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Quad City Music Guild Debuting ‘Matilda’ Next Weekend

August 2nd, 2021
Quad City Music Guild Debuting 'Matilda' Next Weekend

Quad City Music Guild will present “Matilda: The Musical” August 6-7-8 & 12-13-14-15, with shows Thur-Fri-Sat at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Prospect Park Auditorium, Moline. Tickets are Adult $16 / Child $11. Call 309-762-6610 or visit qcmusicguild.com for reservations now! Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life.... Read More

Get ‘Shakespeared’ At Moline’s Black Box Theatre Saturday Night

July 30th, 2021
Get 'Shakespeared' At Moline's Black Box Theatre Saturday Night

Those crazy lads and ladies of The Late Nite Show are back with “Shakespeared” at The Black Box Theatre in downtown Moline on 5th Avenue. Improvisers present an all-new “lost” play by William Shakespeare. Blending classic iambic pentameter and vernacular vulgarity, this show is hilarious, not high brow. Come hither, peasants! Rated R for Raucous. Tickets are $10 online at theblackboxtheatre.com or get them at the door. Beverages available for a donation. So, come one, come all to “Shakespeared” July 31 at 7:30 pm.  Read More

Been There Done That Playing Moline’s Bass Street Landing Tonight

July 29th, 2021
Been There Done That Playing Moline's Bass Street Landing Tonight

Moline Centre is presenting FREE Thursday night outdoor concerts downtown as part of the Bass Street Landing Summer Concert Series, off 17th Street and River Drive. Moline Centre’s  Thursday night lineup for the free 7 p.m. concerts is: July 29: Been There Done That Aug. 5: Blues Rock-it Aug. 12: Smooth Groove Aug. 19: Avey Grouws Band Aug. 26: Alewife Sept. 2: Dynoride  Read More

One Night With Queen Rockin’ Moline’s TaxSlayer Center Friday Night!

July 22nd, 2021
One Night With Queen Rockin' Moline's TaxSlayer Center Friday Night!

Back by popular demand, One Night with Queen performed by Gary Mullen and the Works will rock the stage at 7 p.m. Friday, July 23 at the TaxSlayer Center, 1401 River Drive, Moline! Don’t miss a spectacular live concert, recreating the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of all time. This show will ROCK you! For tickets and more info, click: https://www.ticketmaster.com/one…/event/0600571AC2E55A4C  Read More

Ya Mon, Thursday Night Reggae Party Kicking Off In Moline

July 14th, 2021
Ya Mon, Thursday Night Reggae Party Kicking Off In Moline

All Sweat Productions is starting a new outdoor concert series – the All Sweat 3rd Thursday Reggae Party, at Len Brown’s North Shore Inn, 700 N. Shore Drive, Moline, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Each free show — sponsored by Yabba Dabbas — will feature an original set along with a tribute set to one of the band’s favorite reggae artists. This series lineup is: July 15: Palmolive 19 : Joe Marcinek 16: Rude Punch 21: The Wontu Trees  Read More

Moline’s Black Box Theatre Debuting Dramedy ‘I And You’

July 13th, 2021
Moline's Black Box Theatre Debuting Dramedy 'I And You'

The Black Box Theatre in downtown Moline will open the dramedy “I and You” by Laura Gunderson on July 15. The plot: One afternoon, Anthony (Michael Alexander) arrives unexpectedly at classmate Caroline’s (Adrienne Jane) door bearing a beat-up copy of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, an urgent assignment from their English teacher. Homebound due to illness, Caroline hasn’t been to school in months, but she is as quick and sardonic as Anthony is athletic, sensitive, and popular. As these two let down their guards and share their secrets, this seemingly mundane poetry project... Read More

REVIEW: “Mamma Mia!” at Music Guild is a Spectacular, Fun Feast for the Senses

July 9th, 2021
REVIEW: “Mamma Mia!” at Music Guild is a Spectacular, Fun Feast for the Senses

For someone like me, who hadn’t seen a big musical with a big cast – live and in person – in 18 months, getting back to Quad City Music Guild Thursday night for the last dress rehearsal of the new “Mamma Mia!” (after nabbing next to the last spot in the parking lot) was a terrific treat. My son Josh and I wore masks and sat in the back row – but every one of the 535 seats in the Prospect Park theater is great, because you’re at Music Guild, seeing immensely talented people pursuing their passion: putting on the best possible entertainment and faithfully reflecting some of the greatest... Read More

For Mexican Food So Wonderful It’ll Make You Cry With Joy, Try Moline’s Coya’s Cafe

July 6th, 2021
For Mexican Food So Wonderful It'll Make You Cry With Joy, Try Moline's Coya's Cafe

Pulling upto COYA’S CAFE , I see a grown man in the parking lot sitting quietly in his work truck. He catches my attention because I see him with a half unwrapped burrito in his hand, and tears streaming down his face. I’m genuinely concerned, but I’ve yet to eat today and he looks like he wants to be left alone. Inside Coyas it’s like part candy store part kitchen of magical offerings. I ordered the Carne Asada Burrito and Carne Asada Tostadas. Monday’s for meat eaters. A glass bottle of Mexican Coke, and an order up later I’m back in the parking... Read More

Music Guild 2022 Season to Include “Cinderella,” “Elf,” “Jekyll and Hyde,” “Something Rotten!” and “Disaster!”

July 6th, 2021
Quad City Music Guild is at Prospect Park, 1584 34th Ave., Moline.

Music Guild is apparently big into musicals with exclamation points!! Three days before opening its first live musical post-pandemic, “Mamma Mia!,” the Moline-based nonprofit announced the shows for its 2022 season Tuesday on Facebook. They will be: “Disaster!” (April 1-3, 8-10) “Something Rotten!” (June 10-12, 16-19) “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella” (July 8-10, 14-17) “Jekyll & Hyde” (Aug. 5-7, 11-14) “Elf: The Musical” (Nov. 30, Dec. 1-4) “Disaster!” is a jukebox musical comedy created by Seth Rudetsky, and written by Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick.... Read More

“Mamma Mia!” To Bring Needed Joy, Relief, Humor to Moline’s Music Guild

July 6th, 2021
Alyssa Castro, left, Liv Lyman and Lauren Larson in "Mamma Mia!"

For its first musical with a live, in-person audience in 19 months, Quad City Music Guild has the ideal show – the breezy, massively popular “Mamma Mia!,” opening Friday at the Prospect Park theater, 1584 34th Ave., Moline. Directed by Colleen Houlihan, a panoply of ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise, with a golden jukebox of songs including “Honey, Honey,” “Money, Money, Money,” “Mamma Mia,” “Dancing Queen,” “The Name of The Game,” “SOS,” “Knowing Me,... Read More