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Coronavirus Crisis Claims More Theatrical Victims

April 17th, 2020

Theaters in the Quad-Cities and nationwide are canceling spring and summer shows, due to Covid-19. The latest response to the global pandemic is the Augustana College-based Mississippi Bend Players (MBP), which is shelving its 2020 season. Jackie McCall is in her first year as MBP producing artistic director, and this was to be the fourth season for the professional summer-stock company. It planned to start rehearsals for Neil Simon’s “Broadway Bound” June 7, with performances June 19-28 at Brunner Theatre Center, Rock Island. “When we just looked at ahead at what could happen,... Read More

Adler Theater Reschedules Carole King Musical For May 11

April 14th, 2020

The Adler Theatre and Nederlander National Markets are thrilled to announce a replacement date for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, previously scheduled to play the Adler Theatre on Monday, April 20, 2020.  The new date for Beautiful has been rescheduled for Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.  No action is required at this time. Your tickets will be honored for the rescheduled date on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. For questions concerning tickets, please contact the Adler Theatre Box Office by phone at 563-326-8522 or email at boxoffice@riverctr.com. Reserved seat tickets are available online at... Read More

Davenport’s Khalil Hacker Eats Donuts Live On Facebook

April 7th, 2020

DAVENPORT, IOWA — In one of the most incendiary, perverse, and controversial masterpieces of performance art over at least the past eight days on the Quad-Cities social isolation scene, Khalil Hacker, a.k.a. Khalil Antonio, a.k.a. “you know, Khalil, from Circa,” ate donuts live on Facebook Monday night. The provocative and unsettling live feed began at 7 p.m. when Hacker, dressed mysteriously in a rakish black fedora, black suitcoat, white shirt and gray tie, but wearing no pants, stared into the camera in defiant fashion, brandished an unnamed silver sleeve, dispensed what appeared... Read More

Moline’s Spotlight Theatre Hosts Online Chat With Mara Davi

April 3rd, 2020

Moline’s Spotlight Theatre is putting the spotlight on a live online chat with Mara Davi today! At noon Friday, April 3rd, Artistic Director Sara Tubbs sits down (virtually) With Mara Davi and takes your questions live on the Spotlight Facebook page! Mara played the role of Maggie in the Broadway revival of A Chorus Line, in 2006. She joined The Drowsy Chaperone on Broadway in 2007 succeeding Sutton Foster in the lead role of Janet van de Graaff. In 2008, she was featured in the premiere of the musical stage version of The Band Wagon at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego. She was in New York’s... Read More

Rock Island’s Circa ’21 Debuts Virtual Cabaret Sunday

April 3rd, 2020

Circa ’21 is returning! Well, online at least. The Rock Island dinner theater will return at 7 p.m. Sunday with a virtual cabaret on the Circa ’21 Facebook page. Circa posted the following today: Who’s missed us?! We’ve certainly missed you! We know you can’t go anywhere but that doesn’t mean the entertainment has to stop! Tune in on Sunday to see some of the super talented Bootleggers and other performers belting out some show tunes, playing some classic rock and everything in between in our virtual cabaret! It’s all going to be right here on Facebook! See you Sunday night... Read More

Clinton Area Showboat Theater Season Sunk By Coronavirus

March 29th, 2020

Another area theater has been sunk by the coronavirus. The 2020 season for the Clinton Area Showboat Theater 2020 season has been completely cancelled, theater officials announced Sunday in an e-mail. The theater’s season included “Big River, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,”  “The Addams Family,” “Barefoot in the Park,” “Always… Patsy Cline” and “Greater Tuna.” “The decision was made Saturday morning, March 28, 2020, after a lengthy discussion about shortening the season or canceling it totally,” said Showboat President Neil Luker. “The... Read More

Moline Spotlight Theater Putting The Spotlight On Live Chat With Hal Lublin

March 26th, 2020

Spotlight Theater is putting the spotlight on actor/comedian Hal Lublin for an online chat 1:30 p.m. Friday. Producing Director Brent Tubbs sits down (on the internet) with Actor/ Comedian Hal Lublin for an hour-long conversation. One of the hosts of “Good Morning Night Vale”, “We Got This with Mark and Hal” and “Tights and Fights” on the Maximum Fun Network, Hal Lublin is an accomplished actor and improviser. Best known for his work as one of the core WorkJuice players in “The Thrilling Adventure Hour” and Steve Carlsberg on “Welcome to Night... Read More

Mourning The Loss Of A Quad-Cities Theatrical Giant

March 26th, 2020

T.S. Eliot had it all wrong. In “The Waste Land,” the poet wrote “April is the cruelest month.” Well, five days before we can kick it into the dustbin of history, it’s safe to say that dishonor now belongs to March. At least March 2020, which has seen one bone-crushing loss after another for many around the world, me especially. Just one of the latest is from our beloved Quad-Cities theater community – of which I’ve been honored to share as longtime arts reporter for the Dispatch/Argus (and later Quad City Times), as well as piano accompanist and occasional stage performer. The singular... Read More

Ballet Quad Cities School Of Dance Offering Online Classes

March 25th, 2020

Ballet Quad Cities School of Dance is offering a variety of dance and yoga classes using the app Zoom beginning March 24th.  Additional information about the faculty is on the web site Ballet Quad Cities, click on the school link.  For more information on how to register please call 309 786 2677 SCHEDULE FOR MARCH 24-31 Monday: 3:30-4:30 Yoga/Barre All Levels- Families welcome!!! Everyone in the household can join in 4:45-6:15 Ballet 5/6 (10-13 years old) 6:30-8:00 Ballet 7 (13-18 years old) Tuesday: 3:00-3:45 Tap 3/4 (7-9 years old) 4:00 -5:15 Ballet 4 (8 and 9 years old) 5:30-6:30 Ballet 3... Read More

‘The Secret Garden’ Suffers Another Death

March 16th, 2020

Jonathan Turner lives in Bettendorf and was a longtime reporter for The Dispatch and Rock Island Argus. He holds degrees in music from Oberlin College and Indiana University, and served as assistant music director for Music Guild’s production of “The Secret Garden.” Jonathan recently joined the QuadCities.com team and will review theater and performance and offer commentary and reporting on the local arts scene. His first story for our site details his experience with “The Secret Garden,” which was among the many local arts offerings devastated by the cancellations due to the... Read More