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Cambridge Summer Community Theater Program Starts Tuesday with “Tom ‘n’ Huck”

August 2nd, 2021
Cambridge Summer Community Theater Program Starts Tuesday with “Tom ‘n’ Huck”

On Tuesday, Aug. 3rd, Cambridge’s College Square Park will be the site of a summer theater performance of Craig Sodaro’s “Tom ‘n’ Huck,” starting at 7:30 p.m. The play is the first performance of a summer community theater program, thanks to the support of the summer AIM Program through the Henry Stark Bureau Regional Office of Education. The AIM Program has been a part of Cambridge Schools for over five years, but this is the first public play. Admission is free to the public. The story revolves around the irrepressible Tom Sawyer, his best buddy Huck Finn, and many other beloved... Read More

Davenport Junior Theatre To Start 70th Season in October

July 12th, 2021
Davenport Junior Theatre To Start 70th Season in October

Davenport Junior Theatre (DJT) will be celebrating its 70th season of theater “for kids, by kids” with a four-show Mainstage season consisting of two DJT classics, Winnie-the-Pooh and Imagine That!, and two first-time shows: Annie Jr. and The Phantom Tollbooth. All shows will be free to audience members. “Coming out of the pandemic into our 70th season makes the cause for celebration even more special,” says Ben Gougeon, DJT’s artistic director. “We wanted to honor our history while also looking forward to DJT’s future. During last year’s ‘pause’ on live theatre, we also envisioned... Read More

Augie Children’s Play “Dragons Love Tacos” Online Only April 17

April 13th, 2021
Augie Children’s Play “Dragons Love Tacos” Online Only April 17

Augustana College is offering a virtual performance of the children’s play “Dragons Love Tacos,” directed by Jackie McCall, on Saturday, April 17. Based on the popular children’s book, this colorful, dance filled romp is equal parts silly and sensational; all the ingredients you need to whip up a fantastic time for the whole family. “We hope our audience members, young and old, will recognize parts from Adam Rubin’s well-known children’s book and fall in love with playwright Ernie Nolan’s wacky new additions to the story.” McCall said in a recent release. The performance... Read More

Junior Theater’s ‘Wizard of Oz’ Drops This Weekend

February 16th, 2020
Junior Theater's 'Wizard of Oz' Drops This Weekend

Davenport Junior Theatre (DJT) continues its 68th season of theatre “for kids, by kids’  this weekend and next with the Wizard of Oz on the mainstage. Showtimes are at 1 and 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. “We last mounted the show in 2011,” said Daniel Sheridan, Artistic Director.  “Our Mainstage Company is far more dynamic now, with more resources and more students to help tell this amazing story.  In terms of cast, this is the largest show in DJT’s history.” Wizard of Oz involves over 50 students from 9 different area cities and towns in the QC. The kids, who range in age from... Read More

Junie B. Jones At Circa ’21 With New Show

May 6th, 2019
Junie B. Jones At Circa '21 With New Show

One of America’s most popular children’s book characters will be brought to life in a brand-new way when the Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse stages the area premiere of the family comedy JUNIE B. JONES IS NOT A CROOK. Running selected days through May 18, this charming, hilarious treat based on Barbara Park’s beloved literary series is filled with wit, heart and loads of laughs and boasts a sensational cast! Circa ’21 will present show-only performances of JUNIE B. JONES IS NOT A CROOK on scheduled Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday mornings and afternoons through... Read More

‘Little Prince’ Reigning At QC Theater Workshop

April 24th, 2019
'Little Prince' Reigning At QC Theater Workshop

“The Little Prince” is being crowned as the latest show from the Quad City Theater Workshop. One of children’s literature’s most timeless tales will enjoy a world-premiere presentation at the QC Theatre Workshop May 3 through 19, with the Davenport venue housing a brand-new stage adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s literary classic The Little Prince. Written by the Workshop’s Artistic Director Aaron Randolph III, whose scripts for A Green River and Broken also had their debuts with the company, The Little Prince promises to be a joyous experience... Read More