Monday, January 25, 2010

"An Evening With Lucille Ball" - Don't miss it!

Here are a few pictures and quotes from around the country. This is what people are saying about An Evening With Lucille Ball - Thank You for Asking Directed by Lucie Arnez (daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnez) coming to Quincy Community Theatre on February 12th and 13th.

From The Tampa Tribune

“Lucy tells fun behind-the-scenes stories about of some of her iconic episodes like “Vitametavegamin,” gives the low-down on the wine vat episode (“Stomping on the grape was like stepping into a vat of slimy eyeballs.”), and uses the story of the chocolates on the conveyor belt to talk about the genius of Vivian Vance.”

“Whether you saw them when they were new or years later when they were in syndication, I Love Lucy is a show that touched many of us in special ways. If you have fond memories of Lucy, Suzanne LaRusch’s brilliant rendition of our favorite flame-haired comedienne is a show not to be missed.”

“Suzanne’s Likeness to Lucille is uncanny!” – Madelyn Davis (original I Love Lucy Co–creator and writer)

“I think she’s awesome.” “Go BIG RED!” – Lisa Ann Walter, Judge The Next Best Thing - ABC

Thursday, January 14, 2010

2009 Quilta winners

The Quincy Community Theatre celebrated its 2009 season Saturday January 9th at the America’s Best Value Inn.

Volunteers were recognized for their contributions to the theatre and the 2009 QUILTA Awards for outstanding performance were presented to 10 individuals.

The evening was emceed by Ricky Haschemeyer & Craig Kurjanski (right), who have been seen on the QCT stage in multiple productions.

Quiltas were awarded to ...

Outstanding performance in a Play.

• Allyson Hayden for her role as Susan Walker in Miracle on 34th Street

• Dan Conboy for his role as Yvan in ART

• Kevin Payne for his role as Kris Kringle in Miracle on 34th Street

• Tracie Riley for her role as Cecily in The Importance of Being Earnest

• Vicki Dempsey for her role as Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest

Outstanding performance in a musical.

• Lauren Costigan for her role as Ulla in The Producers

• Kevin Jobe for his role as Max Bialystock in The Producers

• Drew Quintero for his role as Carmen Ghia in The Producers

• Brandon Thomsen for his role as Leo Bloom in The Producers

• Shawn Wilson for his role as Franz Liebkind in The Producers

Winners of the Student Theatre Burning Flame award were Patrick Regner for his outstanding effort in Into the Woods, Jr. and Mackenzie Johnston for her outstanding effort in Miss Nelson is Missing.

Logan Giesing was awarded the Rose Lacquement Award, the “Rosie” for her dedication to QCT programs.

QCT’s Technical Director’s Award, presented by Paul Denckla, was given to Sally McCarl. The award recognizes Sally for her outstanding and self-less contribution to backstage work.

Dominic Cattero, QCT’s managing/artistic director, gave the Director’s Award to the crew of The Producers. The crew for The Producers had to work harder and faster than any other crew this year. There were costume quick changes that at times had 5 people helping one person change their outfit in a matter of seconds. There were scene changes with massive pieces of scenery to be moved quickly as well as during the intermission only 10 minutes to completely change the set over to be all white. This crew did an outstanding job in all areas of the show.

Russ Goodell, 2008 recipient of the Enid Ireland Award, the highest honor presented by QCT to someone who has shown outstanding dedication and service to the creation, organization and continuation of the theatre, presented the 2009 award to Robert March.

March has spent hundreds of hours playing piano for auditions, rehearsals, & performances of many musical productions. His accompaniments have consistently exhibited the highest standards of talent, musicianship and expertise at the keyboard. He has demonstrated true commitment and love of the theatre, as well as for all the arts in Quincy.