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Moline’s Music Guild Cancels Season For The First Time In 72 Years

April 22nd, 2020

For the first time since 1949, the sweet sound of music will not play in Prospect Park. Quad City Music Guild became the latest arts organization to cancel its summer 2020 season, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it announced Wednesday. Following a March 13 decision to cancel the planned spring show, “The Secret Garden,” at Music Guild’s April 21 board meeting, they decided to cancel the three summer productions (all already cast) – “Spamalot,” “Mamma Mia!,” and “Matilda.” “Our hope is to bring you these three shows, along with our previously canceled spring production, ‘The... Read More

Quad-Cities Full Of Good News For April!

April 9th, 2020

Even in the midst of this terrible time, there’s always some good news, always people rising above the depressing and dark news out there and trying their best to do good works and be positive in this world. And every month, I, in conjunction with our media partners at KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live” bring you some of the positive and uplifting events, actions and individuals in the area. Here are some of the great things going on during this challenging time in the Quad-Cities: Mask Makers Stepping Up In the face of a shortage of masks and a greater need than ever for people... Read More

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