The Halloween Trilogy

So many wonderful projects are coming to a head this week.  We just wrapped up spring classes, summer registration is now open, Totally Red has hit the road and will be visiting schools, libraries, and community groups between now and June 17.  On Thursday, the Quincy Junior High Drama Club will present their original play,…

Totally Red!

Here at QCT, spring classes have begun, the knights of the round table are prepping for the big opening of Camelot, and I’m  in rehearsals for our next student theatre production: Totally Red. Totally Red is the story of Little Red Riding Hood told in five different theatrical styles.  These talented student actors will take…

Shrek Photos and More!

What a wonderful weekend at QCT.  The sold-out run of Shrek TYA left me smiling every minute.  I am extremely proud of all the work the cast and crew brought to this story.  This was a very special production that was hard to say goodbye to!  Be sure to check out this blog post from…

In preparation for Shrek TYA…

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about opportunity. Today I had the unique opportunity to help in the scene shop.  Our wonderful technical director/designer extraordinaire Paul Denckla let me paint a few things for our set. As soon as I got a paintbrush in my hands, I couldn’t help but be reminded of what it…

Lady Windermere’s Fan: A New Musical

Tonight is opening night for the premiere of the new musical adaptation of Lady Windermere’s Fan.  I have so enjoyed participating in this workshop as Lady Windermere – the cast is delightful, the songs are beautiful, and exploring this story in a new format has been a real treat.  I would include a link of…

Bring on 2016!

After a wonderful holiday visit to Ohio, I’m back in Quincy ready to begin work on our outstanding 2016 season!  I can’t believe I’ve already completed my first season here, and I look forward to the projects that lie ahead. I’ll be back in schools this week, teaching acting workshops as part of QCT’s outreach…

Treasure Island photos, fall classes, and Shrek auditions…oh my!

Hello all!  Keeping very busy here in Quincy.  Treasure Island was a great success – we had to add an extra performance due to high demand!  There are some great production photos on my flickr page, courtesy of M2 Photography, as well as this awesome slideshow from Coonrod Photography.  It was quite a show with…

Stories Begin

After this week’s big season announcement, I can finally reveal the wonderful projects I have coming up next year at Quincy Community Theatre.  I’ll be directing the student theatre productions of Shrek TYA, Totally Red!, The Halloween Trilogy, and A Wrinkle in Time.  In addition, I’ll be working with the Quincy Junior High Drama Club…

Treasure Island Blog

Ahoy, mateys!  I am looking forward to starting my new big project – directing Treasure Island at QCT.  Auditions start next week, and I am eager to find my pirate crew!  On QCT’s website, I will be blogging about the process of directing the show.  You can check out my first post here. As we…

Photos and More!

This weekend, the good folks at QCT closed our fantastic (and sold out!) production of Mary Poppins.  I had a wonderful time with this cast and crew!  There are a few photos available on my flickr page, plus here’s the gallery of pictures taken by Coonrod Photography.  Chet Coonrod does beautiful pictures for all of…

Mary Poppins

This week I am delighted to make my debut on the QCT stage in the title role of Mary Poppins.  I have been having a ball spending my evenings dancing through London town with a beautiful score, a talented cast (of 40 people!!!), a glorious set, the best stage crew a girl could hope for,…

Snowflakes and other upcoming events

Here in Quincy, I’ve been working on some very exciting new projects.  The first is a show for QCT’s On the Road production, which tours to local schools and community groups.  This year we are collaborating with the Quincy Area Autism Support Group to produce Snowflakes, a play by Debbie Lamedman that explore what it’s…