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New “Holiday Inn” at Music Guild a Gift for First-Time Director and Cast

November 22nd, 2021
New “Holiday Inn” at Music Guild a Gift for First-Time Director and Cast

Luke Vermeire of Rock Island and his Quad City Music Guild cast of “Holiday Inn” have plenty to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. The week after this holiday, they will put on the Irving Berlin musical (based on the classic 1942 film that gave the world “White Christmas”), from Dec. 1 to 5 at the Prospect Park Theater, 1584 34th Ave., Moline. Vermeire, a 20-something first-time director, was in the cast for July’s “Mamma Mia!” at Guild, and noticed no one had applied for “Holiday Inn” by then. “I said, how great would it be if I applied having no directing experience?” he... Read More

Quad City Music Guild Returns With Heartfelt, Professional Online Cabaret

April 9th, 2021
Quad City Music Guild Returns With Heartfelt, Professional Online Cabaret

Greatly anticipating Quad City Music Guild’s first, long-awaited entry into online entertainment (13 months into the Covid-19 pandemic), I both did and didn’t know what to expect from the new “On With the Show” cabaret. I knew it would be about an hour long; include several originally cast members of “The Secret Garden” (which has yet to be seen on the Guild stage); would be filmed from the Prospect Park theater, and include photos from past Guild productions. What I did not know that it would be so comprehensive (including so much detailed history about the beloved 72-year-old cultural... Read More