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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

The Mockingbird on Main and Max Moline to Present An Oak Tree Featuring The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Actor Ben Gougeon

November 22nd, 2021
The Mockingbird on Main and Max Moline to Present An Oak Tree Featuring The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Actor Ben Gougeon

The Mockingbird on Main and Max Moline present the Quad Cities premiere of Tim Crouch’s An Oak Tree. Directed by Mr. Moline and starring Ben Gougeon, a veteran actor of stage and screen who has recently relocated to the Quad Cities, An Oak Tree will be performed at The Mockingbird on Main in Davenport from November 26 – December 5, Inspired by Michael Craig-Martin’s 1974 conceptual work of art of the same name, An Oak Tree was first performed by author Tim Crouch at the 2005 Edinburgh Festival, where it took home the Herald Angel Award. It has subsequently played at theatres and festivals... Read More

Quad-Cities Theaters Tackle Thorny Issue of Diversity and Inclusion

October 9th, 2021
Quad-Cities Theaters Tackle Thorny Issue of Diversity and Inclusion

Saturday in the Arts is a weekly feature covering a trend, subject, event or personality of local interest. It runs every Saturday morning on your site for the best entertainment and arts coverage in the area, QuadCities.com! How do you solve a problem like diversity in live theater? From Broadway to the Quad-Cities, theatrical organizations of all kinds are wrestling with this thorny issue, now more than ever. Long before the widespread racial reckoning that’s taken place nationwide in the past 17 months (post-George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Black Lives Matter, which has only intensified),... Read More

Mockingbird On Main’s Critically-Acclaimed ‘Mountaintop’ Continues This Weekend

August 5th, 2021
Mockingbird On Main's Critically-Acclaimed 'Mountaintop' Continues This Weekend

Downtown Davenport’s The Mockingbird On Main will continue their critically-acclaimed inaugural production – Katori Hall’s “The Mountaintop” tonight through August 7. What happened inside room 306 of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis the night before the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King, JR. is a mystery. In “The Mountaintop,” Hall imagines what may have transpired in the overnight hours between the legendary civil rights leader and a seemingly inconsequential motel maid. Hours after King’s famed final speech, punctuated by the immortal line “I’ve been to... Read More

REVIEW: New Davenport Mockingbird Theater Scales Thrilling Mountain in Debut

July 30th, 2021
REVIEW: New Davenport Mockingbird Theater Scales Thrilling Mountain in Debut

One of the absolute thrilling joys of theater is not only how it brings fictional characters to life, but illuminates the intimately human struggles and triumphs of well-known, real-life icons. The Quad-Cities premiere of “The Mountaintop” – an emotional, haunting reimagining of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s last night on earth – is an extraordinary example. The 90-minute, two-person Katori Hall play debuted Thursday night at the new Mockingbird on Main, a beautiful, 40-seat cabaret at 320 N. Main St., Davenport, created by Tristan Tapscott and Savannah Bay Strandin. The mood before... Read More

Davenport’s Mockingbird Debuts With Critically-Acclaimed Martin Luther King Jr. Story, ‘The Mountaintop’

July 28th, 2021
Davenport's Mockingbird Debuts With Critically-Acclaimed Martin Luther King Jr. Story, 'The Mountaintop'

Downtown Davenport’s The Mockingbird On Main will present their inaugural production – Katori Hall’s “The Mountaintop” July 29 through August 7. What happened inside room 306 of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis the night before the assassination of Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King, JR. is a mystery. In “The Mountaintop,” Hall imagines what may have transpired in the overnight hours between the legendary civil rights leader and a seemingly inconsequential motel maid. Hours after King’s famed final speech, punctuated by the immortal line “I’ve been to the mountaintop,”... Read More

Cupcakes, Water Skiing, ‘The Mountaintop’ And More In This Week’s FUN10!

July 25th, 2021
Cupcakes, Water Skiing, 'The Mountaintop' And More In This Week's FUN10!

It’s Sunday, and QuadCities.com proudly presents Fun10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we drop a new Fun10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out Fun10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week. FUN10 — ten ways for you to have fun in the Quad-Cities, this week and every week, running every Sunday, only on your site for fun, free, local... Read More

Davenport’s Mockingbird On Main Debuts Inaugural Show This Week

July 24th, 2021
Davenport's Mockingbird On Main Debuts Inaugural Show This Week

Downtown Davenport’s The Mockingbird On Main will present their inaugural production – Katori Hall’s “The Mountaintop” July 29 through August 7. What happened inside room 306 of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis the night before the assignation of Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King, JR. is a mystery. In “The Mountaintop,” Hall imagines what may have transpired in the overnight hours between the legendary civil rights leader and a seemingly inconsequential motel maid. Hours after King’s famed final speech, punctuated by the immortal line “I’ve been to the mountaintop,”... Read More

Quad-Cities Theater Couple Works Hard To Birth a Mockingbird

July 17th, 2021
Quad-Cities Theater Couple Works Hard To Birth a Mockingbird

Saturday in the Arts is a weekly feature covering a trend, subject, event or personality of local interest. It runs every Saturday morning on your site for the best entertainment and arts coverage in the area, QuadCities.com! I close my eyes and I can see The world that’s waiting up for me That I call my own Through the dark, through the door Through where no one’s been before But it feels like home They can say, they can say it all sounds crazy They can say, they can say I’ve lost my mind I don’t care, I don’t care, so call me crazy We can live in a world that we... Read More