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 production. Work usually begins on the fall production the second week of school, and on the spring production right before winter break.

Theatre is an organization of those interested in the theatrical arts. It functions as the producing body for at least 2 productions 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 audition techniques.  Sometimes, Pit Orchestra members are asked to audition as well.

Stage/Technical/Backstage Crew 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 2:45-5:30pm while preparing for shows and can run later the week the show opens (Tech Week). Certain areas of crew also work some weekends. The program 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 program welcomes all new members to come and share their talents and knowledge. Our patron form can be found at https://tinyurl.com/y3h2ljde

Fall Production, "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"

  • Audition Workshop: Friday, September 3rd, 2:45-5:00pm
  • Auditions: Wednesday, September 8 & Thursday, September 9th, 2:45-5:30pm
  • Callbacks: Friday, September 10th, 2:45-6:00pm (by invitation only)
  • More info on dates and how to participate can be found  on our websitehere

Spring Show Information

  • Plans have not been finalized for the Spring Show

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: TBA
Costume Designer: TBA

2021-2022 Student Officers
President: Ela Green
VP of Activities: Fiona Bradford
VP Publicity: Hayden Polsky
VP Technology: Jack Campbell
Secretary: Felix Angelastro
Treasurer: Davis Kessler
Historian: Electing Fall 2021