QO Theatre

Quince Orchard Theatre includes 4 levels of classes as well as an after-school Theatre Production program. Although it may be beneficial, you are not required to take a theatre class to audition or work on crew for a show. Work usually begins on the fall play the second week of school, and on the spring musical the first week of the calendar year. 

Theatre is an organization comprised of those interested in the theatrical arts. It functions as the producing body for at least 2 shows a year, with members not only performing in cast or pit orchestra, but also involved in such aspects as constructing and painting sets, making costumes, collecting and organizing props, hanging and running lights and sound, applying stage makeup and serving as the front house crew during performances, as well as many other areas of production. All student members involved in the productions are eligible for becoming members of the International Thespian Society, the Educational Theatre Association's student honorary organization. 

Actors must audition; workshops are held to show you how. 

Stage/Technical/Backstage Crew members, as well as Pit Orchestra members, do not audition but there is a level of expectation of commitment. All members of the productions generally meet every school day from about 2:45-5pm while preparing for shows and can run later the week the show opens (Tech Week). Certain areas of crew also work some weekends. The club also participates in other activities, which may include the Homecoming parade, going to festivals and participating in fundraising activities. Occasional Theatre meetings generally occur at lunch. The call board next to the elevator on the first floor and the website carries Theatre notices. Please help support the performing arts at QOHS by becoming a patron of QO Theatre. The club welcomes all new members to come and share their talents and knowledge. Our patron form can be found at https://goo.gl/frPznV 

Fall Show Information

  • Interest Meeting - September 12th, at lunch in the auditorium
  • Fall Play Workshop - September 16, 2:45pm - 5:00pm in the choir room
  • Fall Play Auditions - September 17th & 18th, 2:45pm - 5:00pm in the auditorium
  • Fall Play Callbacks - September 19th, 2:45pm - 5:00pm in the auditorium (invite only)
  • Fall Play Contract Meeting - September 20, 2:45pm - 5:00pm in the auditorium
  • Fall Play Safety Training - September 23rd, 2:45pm - 5:00pm in the auditorium
  • Set Construction and Rehearsals - September 25th and on, 2:45pm - 5:00pm at various locations
  • Fall Play Pre-Tech days, October 31 & November 1, 2:45pm - 6:00pm in the auditorium
  • Fall Play Tech Week, November 4-7: 2:45pm - 9:30, November 8th: 12:30pm - 7:00pm, in the auditorium
  • Fall Play, November 9th, 2:00pm & 7:00pm
  • Fall Play Brush Up Rehearsal, November 13th, 2:45pm - 5:00pm
  • Fall Play, November 16th, 2:00pm & 7:00pm
 

Spring Show Information

  • Audition Workshop - December 6th
  • Auditions and Callbacks - December 9th - 13th
  • Show Dates - April 17th, 18th, 24th, and 25th

Questions? Please contact our Director, Ms. Vogel at Jessica_Hague@mcpsmd.org or Producer, Mrs. Lee at Linda_F_Lee@mcpsmd.org

Theatre Staff
Director: Jessica Vogel
Producer: Linda Lee
Technical Director: Alexander Henry
Musical Director: Marci Shegogue
Orchestral Conductor: Robyn Kleiner-Vilgos
Choreographer: Shawn Cosby
Costume Designer: Susan Goldberg   

2019-2020 Student Officers
President: Alex Roth
VP of Activities: Jamie Elder 
VP Publicity: Julian Green
VP Technology: Juliana Morano
Secretary: Maddie Carter
Treasurer: Lucy Garretson
Historian: Emma Weber