When it comes to local theatre in small towns across America, Quincy is extremely lucky to have what Quincy Community Theatre brings to the table.

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As many of you know if you listen to "Mornings with Mark and Sam" on 97.9 KICK-FM, I (Mark) am currently performing as Billy Flynn in Quincy Community Theatre's production of Chicago the Musical. We opened last weekend and still have 4 shows left to go this Thursday through Sunday (July 29th through August 1st), and it was an incredible first weekend. The crowds were jam packed, standing ovations after every show, and so many incredible comments (to see some of the reviews click here!).

But if you're from Quincy and have seen a show at Quincy Community Theatre before you know how incredible it is, it's a fantastic faciality, combined with an incredible full time staff, and artistic director. And not every small town in America is luck enough to have that. I worked professionally as an actor for years in the city of Chicago (before moving to Quincy to work for KICK-FM), and I have to say that QCT in many ways out shines a lot of those professional theatres. If you wanted to go to St. Louis to see Chicago the Musical at the incredible The Muny theatre in late August/early September, you'd spend a fortune on tickets, parking, driving, hotel stay. But you can see incredibly high level theatre right here in your own back yard and it supports local. So many of the cast members, crew members, band members, and production staff, live here in the Tri-States. They are people that will blow you away with their singing, acting, dancing, and then you'll see them working the next day as a baker, or at a department store, or even at a radio station.

I thought that when I made the decision to make a career change and start working in radio that my acting and performing days were over, but luckily I ended up in Quincy because Quincy Community Theatre may be one of the absolute best community theatres in the country.

If you are on the fence about seeing a show at QCT, I can't recommend Chicago highly enough, it is funny, fast paced, sexy, exciting, and the talent of the local cast and orchestra will blow you away. There are very few tickets left for this weekend, but treat yourself or your significant other to dinner at a local restaurant, and a show at the theatre this weekend, I promise you, you wont regret it.

For tickets to Chicago at Quincy Community Theatre click here! 

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