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Davenport’s Putnam Museum Debuting The Colors Of Culture, New World Culture Gallery

May 12th, 2021
Davenport's Putnam Museum Debuting The Colors Of Culture, New World Culture Gallery

After being closed for 14 months, the Putnam Museum’s Giant Screen Theater will begin reopening this weekend! The museum’s theater will reopen Saturday, May 15, and the following weekend, the museum (1717 W. 12th St., Davenport) will open “The Colors of Culture” — an original Putnam exhibit, set to open May 22 in the new World Culture Gallery. The World Culture Gallery (in the space of the former Asia Gallery near Unearthing Ancient Egypt) celebrates the diverse cultures of our community by featuring artifacts from the Putnam’s international collection. In its inaugural exhibit,... Read More

Want To Learn More About Quad-Cities Creators? Welcome To Artists In Conversation!

May 12th, 2021
Want To Learn More About Quad-Cities Creators? Welcome To Artists In Conversation!

Artists in Conversation is a weekly column running Wednesdays on QuadCities.com. It features a conversation with a local creator going into their artistic process, projects and more. Get to know your local arts scene and local creators better on QuadCities.com with Artists In Conversation! If you’re a local creator and would like to be featured, please email us at Sean@QuadCities.com or Tristan@QuadCities.com! THIS WEEK: Tristan Tapscott and Savannah Bay Strandin, talking about The Mockingbird on Main. The Mockingbird on Main burst onto the scene earlier this month with NEW BEGINNINGS,  a... Read More

Moline’s Black Box Theater Holding Auditions For Spring/Summer Season!

May 10th, 2021
Moline's Black Box Theater Holding Auditions For Spring/Summer Season!

The Black Box Theatre is holding auditions for the upcoming spring/summer season. Auditions will be held at the theatre located in downtown Moline at 1623 5th Avenue, Moline, IL on Saturday, May 15 from 10 am to noon. If you are unable to attend the audition, please contact the theatre at thebbtheatre@gmail.com and arrange for a video audition to be delivered no later than May 15th. Roles open include: Hate Mail – One male, one female. Late 20’s – early 30’s (these are readers roles and require nominal memorization.) Runs late May early June. I and You – One male (must be African American)... Read More

Rock Island’s Circa ’21 Seeks Actors for “Saturday Night Fever” and “Disenchanted”

May 10th, 2021
Rock Island's Circa ’21 Seeks Actors for “Saturday Night Fever” and “Disenchanted”

Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse, Rock Island, is seeking online submissions for upcoming shows. First, the theater is looking for two dancer/singer/actors for its summer production of “Saturday Night Fever.” Production dates, including rehearsal, are July 1 – Sept. 11, 2021. Online submissions are being accepted until May 15 to fill the following roles: Cesar/Ensemble: Male; Plays 19. Latinx. A Spanish dancer at the Odyssey 2001 Night Club; excellent dancer, with strong partnering skills and lift experience, who sings well and plays various ensemble characters. Maria/Ensemble: Plays... Read More

Moline’s Black Box Theater Holding Auditions For New Shows

May 9th, 2021
Moline's Black Box Theater Holding Auditions For New Shows

Black Box Theater is holding auditions for the upcoming spring/summer season. Auditions will be held at the theatre located in downtown Moline at 1623 5th Avenue, Moline, IL on Saturday, May 15 from 10 am to noon. If you are unable to attend the audition, please contact the theatre at thebbtheatre@gmail.com and arrange for a video audition to be delivered no later than May 15th. Roles open include: Hate Mail – One male, one female. Late 20’s – early 30’s (these are readers roles and require nominal memorization.) Runs late May early June.  Directed by Lora Adams I and You – One male... Read More

Rock Island’s Mississippi Bend Players To Go Small for 2021 Summer Season

May 5th, 2021
Rock Island's Mississippi Bend Players To Go Small for 2021 Summer Season

The fourth full season of Mississippi Bend Players will feature a total of five performers over three productions this summer at Augustana College’s Brunner Theatre Center. After it was forced to cancel its 2020 in-person season, the 2021 lineup will be: “Red” (June 17-20), by John Logan, directed by Catherine Bodenbender and featuring MBP favorites Mike Schulz and Tristan Odenkirk. Master abstract expressionist Mark Rothko has just landed the biggest commission in the history of modern art, a series of murals for New York’s famed Four Seasons Restaurant. In the two fascinating years... Read More

Augustana College Opens Next Play Thursday at Brunner Theatre

May 5th, 2021
Augustana College Opens Next Play Thursday at Brunner Theatre

The Augustana College Department of Theatre Arts will present “One Flea Spare,” directed by Jennifer Popple, Thursday through Sunday, May 6 to 9, at Brunner Theatre Center, 3750 7th Ave., Rock Island. Darkly comic and deeply moving by turns, “One Flea Spare” is set in plague-ravaged 17th-century London, where social roles and the boundaries that describe them have turned upside down. The definition of morality is up for grabs. Upper and lower class are forced to live in quarantine together and the secrets and sins of the four shut-ins are laid bare. The social hierarchy collapses, and... Read More

Disney Princess: The Concert Coming To Davenport’s Adler Theater

May 3rd, 2021
Disney Princess: The Concert Coming To Davenport's Adler Theater

Disney Princess – The Concert is coming to the Adler Theatre in Davenport on Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. Reserved seat tickets will go on sale Friday, May 7, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. online at Ticketmaster.com and in person at the Adler Theatre Box Office (136 E. 3rd St.). Tickets are $44.50, $49.50, $54.50, $59.50, and $75.50. Disney Concerts presents Disney Princess — The Concert, a nationwide tour kicking off November 1, 2021 at the City Auditorium in Macon, GA. “Be our guest” as an all-star quartet of Broadway and animated film icons, their magical Music Director, and enchanting... Read More

Moline’s Black Box Theatre Presenting ‘Love, Loss And What I wore’

April 28th, 2021
Moline's Black Box Theatre Presenting ‘Love, Loss And What I wore’

Angela Rathman joins Susan Perrin-Sallak, Liz Coin, Joanna Mills, Kim Kurtenbach, and Kayla Jo Pulliam in Nora and Delia Ephron’s “Love, Loss and What I Wore” – a funny, sad, hopeful, truthful slice of clothing life, running through next weekend at Black Box Theater in Moline. Rathman and her friend Perrin-Sallak are making their third appearance in the series of monologues and ensemble pieces, again directed by Black Box co-founder Lora Adams. Performances at BBT will be 7:30 p.m. this Thursday to Saturday, and 2 p.m. this Sunday. Tickets are $13 for Thursday performances and $16 for all... Read More

Davenport’s Mockingbird Presents ‘Big Rock Candy Mountain’ Online

April 27th, 2021
Davenport's Mockingbird Presents 'Big Rock Candy Mountain' Online

BIG ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN begins streaming tonight at 7pm on The Mockingbird on Main’s Facebook page! If you’re a fan of the film O’ Brother Where Art Thou and bluegrass and gospel music, you’re going to love this show. A merry band of misfits sneak into a theatre hoping to stay out of trouble, but instead find themselves front and center in this story about the power of music and seconds chances. Add a down on her luck theatre owner and her wacky assistant, a clueless town mayor, his scheming wife and bumbling sheriff and you’ve got yourself an evening of music and fun that... Read More