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Davenport Junior Theatre Streaming ‘Snow White 2.Zoom: The Evil Queen Returns!’

November 14th, 2020

Davenport Junior Theatre is currently live streaming their latest masterpiece, Snow White 2.Zoom: The Evil Queen Returns in REAL TIME! Experience this Free Mainstage Show Streaming Live this Saturday Nov 14 at 4 p.m. and Sunday Nov 15 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at https://www.davenportjuniortheatre.org/, YouTube and Facebook pages. Inspired by the winner of our Student Play Competition, Julia Reagan’s The Evil Queen Returns, Snow Whit 2.Zoom is a celebration of all things Snow White. Hosted by DJT’s very own Showtime Pal, the show celebrates classic Snow White scenes all tied together by the band... Read More

Long Wait Over for “Waiting for Godot” at Moline’s Black Box

October 21st, 2020

The 1953 Samuel Beckett classic “Waiting for Godot” has had a long wait for its premiere Thursday at Moline’s Black Box Theatre. But it’s perfect for a pandemic-plagued 2020. Directed by local theater veteran Mike Schulz (an Augustana College alum), he started rehearsals in May, originally as a partnership between QC Theatre Workshop and Mississippi Bend Players. A plan to do the mainly two-person play outside at a pavilion behind Brunner Theatre Center was later shelved, and it’s now going up independently at the small Black Box with a maximum audience of 26 – masks are required –... Read More

Rock Island’s Circa ’21 Serving Up ‘Savannah Sipping Society’ Through Nov. 7

October 13th, 2020

Returning with the venue’s first mainstage production since theatres everywhere closed in mid-March, Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse is ready to bring audiences loads of long-awaited laughs and warmth with the Quad City premiere of THE SAVANNAH SIPPING SOCIETY. Playing through Nov. 7, this new hilarious and heartwarming comedy is written by the authors of such previous Circa ’21 hits as “The Dixie Swim Club” and “Mama Won’t Fly” and is being presented by a first-class cast of professional actors. THE SAVANNAH SIPPING SOCIETY will be presented on Wednesday,... Read More

Ballet Quad Cities Stakes Its Halloween On New Dancing For Dracula Show

October 7th, 2020

Ballet Quad Cities is flying in with a frightful new show! Dancing For Dracula will take place at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 30-31 at The Outing Club in Davenport. The evening includes dinner and the performance. Please join Ballet Quad Cites for a delicious three course sit-down dinner and a lively, playful Halloween performance in the beautiful ballroom at The Outing Club. All proceeds will go directly to Ballet Quad Cities to keep our organization a viable part of the community until we can return to performing in area theaters. The atmosphere in the ballroom at The Outing Club is a wonderful setting for... Read More

Moline’s Black Box Theatre Stages Small, Affecting Plays During Pandemic

October 2nd, 2020

Being an artist means being creative and adaptable, and no one knows this more than longtime Quad-Cities theater veteran Lora Adams. Co-owner of the Black Box Theatre, 1623 5th Ave., Moline, she was the first in the area to reopen for an indoor production during the Covid-19 pandemic, on July 16 with Jeffrey Hatcher’s adaptation of “The Turn of the Screw,” starring Matt Walsh and Kayla Jo Pulliam (wearing clear face shields), with Walsh playing four different characters. The theater (which originally planned to open “Turn of the Screw” in late March) has been abiding by the state of... Read More

10 Fun Things To Do Week of September 6th: Outdoor Markets, Live Music, Monarchs and MORE!

September 6th, 2020

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’ll 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. As the current health situation in our country continues to force the cancellation of so many regularly scheduled events in the Quad Cities, we are once again... Read More

Moline’s Spotlight Theatre Continues to Get Creative in Offerings

September 1st, 2020

Brent Tubbs is a seriously talented improv comedy veteran. A graduate of The Second City Conservatory in Los Angeles, he was a member of multiple improv and sketch comedy groups throughout L.A., has done improv in the Quad-Cities and was a member of Reduced Shakespeare Company, performing around the world. So needless to say, Brent and his seriously talented wife Sara (a musical theater veteran) know how to improvise and get creative. The co-owners of The Spotlight Theatre, 1800n 7th Ave., Moline, continue to come up with ways to entertain, enlighten and educate the Quad-Cities community – even... Read More

Good News! Rock Island’s Circa ’21 To Reopen Mainstage Shows Sept. 9

August 25th, 2020

I’ll drink to that – after nearly six months being shuttered, the mainstage at Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse will again spring to life on Sept. 9, with the opening of the sprightly, saucy Southern comedy, “Savannah Sipping Society.” “What a thrill it is to be able to welcome our guests back to the theatre, for the first time since March 14,” owner/producer Denny Hitchcock said this week. “During the five months we’ve been closed, many of our guests have contacted us to be sure we are OK and will be able to open again. It’s been very heartwarming, and we are all so thankful... Read More

Quad-Cities History Comes Alive This Week With Bishop Hill Heritage Association

August 24th, 2020

Bishop Hill hosted a unique live Chautauqua festival on Aug. 22, but due to state rules, they limited attendance to 50 people and quickly sold out. So the Bishop Hill Heritage Association is working with the Butterworth Center and Deere-Wiman House to present a virtual Chautauqua this week. “History in Person: A Virtual Chautauqua Festival” will be available free on Tuesday through Thursday, featuring three nights of historic portrayals, music and conversations with noted living history scholars and performers. The event is hosted online but pre-registration is required at historyinperson.org. “Imagine... Read More

Circa ’21 Presents Rapunzel in the Wild West

August 20th, 2020

Are you tired of feeling trapped at home? So is Rapunzel! Join her on this Wild West adventure full of hijinks, hilarity, and heart! Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse (1818 3rd Avenue Rock Island) presents Rapunzel in the Wild West this Saturday Aug 22 and Saturday Aug 29 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Rapunzel longs to be a cowgirl but her mother insists it’s time for her to start acting like a lady. When the evil Bandit Queen shows up to steal the town fortune, it’s up to Rapunzel and her famous, long golden hair-lasso to save the day. Can she prove to everyone that she’s more than just a lady? Hop on... Read More