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REVIEW: Moline’s Music Guild Returns With Streamed, Fairly Lifeless “Spamalot”

June 11th, 2021
REVIEW: Moline’s Music Guild Returns With Streamed, Fairly Lifeless “Spamalot”

I really wanted to enjoy Quad-City Music Guild’s first complete musical in a year and a half, “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” which is available to be streamed online June 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m., and June 13 at 2 p.m. But due more to its supremely silly, groan-inducing, seemingly unending source material than its eminently capable cast and crew, this two-hour-plus filmed version is disappointingly lifeless and unsatisfying. Despite opening on the day where the state of Illinois is allowing all theaters to open at full audience capacity, the Guild months ago decided to stage “Spamalot” with... Read More

Quad City Music Guild Serving ‘Spamalot’ This Weekend

June 11th, 2021
Quad City Music Guild Serving 'Spamalot' This Weekend

Feeling like a little SPAM? Quad City Music Guild is presenting Spamalot: The Musical , June 11 & 12 7:30 pm, June 13 2pm. The show is an online Streaming, no in-person performances. Tickets are: Single Stream Pass- $12 Couple Stream Pass- $18 Family Stream Pass- $30 You may purchase tickets by calling the box office at 309.762.6610 or by visiting the QCMG website, www.qcmusicguild.com  Read More

Quad City Music Guild Presenting ‘Spamalot: The Musical’

June 5th, 2021
Quad City Music Guild Presenting 'Spamalot: The Musical'

Feeling like a little SPAM? Quad City Music Guild is presenting Spamalot: The Musical , June 11 & 12 7:30 pm, June 13 2pm. The show is an online Streaming, no in-person performances. Tickets are: Single Stream Pass- $12 Couple Stream Pass- $18 Family Stream Pass- $30 You may purchase tickets by calling the box office at 309.762.6610 or by visiting the QCMG website, www.qcmusicguild.com Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Monty Python’s Spamalot retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. Featuring a bevy of beautiful... 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

Quad City Music Guild Youth Chorus Singing Into Moline Saturday

May 21st, 2021
Quad City Music Guild Youth Chorus Singing Into Moline Saturday

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

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

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

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

April 22nd, 2020
Moline's Music Guild Cancels Season For The First Time In 72 Years

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

‘The Secret Garden’ Suffers Another Death

March 16th, 2020
'The Secret Garden' Suffers Another Death

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

Quad City Music Guild Cancels ‘The Secret Garden’

March 16th, 2020
Quad City Music Guild Cancels 'The Secret Garden'

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