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$1 Producer Project Presenting Home-Based “Lonely Planet” Livestream

August 18th, 2020

Many people have gotten used to working from home during the seemingly endless period of quarantine. Anthony Natarelli is even bringing theater and improv comedy to his home. The irrepressible 26-year-old Rock Islander, who lives in an apartment above the Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., livestreamed an improv show there June 27, and later this month will act in a two-man play to be shown online as part of his $1 Producer Project. “We’re keeping it small casts,” Natarelli said recently. “The highest number of people that will ever be in here will be five people in the entire apartment.... Read More

Black Box Theatre Presenting ‘The 39 Steps’

August 14th, 2020

The Black Box Theatre once again presents a 1940’s style radio play with “The 39 Steps: A Live Radio Play” by Joe Landry. The show is scheduled for August 20 to 30. Tickets on Thursdays are $13 and $16 all other performances. According to Playscripts the piece is “Inspired by Hitchcock’s classic tale and performed as a live period radio play, this romantic thriller is a fast-paced ride through the signature world of the Master of Suspense. Richard Hannay is visiting 1930s London when he meets Annabella Smith, who is on the run from foreign agents, after a disturbance at a music hall.... Read More

QuadCities.com Launching Online Cabaret For Local Performers And Theater Groups!

August 5th, 2020

Are you a local performer, theatrical actor, theater, or arts organization? We’re looking to provide you a virtual stage on the QuadCities.com site and social media! With covid rampaging, we know it’s a crazy time and we want to showcase your organization. No one can come to you but that doesn’t mean you can’t come to them. Along those lines, we’re producing a Virtual Cabaret called The Show Must Go On(line) and we want you to be part of it! The “live” event will air on our Facebook page on Friday, August 14 at 7 p.m. Submissions are due Friday, August 7 by 7 p.m. Use WeTransfer... Read More

Quad City Music Guild Cancels Holiday Show Due To Covid-19 Concerns

July 22nd, 2020

At Tuesday night’s board meeting for Quad City Music Guild, it was decided to cancel the theater’s winter production, “Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn,” to continue to protect the safety of participants and patrons, and to comply with Phase Four of Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker’s reopening plan. “While we were initially hopeful we would be able to bring this holiday classic to our audiences, we remain committed to respecting the guidance set forth by our government and public health officials,” according to a statement at qcmusicguild.com/covid-19-response/. The show was scheduled for Dec.... Read More

Rock Island’s Circa ’21 Dropping Some Great New Events In The Coming Weeks!

July 21st, 2020

As Circa ’21 awaits word from the Illinois Governor’s office on when it can reopen, the theater is not sitting back and waiting!  Circa ’21 is set to debut three new shows in the secondary theater, The Speakeasy. Tickets for all three shows must be reserved online at thecirca21speakeasy.com or circa21.com.  Phone reservations are not accepted for the shows.  The theater requires the use of face coverings to all shows and will be taking everyone’s temperature upon arrival. Because of COVID, seating capacity is limited to 50 people per show so reserve early! Since COVID... Read More

Quad-Cities Actors Launch New World of Live Theater in Time of Covid

July 15th, 2020

Matt Walsh and Kayla Jo Pulliam are pioneers in this brave new world of indoor Q-C theater, presenting the first full-length play locally since coronavirus shut life down in March. Walsh, a 43-year-old who works in insurance, and Pulliam, a 30-year-old preschool teacher, both have a passion for theater, and will present a two-person adaptation of the spooky “Turn of the Screw” Thursday through Sunday at Moline’s Black Box Theatre, 1623 5th Ave. Lora Adams, Black Box co-founder, directs the duo and did the set design and costuming. The theater is abiding by Illinois phase 4 restrictions –... Read More

Moline’s Spotlight Theatre Cancels The Rest of Their Musicals for 2020

July 9th, 2020

“The Wedding Singer” this past February was the last musical at the Spotlight Theatre, 1800 7th Ave., Moline. Because the Illinois phase 4 reopening guidelines limit indoor theaters to a maximum of 50 patrons, the young theater can’t present any more musicals this year, as it plans to reschedule the rest of its 2020 season for 2021. “We had in our minds, our big hope that it was going to be 50-percent capacity,” co-owner Brent Tubbs said Wednesday of the state announcement June 26. “That was just like a punch to the gut.” As Circa ’21 recently announced that it would remain closed... Read More

Geneseo’s Richmond Hill Players Cancels All Shows For 2020

July 6th, 2020

Richmond Hill Barn Theater has canceled the rest of their shows for the remainder of 2020. The Geneseo theater released the following statement just minutes ago: After careful deliberation, Richmond Hill Players regretfully announce the cancellation of the remaining shows of our 2020 season. With the unpredictability of the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent upsurge in cases in many parts of the country, our board has chosen to exercise caution, since nothing is more important than the health and safety of our patrons, our volunteers, our performers, and, indeed, our community as a whole. Please... Read More

Black Box Theatre Finally Debuting ‘Turn Of The Screw’ July 16-19

July 5th, 2020

The Black Box Theatre was in rehearsal for the Jeffrey Hatcher adaptation of The Turn of The Screw when Covid-19 shut everything down. As Illinois enters Phase 4 of re-opening the actors are once again rehearsing and looking forward to performing. The theatre will open the show on July 16 and close the 19th. “It is a short run,” said director Lora Adams “but the set was almost completed and the actors’ schedules have changed since March, so we are only able to do the four day weekend.” Actor Matt Walsh and Kayla Jo Pulliam bring the creepy tale to life with Walsh playing four different... Read More

Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse To Stay Closed Until Fall

July 1st, 2020

Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island, will remain closed until this fall, since it can’t financially absorb losses due to the latest Illinois reopening guidelines, owner/producer Denny Hitchcock announced Wednesday. On Friday, June 26, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced the new guidelines for indoor theaters would allow for reopening at a 50-percent capacity, or 50 guests, whichever is lesser. “In working with several state officials over the previous weeks, we had been very optimistic that the Phase 4 guidelines for the state of Illinois would put our dinner theatre in the same... Read More