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HISTORY

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE QUOGUE JUNIOR THEATRE TROUPE


The Troupe was founded in 1979 by Sue Prior, and began as a creative and aesthetic extension to the Junior Sports Program at the Quogue Field Club. In return for the gratis use of the village theater, Sue Prior was asked by Mayor McLean to expand the Troupe to benefit the youth of the entire village. The Quogue Junior Theater Troupe happily accepted, and the rest is history. The Troupe has mounted two fully scaled professionally directed musicals each and every season. Thanks to the great generosity of many donors and supporters, the young people of Quogue and its neighboring villages have danced, sung, and acted their way through the last forty-one summers.

Not only performing youth have been enriched by the QJTT experience. Technical Crew members, through the QJTT Tech Apprentice Program, have participated in stage management, as well as lighting and sound design and operation. Still other members have had the unique opportunity to assist professional directors, musical directors and choreographers, from the first rehearsal to opening night, and have learned what it takes to mount a major musical theater production. Over the years, QJTT has provided many happy summer memories for the youth in our program.

PAST PRODUCTIONS

2011 — High School Musical | Beauty and the Beast
2010 — Godspell | Annie Junior
2009 — Grease | Dear Edwina
2008 — Guys and Dolls | Charlotte’s Web
2007 — 42nd Street | Alice in Wonderland
2006 — Smokey Joe’s Cafe | Tom Sawyer
2005 — QJTT on Broadway | Peter Pan
2004 — Footloose | The Wizard of Oz
2003 — The Boyfriend | Annie Junior
2002 — Pirates Unbound | Bye Bye Birdie
2001 — Anything Goes | Charlie Brown

2000 — Joseph | Charlotte’s Web
1999 — Grease | Alice in Wonderland
1998 — Lil Abner | Tom Sawyer
1997 — Guys & Dolls | How to Act Like a Kid
1996 — Over Here | Wizard of Oz
1995 — Fiddler on the Roof | Mary Poppins
1994 — The Music Man | Charlotte’s Web
1993 — Broadway, Our Way | Alice in Wonderland
1992 — Give My Regards to Broadway | Peter Pan
1991 — Bye Bye Birdie | Tom Sawyer
1990 — Babes in Arms | Charlie Brown

1989 — Mame | Free To Be You and Me
1988 — Show Boat | How to Eat Like a Child
1987 — Guys & Dolls | Charlotte’s Web
1986 — Oklahoma | The Wizard of Oz
1985 — The Boyfriend | Tom Sawyer
1984 — Joseph | Charlie Brown
1983 — Li’l Abner
1982 — Bye Bye Birdie
1981 — Peter Pan
1980 — Charlotte’s Web
1979 — Tom Sawyer