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Iowa’s Countryside Community Theatre Presents ‘Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’

July 1st, 2022
Iowa's Countryside Community Theatre Presents 'Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat'

Countryside Community Theatre Proudly presents, “Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” this weekend! “Sha la la, Joseph, you’re doing fine! You and your dreamcoat, ahead of your time!” One of the most enduring shows of all time, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors. Told entirely through song with the help of a main character Narrator, the musical follows preferred son Joseph. After being sold into slavery by his brothers, he ingratiates himself with... Read More

Countryside Community Theatre Drops ‘Newsies’ This Weekend, Offers Workshop For Kids Saturday

July 30th, 2021
Countryside Community Theatre Drops 'Newsies' This Weekend, Offers Workshop For Kids Saturday

Countryside Community Theatre will continue their 39th season with the energetic and exhilarating Disney’s Newsies! Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Disney’s Newsies! is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right! Featuring a Tony Award winning score with music by the acclaimed Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Little... Read More

Meet ‘Music Man’s’ Jack Bevans In Our Latest Artists In Conversation!

June 30th, 2021
Meet 'Music Man's' Jack Bevans In Our Latest Artists In Conversation!

Artists in Conversation is a weekly column running Wednesdays on QuadCities.com. It features a conversation with a local creator or creators going into their artistic process, projects and more. Get to know your local arts scene and local creators better on QuadCities.com with Artists In Conversation! If you’re a local creator and would like to be featured, please email us at Sean@QuadCities.com or Tristan@QuadCities.com! Jack Bevans is making audiences laugh nightly in Countryside’s production of The Music Man! Who is this rising star? Let’s find out! Who is Jack Bevans? Hello, I’m Jack... Read More

‘Music Man’ Review Controversy Raises Some Interesting Questions, And Answers

June 28th, 2021
'Music Man' Review Controversy Raises Some Interesting Questions, And Answers

In the past 24 hours, a review on this site of Countryside Community Theater’s “The Music Man” written by Tristan Tapscott has become embroiled in controversy. So much so that it prompted a guest column from local actor Lou Hare, and my invitation, still open, for any other interested parties to send me rebuttals to Tristan’s review. As always, we look forward to hearing from people and stimulating conversation about the local arts scene, whether the responses are pro or con, particularly in regard to a review, which is an opinion of the writer meant to prompt thought and... Read More

Countryside Community Theatre Cancels Summer Shows

May 13th, 2020
Countryside Community Theatre Cancels Summer Shows

Countryside Community Theatre has joined the host of area venues canceling their summer slate due to concerns about covid-19. The Eldridge-based group released the following statement on Facebook today: We are sad to announce that our Summer 2020 shows, The Music Man and The Fantasticks, will not be happening this summer due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. The health and safety of our performers, stage crew, musicians, patrons, and volunteers are of the utmost importance to us, and we know that this is the right decision for Countryside Community Theatre. We hope to announce our 2021 Season as soon... Read More

’39 Steps’ Stepping Into Countryside

April 24th, 2019
'39 Steps' Stepping Into Countryside

Countryside is stepping into a new show May 10 — “39 Steps.” Based on the 1935 movie by Alfred Hitchcock, the frenetic comedy The 39 Steps will be the first spring play Countryside Community Theatre will have ever produced. Countryside’s mission to produce live entertainment year round kicked off this past holiday season with Tapscott and White’s A Christmas Carol. “We were overwhelmed by the support of this new mission,” Board President Lonnie Behnke said. “We have long history in the Quad Cities and we are thrilled to be moving forward and... Read More

CCT ‘Christmas Carol’ Auditions Coming Sunday

September 20th, 2018
CCT 'Christmas Carol' Auditions Coming Sunday

Countryside Community Theatre will hold auditions for the holiday classic, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, onSunday September 23. Based on the Charles Dickens classic, A CHRISTMAS CAROL tells the tale of  the curmudgeonly Ebenezer Scrooge, who is visited by the ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Future hoping to change his destiny and save his soul. The new musical adaptation by Danny White (Music and Lyrics) and Tristan Tapscott (Adaptation and New Book) follows an older man writing down his memories of an older gentleman he once knew. As we hear his stories, we travel back in time where we meet Scrooge... Read More

CCT’s ‘Godspell’ Behind The Scenes

March 22nd, 2018
CCT’s ‘Godspell’ Behind The Scenes

Want a peek behind-the-scenes at Countryside Community Theater’s “Godspell?” The musical continues with shows this weekend, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at North Scott High School auditorium in Eldridge. The cast features newcomer Drake Mason as Jesus and Quad City staples Nate Karstens (John the Baptist/Judas), Sara Diericx and Cindy Ramos. Jessica Tapscott, Gage McCalester, John McAtee, Casey Nabb, Rachel Bousselot and Martha Behnke round out the diverse cast of musical pranksters. All general admission tickets are $15 and can be reserved by visiting www.cctonstage.org.  Read More

CCT Rises With ‘Godspell’

March 22nd, 2018
CCT Rises With ‘Godspell’

After a year hiatus, Countryside Community Theatre is ready to rock the Quad Cities with a legendary musical from a legendary composer. Opening a new era of Countryside Community Theatre is the Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin) Tony Award©-nominated classic, Godspell. Told through an exciting array of music and dance, the parables of Jesus Christ come to life in this modern take on a timeless tale of friendship, loyalty, and love. The cast features newcomer Drake Mason as Jesus and Quad City staples Nate Karstens (John the Baptist/Judas), Sara Diericx and Cindy Ramos. Jessica Tapscott, Gage... Read More

Countryside Community Theatre revived with Godspell March 16

March 11th, 2018
Countryside Community Theatre revived with Godspell March 16

After a year hiatus, Countryside Community Theatre is ready to rock the Quad Cities with a legendary musical from a legendary composer. Opening a new era of Countryside Community Theatre is the Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin) Tony Award©-nominated classic, Godspell. Told through an exciting array of music and dance, the parables of Jesus Christ come to life in this modern take on a timeless tale of friendship, loyalty, and love. The cast features newcomer Drake Mason as Jesus and Quad City staples Nate Karstens (John the Baptist/Judas), Sara Diericx and Cindy Ramos. Jessica Tapscott, Gage... Read More