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Black Box Theatre Presents Dark Thrilling Musical In Moline This Weekend

February 23rd, 2024
Black Box Theatre Presents Dark Thrilling Musical In Moline This Weekend

THE BLACK BOX THEATRE LAUNCHES THEIR 8TH SEASON WITH THRILL ME: THE LEOPOLD AND LOEB STORY The downtown Moline theatre, The Black Box, begin their 8th season with the chamber musical “Thrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb Story” with a book, music, and lyrics by Stephen Dolginoff. New for the theatre this year is a three-week run of each production. The musical stars Adam Cerny and Daniel Williams with Musical Direction by Ron May and Direction and Design by BBT co-founder and Artistic Director, Lora Adams. Based on the true story of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, dubbed “thrill killers”... Read More

Moline’s Black Box Theatre Hosting Auditions Sept. 16

September 12th, 2023
Moline's Black Box Theatre Hosting Auditions Sept. 16

Moline, Illinois – Auditions for remaining roles in the Black Box Theatre schedule will take place on Sept 16 from 10 to noon at the theatre located at 1623 5th Avenue, Moline. Auditions will be run by directors and producer. Please provide resume and photo. Suddenly Last Summer by Tennessee Williams directed by Lora Adams Roles available, male 20-30 tall (featured) 29-49 nun (supporting open to any ethnicity), Catherine 20 something (lead) Be prepared to read from the script. First rehearsal September 19 and runs through October 28 Stipend for actors The Ho, Ho, Ho Show Lyrics by Cheryl... Read More

Black Box Presents Area Premier of “title of show”

July 6th, 2023
Black Box Presents Area Premier of “title of show”

The Black Box Theatre in Moline will present the area premier of “title of show” July 6-15! Jeff and Hunter, two struggling writers, hear about a new musical theatre festival. However, the deadline for submissions is a mere three weeks away. With nothing to lose, the pair decides to try to create something new with the help of their friends Susan, Heidi and Larry on the eighty-eights. With the cast in place, Jeff and Hunter begin a conversation about what to write about. Eventually, Jeff suggests they write about what to write about. They make a pact to write up until the festival’s deadline... Read More

“Hello, Dolly” Opens at Moline’s Black Box This Weekend

June 9th, 2023
“Hello, Dolly” Opens at Moline's Black Box This Weekend

The Black Box Theatre in downtown Moline opens their production of “Hello Dolly” June 1 and running through the 10th. Hello, Dolly! is a 1964 musical with lyrics and music by Jerry Herman and a book by Michael Stewart, based on Thornton Wilder‘s 1938 farce The Merchant of Yonkers, which Wilder revised and retitled The Matchmaker in 1955. The musical follows the story of Dolly Gallagher Levi, a strong-willed matchmaker, as she travels to Yonkers, New York, to find a match for the miserly “well-known unmarried half-a-millionaire” Horace Vandergelder. The show has become one... Read More

‘Penny Dreadful’ Horror Thriller Creeping Into Moline’s Black Box

April 20th, 2023
'Penny Dreadful' Horror Thriller Creeping Into Moline's Black Box

Black Box Theatre in downtown Moline is bringing the penny dreadful “The Mystery of Irma Vep” by Charles Ludlam to their stage April 19-22. Shows are Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 pm and the first Sunday at 2:00 pm. “The Mystery of Irma Vep” is set in the English country estate of Lord Edgar Hillcrest. He’s a widower, having lost his beloved wife, Irma Vep. He’s recently remarried Lady Enid, an actress not quite settled into her new role as Lady of the manor. Indeed, her maid, Jane, doesn’t think she’ll ever measure up to Lady Irma. Meanwhile, Lord Edgar is disturbed by strange... Read More

Moline’s Black Box Theatre Presenting A ‘Mystery’ For You To Solve

March 23rd, 2023
Moline's Black Box Theatre Presenting A 'Mystery' For You To Solve

he Black Box Theatre in downtown Moline is bringing the penny dreadful “The Mystery of Irma Vep” by Charles Ludlam to their stage April 13-22. Shows are Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 pm and the first Sunday at 2:00 pm. “The Mystery of Irma Vep” is set in the English country estate of Lord Edgar Hillcrest. He’s a widower, having lost his beloved wife, Irma Vep. He’s recently remarried Lady Enid, an actress not quite settled into her new role as Lady of the manor. Indeed, her maid, Jane, doesn’t think she’ll ever measure up to Lady Irma. Meanwhile, Lord Edgar is disturbed by... Read More

Moline’s Black Box Theatre Holding Auditions For Two Shows Today

February 25th, 2023
Moline's Black Box Theatre Holding Auditions For Two Shows Today

The Black Box Theatre is holding auditions for their next two shows on February 25 from noon to 3 pm. Actors will be asked to read from the script. Actor/Singers prepare a classic Broadway tune and you will read from the script. These are open auditions. Everyone one is welcome. The Mystery of Irma Vep is a farce by Charles Ludlam. The synopsis: Mandacrest Estate is the home of Lord Edgar, an Egyptologist, and Lady Enid. Lady Enid is Lord Edgar’s second wife, though he has yet to recover entirely from the passing of his first wife, Irma Vep. There are vampires, werewolves and mummy’s as... Read More

Moline’s Black Box Theatre Opens ‘Natural Shocks’ Tonight

February 2nd, 2023
Moline's Black Box Theatre Opens 'Natural Shocks' Tonight

The downtown Moline Black Box Theatre presents Lauren Gunderson’s play “Natural Shocks.” Based on Hamlet’s “To be or not to be,” Natural Shocks is one act, tour-de-force that bursts to life when we meet a woman waiting out an imminent tornado in her basement. Angela, our fast-talking heroine, overflows with quirks, stories, and a final secret that puts the reality of guns in America in your very lap. The play is part confessional, part stand up, and part reckoning. The play deals with a difficult topic, and is not recommended for young children. The play’s production team includes:... Read More

Moline’s Black Box Opens Season With ‘Natural Shocks’ Next Week

January 25th, 2023
Moline's Black Box Opens Season With 'Natural Shocks' Next Week

The downtown Moline Black Box Theatre presents Lauren Gunderson’s play “Natural Shocks.” Based on Hamlet’s “To be or not to be,” Natural Shocks is one act, tour-de-force that bursts to life when we meet a woman waiting out an imminent tornado in her basement. Angela, our fast-talking heroine, overflows with quirks, stories, and a final secret that puts the reality of guns in America in your very lap. The play is part confessional, part stand up, and part reckoning. The play deals with a difficult topic, and is not recommended for young children. The play’s production team includes:... Read More

Moline’s Black Box Theatre Holding Auditions For ‘Natural Shocks’ TONIGHT

December 28th, 2022
Moline's Black Box Theatre Holding Auditions For 'Natural Shocks' TONIGHT

The Black Box Theatre, 1623 5th Avenue, Moline, is holding auditions for Natural Shocks by Lauren Gunderson December 28 – 6:00-7:30 pm or by video submission. Show is directed by Roger Pavey Jr. About the play: “Angela is trapped in her basement, waiting out an approaching tornado. Though a self-proclaimed unreliable narrator, she begins to reflect on a lifetime of trauma, illuminating the truth behind her endangerment. Based on Hamlet’s famous “To be or not to be “soliloquy, NATURAL SHOCKS is a damning condemnation of violence, abuse, and firearms in America.” – Dramatists... Read More