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REVIEW: Davenport’s Mockingbird Nails Its Mark with Killer New Mystery

April 12th, 2022
REVIEW: Davenport's Mockingbird Nails Its Mark with Killer New Mystery

Writing a new play is murder. Well, it certainly was for busy Q-C actor, director, and theater owner Tristan Tapscott, whose latest original work – “Murder at Mistwell Manor” – is a breezy blast. Known in part — before he opened The Mockingbird on Main theater last summer — for penning a new musical adaptation of “A Christmas Carol” (with composer Danny White), Tapscott now has three original plays under his belt in the new cabaret-style space that welcomes new works. In December, the Mockingbird opened the silly holiday show “Deck the Halls,” and in March, it staged... Read More

Iowa’s Mockingbird on Main Opens ‘Murder At Mistwell Manor’ This Weekend

April 7th, 2022
Iowa's Mockingbird on Main Opens 'Murder At Mistwell Manor' This Weekend

The Mockingbird on Main will present the premiere of the murder mystery, Murder at Mistwell Manor opening April 8! What seems like an ordinary paint by numbers murder mystery becomes much more with each new revelation! The doctor. The Hollywood starlet. The manor’s caretaker. The detective. And two dead bodies. Suspicions run wild as Detective Walters hurries to solve the case before another drops dead. This fast paced original work reveals a twist or 3 before racing to a conclusion the audience never sees coming. Directed by Tristan Tapscott, Murder at Mistwell Manor features Eric Teeter as... Read More

Mystery Comes to Davenport’s The Mockingbird April 8

April 4th, 2022
Mystery Comes to Davenport's The Mockingbird April 8

The Mockingbird on Main will present the premiere of the murder mystery, Murder at Mistwell Manor opening April 8! What seems like an ordinary paint by numbers murder mystery becomes much more with each new revelation! The doctor. The Hollywood starlet. The manor’s caretaker. The detective. And two dead bodies. Suspicions run wild as Detective Walters hurries to solve the case before another drops dead. This fast paced original work reveals a twist or 3 before racing to a conclusion the audience never sees coming. Directed by Tristan Tapscott, Murder at Mistwell Manor features Eric Teeter as... Read More

New Murder Mystery Opens April 8

March 26th, 2022
New Murder Mystery Opens April 8

The Mockingbird on Main is back with another new show – Murder at Mistwell Manor – in Downtown Davenport! 2 dead bodies. 3 suspects. 1 detective. And everyone has a motive. What seems like an ordinary paint by numbers murder mystery becomes much more with each new revelation. Directed by Tristan Tapscott, this new murder mystery features Doug Kutzli (Clinton Showboat’s Bridges of Madison County) Eric Teeter (Playcrafters’ Princeton’s Rage), Savanna Bay Strandin (Circa ‘21’s Beehive) and Jeremy Littlejohn (Circa ‘21’s Elf). Murder at Mistwell Manor will play the Downtown... Read More

Take One Final Trip Around the World Tonight

March 12th, 2022
Take One Final Trip Around the World Tonight

The Mockingbird On Main’s AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS plays its final performance tonight in Downtown Davenport! Based on the travel adventure novel by French author Jules Verne, this two person mad-cap comedic version by Tristan Tapscott tells the story of the unflappable duo Phileas Fogg and Jean Passepartout and their crazy trip around the world. AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS features real life power couple Sydney Dexter (as Phileas Fogg, et al) and Alex Richardson (as Passepartout, et al) and directed by Tristan Tapscott and Douglas Kutzli and designed by Savannah Bay Strandin.  Creator and... Read More

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS OPENS MARCH 4

February 19th, 2022
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS OPENS MARCH 4

The Mockingbird On Main will present AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS March 4-12 in Downtown Davenport! Based on the travel adventure novel by French author Jules Verne, this two person mad-cap comedic version by Tristan Tapscott tells the story of the unflappable duo Phileas Fogg and Jean Passepartout and their crazy trip around the world. AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS features real life power couple Sydney Dexter (as Phileas Fogg, et al) and Alex Richardson (as Passepartout, et al) and directed by Tristan Tapscott and Douglas Kutzli and designed by Savannah Bay Strandin.  “Creator and Producer Tristan... Read More

REVIEW: Supremely Silly New Holiday Musical ‘Deck The Halls’ is A Fast-Paced Fun Time

December 13th, 2021
REVIEW: Supremely Silly New Holiday Musical 'Deck The Halls' is A Fast-Paced Fun Time

The new Christmas-themed musical at Mockingbird on Main in downtown Davenport is the ultimate stocking stuffer – not a major present in any way, but a sweet, silly, delicious trifle in more ways than one. When a huge snowstorm hits and the star-studded cast of a 1953 radio show can’t make it into the studio, those who are trapped inside the studio — the janitor, the writer, the assistant station manager and the young frazzled producer — must take over and see that show does indeed go on. Performed without intermission (running less than an hour), “Deck the Halls” is a frantic, fast-paced,... Read More

Deck The Halls At Davenport’s Mockingbird On Main This Week!

December 5th, 2021
Deck The Halls At Davenport's Mockingbird On Main This Week!

When a snow storm hits and the star studded cast of a radio show can’t make it into the studio those who are now trapped inside the studio – the janitor, the writer, the assistant station manager and the young frazzled producer – must take over and see that show does indeed go on! DECK THE HALLS is a fast paced, family friendly holiday musical featuring such popular hits as Jingle Bells, Silent Night, We Wish You A Merry Christmas, a new version of O’ Little Town of Bethlehem and much more! “The show is all fun and fluff and is the perfect getaway from the outside world,” Mockingbird... Read More

New Holiday Musical DECK THE HALLS Debuts December 9

November 30th, 2021
New Holiday Musical DECK THE HALLS Debuts December 9

When a snow storm hits and the star studded cast of a radio show can’t make it into the studio those who are now trapped inside the studio – the janitor, the writer, the assistant station manager and the young frazzled producer – must take over and see that show does indeed go on! DECK THE HALLS is a fast paced, family friendly holiday musical featuring such popular hits as Jingle Bells, Silent Night, We Wish You A Merry Christmas, a new version of O’ Little Town of Bethlehem and much more! “The show is all fun and fluff and is the perfect getaway from the outside world,” Mockingbird... Read More

REVIEW: Fun, Fantastic ‘Rocky Horror’ Is A Must-See At Rock Island Speakeasy

October 22nd, 2021
REVIEW: Fun, Fantastic 'Rocky Horror' Is A Must-See At Rock Island Speakeasy

The Rock Island Speakeasy’s latest incarnation of “Rocky Horror” to slink out of the lascivious basement of ill repute is an absolute must-see, a tongue in cheek, tongues in cheeks, ribald riot. Driven in particular by the wonderfully smarmy performance of narrator Doug “Dougie” Kutzli, the powerful and sexy belt of Kira Rangel as Janet, and the marvelously campy Anthony Hendricks as Frank N Furter, it’s an absolute blast, one of the most fun and funny “Rocky’s” I’ve ever seen — and I’ve seen quite a few. I’ve probably... Read More