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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

‘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

Jonathan Turner Joins The QuadCities.com Team!

March 16th, 2020

QuadCities.com, your top-ranked website for fun, free, local entertainment and features, is happy to announce Jonathan Turner has joined our team! Jonathan has been covering the local arts scene for 25 years, for the Dispatch/Argus and Times, and we’re very pleased to have him as part of the premier entertainment media spot in the Quad-Cities. Jonathan will cover local theater, review area concerts and theater, and offer commentary and reporting on the local arts scene. Jonathan joins an awesome squad of creators including Tess Mahalla Abney, Tristan Tapscott, Connie Corcoran Wilson, yours... Read More

Quad City Music Guild Cancels ‘The Secret Garden’

March 16th, 2020

Quad City Music Guild has cancelled “The Secret Garden” due to concerns over coronavirus. The theater group released the following statement today: Today, after reviewing the information presented at the QC COVID-19 Press Conference, Quad City Music Guild reached out to the Rock Island Department of Public Health for clarification on their guidelines and timelines. It is their recommendation, for the health of our patrons, that we cancel our spring production, The Secret Garden. We will, of course, follow their recommendation. Our hearts are heavy for all involved in this beautiful... Read More

Music Guild Presenting ‘Sister Act’

July 31st, 2019

The singing sisters are back! Quad City Music Guild will be presenting “Sister Act”  Aug. 9-11 and 15-18 at the Prospect Park Theater in Moline. Reserve your seats today by visiting qcmusicguild.com; or by calling the box office at 309-762-6610.  Read More

Music Guild Announces 2018 Season

July 30th, 2017

Music Guild has announced its 2018 season. All show are at Prospect Park in Moline. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sundays. The shows include: Catch Me If You Can    Performance Dates: March 22 thru March 25 This bright and bouncy show features a sixties-influenced score by the “Hairspray” team of Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. The show is based on the 2002 film of the same name which starred Leonardo DiCaprio and follows the story of con man Frank Abagnale Junior.  Narrated by Frank as if his story is a television special, Catch Me draws audiences in to... Read More

Music Guild’s ‘West Side Story’ A Classic

July 12th, 2017

In the book Let it Snow!, jointly written by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle, the character Tobin is terrified to ask his best friend Angie out because he doesn’t want to risk an unhappy ending. But he secretly loves her. And over the course of their adventure to get to a Waffle House during a blizzard in North Carolina, Tobin starts to court the idea of a happy middle… regardless of whether things go to pieces. Composer Leonard Bernstein, lyricist Stephen Sondheim, and bookwriter Arthur Laurents, approached West Side Story with the same sensibility. Quad City Music Guild... Read More

Get Cool, Boy! ‘West Side Story’ Returns To Music Guild

July 5th, 2017

Boy, boy, silly boy… get your tickets now, boy! That’s because it’s time for “West Side Story!” Music Guild’s July show opens July 7th and runs July 7th thru the 9th and again July 13th thru the 16th. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City as two young, idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the “American” Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time. From the first notes... Read More

The Sun Will Come Out At Music Guild

April 6th, 2017

The sun will come out . . . in November. At Music Guild. Quad City Music Guild is proud to announce the addition of the musical “Annie” to its 2017 Season. “Annie” will fill the slot of the Holiday show with performances beginning on November 29 running thru December 3rd. The Holiday show usually runs Thursday thru Sunday only, so please note the addition of a Wednesday evening performance on November 29th. “Annie” is the winner of 7 Tony Awards including Best Musical. It is based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie. Annie is taken from... Read More

Little Shop Is Far From Horrendous

April 6th, 2017

Little Shop of Horrors at Quad City Music Guild: A Review I recently had the opportunity to see Little Shop of Horrors at Quad City Music Guild. It is my second time seeing it at the theatre. Book and lyrics are by Howard Ashman. Musical arrangements by Alan Menken. The storyline is, to be sure, twisted. Adapted for the stage from the 1985 movie starring Rick Moranis, Little Shop of Horrors is about a dweeby man named Seymour who works at a flower and plant shop on Skid Row in Los Angeles. He is privately in love with Audrey, his coworker. Traditional enough set-up. But we work in a blood-sucking... Read More

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