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Late Nite Shows Returning — At Black Box Theatre

December 4th, 2019

G.I.T. Improv and The Black Box Theatre of the Quad Cities are excited to announce a new partnership which sees the The Late Nite Shows – a popular line-up of original, uncensored comedy performances – make their long-awaited return at The Black Box Theatre, located at 1623 5th Avenue in downtown Moline, this Saturday.“It’s so funny – at just about every show we’ve done over the past 6 months, people have continuously asked, ‘When are you bringing back the late shows?!’,” said Patrick Adamson, co-founder and CEO of G.I.T. Improv. He laughingly added, “Well, we finally... Read More

Circa’s ‘Elf’ Is A Cute Holiday Treat

November 22nd, 2019

Circa ‘21’s “Elf” is a cute, fun holiday concoction, and was eaten up and greeted with smiles like Christmas cookies the night I saw it. With a fun live take on the blockbuster holiday film, a fantastic cast, wonderful sets and costumes and a terrific star giving it the perfect tone of goofiness and levity, it’s excellent holiday fare. There are flaws to the show, to be sure, but “Elf” is like winter’s first snowflake – you greet it with a smile, it reminds you of Christmas cheer, and you don’t want to put too much thought into it or it’ll ruin the moment. Sure, there are... Read More

Black Box’s ‘Loser’s Bracket’ Is A Winning Comedy

November 22nd, 2019

Familiarity may breed contempt, but it also breeds humor, especially with the addition of perspective, and you’ll find each element of this formula in “Loser’s Bracket,” the latest show at Moline’s Black Box Theatre. It’s always great to see original works on the local stage, all the better when those works are of a quality to deserve that spot, and “Bracket,” by area playwright Clay Sander, certainly fits that description. The play’s strength is its dialogue and character, both of which ring clear and true to small-and-midsized towns and the long-standing and sometimes strained... Read More

Ballet Dances Into Figge Thursday

November 19th, 2019

The talented dancers of Ballet Quad Cities will glide into the Figge Museum in downtown Davenport at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The mini performance is featuring a lively potpourri of favorite Ballet Quad Cities dancers along with artist Chuck Morris, his incredible “Shake the Muse” invention, Rob Miller on Clarinet, and more! There will be an opportunity to speak with the artists after the performance. Performance begins at 6:30pm and will conclude around 7:00pm. Come early to get a good seat and enjoy a $6 burger basket or a drink at the café. Children are welcome!  Read More

Make ‘Merry’ With Shakespeare and Prenzie Players

November 13th, 2019

Want to make Merry? The Prenzies do. Prenzie Players will present “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” by some unknown playwright named Shakespeare, at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23 and and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17. In one of the Bard’s most enduring comedies, one of the Bard’s most enduring character’s (Falstaff), arrives in Windsor with the intent to swindle two prominent families out of their money. But, when he matches wits with the wives of said families, he finds that he may be in over his head. Directed by Jake Walker, the show will be held at 1730 Wilkes... Read More

Prenzies Ready To Make ‘Merry’ With Shakespeare

October 29th, 2019

Ready to make Merry? The Prenzies are. Prenzie Players will present “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” by some unknown playwright named Shakespeare, at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23 and and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17. In one of the Bard’s most enduring comedies, one of the Bard’s most enduring character’s (Falstaff), arrives in Windsor with the intent to swindle two prominent families out of their money. But, when he matches wits with the wives of said families, he finds that he may be in over his head. Directed by Jake Walker, the show will be held at 1730... Read More

Ballet Quad Cities Unleashes Dracula Unleashed

October 24th, 2019

Ballet Quad Cities is unleashing Dracula Unleashed! at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26 at Bartlett Performing Arts Center, Moline, the new state-of-the-art performing art center on the campus of Moline High School. Blood, fangs and death! In this blood thirsty tale of terror, Count Dracula slips into Victorian London so that he can rest between victims. The city seems helpless against his frightful powers, and only one man, Dr. Van Helsing, can stop the carnage. In order to do this he must uncover the vampire’s lair and pierce his heart with a wooden stake. The opening presentation,... Read More

Beauty And The Beast Kicking Off Junior Theater Season

October 11th, 2019

Junior Theater is ready to kick off its latest season with “Beauty and the Beast,” at its 2822 Eastern Avenue, Davenport, location. After five years as a DJT stage manager, Valerie Moore takes the director’s chair to lead the production. “What I love most about DJT is the safe space that it creates for students,” said Moore. “No matter what is happening at school, or at home, or online, when they are here they are welcomed with open arms. All we ask is that they try and be themselves.” Beauty and the Beast involves 30 students from 9 different area cities and towns in the... Read More

‘Man With Bogart’s Face’ Appearing At Blackbox

October 8th, 2019

Listen schweetheart, if you’re looking for a play that hearkens back to the good old days of radio, you should check out Black Box Theatre’s “The Man with Bogart’s Face: A Radio Play,” opening Oct. 11. In short, a man whose identity we never know has his face altered to look like Humphrey Bogart and is involved in a Maltese Falcon-type caper. And just like the film noire 1940’s movies there are dames and heroes and villains, oh my, all played for laughs. Reviewers called it “a fast-moving story with action and staccato dialogue that literally bring Bogart to life.”... Read More

Dancing With The Stars Stepping Into Adler

September 27th, 2019

The stars are dancing back into town! America’s favorite dance show is going back on tour this winter with “Dancing with the Stars – Live Tour 2020.” The longest tour to date will be dancing through Davenport on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at the Adler Theatre. The all-new production will feature fan-favorite professional dancers wowing audiences with every type of dance style as seen on ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars. The show continues its legacy of performing showstopping routines alongside new numbers choreographed just for the live show ranging from the time-honored dances... Read More

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