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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

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

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

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

2023 Season Revealed!

We’re promising a memorable year with our 2023 season announcement! The season will coincide with our 100th anniversary celebration. In addition to the lineup of shows, we’re also unveiling two additional special events to celebrate the centennial year and a new logo and website as a part of our rebranding effort.


Aubrie is a 24-year-old theatre lover who is making her QCT debut in Flora & Ulysses. Her character, Rita, is at the center of some high-flying hijinks when Ulysses the Squirrel visits her restaurant, Do-Nut World. Come support Aubrie and her cast-mates when Flora & Ulysses hits the stage October 20-23! Tell us about yourself.  This is my … Continued

BLOGGING WITH BRENDAN: Off-Stage Stages: “Site-Specific Theatre”

Where does theatre happen? Your first response would probably be: “on stage.” If you’re familiar with QCT’s spaces, you might get a little more specific: “in a proscenium theater” (such as the Barbara Rowell Auditorium), “in a black box” (like the Lab), “in the round,” etc. You’re right, of course– but if you think about … Continued

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