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‘Company’ Returns To Moline’s Black Box Theatre This Weekend

October 13th, 2021
'Company' Returns To Moline's Black Box Theatre This Weekend

Phone Rings! Door Chimes! “Company” is coming to The Black Box Theatre of the Quad Cities ! Company is a 1970 musical comedy with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim (Assasins, Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd) and book by George Furth. The original production was nominated for a record-setting 14 Tony Awards, and won six. Originally titled Threes, its story revolves around Robert (a single man unable to commit fully to a steady relationship, let alone marriage), the five married couples who are his best friends, and his three girlfriends. Unlike most book musicals, which follow a clearly... 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

Black Box Theatre In Moline Welcoming ‘Company’ This Weekend

October 7th, 2021
Black Box Theatre In Moline Welcoming 'Company' This Weekend

Phone Rings! Door Chimes! “Company” is coming to The Black Box Theatre of the Quad Cities ! Company is a 1970 musical comedy with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim (Assasins, Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd) and book by George Furth. The original production was nominated for a record-setting 14 Tony Awards, and won six. Originally titled Threes, its story revolves around Robert (a single man unable to commit fully to a steady relationship, let alone marriage), the five married couples who are his best friends, and his three girlfriends. Unlike most book musicals, which follow a clearly... Read More

After Long Period with No Musicals, “Company” is Coming to Moline’s Black Box

October 6th, 2021
After Long Period with No Musicals, “Company” is Coming to Moline’s Black Box

Marry me a little, Love me just enough. Cry, but not too often, Play, but not too rough. Keep a tender distance so we’ll both be free. That’s the way it ought to be. I’m ready! Stephen Sondheim, “Marry Me a Little,” originally cut from “Company” (1970) Robert — an eternal bachelor and the sun around which the frantic, neurotic planets orbit in the landmark musical “Company” — specialized in social distancing long before it was fashionable (and recommended). For its first musical in 26 months, the great “Company” is coming to the Black Box Theatre,... Read More

‘Company’ Coming To Visit Moline’s Black Box Theatre This Week

October 3rd, 2021
'Company' Coming To Visit Moline's Black Box Theatre This Week

Phone Rings! Door Chimes! “Company” is coming to The Black Box Theatre of the Quad Cities ! Company is a 1970 musical comedy with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim (Assasins, Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd) and book by George Furth. The original production was nominated for a record-setting 14 Tony Awards, and won six. Originally titled Threes, its story revolves around Robert (a single man unable to commit fully to a steady relationship, let alone marriage), the five married couples who are his best friends, and his three girlfriends. Unlike most book musicals, which follow... Read More

New York Native Has Close 9/11 Connection in Advance of Black Box Drama

September 8th, 2021
New York Native Has Close 9/11 Connection in Advance of Black Box Drama

While he’s probably at least two decades older than the fire captain he’s playing in the new Black Box Theatre production, Jim Harris is otherwise the perfect choice to help commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy. The 68-year-old native of Brooklyn, N.Y. – who moved to the Quad-Cities three years ago to be closer to his daughter and their family – plays Nick in “The Guys” by Anne Nelson. Based on a true story, in the two-person play opening Thursday, it’s less than two weeks after the September 11th attacks, and New Yorkers are still in shock. One of them, an editor... Read More

Pride Week, Monster Fest, Murr And More In This Week’s FUN10!

September 5th, 2021
Pride Week, Monster Fest, Murr And More In This Week's FUN10!

It’s Sunday, and QuadCities.com proudly presents Fun10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we drop a new Fun10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out Fun10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week. FUN10 — ten ways for you to have fun in the Quad-Cities, this week and every week, running every Sunday, only on your site for fun, free, local... Read More

Blackbox Theatre’s ‘Murder In Green Meadows’ Thriller Creeps Into Moline This Weekend

August 26th, 2021
Blackbox Theatre's 'Murder In Green Meadows' Thriller Creeps Into Moline This Weekend

Creeping in this weekend at Blackbox Theatre in Moline is the psychological thriller “Murder in Green Meadows” by Douglas Post. The original production received six Emmy Award nominations when presented on TV with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago. The Black Box production stars James Driscoll, Jenny Winn, Jonathan Grafft and Lora Adams and directed by Jacqueline Isaacson. Set design by Adams with construction by Michael Kopriva. The production will run through August 28. Reviewers called “Murder in Green Meadows”  “A thoroughly satisfying thriller on all points. Four stars.”... Read More

Black Box in Downtown Moline to Present Dramedy “I and You” Starting July 15th

July 1st, 2021
"I and You" at Black Box Theatre features Adrienne Jane and Michael Alexander.

The Black Box Theatre in downtown Moline will open the dramedy “I and You” by Laura Gunderson – an area premiere — on Thursday, July 15. The plot: One afternoon, Anthony (Michael Alexander) arrives unexpectedly at classmate Caroline’s (Adrienne Jane) door bearing a beat-up copy of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, an urgent assignment from their high-school English teacher. Homebound due to illness, Caroline hasn’t been to school in months, but she is as quick and sardonic as Anthony is athletic, sensitive, and popular. As these two let down their guards and share... Read More

Uncensored Comedy Shows Return to Moline’s Black Box Theatre

May 16th, 2021
Uncensored Comedy Shows Return to Moline’s Black Box Theatre

G.I.T. Improv and The Black Box Theatre of the Quad Cities are excited to announce the long-awaited return of the The Late Nite Shows — a popular line-up of original, uncensored comedy performances — to The Black Box , 1623 5th Ave., in downtown Moline, beginning Saturday, May 22 at 7:30 p.m. “To say we are more-than-ready to get back on stage and make the Quad-Cities laugh again would be a massive understatement,” said Jeff Adamson, owner of G.I.T Improv. “We have maintained great communication with the Black Box over the past year and are approaching these shows with a renewed... Read More