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Raising the curtain

April 22, 2012
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1962 Curtain Call Theatre formed when Quincy Players members wanted to do musicals in addition to dramas and comedies

1962 (above) First show: “Oklahoma!’’ performed at Braintree High School

1972 Group starts renting Commercial Street space for rehearsals and set design

1975 First woman (Cathy Venti) elected president of Curtain Call

1979 “Bells Are Ringing,’’ the show at which John and Martha Sawyer met

1980 Performed first “workshop’’ piece at the Braintree facility

1996 Started major renovations on the Braintree theater

2000 Board shrinks from 12 to 9 members

2004 Theater’s current design is in place

2005 “Oliver’’ performed at Braintree facility

2005 Stacey Shanahan becomes president

2011 “The King and I’’ performed at Braintree facility

2012 50th Anniversary Gala performed in January

SOURCE: Curtain Call Theatre

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