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Mockingbird Debuts New Richardson Play July 8

June 25th, 2022
Mockingbird Debuts New Richardson Play July 8

Two old friends want what the other has: wealth or love. Both are pretending to be someone they’re not. That’s the premise of The Mockingbird on Main’s next premiere – Alexander Richardson’s Your Better Self – opening July 8. The Mockingbird on Main, an arts incubator dedicated to the presentation of new works, is thrilled to be bringing yet another world premiere to Downtown Davenport. Richardson’s new play deals with the wealthy Zenola Goodrich who feels lacking in the love department, and Antoinette Caldwell who married for love and lives in poverty. After a chance... Read More

“Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” Comes to Life June 24

June 25th, 2022
Mockingbird Debuts New Richardson Play July 8

Countryside Community Theatre Proudly presents “Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat!” “Sha la la, Joseph, you’re doing fine! You and your dreamcoat, ahead of your time!” One of the most enduring shows of all time, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors. Told entirely through song with the help of a main character Narrator, the musical follows preferred son Joseph. After being sold into slavery by his brothers, he ingratiates himself with... Read More

Rock Island’s Speakeasy Holding Auditions For ‘Rocky Horror Show’ Sunday

June 25th, 2022
Mockingbird Debuts New Richardson Play July 8

Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse and The Speakeasy are thrilled to be producing this cult classic for the 7th straight year in October! Auditions will be held at 1:00pm on Sunday, June 26th at Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse located at 1828 3rd Avenue in Rock Island. Please bring a current headshot & resume and prepare 16-32 bars (or one verse and one chorus) of a pop/rock song. Singing a song from show is highly encouraged! Bring sheet music properly marked as an accompanist will be provided. Be prepared to read from the script and possibly learn a short dance combination. Rehearsals will be begin... Read More

Genesius Guild Presents Outdoor Shakespeare With ‘Romeo And Juliet’ In Rock Island

June 25th, 2022
Mockingbird Debuts New Richardson Play July 8

Genesius Guild is presenting “Romeo and Juliet” at 7:30 p.m. tonight and Sunday night. Outdoor theater is back in the QC this summer! Join the Genesius Guild as we open our 2022 season with a Shakespeare classic: Romeo & Juliet. This story is one of Shakespeare’s most well-known works. The play takes place in fair Verona, where the dueling Montagues and Capulets stand in the way of a young couple’s love. Join us on June 25 and 26 to see these star-crossed lovers and come enjoy free theater in the park! The show is free and open to the public.  Read More

Iowa’s Countryside Community Theatre Opens ‘Joseph’ Today!

June 24th, 2022
Mockingbird Debuts New Richardson Play July 8

Countryside Community Theatre Proudly presents, “Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” opening June 24th, 2021! “Sha la la, Joseph, you’re doing fine! You and your dreamcoat, ahead of your time!” One of the most enduring shows of all time, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors. Told entirely through song with the help of a main character Narrator, the musical follows preferred son Joseph. After being sold into slavery by his brothers, he ingratiates... Read More

Looking For A Wild Kids Show? Check Out ‘Madagascar’ At Rock Island’s Circa ’21

June 23rd, 2022
Mockingbird Debuts New Richardson Play July 8

Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse is thrilled to be present “MADAGASCAR – A MUSICAL ADVENTURE” now through July 2! Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, “MADAGASCAR – A MUSICAL ADVENTURE” follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape their home in New York City’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar. Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo, and of course, those hilarious plotting Penguins as they bound onto the Circa ’21 stage... Read More

Celebrate Opera Quad Cities June 19

June 18th, 2022
Mockingbird Debuts New Richardson Play July 8

Join Opera Quad Cities June 19 as they celebrate opera’s favorite arias, duets and choruses in “Opera is Grand” at Bartlett Performing Arts Center in Moline. Led by Maestro Nathan Windt, Opera Quad Cities will present a joyful celebration of the finest arias, duets, and choruses by Puccini, Verdi, Donizetti, Bizet, Bernstein, Strauss and others. “Opera is Grand” will feature Clare Kuttler, Soprano; Kelly Hill, Mezzo-Soprano, & Saul Nache, Baritone, eight regional professional singers, a local chorus and a full orchestra. Details and tickets can be found here: EVENTBRITE  Read More

“Romeo & Juliet” Opens TONIGHT!

June 18th, 2022
Mockingbird Debuts New Richardson Play July 8

Outdoor theater is back in the Quad Cities this summer! Join the Genesius Guild as they open our 2022 season with a Shakespeare classic: Romeo & Juliet. This story is one of Shakespeare’s most well-known works. The play takes place in fair Verona, where the dueling Montagues and Capulets stand in the way of a young couple’s love. Watch classical theatre under the stars on June 18, 19, 25 and 26! Get all the details here: https://www.genesius.org  Read More

A Raisin in the Sun Opens July 15

June 18th, 2022
Mockingbird Debuts New Richardson Play July 8

Playrcafters Barn Theatre is proud to present “A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansbury this July! Directed by Gaye Shannon Burnett, “A Raisin in the Sun” will play the famed Moline barn July 15-17! Set on Chicago’s South Side, the story revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within the Younger family. When her deceased husband’s insurance money comes through, Mama Lena dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood in Chicago, while her son, Walter Lee, a chauffeur, yearns to buy a liquor store and be his own man, and his sister Beneatha wants to go... Read More

Mockingbird Slates Auditions for Their Town

June 18th, 2022
Mockingbird Debuts New Richardson Play July 8

The Mockingbird on Main will hold auditions for Alexander Richardson’s Their Town on Saturday, June 25 at 11am at their venue located at 320 North Main Street in Downtown Davenport. Their Town, previously presented with an earlier draft of the script at Playcrafters Barn Theatre, concerns a small town in a fly-over state whose residents experience life, love, and death in the new century. Emily has no direction in her life. Mike is working at a failing company in a dying industry. Cierra’s ex-husband took the car and won’t give it back. Bernard can’t get the remote... Read More