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Music Guild Holding Auditions For Youth Chorus

December 27th, 2017

The Quad-City Music Guild Youth Chorus will hold auditions Sunday January 7th  from 1:00-3:00pm and Monday January 8th from 4:30-5:30pm at the Prospect Park Music Guild Theater, 1584-34th Avenue, Moline, IL 61265. Auditions are open for all 3rd through 8th graders (2017-2018 school year). Please bring sheet music for an age-appropriate song (1 minute or less). In addition, there will also be a short tonal memory and rhythm reading exercise. Quad-City Music Guild is pleased to continue the youth chorus concert series and adding the programs to its regular schedule of events at the theater.  The... Read More

Scare Up Some Fun At Spooktacular

October 20th, 2017

Do you have little ones anxiously anticipating Halloween, looking for a reason to try out those costumes? Well, there’s no better way to kick off the holiday than some family fun in the park! The Moline Parks and Recreation Department is hosting their annual Spooktacular time at Prospect Park in Moline, this Saturday Oct 21! And admission is free! Kids are encouraged to wear their costumes! Refreshments (while supplies last) and a bonfire will begin at 2:30 p.m. Trick-or-treating around the park will begin at 3 p.m. There will be lots of fun characters to meet along the trail! The QC Magic Club... 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

Quad-City Music Guild Youth Chorus in Concert Sunday

April 20th, 2017

The newly formed Quad-City Music Guild Youth Chorus will perform their spring concert Sunday, April 23rd, at 2 p.m. 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 Music Guild’s upcoming summer productions of The Little Mermaid, West Side Story, and Sunset Boulevard.  The well-known songs include Part of Your World, She’s In Love, Under the Sea, America and With One Look.  In addition, a number of other hit... 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

Music Guild Holding Auditions For Summer Shows

February 1st, 2017

The Quad-City Music Guild will hold auditions for it’s Summer Season. Here is the audition information for all three shows: The Little Mermaid (Performance Dates: June 9-10-11 & 15-16-17-18) AUDITION DATES/TIMES Saturday, February 18th – 10:00 am – 12:15 pm Sunday, February 19th – 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Saturday, February 25th – 12:30 pm – 2:45 pm Callbacks (if utilized) Sunday, February 26th DIRECTING STAFF Book Director –  Heather Beck Music Director – Valeree Pieper Choreographer – Kathy Lafrenz Asst. Music Director –  Randin... Read More

Music Guild Auditioning For ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

January 20th, 2017

The Quad-City Music Guild will hold auditions for it’s Spring show ‘Little Shop of Horrors” Saturday and  Sunday January 21st and 22nd from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Performance dates are March 30th and 31st, April 1st and 2nd. Auditions will be at the Prospect Park Theater 1584 34th Ave, Moline, IL. A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what... Read More