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‘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

Black Box Presents ‘I Love You, Because’

June 1st, 2017

The Black Box Theatre in downtown Moline presents the Midwest premiere of “I Love You, Because,” a contemporary musical version of Jane Austin’s novel “Pride and Prejudice.” The production features lyrics by Ryan Cunningham, and music by Joshua Salzman. The Black Box cast include Zach Hendershott, Sara Tubbs, David Miller, Leslie Munson, Brant Peitersen, and Shana Kulhavy.  The creative team consists of Director: David Miller, Set Designers: David Miller, Assistant Director/Set Design/Choreographer: Becca Johnson, Music Director: Amy Trimble, Assistant Music Director/Accompanist: Mason... Read More

WQPT Kids Writers Contest Winners Selected

May 6th, 2017

WQPT received hundreds of stories from students in kindergarten through third grade for the annual PBS KIDS Writers Contest. Sixteen winners (four from each grade) were selected by educators and contest sponsors. The winners and their families will be honored and awarded prizes at Deere-Wiman House at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 21. “We are thrilled that so many teachers and parents encouraged their young authors and illustrators to participate in the contest again this year,” said Michael Carton, Director of Education and Outreach for WQPT.  “The judges had a hard time choosing winners because... Read More

Black Box Theater Opening Headlines Moline Centre Events

January 12th, 2017

Get rid of those winter blues and get ready for the Quad Cities Be a Tourist Weekend which takes place January 13 – 16. The Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau is partnering with local businesses for fantastic discounts at hotels, restaurants and attractions throughout our community. Check out the great specials at Barrel House, Bass Street Chop House, Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse, Lagomarcino’s, Quad Cities Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, the Radisson and Stoney Creek, Two Rivers Massage, the John Deere Store and more! Our new venue, The Black Box Theatre, will... Read More