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EXCLUSIVE: “Hamilton” Co-Star Renee Elise Goldsberry Returns to Live Performing with QCSO May 15

April 30th, 2021
EXCLUSIVE: “Hamilton” Co-Star Renee Elise Goldsberry Returns to Live Performing with QCSO May 15

EXCLUSIVE: It’s fair to say that anyone who will attend Renee Elise Goldsberry’s outdoor concert Saturday, May 15 at Davenport’s LeClaire Park will be “Satisfied.” The beautiful 50-year-old California native — best known for originating the role of Angelica Schuyler in the Broadway smash “Hamilton” – will make her post-Covid live performance debut in the 7:30 p.m. concert, for a long-awaited evening of Broadway, pop, and soul favorites, backed by the Quad City Symphony Orchestra. “It’s kind of mind-blowing,” Goldsberry said in a Friday phone interview, noting her entire... Read More

Quad-Cities Native Recalls Theatrical Brilliance, Naturalness of Rebecca Luker

December 29th, 2020
Quad-Cities Native Recalls Theatrical Brilliance, Naturalness of Rebecca Luker

Pleasant Valley theater alum Laura Schutter always wanted to be Broadway star Rebecca Luker. After all, they both had clear, shining soprano singing voices, unpretentious warmth and profound decency. Schutter realized her dream over 10 years ago, as she understudied for Luker as Mrs. Banks in her Tony-nominated role in the musical “Mary Poppins,” and is among legions of theater fans mourning Luker’s death Dec. 23 at 59 from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease. “She was always a professional, a loving and compassionate woman. Such a talent, such a voice,” Schutter... Read More

Quad-Cities’ Disney World Equity Performers Are Missing Stage, Despite Reopening

July 18th, 2020
Quad-Cities' Disney World Equity Performers Are Missing Stage, Despite Reopening

Saturday in the Arts is a comprehensive, in-depth feature on a topic, trend or personality impacting the Quad-Cities, posted every Saturday morning on QuadCities.com. Nathan and Whitney Meyer are a bit like the plucky, cute orphans who are often protagonists of a Disney adventure. Nathan, a 34-year-old graduate of North Scott High School, Eldridge, and his wife (like most of us, isolated and home-bound) actually work for Walt Disney World and are accomplished, blazingly talented singers and actors. Despite the four theme parks in Orlando, Fla., reopening this past week, the Meyers remain out of... Read More

“Hamilton” Thrills Fans Again on Small Screen, Just in Time for July 4

July 4th, 2020
“Hamilton” Thrills Fans Again on Small Screen, Just in Time for July 4

The hotly-anticipated film version of the groundbreaking musical “Hamilton” literally could not have come at a better time. Directed by its original Broadway helmer Thomas Kail, over three days in June 2016 (with and without audiences), the 160-minute film dropped in the early morning Friday on Disney Plus, just in time for the Independence Day weekend. After four months of deeply isolating quarantine, a horrifying pandemic that’s killed 130,000 Americans, over a month of protests regarding racial injustice, millions unemployed and confused, and a divisive, often hurtful president, this brilliant,... Read More

Kinky Boots Steps Into Circa ‘21

January 12th, 2020
Kinky Boots Steps Into Circa ‘21

The moment we’ve all been waiting for has almost arrived! That’s right, Kinky Boots is back in the Quad Cities! Preview Performances of six-time Tony Award Winner, Kinky Boots, will take place Wednesday Jan 15 and Thursday Jan 16 at Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse (1828 3rd Avenue Rock Island. The show will then continue through Saturday Mar 14. With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS takes you... Read More

Singin’ in the Rain Continues to Impress Audiences

October 14th, 2019
Singin’ in the Rain Continues to Impress Audiences

The Greatest Movie Musical Of All Time comes to the Quad Cities! Tap your toes and sing along in this splashy adaptation of the celebrated and beloved film, Singin’ in the Rain, at Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse (1828 3rd Avenue Rock Island) which continues to grace the stage through Saturday Nov 2. The “Greatest Movie Musical of All Time” is faithfully and lovingly adapted by Broadway legends, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, from their original award-winning screenplay in Singin’ in the Rain. Each unforgettable scene, song and dance is accounted for, including the show-stopping... Read More

Take A Trip Down 42nd Street With QCMG

July 9th, 2019
Take A Trip Down 42nd Street With QCMG

The toe-tapping American musical dance sensation, 42nd Street, is coming to the Quad Cities! Presented by Quad City Music Guild, 42nd Street will be playing at the Prospect Park Auditorium (1584 34th Avenue Moline) July 12-14 and 18-21. Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday shows will be at 2 p.m. This 1980 Broadway production won the Tony Award for Best Musical and became a long-running hit and its 2001 Broadway revival won the Tony for Best Revival. With lyrics by Al Dubin and Johnny Mercer, and music by Harry Warren, the show follows director Julian Marsh as he... Read More

Kinky Boots Makes Highly Anticipated Stop in the Quad Cities!

June 15th, 2019
Kinky Boots Makes Highly Anticipated Stop in the Quad Cities!

Rescheduled from Wednesday Jan 30, Kinky Boots will officially make a stop in the Quad Cities this week! You can witness Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit Kinky Boots at the Adler Theatre (136 E 3rd St. Davenport) on Wednesday Jun 19 at 7:30 p.m. With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie... Read More

Timeless Classic Beauty and the Beast Playing Soon at QCMG!

June 10th, 2019
Timeless Classic Beauty and the Beast Playing Soon at QCMG!

Tale as old as time. Song as old as rhyme. Beauty and the Beast comes to life, on stage, this week! Quad City Music Guild presents The Broadway Musical, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jun 14-16 and 20-23 at Prospect Park Auditorium (1584 34th Avenue Moline). Take part in the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. The all-ages story tells of Belle, a young, forward thinking woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress.... Read More

Finding Neverland at the Adler Theatre

May 3rd, 2019
Finding Neverland at the Adler Theatre

The latest Broadway musical to hit the Adler Theatre stage will leave you feeling like you never want to grow up. Finding Neverland comes to the Adler Theatre (136 E 3rd Street Davenport) on Tuesday May 7 at 7:30 p.m. Finding Neverland tells the incredible story behind Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys’ enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes this... Read More