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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

Illinois’ GIT Improv Bring The Funny For Playcrafters’ Fundraising Campaign TONIGHT!

April 23rd, 2022
Illinois' GIT Improv Bring The Funny For Playcrafters' Fundraising Campaign TONIGHT!

Playcrafters Barn Theatre is excited to welcome the incredibly funny AND incredibly talented G.I.T. Improv troupe to their stage on April 23rd at 7 PM as they will be helping the community theatre raise money for their “Raise the Roof” campaign! Playcrafters’ roof began failing seriously while we shut down in 2020. It needs to be replaced, and as you can imagine, replacing a gambrel roof of this size is a very expensive project. Insurance will only cover replacing less than half the roof (parts damaged by winds in 2020); they have raised a few thousand beyond that amount but, when reopened... Read More

Moline’s Black Box Theatre Bringing Back Improv Comedy

January 20th, 2022
Moline's Black Box Theatre Bringing Back Improv Comedy

The Black Box Theatre in downtown Moline kick off their sixth year in operation with improvisational comedy. The BBT hosts Shakespeared on February 12th and Wisenheimer takes the stage on March 19th.  “We are so happy to make The Black Box Theatre the home of improvisational comedy and to kick off 2022 with lots of laughs,” said BBT co-founder Lora Adams.  G.I.T. Improv, the company presenting the shows, began in Rock Island, IL in 1997 and has since become a multi-award-winning comedy institution. They provide countless hours of interactive entertainment in the Quad Cities area as well... Read More

Uncensored Comedy Shows Return to Moline’s Black Box Theatre

May 16th, 2021
Uncensored Comedy Shows Return to Moline’s Black Box Theatre

G.I.T. Improv and The Black Box Theatre of the Quad Cities are excited to announce the long-awaited return of the The Late Nite Shows — a popular line-up of original, uncensored comedy performances — to The Black Box , 1623 5th Ave., in downtown Moline, beginning Saturday, May 22 at 7:30 p.m. “To say we are more-than-ready to get back on stage and make the Quad-Cities laugh again would be a massive understatement,” said Jeff Adamson, owner of G.I.T Improv. “We have maintained great communication with the Black Box over the past year and are approaching these shows with a renewed... Read More

Quad-Cities Fathers Share Their Love of the Arts with Their Sons And Daughters

June 21st, 2020
Quad-Cities Fathers Share Their Love of the Arts with Their Sons And Daughters

Mark McGinn’s love of the theater is literally in his blood. His father Jack (who died in 2000) started performing at Quad City Music Guild in Moline within two years of its founding in 1949, and was in dozens of shows. Mark, a 67-year-old Bettendorf resident, started with Guild at Prospect Park in 1972, playing clarinet for “Fiddler on the Roof,” and his first stage role was in 1976’s “Jesus Christ Superstar” (as one of the apostles). McGinn has since been involved in more than 70 other shows (including last summer as John Wilkes Booth in Black Box’s “Assassins” in Moline), mostly... Read More

Late Nite Improv Shows Return At Moline’s Black Box Theatre

February 18th, 2020
Late Nite Improv Shows Return At Moline's Black Box Theatre

The Late Nite Shows are back! Catch a double-header of improv comedy after dark at The Black Box Theatre, 1623 5th Ave., Moline this Friday, February 22, from 8 to 10 p.m. The shows, formerly presented by Comedy Sportz and now by its offshoot, GiT improv, are as follows this weekend: Nocturne Falls – 8pm A small town is preparing for a festival, and the Mayor has just been murdered. In a town with characters and stories too mysterious to forget, someone(s) done something they want to keep hidden. What will happen to the festival? What will happen to the truth? It’s killer comedy. IT’S... Read More

QuadCities.com – Top 30 Stories Of 2019 (#10 – #1)

December 31st, 2019
QuadCities.com – Top 30 Stories Of 2019 (#10 – #1)

And here you have them, the TOP TEN stories of the year, 2019. There were obviously a lot of big stories this year, but, these are the ten that we picked to have the biggest impact and resonance. Why did we pick these stories? A couple of them involved incredible achievements by local groups of people, achievements that are rarely accomplished by groups on the local level. Some of those involved achievements by groups of kids, which make them even more impressive, and also leave the possibility for even greater resonance later on down the line as those children grow and mature and work towards... Read More