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Assassins Shooting For Black Box Theatre

August 14th, 2019

The Black Box Theatre opens the multiple Tony Award-winning musical Assassins. With a book by John Weideman and Stephen Sondheim’s music and lyrics the “panoramic story of our nation’s culture of celebrity and the violent means some will use to obtain it, embodied by America’s four successful and five would-be presidential assassins. Bold, original, disturbing and alarmingly funny, Assassins is perhaps the most controversial musical ever written.” Assassins presents the lives of nine people who assassinated or tried to assassinate the President of the United States. From John... Read More

Assassins Shooting For Black Box Theatre

August 9th, 2019

The Black Box Theatre opens the multiple Tony Award-winning musical Assassins. With a book by John Weideman and Stephen Sondheim’s music and lyrics the “panoramic story of our nation’s culture of celebrity and the violent means some will use to obtain it, embodied by America’s four successful and five would-be presidential assassins. Bold, original, disturbing and alarmingly funny, Assassins is perhaps the most controversial musical ever written.” Assassins presents the lives of nine people who assassinated or tried to assassinate the President of the United States. From John... Read More

‘Last Five Years’ Up Next At Black Box Theatre

March 26th, 2019

The Black Box Theatre in downtown Moline will present the musical “The Last Five Years,” opening March 28.  The Drama Desk winner is an intimate musical about two twentysomething New Yorkers who fall in and out of love over the course of five years, with the woman (Cathy) telling her story backwards, while the man (Jamie) tells his story chronologically. The two characters only meet once in the middle at their wedding. Written by Jason Robert Brown, who is known for his work writing songs for the Broadway musical “Parade”, “The Last Five Years” was born out of his own failed marriage.... Read More

‘It Had To Be You’ Brings Laughs And Love To Black Box

November 19th, 2018

Looking for something sweet as pumpkin pie on your theater plate this Thanksgiving week? The Black Box Theatre is presenting the holiday romantic comedy “It Had to Be You” by Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna. The play will star Black Box Theatre Co-founder Lora Adams opposite actor and cartoonist Jason Platt. The play is directed by Patti Flaherty and features Gregory Kerr, who also serves as the production stage manager. Set construction by Michael Kopriva and light design by David Miller. The plot involves failed actress, health food nut, and would-be playwright Theda Blau, who wants to find... Read More

‘War Of The Worlds’ Stomps Into Black Box

October 9th, 2018

The Black Box Theatre located in downtown Moline will present the original script of Orson Welles infamous “War of the Worlds: The 1938 radio script,” by Howard E. Koch and based on the novel by H.G. Wells. The production will open October 11 and run through October 21. The Black Box Theatre cast includes James Driscoll, Matt Walsh, Scott Tunnicliff, Mark Ruebling and Michael Alexander. The production will be directed by Lora Adams with assistant director Sara J. Armstrong Kutzli, and stage manager Meredith Biechele. “The War of the Worlds” was first performed and broadcast by The Mercury... Read More

WQPT Writing Contest Winners Selected

May 27th, 2018

WQPT received 265 stories from students in kindergarten through third grade for the annual PBS/WQPT KIDS Writers Contest. Sixteen winners (four from each grade) were selected by educators and contest sponsors. The winners and their families were honored and awarded prizes at Deere-Wiman House on Sunday, May 20. “I am always surprised by the clever stories the children come up with” said Michael Carton, Director of Education and Outreach for WQPT.   KINDERGARTEN   First Place More Fun than You Think Cameron Beyer Moline, IL   Second Place The Two Rocket Ships Ethan Coffman Le... Read More

Get A ‘Clue’ And Head To Black Box

March 22nd, 2018

The audience is in on the action. Did Miss Scarlet do it in the kitchen with a wrench? The audience decides in The Black Box Theatre’s newest offering – “Clue: The Musical.” Based on the board game, the action follows six characters who may or may not be the murderer of host Mr. Boddy. The audience receives forms to help them deduce the solution from clues given throughout the fun-filled evening. Three audience members choose from cards representing the potential murderers, weapons and rooms; there are 216 possible solutions! Only one hard-nosed detective is qualified to unravel the merry... Read More

Broadway Star Weygandt returning to Q-C For Black Box Show

September 27th, 2017

The Black Box Theatre is excited to announce that Broadway and television star Gene Weygandt will be performing at the theatre on October 20 and 21 in A.R. Gurney’s “Love Letters.” Mr. Weygandt will share the stage with Lora Adams. Weygandt played the “Wonderful Wizard of Oz” in “Wicked” in Chicago and on Broadway. Other Broadway credits include his role as Paul in “Big.” Recently he has been seen as Chief Jones in “Chicago Fire” and is a three-time recipient of a Joseph Jefferson Award in Chicago. The Black Box Theatre expresses our gratitude to the Performers’ Unions:... Read More

You Can Find Magic This Weekend At The Black Box

July 27th, 2017

Do you enjoy magic? How about having fun and laughing with friends and family? Then you won’t want to miss this show! The Black Box Theatre of the Quad Cities (1623 5th Avenue Moline) will be presenting T.J. Regul, The Quad City Magician, on Friday July 28 from 7-8 p.m. Tickets are only $16 and can be purchased in advance on-line at https://thelittleboxoffice.com/theblackboxtheatre/event/view/67752. T.J. Regul, The Quad City Magician, will not disappoint with his high-energy and interactive comedy magic show. Fun will be had by the entire family! For more information on T.J. make sure to check... Read More

The Wall That Heals Coming To WQPT

July 26th, 2017

The Wall That Heals, a 250-foot replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, along with a mobile Education Center, is coming to on at WQPT on the campus of Western Illinois University – Quad Cities and will be open 24 hours a day and free to the public.  The Wall That Heals honors the more than three million Americans who served in the U.S. Armed forces in the Vietnam War and it bears the names of the more than 58,000 men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam. “We are honored to have The Wall visit at this time as WQPT gets ready to air Ken Burns’ new documentary ‘The Vietnam... Read More

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