWELFTH NIGHT(Olivia). She is the proud mother of two and wishes to thank her family, especially, Chris, for all their support.   

Patrick Hedges, now in his third production at QCT, was last seen on this stage as a member of the barbershop quartet in THE MUSIC MAN and most recently appeared in OUR TOWN at Hannibal LaGrange University. When he is not performing on stage, he can be found working as a case manager for MTBH, working at his second job at the Mark Twain Riverboat in Hannibal, or enjoying his time with his family.

*Morgan Zanger is a first-time performer, but a longtime theater enthusiast. Currently a junior at Quincy Notre Dame High School, Morgan can often be found on the tennis courts, the softball field, or with her nose in a book. She looks forward to sharing her debut performance with you! 

Emily Dozier is married to David Samuels and together they have three cats that they adore. Emily enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, and performing. In addition to her participation at QCT, she also sings with a jazz band and indie rock band “Quincy Cattywampus” 

*Vaylea Peters is 12 years old and lives in Quincy. Her past theatre experience includes Triple Threat Boot Camp and dancing in THE NUTCRACKER. In addition to theatre, she also loves to read, play the trumpet, and hang out with friends and her seven siblings.

Dominic Zanger is a freshman at Ulmus Academy, he loves reading, playing RISK, and learning about history. Previous QCT productions include A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (Flute), LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE THE MUSICAL (Willie Olsen), and LIONS IN ILLYRIA (Orsino).

Mason Hough is thrilled to be returning to the QCT stage for this season’s production of PETER PAN. He is in the 6th grade and has most recently performed as Peter Dennis in QCT’s MAME. In his free time, he enjoys playing the drums, coding and spending time with his amazing friends and family. 

Abram Hendrian is the 12-year-old son of Brian and Amber Hendrian. He has six siblings and attends Blessed Sacrament School. Abram was most recently seen in MOANA (Hei Hei). When not on stage you can find Abram playing football or wrestling, hunting or fishing.

*Jacob Taylor is an enthusiastic 5th grader, thrilled to be in his first production at QCT. He fell in love with theatre in his school play last year and had a blast attending QCT’s Triple Threat Boot Camp this summer. Jacob absolutely loves performing in front of a crowd!

*Samuel Higgins, the fourth of six brothers and 6th grader at QJHS, is excited for his QCT debut, especially to perform with his brother Eli.  He loves concocting business plans with friends, creative adventures with his brothers, reading fantasy book series, and can’t wait for his baby sister to join his family in January! 

Eli Higgins, the third of six brothers and 8th grader at QJHS, is excited to again be on the QCT stage, especially with his brother, Samuel.  His past performances include Chip in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and Freddie in MISS ELECTRICITY.  He enjoys playing cello and hanging out with friends, and he can’t wait for his baby sister to join his family in January!

Valerie Hernandez is the Artistic Director and co-founder of Square Peg Group-Troupe. She was previously seen onstage at QCT in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Madame de la Grande Bouche). She’s directed numerous projects for QU, JWCC, SPGT, and MROC, as well as served as Costume Designer for MAME, RENT, and CLUE.

Quinton Metcalf is excited to be back in Neverland, as Quinton was previously seen in PETER & THE STARCATCHER! He was most recently seen in THE MUSIC MAN.  In preparation for his swabbie and buccaneer character, Quinton has started experimenting with both tattooing and scurvy. 

Joseph Kim (Mullins) is very excited to return to the QCT stage. He previously made the QCT debut in MAME as Ito which opened a new window for him to the theater world. He lives in Quincy with his beautiful wife Chelsea and works as a pharmacist at Blessing Hospital. When not in practice, he likes to take a walk in the park and play with his loud but lovable dog and his cute but sassy cats.

Evan Conover is currently a student at Quincy University finishing up his voice performance degree. Evan has been involved in previous QCT productions such as LEGALLY BLONDE (Harvard Student) in 2022, and THE MUSIC MAN (Adult Ensemble) this summer. Evan plans to work at Broadway Hy-Vee and stay involved in music after college. In Evan’s free time, Evan loves to play video games, go for walks, and go on a nice sunset drive.

Kelsey Butler is excited to be back on the QCT stage. She was last seen in ELF in 2018. She has a strong passion for theatre. Kelsey is a paraeducator at QHS. She loves to listen to music and to sing, and spend time with her family.  

Abby Twaddle (Warrior) is an eighth grader at QJHS. Abby was most recently seen in THE MUSIC MAN (Gracie Shinn).  In her free time, she can be found on the soccer field, playing games with her family, or creating something amazing.

Ava Jacobsen (Warrior) is a freshman in college with a major in Animation and a minor in Graphic Design. This is Ava’s third show at QCT, and she cannot wait to be able to tell the story of PETER PAN. When not at rehearsal, Ava can be seen singing, dancing, and drawing.  

*Layla McBee (Warrior) is a part-time musician and full-time Swiftie from Quincy. She was most recently seen working crew on FLORA AND ULYSSES and MOANA JR. In her free time, she enjoys playing guitar, saxophone, and piano. She loves PETER PAN and performing in general.   

Whitney Stanford (Warrior) has a lifelong passion for dance and is thrilled to be a part of PETER PAN.  Off-stage, Whitney can be found at St. Peter as their school counselor or on the lake with her handsome husband, Shane, and her beautiful children, Preston, Josephine and James.  

*MJ Mefford (Nana/Crocodile) is a senior in high school from Quincy, Illinois. Not new to shows completely, she has most recently worked on crew for THE HOBBIT. When not in rehearsal, MJ can be found listening to music, going on walks, or playing Stardew Valley.   

*Denotes a cast member making their QCT debut.

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