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‘Cabaret’ Hitting The Stage At Rock Island’s Augustana College

November 17th, 2022
'Cabaret' Hitting The Stage At Rock Island's Augustana College

The Augustana College Department of Theatre presents “Cabaret,” November 17-20, 2022. Set in 1929-1930 Berlin, the musical focuses on the hedonistic nightlife at the Kit Kat Club and revolves around an American writer’s relationship with Sally Bowles, a cabaret performer. The original Broadway production opened in 1966 and ran for 1,166 performances. A musical theatre performer herself, Augustana’s Shelley Cooper, assistant professor of theatre arts, will direct “Cabaret.” Cooper said she hopes the audience takes away a simple message: “I can be changed by what happens to me, but... Read More

Rock Island’s Augustana College Department of Theatre presents “Cabaret”

November 9th, 2022
Rock Island's Augustana College Department of Theatre presents “Cabaret”

The Augustana College Department of Theatre presents “Cabaret,” November 17-20, 2022. Set in 1929-1930 Berlin, the musical focuses on the hedonistic nightlife at the Kit Kat Club and revolves around an American writer’s relationship with Sally Bowles, a cabaret performer. The original Broadway production opened in 1966 and ran for 1,166 performances. A musical theatre performer herself, Augustana’s Shelley Cooper, assistant professor of theatre arts, will direct “Cabaret.” Cooper said she hopes the audience takes away a simple message: “I can be changed by what happens... Read More

Illinois’ Augustana College Department of Theatre presents: “The Pitchfork Disney”

October 27th, 2022
Illinois' Augustana College Department of Theatre presents: “The Pitchfork Disney”

The Augustana College Department of Theatre presents “The Pitchfork Disney,” October 27-30, 2022. The surreal 1991 play by Philip Ridley initially met with negative reviews but later was well-received by young audiences. It now is considered a prime example of the 1990s British style of drama called “in-yer-face” theatre. Directed by Lindsey Edwards ‘23. Tickets can be purchased at Augustana.edu/tickets. Performances will all take place in the Honkamp Myhre Black Box, within the Brunner Theatre Center For additional information, please contact the Ticket Office at tickets@augustana.edu... Read More

QCSO Presents “Two Remain” October 22

October 16th, 2022
QCSO Presents “Two Remain” October 22

The Quad City Symphony Orchestra will present “Two Remain” on Saturday, October 22 at Augustana College’s Brunner Theatre. “Two Remain” is a moving and emotional two-act chamber opera by composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer is based on the true stories of two Holocaust survivors. In Act I, Krystyna Żywulska, assisted by ghosts of Auschwitz, shares her story of survival with a journalist. In Act II Gad Beck is haunted by his first love, the poet Manfred Lewin, who perished in Auschwitz. Featuring Ernesto Estigarribia, conductor Presented as Part of Out of Darkness, Holocaust... Read More

Augustana College presents: Chill on the Hill music festival

September 25th, 2022
Augustana College presents: Chill on the Hill music festival

For a second year in a row, Augustana College invites the community to Chill on the Hill music festival at the Anderson Pavilion on campus Sept. 25. The free event will feature local bands the White Tornado and Subatlantic. The music will begin at 2:30 p.m. Bring a picnic basket and enjoy some lawn games. Seating is first-come, first-served. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. The White Tornado is the piano-playing, songwriting alter ego of the mild-mannered Dr. Bill Peterson. The indie rock band Subatlantic features Augustana’s Dr. Adam Kaul and fellow musicians Rebecca Rice, Sean Chapman and Phil... Read More

Dick Stahl’s ‘My Cancer Chronicle’ Book Release Party Today At Rock Island’s Augustana College

June 12th, 2022
Dick Stahl's 'My Cancer Chronicle' Book Release Party Today At Rock Island's Augustana College

MWC Press, the publishing imprint of the Midwest Writing Center, is honored to announce the publication of My Cancer Chronicle, the final book of poems from the former Quad City Poet Laureate and long-time Davenport Central High School teacher Richard “Dick” Stahl (1939-2020). A special release party will be held today from 2 to 4 p.m. at Wallenberg Hall on the Augustana College campus, Rock Island. It is free and open to the public. MWC Press is working with Stahl’s family to bring this harrowing and powerful lyric narrative that documents his cancer experience, from initial diagnosis to... Read More

‘Threepenny Opera’ Opens At Rock Island’s Augustana TONIGHT

May 5th, 2022
'Threepenny Opera' Opens At Rock Island's Augustana TONIGHT

The Augustana College Department of Theatre presents “The Threepenny Opera,” May 5-8, 2022. Set in the impoverished back alleys of Victorian London, “The Threepenny Opera” follows underworld antihero Mack the Knife as he tries to woo Polly Peachum and elude authorities. Created in 1928 Berlin to speak out against capitalist corruption, this musical bluntly addresses issues that remain relevant today. Through epic theatre, theatrical movement, and progressive music, Hauptmann, Weill, and Brecht’s work opens up difficult conversations about greed, oppression, and accountability within our... Read More

‘Messiah’ Returns To Rock Island’s Augustana College Sunday

April 30th, 2022
'Messiah' Returns To Rock Island's Augustana College Sunday

The Augustana College Department of Music presents “Messiah”, May 1, 2022 at 3 p.m. in Centennial Hall. George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” will be performed by the Augustana Oratorio Society, conducted by Dr. Jon Hurty, Director of Choral Activities at Augustana College. The Augustana Oratorio Society was formed in 1880 and currently consists of community members, Augustana students, and members of the Augustana Choir.  The ensemble is celebrated for exploring the riches of choral-orchestral literature. “I am excited to bring Messiah back to the community,” says conductor Jon Hurty.... Read More

Rock Island’s Augustana College Music Department Presents ‘Messiah’

April 21st, 2022
Rock Island's Augustana College Music Department Presents 'Messiah'

The Augustana College Department of Music presents “Messiah”, May 1, 2022 at 3 p.m. in Centennial Hall. George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” will be performed by the Augustana Oratorio Society, conducted by Dr. Jon Hurty, Director of Choral Activities at Augustana College. The Augustana Oratorio Society was formed in 1880 and currently consists of community members, Augustana students, and members of the Augustana Choir.  The ensemble is celebrated for exploring the riches of choral-orchestral literature. “I am excited to bring Messiah back to the community,” says conductor... Read More

Illinois Fresh Films Seeking Young Filmmakers For Movie Programs

April 9th, 2022
Illinois Fresh Films Seeking Young Filmmakers For Movie Programs

Applications for our last filmmaking project – Scripted Short Films presented by Sony Pictures – are open now through April 15th and we would love for your youth to join us! Our last filmmaking project of the year is a teen favorite so we have included a program email below that you can easily forward to your students! Make your own Short Film starting April 21st! If you want to make movies, then you won’t want to miss our final weekly filmmaking project, Scripted Short Films, presented by Sony Pictures. Starting April 21st, you’ll work on producing, filming and editing... Read More