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Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse To Stay Closed Until Fall

July 1st, 2020

Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island, will remain closed until this fall, since it can’t financially absorb losses due to the latest Illinois reopening guidelines, owner/producer Denny Hitchcock announced Wednesday. On Friday, June 26, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced the new guidelines for indoor theaters would allow for reopening at a 50-percent capacity, or 50 guests, whichever is lesser. “In working with several state officials over the previous weeks, we had been very optimistic that the Phase 4 guidelines for the state of Illinois would put our dinner theatre in the same... Read More

Ballet Quad Cities Presenting New Works Online

June 30th, 2020

While Ballet Quad Cities isn’t on the stage right now, they are creating new choreography and partnering with other organizations to present the award winning program “Dance Me a Story; Exploring Literature through Ballet” virtually. They’re also excited to share a couple of projects they’ve been working on! Recently, Emily Kate Long joined The Davenport Public Library to present excerpts from Vampirina Ballerina as part of their virtual visit from illustrator, LeUyen Pham. This interactive program is fun for people of all ages. “Zoom” is Courtney Lyon’s... Read More

Quad-Cities Theaters Take Different Approaches To Re-Opening

June 29th, 2020

During this unprecedented, scary time of Covid-19, it seems apropos that the first indoor live theater in the Quad-Cities since the shutdown will be the spooky ghost story, “The Turn of the Screw,” next month at Moline’s Black Box Theatre. The 60-seat theater (1623 5th Ave.) will open at half capacity on July 16 and close the 19th. “It is a short run,” said director Lora Adams, “but the set was almost completed and the actors’ schedules have changed since March, so we are only able to do the four-day weekend.” Actor Matt Walsh and Kayla Jo Pulliam will bring the creepy tale to life... Read More

Six Local Actresses Bring New Hit Musical To The Quad-Cities

June 27th, 2020

In the light of the pandemic and civil unrest, six local actresses have banded together to try and bring some much needed relief to the crippled theater community and gain momentum for the change our world needs. Chelsea Ward and Victoria House, through an agreement with the production staff of the Broadway run of ‘Six’* and, a partnership with the Black Box Theater** have assembled a rock star cast for a one night only, virtual performance of the smash new musical! The show currently will be streamed live on Facebook on August 1st, 2020 with a virtual donation jar for both the Black Box Theater,... Read More

Quad-Cities Fathers Share Their Love of the Arts with Their Sons And Daughters

June 21st, 2020

Mark McGinn’s love of the theater is literally in his blood. His father Jack (who died in 2000) started performing at Quad City Music Guild in Moline within two years of its founding in 1949, and was in dozens of shows. Mark, a 67-year-old Bettendorf resident, started with Guild at Prospect Park in 1972, playing clarinet for “Fiddler on the Roof,” and his first stage role was in 1976’s “Jesus Christ Superstar” (as one of the apostles). McGinn has since been involved in more than 70 other shows (including last summer as John Wilkes Booth in Black Box’s “Assassins” in Moline), mostly... Read More

QuadCities.com Wants To Produce Your Short Film! Enter Our Screenplay Contest!

June 11th, 2020

QuadCities.com, the area’s fastest growing and most trusted arts and entertainment resource, wants to produce your short screenplay! Filmmakers and QuadCities.com team members Khalil Hacker and Tristan Tapscott will produce the winner of our ShortScreenplaySearch and the short film will be showcased on our website and social media platforms. The winner will be part of the entire production process and be given an inside look at independent filmmaking in the Quad-Cities. The guidelines: -All original material -Quad City resident -No more than 5 pages -Using iconic Quad City locations How it works: The... Read More

Quad-Cities Performers Reflect on What Missing Audiences Means

June 11th, 2020

What a difference a year makes… On June 11, 2019, I was lucky enough to be among the 11,000 or so packed into Moline’s TaxSlayer Center (11th row center on the floor) to witness the first (and possibly last) performance of Sir Paul McCartney and his band in the Quad-Cities. It was an electrifying, unforgettable night – not least of which was due to the jaw-dropping lighting and multimedia displays, including a breathtaking pyrotechnic extravaganza during “Live and Let Die.” Part of what made it so thrilling was simply being in “the room where it happened,” celebrating a musical legend... Read More

Davenport’s Rhythm City Casino Introduces Star-Powered Comedy Series

June 9th, 2020

Rhythm City Casino Resort is bringing the funny — and some big names in the laugh game — to their new Comedy Series inside the Rhythm Room. The series includes performances by Josh Arnold, Michael Winslow, Mary Mack, Tim Meadows, Ryan Niemiller and Todd McCommas. The monthly performances begin in August. For ticket information and more, please visit rhythmcitycasino.com/rhythmroom.html. Tickets for all performances go on sale this Friday at 10 AM CST. These performances are open to those 21 years or older with a valid photo ID and those that are legally able to game in the state of... Read More

Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse Hoping To Re-Open In July, If All Goes Well With Covid-19

June 3rd, 2020

Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse is hoping to re-open in July, with fingers crossed that all goes well with the ongoing covid-19 pandemic. Owner Denny Hitchcock has issued a statement on the current state and future of the revered local entertainment venue. Released on Facebook tonight, it reads as follows: To Our Dear Guests, I hope this finds you doing well and remaining safe. Since a few weeks have passed since you’ve heard from us, I wanted to touch base and let you know what’s been happening – unfortunately not too much. We still have no one working in the offices and the phones are... Read More

Richmond Hill Players Auditions, Summer Shows, Canceled

May 30th, 2020

Richmond Hill Players auditions originally set for this weekend have been canceled due to covid-19 concerns, as previously reported on QuadCities.com. The theater put out a reminder post on Facebook Friday evening: Just to repeat: auditions originally scheduled this weekend (May 30 & 31) are canceled, along with our June, July, and August shows. A determination will be made in July with regard to October and November productions. Please keep an eye on our Facebook page or Richmond Hill Players website for updates. Meanwhile, stay safe and stay healthy!  Read More

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