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Youth Theatre


Children’s and Youth Theatre:  Quinsigamond Youth Theatrical Company!

Children’s Youth Theatre with Music, For Grades 2 to 6

Quinsigammond Youth Theater is a child-led, devised theatrical production.  For Winter 2023, we’ll be using the inter-cultural elements of the common children’s tale Cinderalla.

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

Quinsigamond Youth Theatrical Company

Rehearsal and Performance Location

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.

Rehearsal Day and Dates:

  • Fridays, 5:00 to 6:30 pm
  • Winter Session:  January 13 through March 17, 2023.
  • Production Date:  March 18.  Snow date:

Show Date:  March 18  (or, March 24/25″ Snow dates for rehearsal and production)

  • Tentative:  6:30 pm Show Time
  • Call time:  4:30 pm for students

Theater Tuition/Registration:  Winter 2022

  • Registration Fee:  $20 – New Students (Waived for renewing students)
  • Tuition:  $220 / student
    OR
  • Fast Track FINANCIAL AID Tuition WAIVED (Information below)

Fast track financial aid is available to students enrolled at Quinsigamond Elementary School and other Pakachoag Partner organizations (African Community Education, Elm Park Community School, CENTRO and Black Excellence Academy).  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.

Register

Please note that wait listing is likely for this class.  Some slots will be held for neighborhood children enrolled at QES.  Un-used 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.

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 / Pakachoag Children’s Youth Theatre 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.

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Youth Theatre at Pakachoag a Few Year’s Back

“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!!”
Kate McCann
Mom/Grandmom – Summer 2015.