Quincy Community Theatre to offer behind-the-scenes series

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Quincy Community Theatre will extend its audience engagement program this season with “Discovery Nights,” a free, behind-the-scenes series open to the general public.

Scheduled before every QCT production, each “Discovery Night” is designed to offer deeper insight into the making of the theatre’s musicals and plays. In the span of an hour, audiences will discuss the upcoming production with QCT staff, view show designs and renderings, and see costumes and set pieces as they’re being created.

Audiences will also gain exclusive access to a portion of that evening’s closed rehearsal.

“Education is a part of our mission statement,” says Artistic Director Brandon Thomsen. “With ‘Discovery Nights’ we can share with our audiences the fascinating process of how a production is brought to life and the collaboration involved. Then when the time comes for them to see the show, the participants will delight in knowing the inside story of how the production came to be and the many people it took to create it.”

This new series coincides with QCT’s 2018 Season theme of discovery. Featuring nine stories new to QCT, the theatre’s season encourages audience members and volunteers to discover newer works, hidden talents, and the various facets of our community.

QCT’s first “Discovery Night” is for the student production of ANNE OF GREEN GABLES on Monday, January 29 from 6:00-7:00 PM, led by Artistic Director Brandon Thomsen. Families are encouraged to attend together. Admission is free for all ages, and tickets for the show can be purchased that evening.

To register for the ANNE OF GREEN GABLES “Discovery Night,” call the QCT Box Office, located in the Oakley-Lindsay Center, at (217) 222-3209.

A list of “Discovery Night” dates may be found on the theatre’s event calendar or on each show’s individual page, located at 1QCT.ORG.

QCT’s 2018 Season is sponsored by Gardner Denver. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

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