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Youth Theatre

Quinsigamond Youth Theatrical Company!

Children's and Youth Theatre

Theatre with Music, For Grades 2 to 6

Quinsigammond Youth Theater is a child-led, devised theatrical production.  

The children’s theater program is made possible in partnership with Emanuel Lutheran Church, Quinsigamond Village in Worcester.

Fall 2023 Theatre Production

Do you ever wonder if the flower you picked could be a hat for a fairy? Or if mermaids swim somewhere deep in the sea? What about what it would be like to be a pirate, sailing the ocean blue? Do you hope that one day you could learn to fly? Or never, ever grow up?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, join the Quinsigamond Youth Theatrical Company for Fall 2023 in our own Neverland for a devised show based off of the children’s novel Peter Pan.

We’ll be using the elements from the children’s novel Peter Pan to create our own version of the story, using imagination, fun, teamwork, and a bit of pixie dust! 

Theater Schedule

Day / Time

Two School-Year Sessions: Fall & Winter
  • Fridays, 5:00 to 6:30 pm
  • Fall Session:  Late September to November
  • Winter Session:  January through March
Fall 2023 Schedule of Dates
  • Friday, September 22nd through Friday, November 17th*
  • Show Date:  Saturday, November 18, 2023
*NO Rehearsals On....
  • September 29, 2023
  • November 3, 2023

Fall 2023 Show Date

Saturday, November 18, 2023

Tentative/TBC:  6:30 pm Show Time

Call time Tentative/TBC:  4:30 pm for students

Where We Meet

Rehearsals and Performance

Emanuel Lutheran Church
200 Greenwood Street
Worcester, MA  01607

Emanuel Lutheran is located on the edge of Quinsigamond Village / close to the Auburn town line, at the corner of Greenwood and Upland Streets close to Route 20/Rt. 146 interchange and I-290 at Holy Cross.

This collaboration is a non-denominational, community partnership.  Classes are entirely theater and music oriented.  Persons of any or no faith background are welcome.

Theater Tuition

Rehearsals and Performance

  • $240 – Fall Session
  • Financial Aid available

Wait-Listing

Why we May Wait-List Some Students

Please note that wait listing is likely for this class. 

We automatically hold some spaces for local children enrolled at Quinsigammond Elementary.  Any unsecured spaces will be released leading into the first week of class. 

We will let you know if you are waitlisted.  Any student registered and wait-listed will receive a full refund if a space does not come available by the end of week 1.

Financial Aid

Fast-Track Aid

Fast track financial aid is available to Pakachoag partner students enrolled with

  • Quinsigamond Elementary School
  • African Community Education / ACE
  • Elm Park Community School, Worcester
  • CENTRO
  • Black Excellence Academy / BEA

Indicate your affiliation when completing the online registration form.

If you cannot manage the registration fee, you can also submit a fee reduction request by emailing admin@pakmusic.org.

Not sure if you qualify? email admin@pakmusic.org.  

Theater fast-track financial aid is made available thanks to the generous support of the Greater Worcester Community Foundation.

Traditional Financial Aid

If you are not a partner enrollee but need financial assistance, please complete our traditional financial aid application.  Full information available on the Financial Aid Web Page.

More About Quinsig Youth & Children's Theater

What To Expect

Quinsigamond Youth Theatrical Company’s children’s and youth theater class is a theater WITH music program vs. traditional “musical theater”.

Our collaborative program provides young theatre enthusiasts the opportunity to:

  • Work as part of a team
  • Learn basic stage directions
  • Develop basic skills for off- or on-stage expression and vocal projection
  • Learn to complement expression with music and movement

Parts are assigned by the Director, according to student experience and ability.

Not comfortable on-stage?  That is OK.  We have openings for stage hands and scenery designers.

For this program, we do not schedule make-ups for teacher sickness or bad weather (except for the winter production date) as rehearsals are set around the performance date.

About The Instructor

Bellalorraine Carey-Hicks graduated from Worcester State University with a dual degree in Theatre and English. She has experience in acting, design, stage management, and directing.

Ms. Carey-Hicks has served on the regional Student Advisory Board of KCACTF (Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival) as a founding member in support of equity, accessibility, and inclusivity within regional educational theatre. She has participated in applied theatre workshops in partnership with the Worcester Public Transitions Program, as well as in the design and stagecraft disciplines at the Hanover Theater Conservatory’s (a Pakachoag partner) youth programming.

About The ELC Partnership

Known as a community gathering place, Emanuel Lutheran Church (ELC) has a rich, longstanding history of serving the Worcester Quinsigamond Village community and surrounding towns for 125 years.  Visit ELC on Facebook here.

Pakachoag Music School has been providing quality out-of-school music learning and enrichment for 40 years, first in Auburn, and now in Worcester.  The School serves families from over 40 different cities/towns throughout Central Mass.

Pakachoag currently also offers Music Together classes at Emanuel Lutheran on Saturday mornings.

"From a happy and entertained set of parents and grandparents, as well as a delightedly involved kiddo, thank you so much for a great camp / theater experience!! We were all quite amazed at what you were able to accomplish, with such creativity and camper contributions, in such a short time. thank you and bravo!!"

Our Winter 2023 production was Cinderella