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Rock Island’s Circa ’21 Serving Up ‘Just Desserts’ This Weekend

March 16th, 2022
Rock Island's Circa '21 Serving Up 'Just Desserts' This Weekend

Praised by Connecticut’s Patch magazine as “a delightfully sweet musical with some savory elements,” Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse opens its exciting 45th season of live entertainment with the delectable new musical comedy JUST DESSERTS. This uplifting musical comedy is making its area stage debut and is being brought to life by a marvelous team of professional talents. JUST DESSERTS will be presented at Circa ’21 through May 14, with performances on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday matinées at 1:30 p.m. Pre-show entertainment... Read More

Davenport’s Mockingbird On Main Presents ‘Around The World’ Through Saturday

March 11th, 2022
Davenport's Mockingbird On Main Presents ‘Around The World’ Through Saturday

The Mockingbird On Main will present AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS through March 12 in Downtown Davenport! Based on the travel adventure novel by French author Jules Verne, this two person mad-cap comedic version by Tristan Tapscott tells the story of the unflappable duo Phileas Fogg and Jean Passepartout and their crazy trip around the world. AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS features real life power couple Sydney Dexter (as Phileas Fogg, et al) and Alex Richardson (as Passepartout, et al) and directed by Tristan Tapscott and Douglas Kutzli and designed by Savannah Bay Strandin.  Creator and Producer... Read More

It’s Your Last Chance To See Rock Island’s Circa 21’s Hilarious ‘Play That Goes Wrong’!

March 4th, 2022
It's Your Last Chance To See Rock Island's Circa 21's Hilarious 'Play That Goes Wrong'!

It’s your last week to see Circa ’21’s hilarious “The Play That Goes Wrong!” See “the funniest show in town” at Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse for less now through March 11! Welcome to opening night of community theatre troupe, Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society’s newest production of an Agatha Christie-like 1920s murder mystery, “The Murder at Haversham Manor” — where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous! The set, the props, the lighting and the sound thwart the performers at every turn. Eventually, a few of these semi-amateur thespians,... Read More

Looking Back on Recovering From Covid, and 2021’s Best of Live Theater

January 1st, 2022
Looking Back on Recovering From Covid, and 2021’s Best of Live Theater

Saturday in the Arts is a weekly feature covering a trend, subject, event or personality of local interest. It runs every Saturday morning on your site for the best entertainment and arts coverage in the area, QuadCities.com! Twenty-twenty-one was the year we were all supposed to get back to normal, wasn’t it? After the punishing isolation and shutdowns of 2020, the life-saving promise of Covid vaccines and a new president who actually seemed to care about the health and sanity of Americans, we were ready to turn that corner in 2021, starting with a touted “hot vaxxed summer.” Well, that... Read More

Playcrafters Offers Tremendous Heart and Talent in Zany “You Can’t Take It With You”

November 17th, 2021
Playcrafters Offers Tremendous Heart and Talent in Zany “You Can’t Take It With You”

There’s a heartfelt, inspiring story both on the Playcrafters stage and off in the wacky, wonderful “You Can’t Take It With You,” a classic American comedy by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman. Due to factors beyond the control of director Vicki Deusinger and the great 18-member cast (I think the most I’ve seen in any one show at the Barn Theatre in Moline), the madcap production will be presented just one weekend — Thursday, Nov. 18th through Sunday, Nov. 21st. It should not be missed, for several reasons. Winner of the 1937 Pulitzer for drama, and adapted by Frank Capra for... Read More

Only TWO More Chances To See ‘Disenchanted’ At Rock Island’s Circa ’21

November 3rd, 2021
Only TWO More Chances To See 'Disenchanted' At Rock Island's Circa '21

There are only TWO more chances to see “Disenchanted” at Circa ’21 in Rock Island — today and Friday! “Disenchanted!” runs through Nov. 6 and has scheduled performances on Wednesday and Friday evenings at 7:45 p.m., and Wednesday matinées at 1:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $56.55 for the evening dinner-and-show productions and $49.73 for the plated-lunch matinées. Reservations are available through the Circa ’21 ticket office. Contact the theater at 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island or by calling 309-786-7733 ext. 2. Due to state requirements, masks must be worn by all Circa... Read More

‘Company’ Returns To Moline’s Black Box Theatre This Weekend

October 13th, 2021
'Company' Returns To Moline's Black Box Theatre This Weekend

Phone Rings! Door Chimes! “Company” is coming to The Black Box Theatre of the Quad Cities ! Company is a 1970 musical comedy with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim (Assasins, Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd) and book by George Furth. The original production was nominated for a record-setting 14 Tony Awards, and won six. Originally titled Threes, its story revolves around Robert (a single man unable to commit fully to a steady relationship, let alone marriage), the five married couples who are his best friends, and his three girlfriends. Unlike most book musicals, which follow a clearly... Read More

Wendy Czekalski Singing In Wishes Cabaret To Davenport’s Mockingbird On Main

September 15th, 2021
Wendy Czekalski Singing In Wishes Cabaret To Davenport's Mockingbird On Main

A first of many in a new cabaret series, The Mockingbird On Main will proudly present WISHES, evening of song, laughter and love with Wendy Czekalski Wendy Czekalski. Wendy Czekalski has been a powerful force in the Quad City theatre and music community for decades and with WISHES, she steps into the spotlight for a solo show that no one will soon forget. Accompanied by Karl Bodenbender, Czekalski will serenade us with such Broadway classics as Ladies Who Lunch, Old Friends, Losing My Mind, Maybe this Time and many more! WISHES: An Evening with Wendy Czekalski September 16, 17, 18 Doors open... Read More

Last Chance To See ‘The Guys’ At Moline’s Black Box Theatre TODAY

September 12th, 2021
Last Chance To See 'The Guys' At Moline's Black Box Theatre TODAY

The Black Box Theatre located in downtown Moline is presenting ‘The Guys’ by Anne Nelson to honor the heroism of first responders on the 20th anniversary of 9/11, and today at 2 p.m. is the final show of the run. Based on a true story, “The Guys” follows an editor named Joan, who receives an unexpected phone call on behalf of Nick, a fire captain who has lost most of his men in the 9/11 attack. He is looking for a writer to help him with the eulogies he must present at their memorial services. Nick and Joan spend a long afternoon together, recalling the fallen men through recounting their... Read More

Music Guild Holding ‘Miracle’ Auditions

September 16th, 2018
Music Guild Holding ‘Miracle’ Auditions

Quad City Music Guild will be holding auditions for “Miracle in Bedford Falls” Friday, September 21, 6:30-8:30 pm; Saturday, September 22, 1:00-4:00 pm; Sunday, September 23, 2018, 1:00-3:00 pm. Callbacks will be held Sunday afternoon if needed. Rehearsals begin October 8. Held Monday – Friday evenings. Performance Dates are Thursday, November 29, Friday, November 30, and Saturday, December 1 at 7:30 pm & Sunday, December 2 at 2:00 pm This is a re-telling of the classic holiday movie favorite, “It’s a Wonderful Life”. Much of the dialogue is very familiar, with all the key iconic... Read More