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‘Thrill Me’ To Thrill Audiences At Moline’s Black Box Theat

February 6th, 2024
'Thrill Me' To Thrill Audiences At Moline's Black Box Theat

“Thrill Me: The Leopold And Loeb Story” will open this weekend at Moline’s Black Box Theatre. Relationships can be murder. Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story is a two-character musical drama that recounts the chilling true story of the legendary duo who committed one of the most infamous and heinous crimes of the twentieth century. Focusing on their obsessive relationship and utilizing Leopold’s 1958 parole hearing as a framework, Thrill Me reveals the series of events in 1924 Chicago that led about-to-be law students Leopold and Loeb to be forever remembered as “the... Read More

GIT Improv Coming To Moline’s Blackbox Theatre Tonight

July 29th, 2023
GIT Improv Coming To Moline's Blackbox Theatre Tonight

Enjoy a fun night of non-stop comedy with G.I.T. Improv tonight at Moline’s Blackbox Theatre at 7 p.m. Join us for an awesome evening of improv laughs – all based off suggestions from the audience – at this family-friendly improv show. Admission: $10 More info here!  Read More

Moline’s Blackbox Theatre Holding Auditions For 2023 Shows Tonight

July 17th, 2023
Moline's Blackbox Theatre Holding Auditions For 2023 Shows Tonight

MOLINE, ILLINOIS – The Black Box Theatre is holding auditions for the remaining shows in their 2023 season on Monday, July 17 from 6 to 8. Bring photo and resume and be prepared to sing. Ron May will provide accompaniment and will music direct Thrill Me. Roles available: Suddenly Last Summer by Tennessee Williams Set in 1930s New Orleans, Suddenly Last Summer is a gothic melodrama with a shocking tale at its heart. In the grounds of a dark, troubled mansion, Mrs. Violet Venable prepares to host an explosive gathering. She idolized her son, Sebastian, who died in gruesome circumstances the summer... Read More

Moline’s Black Box Theatre Debuts Scary Mystery This Weekend

April 14th, 2023
Moline's Black Box Theatre Debuts Scary Mystery This Weekend

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 strange... Read More

WQPT Airing ‘My Brother’s Gift’ Holocaust-Themed Production

November 14th, 2022
WQPT Airing 'My Brother's Gift' Holocaust-Themed Production

In September 2022, The Black Box Theatre performed “My Brother’s Gift,” as a part of the Out of Darkness: Holocaust Messages for Today initiative. The play is based on the remarkable true story of Heinz Geiringer, neighbor and friend of Anne Frank. The production will air on WQPT on November 17 at 8:00 pm and will be followed by a short documentary on the Anne Frank Exhibit in Danville, Iowa. Heinz, a trained musician at only 15, was forced to live in hiding and silence in Nazi occupied Amsterdam. He turned to painting and poetry to express his everyday terror, but also his hope for the future.... Read More

Blackbox Theatre Presenting ‘My Brother’s Gift’ In Moline This Weekend

August 31st, 2022
Blackbox Theatre Presenting 'My Brother's Gift' In Moline This Weekend

My Brother’s Gift adapted by Claudia Haas based on the memories of Eva Geiringer Schoss and the paintings and poetry of Heinz Geiringer The Black Box Theatre is producing My Brother’s Gift as a part of the Out of Darkness: Holocaust Messages for Today  (outofdarknessqc.com) Designed and directed by Black Box co-founder Lora Adams. The production features Patti Flaherty as Adult Eva. Wrigley Mancha as young Eva, Charles Thomas Budan as Heinz, Jennifer Cook Gregory as Mutti, Mischa Hooker as Pappy, Ben Bergthold as Herman, Paige Jackson as Sanna and Lily Critchfield as Mrs. Jansen. This... Read More

Last Chance To ‘Ride The Cyclone’ At Moline’s Blackbox Theatre This Weekend

August 18th, 2022
Last Chance To 'Ride The Cyclone' At Moline's Blackbox Theatre This Weekend

You’ve got another chance to “Ride The Cyclone” at Moline’s Blackbox Theatre this weekend! “Ride the Cyclone” is here. The area premiere of the quirky musical takes a bow Thursday through Sunday at the downtown Black Box Theater in Moline. “In this hilarious and outlandish story, the lives of six teenagers from a Canadian chamber choir are cut short in a freak accident aboard a roller coaster. When they awake in limbo, a mechanical fortune teller invites each to tell a story to win a prize like no other — the chance to return to life.” The show is directed and... Read More

Is Comedy Sportz Coming Back To The Quad-Cities?

August 15th, 2022
Is Comedy Sportz Coming Back To The Quad-Cities?

It hasn’t been 100 percent confirmed, but, according to inside sources, and a crapton of cheeky memes being pushed out on social media, a new improvisational comedy group based upon the old Comedy Sportz troupe — and possibly also called Comedy Sportz — featuring many of the same performers is coming back to the Quad-Cities. The memes, all with a sports theme, began being pushed out last week, by a number of local improv comedians who had been involved with Comedy Sportz, including bigwigs Jeff DeLeon and Rick Davis. When DeLeon was contacted about what seemed to be an obvious nod... Read More

Find FUN Things In Illinois And Iowa This Week In The QuadCities.com FUN10!

August 14th, 2022
Find FUN Things In Illinois And Iowa This Week In The QuadCities.com FUN10!

Looking for some FUN things to do over the next week in Illinois and Iowa, Quad-Cities? 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,... Read More

Wisenheimer Blows Out The Candles On 10 Years Of Improv Comedy TONIGHT At Moline’s Black Box

December 4th, 2021
Wisenheimer Blows Out The Candles On 10 Years Of Improv Comedy TONIGHT At Moline's Black Box

The Black Box Theatre of the Quad Cities and The Late Nite Shows are proud to present Wisenheimer: 10-Year Anniversary Show on Saturday, December 4th, 2021 at 7:30PM at The Black Box Theatre, located at 1623 5th Avenue in Moline, IL. The show will be hosted by Dan Logan, and feature an opening act, Chowdown Improv, from Des Moines, IA. Wisenheimer – an improv comedy troupe comprised of Leslie Mitchell, Jeff De Leon, and Jen Kuhle – will celebrate a decade of performing uncensored shows after having performed at a variety of festivals across the country over the years as well as being... Read More