QCT announces spring 2023 classes, adds performance of Disney’s Moana, Jr.

QUINCY — Quincy Community Theatre has announced its lineup of theatre education classes for the spring 2023 semester and the addition of an additional performance of Disney’s Moana, Jr. on Sunday, Feb. 26.

Six classes will be held for students ranging from 3 years old through adulthood. Each class aims to develop a specific set of skills, such as characterization, improvisation, teamwork, acting and script analysis.

“Our spring 2023 course schedule is packed with new content, new class times and even new instructors,” Director of Student Theatre and Head of Education Brendan Shea said in a press release. “Now’s the perfect time to give QCT classes a try, no matter what your background in theatre may be.”

Tuition ranges from $40 to $60. QCT volunteers may use accumulated credit from volunteer hours against tuition. Prospective students may also apply for scholarship opportunities with the organization.

For more information and to enroll in classes, visit 1qct.org/classes.

Another performance of Disney’s Moana, Jr. has been added. This will be the second additional performance added for the highly anticipated production based on the Disney film. The added performance will be at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26. Tickets are available now at 1qct.org/moanatickets, at the QCT box office, or by phone at 217-222-3209.

“QCT is extremely grateful for the support our community has shown toward Disney’s Moana, Jr.,” executive director Burgundy Hill said. “We have sold well over 2,500 tickets and will be approaching 3,000 with this added performance. In addition to the community support, we want to express our gratitude to all our student performers, crew, their families and our production team for their willingness to conduct these additional performances.”

Quincy Community Theatre Spring 2023 Classes

Little Theatre People
Ages 3-5 | Thursdays | March 16 – April 6 | 4-4:45 p.m.
A seasonal class where our youngest performers bring a story to life through creative play. Each week, we read a story together and bring our own unique version to life.

QCT Kids Company
Grades K-2 | Fridays | March 17 – April 7 | 4-5 p.m.
Kids Company members use guided improv to re-imagine stories new and old. Students engage their imaginations to invent new characters, new plotlines and even new endings to the week’s chosen story. Every Kids Company semester includes new stories and new opportunities to deepen your child’s connection to the stage.

Sketch Comedy: The Coolest School
Grades 3-5 | Thursdays | March 16 – April 6 | 5:30–6:30 p.m.
What would it look like if the kids were in charge at school? We’ll brainstorm, write and perform short and zany comedy skits centered around elementary school life– but cooler.

Stage Combat
Grades 6-8 | Wednesdays | March 15 – April 5 | 5–6:00 p.m.
This class will introduce students to the magic of stage combat. Students will learn the physical theatre techniques that professionals use to create action-packed (and safe!) fight scenes on stage. Led by guest instructor Susan Trusley.

Shakespeare
Grades 9-12 | Thursdays | March 16 – April 6 | 6:45– 8:15 p.m.
Get ready for A Midsummer Night’s Dream auditions with this crash course in Acting Shakespeare, focusing on his comedies. Because all the best jokes are Elizabethan! (“You Banbury cheese!”)

Acting: Scene Lab
Adults 18+ | Fridays | March 17 – April 7 | 6:00–7:30 p.m.
An acting intensive for adults looking to take their dramatic performance skills to the next level. Students will focus on script analysis, work with a scene partner and how to implement directorial notes.

Foundational Footwork
Adults 18+ | Saturday, April 29, 10 a.m.-noon | Wednesday, May 3, 5:30–7 p.m.
If you love performing musical theatre but do not consider yourself a dancer, this class is for you. If words like “chasse” or “pivot step” make you break out in a cold sweat, this class is for you. If you would like to improve your dance skills in a no-pressure environment, this class is for you. Learn the dance basics of musical theatre so you are comfortable in a dance callback as well as learning choreography for any musical theatre situation.

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