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QCC Announces Tony Award Winning Play, Lend Me A Tenor, Opens Tonight;

Special Veterans Admission: One Dollar for Saturday Night, April 19 Performance

Contact: Cherie Ronayne
Office of Institutional Communications
cronayne [at]

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Worcester, MA – April 14, 2013 – QCC is proud to announce that performances of for the Ken Ludwig play, Lend Me A Tenor, open tonight and run through April 19, 2014 at 7 p.m.   

The QCC Theatre Club’s presentation of the play will be staged at the Hebert Auditorium at QCC Worcester, 670 West Boylston Street. Tickets are available at the door for $5. A special discounted Veterans ticket price will be available at the door for the Saturday, April 19 performance for one dollar.  Veteran’s family members are also one dollar and children under 12 are free. (Veterans tickets are available with proof of Veteran status at the door.)  An American Sign Language interpreted performance is scheduled for Thursday, April 17.

Lend Me A Tenor is a raucous farce in two acts, winner of three Tony Awards and four Drama Desk Awards. QCC’s production is directed by QCC English faculty member, John Deedy and the cast includes the following students:

  • Mitchell Leblanc (Max) from Marlborough
  • Kayla Bennett (Maggie) from Grafton
  • Tanner Gagnon (Saunders) from Worcester
  • Kieran Gilman (Tito Merelli) from Leominster
  • Michaela Buckley (Maria) from Worcester
  • Miguel Ramirez (Bellhop) from Worcester
  • Jacqueline Krause (Diana) from Northborough
  • Janay Bull (Julia) from Worcester

The play’s action centers around a world-famous tenor, Tito Merelli, set to perform Otello at the Cleveland Opera Company. Through a series of mishaps, Tito receives a double dose of tranquilizers, causing the house manager to believe he is dead, setting off a chain reaction of slapstick and mistaken identity.

QCC recently announced a renewed commitment to arts education with plans to implement a Visual and Performing Arts program under the auspices of “STEaM” – Adding the “a” for arts to QCC’s robust STEM offerings.  Expanded classes in music and art will be offered in fall 2014 with the goal to launch a full Visual and Performing Arts Program by 2016.

Quinsigamond Community College is the most affordable higher education in Worcester County. As a regional leader in education and workforce development, QCC serves the diverse educational needs of Central Massachusetts by providing affordable, accessible, and high quality programming leading to transfer, career, and lifelong learning.