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Elephant & Piggie, Spamalot, Reading Groups For Kids And More In This Week’s FUN10!

June 6th, 2021
Elephant & Piggie, Spamalot, Reading Groups For Kids And More In This Week's FUN10!

It’s Sunday, and QuadCities.com proudly presents Fun10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we drop a new Fun10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out Fun10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week. FUN10 — ten ways for you to have fun in the Quad-Cities, this week and every week, running every Sunday, only on your site for fun, free, local... Read More

Moline’s Quad-City Music Guild Returns With Streamed “Spamalot”

June 3rd, 2021
Moline’s Quad-City Music Guild Returns With Streamed “Spamalot”

Quad-City Music Guild’s first complete musical in a year and a half, “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” will be filmed from Moline’s Prospect Park theater Saturday and available to be streamed online June 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m., and June 13 at 2 p.m. Though the state of Illinois may lift all indoor capacity limits Friday, June 11 (compared to allowing theaters over 200 seats now to be at 25-percent capacity), the decision was made months ago for “Spamalot” not to have in-person performances. “I felt pretty heavily we needed to lock ourselves into one direction, because I was making choices... Read More

Playcrafters Director, Playwright Closely Identify With Bullying in New Play

May 31st, 2021
Playcrafters Director, Playwright Closely Identify With Bullying in New Play

Playcrafters Barn Theatre’s first production in 15 months, the new drama “Princeton’s Rage,” is deeply personal for both its Quad-Cities playwright and director. In the Don Faust play (rated R for language and adult content), Princeton Yale left his hometown of Chicago over 30 years ago, turning his back on an abusive past at the hands of his high school classmates and never looking back. But through a series of happenstances, Princeton’s past comes to pay him a visit, in the form of one of his former tormentors, Reece “Rage” Johnson, and more than just talk about “the... Read More

Quad City Music Guild Seeking Staff For ‘Holiday Inn’

May 29th, 2021
Quad City Music Guild Seeking Staff For 'Holiday Inn'

Quad-City Music Guild is seeking staff applicants for their production of Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn, to be staged December 1 st through the 5 th , 2021. The rehearsal period for the holiday production typically begins in early to mid-October. Positions to fill include Book Director, Music Director, Asst. Book Director/Stage Manager, Asst Music Director/Accompanist, Choreographer, Scenic Designer, Costume Designer, Light Designer, Sound Designer and Props Chair. Applicants may apply individually or assemble a team for a joint application. An application is required for each position of a team.... Read More

Quad City Music Guild Youth Chorus Performing Spring Concert

May 13th, 2021
Quad City Music Guild Youth Chorus Performing Spring Concert

The Quad-City Music Guild Youth Chorus will perform their spring concert Saturday, May 22nd, at 2:00pm at the Music Guild Theater. Under the direction of Valeree Pieper, Moline and accompanied by Randin Letendre, also of Moline, the Youth Chorus will present a program entitled Songs of the (QCMG) Season, which features selections from some of Music Guild’s past productions, such as Singin’ in the Rain and Oliver as well as the upcoming summer productions of Monty Python’s Spamalot, Mamma Mia and Matilda. The songs include Singin’ In the Rain, Consider Yourself, Comedy Tonight, Take a Chance... Read More

Double Threat Studios Debuts First Production This Weekend at Moline’s Playcrafters Barn Theatre

May 7th, 2021
Double Threat Studios Debuts First Production This Weekend at Moline's Playcrafters Barn Theatre

The new Bettendorf-based Double Threat Studios will debut its first production, “James and the Giant Peach Jr,” this weekend in three performances at Playcrafters Barn Theatre, 4950 35th Ave., Moline. “We have been lucky enough to be able to work with several local theaters to help support through the pandemic,” Double Threat co-owner Megan Warren said this week. The cast features 13 3rd-8th graders performing the full production – and students come from Davenport, Bettendorf, Moline, and Rock Island. The show is based on Roald Dahl’s book of the same name featuring essentially... 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

Quad City Music Guild To Welcome In-Person Audiences Starting in July

March 22nd, 2021
Quad City Music Guild To Welcome In-Person Audiences Starting in July

Due to Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker relaxing Covid-19 restrictions for indoor theaters, Quad City Music Guild will return to in-person audiences for its musicals starting in July with “Mamma Mia!” In its online Covid update at www.qcmusicguild.com, the Moline-based nonprofit theater said that “Mamma Mia” and “Matilda” will return to the Prospect Park theater (1584 34th Ave.) as scheduled for July and August. The state of Illinois is allowing indoor theaters with over 200 seats to have 25-percent capacity audiences, meaning a maximum of 133 people per performance at Music Guild. Theaters... Read More

“Into the Woods” Holds New Weight and Meaning for Augustana Performers

March 1st, 2021
“Into the Woods” Holds New Weight and Meaning for Augustana Performers

The beloved Stephen Sondheim musical “Into the Woods” – done at Augustana College this past weekend for very limited, campus-only audiences – was a cathartic, unprecedented experience for its young performers. The emotional 1987 musical, combining classic fairy tales and an original story about a baker and his wife, is full of longing, doubt, adventure, danger, hope, grief and perseverance in normal times. But of course, these aren’t normal times, and in the first partnership among Augie’s musical theater, opera and orchestral programs, the student actors found the fantastical tale... Read More

Quad City Music Guild to Return in June With “Monty Python’s Spamalot”

February 26th, 2021
Quad City Music Guild to Return in June With “Monty Python’s Spamalot”

Eighteen months after staging their last full production, Quad City Music Guild will return in June, to perform a filmed version of “Monty Python’s Spamalot” with no in-person audience, to be streamed online three times. Originally scheduled for June 2020 (and postponed with the entire season due to Covid), the original Music Guild cast and crew will return to record the fully-staged version, and stream it June 11-12, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. and June 13 at 2 p.m. Ticket prices are yet to be determined; Guild already had sold over 500 tickets for last June’s show, including many season-ticket... Read More