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Thomsen Talk: “100 years. Why RENT?”

A hundred years. Why RENT? Quincy Community Theatre was founded on the principle to offer “plays of the highest standard.” I am so proud that, 100 years later, that mindset remains. As the Artistic Director, a principal responsibility of mine is to select the titles that the organization will produce. I review a plethora of … Continued

March Volunteer Spotlight: Michele & Brian Clarke

For our March 2023 Volunteer Spotlight, QCT spoke with longtime patrons and volunteers Michele and Brian Clarke! Parents to QCT’s very own Assistant Technical Director Harrison Clarke, Michele and Brian have supported QCT for over two decades! You can often find Michele working in the Box Office and Brian working in technical/behind-the-scenes roles. QCT: How … Continued

Meet the cast of RENT!

You can rock out this spring at Quincy Community Theatre! We are so excited to share the cast for our upcoming spring musical production of RENT! The production will mark the second entry in QCT’s historic 100th anniversary season. Based loosely on Puccini’s La Boheme, Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning RENT follows a year in the … Continued

High Points with Hill: “We just decided to.”

In the Sunday, September 9, 1923 edition of the Quincy Whig-Journal, drama lovers were asked to join a Little Theater movement. “One of the primary purposes of the Little Theater is to give everyone the advantage of becoming acquainted with the best plays… Realizing that Quincy is in no way inferior to other cities in … Continued

February Volunteer Spotlight: Mekia Gay

For our February 2023 Volunteer Spotlight, QCT spoke with Mekia Gay. She has been involved at Quincy Community Theatre for almost five years! From onstage roles, crew, and most recently as Assistant Choreographer in Disney’s Moana, Jr. we discussed her experiences over the years – including her recent recognition with a Ghostlight Award at QCT’s … Continued

Blogging with Brendan: Make 2023 the year you audition!

There are many “wins” a theatre director could count. A smooth and efficient tech process? A sold-out house for opening night? Or, perhaps, a cast that can remember all of its lines BEFORE the off-book deadline (yes, a director can dream).. Indeed, this director is celebrating many wins– before the holidays, 100 wonderful student performers … Continued

Meet the cast of DISNEY’S MOANA JR.

DISNEY’S MOANA, JR., the musical stage adaptation of Disney’s popular 2016 film will take the stage at Quincy Community Theatre February 23-26, 2023. This will mark the first production in QCT’s historic 2023 season, celebrating the theatre’s 100th year as a pillar of the local arts. See the line where the sky meets the sea? … Continued

Thomsen Talk: “It’s like building sandcastles”

The artistic director of Barrington Stage, Alan Paul, said, “Theatermaking is so rewarding and heartbreaking, because it’s like building sandcastles that will be washed away with the tide. The fact that it is ephemeral is what makes it thrilling and so vital.” In 2022, the people of Quincy Community Theatre built eight unique sandcastles: You’re … Continued

December Volunteer Spotlight: Drew Quintero & Lindsey Stroot

We are thrilled to spotlight two QCT volunteers for our December 2022 Volunteer Spotlight! Drew Quintero and Lindsey Stroot serve as Properties Coordinators in Little House on the Prairie, The Musical. We asked both Drew and Lindsey questions about their experiences with Quincy Community Theatre over the years.

November Staff Spotlight: Jeremy Ledford & Harrison Clarke

QCT has welcomed new staff! Jeremy Ledford joins the team as Marketing Manager and Harrison Clarke joins us as our Assistant Technical Director! Jeremy Ledford – Marketing Manager Jeremy has appeared in two QCT productions – Mamma Mia! in 2018 and this year’s Mame. He previously provided marketing support for businesses in the Quincy downtown business district and worked at both WGEM … Continued

High Points with Hill: Giving Thanks

Believe it or not, Thanksgiving is less than three weeks away, and it feels like the end of the year is coming in full force. As this season of giving thanks is upon us, I am grateful for this community. We rely on many generous people who share their time, talents, and treasure to bring … Continued


QCT is about to go back in time – to the 1880s, in fact – and showcase life across the Midwestern prairies in Little House on the Prairie, The Musical! We’re thrilled to unveil the dynamic cast of 33 who will bring this story, inspired by Laura Ingalls Wilder’s “Little House” books to life. The … Continued

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