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Moline’s Black Box Theatre Holding Auditions For ‘Cyclone’ And ‘All Is Calm’ TODAY

May 14th, 2022
Moline's Black Box Theatre Holding Auditions For 'Cyclone' And 'All Is Calm' TODAY

The Black Box Theatre is excited to bring two premiere’s to the area. Auditions for Ride the Cyclone and All Is Calm will take place in May. Ride the Cyclone is a musical with music, lyrics and book by Jacob Richmond and Brooke Maxwell, and tells the story of the members of the St. Cassian High School chamber choir of Uranium City, Saskatchewan, who perish on a faulty rollercoaster called “The Cyclone”. Each tells a story to win the reward of a mechanical fortune teller — the chance to return to life.  The BBT production will be directed and choreographed by Shelley Cooper. Auditions take... Read More

Moline’s Black Box Theatre Holding Auditions For ‘Cyclone’ And ‘Calm’

April 26th, 2022
Moline's Black Box Theatre Holding Auditions For 'Cyclone' And 'Calm'

The Black Box Theatre is excited to bring two premiere’s to the area. Auditions for Ride the Cyclone and All Is Calm will take place in May. Ride the Cyclone is a musical with music, lyrics and book by Jacob Richmond and Brooke Maxwell, and tells the story of the members of the St. Cassian High School chamber choir of Uranium City, Saskatchewan, who perish on a faulty rollercoaster called “The Cyclone”. Each tells a story to win the reward of a mechanical fortune teller — the chance to return to life.  The BBT production will be directed and choreographed by Shelley Cooper. Auditions... Read More

Moline’s Black Box Continues Thrilling ‘Veronica’s Room’ This Weekend

April 15th, 2022
Moline's Black Box Continues Thrilling 'Veronica's Room' This Weekend

The Black Box Theatre located in downtown Moline features the thriller, Veronica’s Room by Ira Levin on Friday and Saturday night. “Most people know Ira Levin for ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ and ‘Veronica’s Room’ is just as thrilling,” said director Lora Adams. The synopsis for the play states “This chilling mystery thriller by the author of Rosemary’s Baby explores the thin line between fantasy and reality, madness and murder. Students Susan and Larry find themselves as guests enticed to the Brabissant mansion by its dissolute caretakers the lonely Mackeys. Struck by Susan’s strong... Read More

REVIEW: Black Box Latest is Haunting, Twisty Roller-Coaster Ride of Madness, Horror

April 12th, 2022
REVIEW: Black Box Latest is Haunting, Twisty Roller-Coaster Ride of Madness, Horror

The latest production at Moline’s intimate Black Box Theatre isn’t one necessarily to be enjoyed, but is a terrifying thriller – tailor-made for fans of suspense, mystery and horror. The whiplash-inducing, psychological roller-coaster “Veronica’s Room” (1973) truly puts the “black” in Black Box. Director and co-founder Lora Adams warns as much in her brief introduction to the exhilarating, hard-to-watch four-actor play by the demented genius Ira Levin (1929-2007) — author of “Rosemary’s Baby,” “Deathtrap,” “The Stepford Wives” and “The Boys From Brazil.” “I... Read More

Moline’s Black Box Theatre Unspools The Thrilling ‘Veronica’s Room’

April 8th, 2022
Moline's Black Box Theatre Unspools The Thrilling 'Veronica's Room'

The Black Box Theatre located in downtown Moline presents the thriller, Veronica’s Room by Ira Levin, this weekend. “Most people know Ira Levin for ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ and ‘Veronica’s Room’ is just as thrilling,” said director Lora Adams. The synopsis for the play states “This chilling mystery thriller by the author of Rosemary’s Baby explores the thin line between fantasy and reality, madness and murder. Students Susan and Larry find themselves as guests enticed to the Brabissant mansion by its dissolute caretakers the lonely Mackeys. Struck by Susan’s strong resemblance... Read More

Moline’s Black Box Theatre Opening Thriller ‘Veronica’s Room’

April 1st, 2022
Moline's Black Box Theatre Opening Thriller 'Veronica's Room'

The Black Box Theatre located in downtown Moline opens the thriller, Veronica’s Room by Ira Levin. “Most people know Ira Levin for ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ and ‘Veronica’s Room’ is just as thrilling,” said director Lora Adams. The synopsis for the play states “This chilling mystery thriller by the author of Rosemary’s Baby explores the thin line between fantasy and reality, madness and murder. Students Susan and Larry find themselves as guests enticed to the Brabissant mansion by its dissolute caretakers the lonely Mackeys. Struck by Susan’s strong resemblance to Veronica... Read More

Moline’s Blackbox Presents ‘The Revolutionists’ Today

March 6th, 2022
Moline's Blackbox Presents 'The Revolutionists' Today

The first production of The Black Box Theatre 2022 season is Lauren Gunderson’s “The Revolutionists.” Described as “Four beautiful, badass women lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. Playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle hang out, murder Marat, and try to beat back the extremist insanity in 1793 Paris. This grand and dream-tweaked comedy is about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots... Read More

Hoops At The TaxSlayer, Open Mic At Village Theatre, ‘Revolutionists’ And More In The FUN10!

March 6th, 2022
Hoops At The TaxSlayer, Open Mic At Village Theatre, 'Revolutionists' And More In The 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

‘The Revolutionists’ Begins Tomorrow At Moline’s Black Box Theatre

March 2nd, 2022
'The Revolutionists' Begins Tomorrow At Moline's Black Box Theatre

The first production of The Black Box Theatre 2022 season is Lauren Gunderson’s “The Revolutionists.” Described as “Four beautiful, badass women lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. Playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle hang out, murder Marat, and try to beat back the extremist insanity in 1793 Paris. This grand and dream-tweaked comedy is about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots... Read More

‘Shakespeared’ Returns To Moline’s Black Box Theatre

February 12th, 2022
'Shakespeared' Returns To Moline's Black Box Theatre

Shakespeared returns to The Black Box Theatre on Saturday, February 12 at 7:30 pm.  The improvisational comedy show features a cast who create a long-lost Shakespearean play using suggestions from the audience. Tickets are $10 and available through theblackboxtheatre.com or at the door. At this time masks are still being worn at The Black Box. Coming up on March 19th is long-form comedy by Wisenheimer.    Read More