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Want To Plan Out A Fun Weekend? Get Some Help With QuadCities.com’s Weekend In 2 Minutes!

July 30th, 2021
Want To Plan Out A Fun Weekend? Get Some Help With QuadCities.com's Weekend In 2 Minutes!

What to do this weekend… what to do this weekend… Need some help? Need some tips? Want to know what’s going on? Check out our Weekend in 2 Minutes podcast! It runs every week on your fun, free, local QuadCities.com! This week, the River Bandits are in town offering baseball on some beautiful days, lots of outdoor music is in store, find out what Smurchella is at TaxSlayer Center, and the Mississippi Valley Fair is lurking on the horizon. Get the details on these and tons of other events in this week’s Weekend! Click HERE to listen in to your Weekend in 2 Minutes!  Read More

‘Mamma Mia’ Bringin’ The ABBA To Music Guild In Moline For One More Weekend!

July 14th, 2021
'Mamma Mia' Bringin' The ABBA To Music Guild In Moline For One More Weekend!

In the mood for some ABBA tunes and a frothy musical? Check out “Mamma Mia!” at Music Guild! “Mamma Mia!” (at 1584 34th Ave., Moline) will run July 15-18, with performances at 7:30 p.m., except Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $16 for adults, and $11 for children, available at 309-762-6610 or qcmusicguild.com.  Read More

Mamma Mia! Music Guild’s Myatt And Lyman Are This Week’s Artists In Conversation

July 7th, 2021
Mamma Mia! Music Guild's Myatt And Lyman Are This Week's 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! You’ve no doubt heard the names Christina Myatt and Olivia Lyman and this weekend they are on stage together for the first time in Quad City Music Guild’s MAMMA MIA! Mamma... Read More

A Special “Music Man” Opens at Countryside Community Theatre in Eldridge

June 24th, 2021
A Special “Music Man” Opens at Countryside Community Theatre in Eldridge

“The Music Man” – opening Friday at Countryside Community Theatre in Eldridge – is special for many reasons, for its director and three main leads. Tommy Ratkiewicz-Stierwalt, the director, is excited to be making his directorial debut at CCT, performing at the North Scott High School Fine Arts Theater, 200 S. 1st St., Eldridge. Raised in Moline, he acted in many school productions, eventually branching out into the community. Ratkiewicz-Stierwalt played Marcellus Washburn (a former con man and friend to Harold Hill who lives in River City) in “Music Man” in 2016, in Tipton, Iowa. “I... Read More

Mockingbird On Main Holding Auditions For ‘Enemy Of The People’ Tonight

June 24th, 2021
Mockingbird On Main Holding Auditions For 'Enemy Of The People' Tonight

The Mockingbird On Main will be holding an audition for a new adaption of Henrik Ibsen’s Enemy of the People by Quad City playwright Alexander Richardson on Thursday, June 24 at 7pm. This powerful drama explores the impact of pollution in a small town and the consequences of uncovering the truth. Follow the story of one  man’s brave struggle to do the right thing in the face of extreme scrutiny and social intolerance. In Richardson’s modern-day reimagining of the classic Ibsen tale, it is revealed that the true corruption in the town and the entire country is that all the power... Read More

Artists In Conversation Introduces Us To ‘Music Man’ Director Tommy Ratkiewicz-Stierwalt

June 23rd, 2021
Artists In Conversation Introduces Us To 'Music Man' Director Tommy Ratkiewicz-Stierwalt

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! This week our Artists in Conversation from QuadCities.com features Tommy Ratkiewicz-Stierwalt! Tommy is a veteran Quad City performer but he makes his community theatre directorial... Read More

Kira Rangel Is Quickly Making An Impression With Quad-Cities Audiences

June 17th, 2021
Kira Rangel Is Quickly Making An Impression With Quad-Cities Audiences

Artists in Conversation is a weekly column running 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! This week’s artist is KIRA RANGEL, currently featured in Beehive and Elephant & Piggie and the up-coming The Mountaintop, The Rocky Horror Show You’re new to Quad City audiences.... Read More

Quad-Cities’ Mockingbird On Main Holding Auditions For ‘Enemy Of The People’

June 14th, 2021
Quad-Cities' Mockingbird On Main Holding Auditions For 'Enemy Of The People'

The Mockingbird On Main will be holding an audition for a new adaption of Henrik Ibsen’s Enemy of the People by Quad City playwright Alexander Richardson on Thursday, June 24 at 7pm. This powerful drama explores the impact of pollution in a small town and the consequences of uncovering the truth. Follow the story of one man’s brave struggle to do the right thing in the face of extreme scrutiny and social intolerance. In Richardson’s modern-day reimagining of the classic Ibsen tale, it is revealed that the true corruption in the town and the entire country is that all the power lies with... Read More

Playcrafters, Music Guild, Spotlight Theater Shows Closing Today

June 13th, 2021
Playcrafters, Music Guild, Spotlight Theater Shows Closing Today

It’s last call to see a trio of local theater shows! So if you’ve been meaning to check them out, today is your last chance! Last Chance To See ‘Charlie Brown’ At Spotlight The last remaining performance of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” will be 2 p.m. Sunday, June 13! Tickets are $20 in advance ($25 at the door), available at 309-912-7647 or www.thespotlighttheatreqc.com. Last Call For ‘Spamalot’ It’s last call also for Music Guild’s “Spamalot!” Quad-City Music Guild’s first complete musical in a year and a half, “Monty... Read More

REVIEW: Moline’s Spotlight Shines Major Happiness With Sweet “Charlie Brown”

June 12th, 2021
REVIEW: Moline’s Spotlight Shines Major Happiness With Sweet “Charlie Brown”

Sixteen months after the Spotlight Theatre staged its last major musical, it’s provided the pitch-perfect, post-pandemic production – “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.” Simple, sweet, nostalgic – both exuberantly childlike and loaded with the weight of the world on its young shoulders – the beloved 1967 musical based on the classic “Peanuts” characters has deeply resonated with me my whole life. First, I’m sure like many socially awkward boys, I always closely identified with the title “Everyman” role. Charlie Brown is the cartoon reflection of “Mister Cellophane” (from... Read More