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QC Lip Sync Battle Is Light, Goofy Fun

March 4th, 2016

There’s something fun, relaxed, goofy and familiar about the Quad Cities Lip Sync battles that’s utterly charming, which is why, if you haven’t done so already, you really should check one of them out. This weekend, the regular gigs at the Rock Island Speakeasy turn their spotlight on songs from Disney, so if you’re a fan of the house of the mouse and its signature showtunes, you can get on board Saturday night. But if not, make sure you make time at some point in the future to include these unique events on your planner. I checked out the last Lip Sync event the first week in February... Read More

QC Theatre Workshop Serving Up ‘Big Meal’

March 3rd, 2016

Davenport’s QC Theatre Workshop is serving up a “big meal” for its first gig of 2016. The group is presenting the local premiere of Dan LeFranc’s acclaimed comedy/drama “The Big Meal,” with shows running at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 4-5, 11-12 and 18-19, and 3 p.m. March 6, 13 and 20. Doors open a half hour before each performance, and due to the play’s adult themes and language, parental guidance is recommended. An epic presentation following the personal journeys of four generations of family members, LeFranc’s 2011 work was called “sharp and stunning,... Read More

Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse seeking actors for ‘Junie B. Jones’

March 2nd, 2016

Ever wanted to be on stage? Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse is holding auditions for the area premiere of “Junie B. Jones, The Musical,” an adaptation of four of Barbara Park’s hugely popular, best-selling children’s books brought to life in a genuinely comical and “not strictly-for-kids” musical. Auditions will be held Saturday, March 5 at 11 a.m. at the theatre, 1828 3rd Ave, Rock Island. “Junie” is the third different show produced at the Rock Island theatre, based on Barbara Park’s children’s books. Helming the spring children’s musical is director Kim Furness, popular... Read More

‘Virginia Woolf’ howling into District Theatre

February 27th, 2016

Who’s not afraid of seeing “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” Well, anyone who fits into that category will want to know that District Theater in Rock Island is presenting the show April 1-16 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2 p.m. at District Theatre in the former Rock Island Argus Building, 1724 4th Ave, Rock Island, IL 61201. Tickets are $20 and you can get them at the theater and at www.districttheatre.com. Directed by Tristan Layne Tapscott, “Woolf” is a “two-fisted thriller,” a tight blend of unforgettable characters and fast-paced comedy. The story centers... Read More

Irish stars Don’t Be Brothers On To Do List For Circa

February 26th, 2016

Don’t be sad this St. Patrick’s Day, don’t be sullen, don’t be disappointed you can’t find a good time and some great Irish music, because the Don’t Be Brothers are ready to turn those don’t’s into do’s. The Don’t Be Brothers, an Irish American Folksingers and Merrymakers Band, roll into Circa on Tuesday, March 15.  Tickets are $50.16 per person.  The doors open at 5:45, buffet (with Irish themed options) from 6-7:00 and the concert beginning at 7:15. The Don’t Bes are a couple of old Irish pub singers — Larry Kernagis and Larry Diemer — and three of their musically... Read More

QC Rollers ready to rock into QC

February 25th, 2016

Zipping around the track in a savage ballet, following intuitive patterns as their bodies crash into each other, the women engage, again and again. Muscles sore, sweat dripping from their skin, they push hard, ever forward, a tangle of arms and legs, as through the cacophony, two lithe figures weave between the jigsaw of effort, until they reach an open space, and they sprint, faster, faster, on four wheels driven by long legs, luscious machines of fury. This, is roller derby. This, Quad Cities Rollers Roller Derby, will open its tenth season this weekend with a tough opening bout that welcomes... Read More

Enter the Power Play Fan Giveaway!

February 24th, 2016

Looking to take in some hard-hitting, fast-moving Mallards hockey action in the fun, family-friendly I Wireless center? Even better, looking to do it FOR FREE? Then QuadCities.com has got the contest for you! We’re giving away some great prizes including a seat on the Mallards Bench During Pre-Game Warm-Ups for the Friday, February 26th game versus Rapid City AND four glass seats for the Saturday, February 27th game versus Rapid City. The contest will run through Thursday, February 25 with winners randomly chosen and notified on February 26! Here’s the deal: Check out our contest page at http://www.QuadCities.com/mallards/.... Read More

Take a trip to ‘Nocturne Falls’ for oddball fun

February 19th, 2016

If you want to trek to a land of hilarious, oddball fun, hit the trails to “Nocturne Falls” tomorrow night at the Establishment Theater. The show is one of Comedy Sportz’ regular after-hours studio series gigs, a slate of shorter performances with an R-rated slant that hit different distinct audiences, but have one thing in common – they’re all unique, hilarious and improvisational fun. “Nocturne” is part “Twin Peaks,” part Mayberry, part Weekly World News. It’s set in the town of the same name, and the show involves a group of its residents, each chatting, in monologues and... Read More

‘Moon’ a charming comedy of errors

February 19th, 2016

District Theater’s “Moon Over Buffalo” is a charming trifle, a comedy of errors and misunderstandings and ensuing hijinks made most entertaining by the goofy performances of its cast, particularly its leads. It’s infectious fun, a “Three’s Company” episode writ large, fluffy and ephemeral but a sweet escapism. Written by Ken Ludwig, “Moon” rises with the setting suns of two fading stars of stage, Charlotte (Nancy Sheesley Teerlinck) and George (Michael Kelly), who are attempting to keep up with the rising medium of film and failing miserably. Distressed and salty over being passed... Read More

‘Pokeballs’ gets all Dr. Who on fans

February 19th, 2016

The Show Us Your Pokeballs crew is going back, and forth, in time for their latest show, an homage to everyone’s favorite Gallifreyan time lord, Dr. Who. “I’m really excited for this one, it’s not just Dr. Who, there are lot of geek culture references, but fans of Dr. Who will especially love it,” said writer, director and actor Josh Kahn. “These shows are always so much fun. They’re geek humor done by geeks for geeks, and I say that with all love possible. There are jokes for all different kinds of fandoms in here, and if you are passionate about anything related to geek culture,... Read More

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