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Music Guild Meeting on Diversity in Theater Shows How Much Work There is To Do

October 24th, 2021
Music Guild Meeting on Diversity in Theater Shows How Much Work There is To Do

Three of the buzziest buzzwords nationwide now are diversity, equity and inclusion. Everyone it seems wants to do better in those key areas (be it in their workplace, nonprofit or volunteer organization), and that includes the Quad-Cities theater community. Thanks to a Quad City Arts grant and two professional facilitators, the 73-year-old Quad City Music Guild hosted a 90-minute discussion on these issues Saturday at the Prospect Park theater in Moline – led by the quote: “The beauty of the world lies in the diversity of its people.” It was attended by about 45 people (fewer than 10 of whom... Read More

Augustana College Department of Theatre presents first studio show of the season, “Island Song” TODAY

October 24th, 2021
Augustana College Department of Theatre presents first studio show of the season, “Island Song” TODAY

Augustana College Theatre Arts Department will present “Island Song” with words by Sam Carner, music by Derek Gregor, and story by Sam Carner, Derek Gregor and Marlo Hunter through TODAY, October 24, 2021. The show will begin at 7:30 pm and will be held in the Honkamp Blackbox Theatre which inside the Brunner Theatre Center. A poignant, off-beat dramedy with a kinetic pop-rock score, “Island Song” takes us through a year in the lives of five twenty-and-thirty-somethings sharing a city and the chain of surprising, poignant, and partially random connections that bring them into each other’s... Read More

See ‘Winnie The Pooh’ For FREE At Davenport’s Junior Theatre This Weekend

October 23rd, 2021
See 'Winnie The Pooh' For FREE At Davenport's Junior Theatre This Weekend

“Winnie the Pooh” is stumbling and bumbling into Davenport Junior Theater this weekend — and all shows are free admission. The performances (at Nighswander Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.), will be Saturday Oct. 23 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., and Sunday Oct. 24 at 3 p.m. Admission is free for everyone, first come, first served. Based on the novel published in 1926 by A.A. Milne, “Winnie the Pooh” tells the story of a lovable bear and his misadventures when his heart, and tummy, get too focused on honey. Mayhem ensues when two new animals arrive at the forest; Kanga and Roo. Piglet gets a bath, Pooh... Read More

REVIEW: Fun, Fantastic ‘Rocky Horror’ Is A Must-See At Rock Island Speakeasy

October 22nd, 2021
REVIEW: Fun, Fantastic 'Rocky Horror' Is A Must-See At Rock Island Speakeasy

The Rock Island Speakeasy’s latest incarnation of “Rocky Horror” to slink out of the lascivious basement of ill repute is an absolute must-see, a tongue in cheek, tongues in cheeks, ribald riot. Driven in particular by the wonderfully smarmy performance of narrator Doug “Dougie” Kutzli, the powerful and sexy belt of Kira Rangel as Janet, and the marvelously campy Anthony Hendricks as Frank N Furter, it’s an absolute blast, one of the most fun and funny “Rocky’s” I’ve ever seen — and I’ve seen quite a few. I’ve probably... Read More

Rocky Horror Slinking Back Into Quad-Cities At Rock Island Speakeasy Friday

October 21st, 2021
Rocky Horror Slinking Back Into Quad-Cities At Rock Island Speakeasy Friday

That sweet transvestite is back at the Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island, this October with his motley crew! On the way to visit an old college professor, two clean cut kids, Brad Majors and his fiancée Janet Weiss, get caught in a storm and end up at the home of a mad transvestite scientist, Dr Frank’n’furter, who is in the midst of one of his maniacal experiments! WARNING: The Rocky Horror Show is not recommended for the easily offended. This show deals with MATURE subject matters in an IMMATURE way!! If sex, drugs, rock & roll, adultery, cross-dressing, aliens, homosexuality... Read More

Check Out ‘Clue’ At Richmond Hill Starting TONIGHT!

October 14th, 2021
Check Out 'Clue' At Richmond Hill Starting TONIGHT!

From the film favorite and board game, “Clue: On Stage” opens at Richmond Hill Players this Thursday and runs weekends thru October 17. For reservations phone 309-944-2244 or go online at rhplayers.com.  Read More

Circa ’21 Presents Wickedly Fun ‘Disenchanted!’ This Weekend

October 14th, 2021
Circa '21 Presents Wickedly Fun 'Disenchanted!' This Weekend

“Disenchanted!” runs through Nov. 6 and has scheduled performances on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:45 p.m., Sundays at 5:45 p.m., and Wednesday matinées at 1:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $56.55 for the evening dinner-and-show productions and $49.73 for the plated-lunch matinées. Reservations are available through the Circa ’21 ticket office. Contact the theater at 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island or by calling 309-786-7733 ext. 2. Due to state requirements, masks must be worn by all Circa guests, regardless of vaccination status.  Read More

Elf On The Shelf Coming To Davenport’s Adler Theatre

October 12th, 2021
Elf On The Shelf Coming To Davenport's Adler Theatre

This holiday season The Elf on the Shelf® Scout Elves return to center stage for the live musical that has captured the hearts of families everywhere. Inspired by the beloved box set The Elf on the Shelf®: A Christmas Tradition, this touring stage production is a thrilling spectacle of music and dance that transports audiences to the North Pole to glimpse the magical lives of Santa’s Scout Elves. This toe-tapping tale tells the story of one particularly impressive Scout Elf who must help his new, human family remember the importance of Christmas cheer. Can this tiny elf, along with a host of... Read More

REVIEW: Poignant, Boisterous, Fantastic “Company” is Great Company at Moline’s Black Box

October 11th, 2021
REVIEW: Poignant, Boisterous, Fantastic “Company” is Great Company at Moline’s Black Box

The Davenport church for which I play piano had a brief dedication of lovingly handmade quilts Sunday morning that really hit home. The wonderful, open-hearted pastor (Clark Olson-Smith) said these colorful quilts – to be donated around the world – are each so much more than just a piece of material, but are an expression of love. “There is no way for us to imagine the power and effect an act of love can have on a person’s life — how you can use something as small as a quilt to radiate your love from us to the world. May these be used in your service and become blessings for all those... Read More

Last Dance For Playcrafters’ ‘Six Dance Lessons’ Today At 3

October 10th, 2021
Last Dance For Playcrafters' 'Six Dance Lessons' Today At 3

Playcrafters Barn Theatre is proud to present “Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks” written by Richard Alfieri. The show runs through TODAY, October 10, with a last show today at 3 p.m. Tickets are available at playcrafters.com/shows/lessons or you can make a reservation by calling 309-762-0330. The comedy is rated PG-13 for Adult Themes. It’s directed by Jennifer Kingry, and stars Stephanie Naab and Adam Cerny. Lily, an aging but formidable retiree, hires Michael, an acerbic dance instructor, to give her dance lessons in her condo in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida. Antagonism between a gay man... Read More