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Quad Cities USA - Guide to Davenport & Bettendorf Iowa and Rock Island & Moline Illinois
 

Miracle on 34th Street Heading to The Spotlight Theatre

December 9th, 2019

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the Quad Cities! Catch a performance of Miracle on 34th Street at The Spotlight Theatre (1800 7th Avenue Moline) this holiday season! A holiday classic from the writer of the classic, “The Music Man!”, and based on the movie of the same name, Miracle on 34th Street features a book and score by none other than Meredith Willson. Single mother, Doris Walker, doesn’t want her six-year-old Susan’s head filled with romantic notions. Their neighbor, Fred Gailey, tries to woo Doris by charming Susan and taking her to see Santa Claus... Read More

‘Mr. Scrooge’ Bah Humbugging At Circa ’21

November 28th, 2019

For the theatre’s first family musical of the 2019-20 season, Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse brings a famous yuletide figure and many other Charles Dickens’ characters to life in the area premiere of MR. SCROOGE: A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL. Running Nov. 29 through Dec. 28, this family-friendly adaptation of Dickens’ holiday classic A Christmas Carol boasts a wonderful score and an enchanting story and is being brought to life by a sensational cast of professional talents. Circa ’21 will present show-only performances of MR. SCROOGE: A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL on Nov. 30... Read More

Christmas Wonderland Holiday Spectacular Coming to Adler

November 23rd, 2019

Experience Christmas Wonderland’s pure holiday magic – with enough fun and festive cheer to power all the Christmas lights in town! Christmas Wonderland Holiday Spectacular comes to the Adler Theatre (136 E 3rd Street Davenport) on Friday Nov 29 at 7:30 p.m. This show is quite simply one of the most delightful and enchanting Christmas shows ever, featuring glittering costumes, a dazzling cast and the highest kicking chorus girls this side of the North Pole. Start Christmas in style as Santa and his merry helpers take you on an unforgettable nostalgic journey. Tickets ($40.50, $50.50 and $63)... Read More

Circa’s ‘Elf’ Is A Cute Holiday Treat

November 22nd, 2019

Circa ‘21’s “Elf” is a cute, fun holiday concoction, and was eaten up and greeted with smiles like Christmas cookies the night I saw it. With a fun live take on the blockbuster holiday film, a fantastic cast, wonderful sets and costumes and a terrific star giving it the perfect tone of goofiness and levity, it’s excellent holiday fare. There are flaws to the show, to be sure, but “Elf” is like winter’s first snowflake – you greet it with a smile, it reminds you of Christmas cheer, and you don’t want to put too much thought into it or it’ll ruin the moment. Sure, there are... Read More

Black Box’s ‘Loser’s Bracket’ Is A Winning Comedy

November 22nd, 2019

Familiarity may breed contempt, but it also breeds humor, especially with the addition of perspective, and you’ll find each element of this formula in “Loser’s Bracket,” the latest show at Moline’s Black Box Theatre. It’s always great to see original works on the local stage, all the better when those works are of a quality to deserve that spot, and “Bracket,” by area playwright Clay Sander, certainly fits that description. The play’s strength is its dialogue and character, both of which ring clear and true to small-and-midsized towns and the long-standing and sometimes strained... Read More

Make ‘Merry’ With Shakespeare and Prenzie Players

November 13th, 2019

Want to make Merry? The Prenzies do. Prenzie Players will present “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” by some unknown playwright named Shakespeare, at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23 and and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17. In one of the Bard’s most enduring comedies, one of the Bard’s most enduring character’s (Falstaff), arrives in Windsor with the intent to swindle two prominent families out of their money. But, when he matches wits with the wives of said families, he finds that he may be in over his head. Directed by Jake Walker, the show will be held at 1730 Wilkes... Read More

Scooby-Doo! and The Lost City of Gold Brings Live Mystery Fun to Adler!

November 12th, 2019

Take a ride in the Mystery Machine next summer! Scooby-Doo! and The Lost City of Gold comes to the Adler Theatre (136 E. 3rd Street Davenport) on Tuesday May 12, 2020 at 7 p.m. In Scooby-Doo! and The Lost City of Gold, fans of music, discovery, and gh-gh-ghosts! won’t need a passport to travel with Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Daphne, Fred, and Velma to Alta Luz, a fictitious South American town where ghostly sightings of La Dama de Oro (The Lady In Gold) threaten to scare attendees away from the annual music festival and Incan sun god celebration. Through dialogue, dance, song, and amazing landscapes,... Read More

ELF The Musical Brings Holiday Magic to Circa ‘21

November 3rd, 2019

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear! ELF The Musical takes the stage at Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse (1828 3rd Avenue Rock Island) Friday Nov 8 (with preview performances on Wednesday Nov 6 and Thursday Nov 7) and will continue through Sunday Dec 29. Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf on his quest to find his true identity. Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until... Read More

Prenzies Ready To Make ‘Merry’ With Shakespeare

October 29th, 2019

Ready to make Merry? The Prenzies are. Prenzie Players will present “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” by some unknown playwright named Shakespeare, at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23 and and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17. In one of the Bard’s most enduring comedies, one of the Bard’s most enduring character’s (Falstaff), arrives in Windsor with the intent to swindle two prominent families out of their money. But, when he matches wits with the wives of said families, he finds that he may be in over his head. Directed by Jake Walker, the show will be held at 1730... Read More

Ballet Quad Cities Unleashes Dracula Unleashed

October 24th, 2019

Ballet Quad Cities is unleashing Dracula Unleashed! at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26 at Bartlett Performing Arts Center, Moline, the new state-of-the-art performing art center on the campus of Moline High School. Blood, fangs and death! In this blood thirsty tale of terror, Count Dracula slips into Victorian London so that he can rest between victims. The city seems helpless against his frightful powers, and only one man, Dr. Van Helsing, can stop the carnage. In order to do this he must uncover the vampire’s lair and pierce his heart with a wooden stake. The opening presentation,... Read More

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