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‘Cabaret’ Hitting The Stage At Rock Island’s Augustana College

November 17th, 2022
'Cabaret' Hitting The Stage At Rock Island's Augustana College

The Augustana College Department of Theatre presents “Cabaret,” November 17-20, 2022. Set in 1929-1930 Berlin, the musical focuses on the hedonistic nightlife at the Kit Kat Club and revolves around an American writer’s relationship with Sally Bowles, a cabaret performer. The original Broadway production opened in 1966 and ran for 1,166 performances. A musical theatre performer herself, Augustana’s Shelley Cooper, assistant professor of theatre arts, will direct “Cabaret.” Cooper said she hopes the audience takes away a simple message: “I can be changed by what happens to me, but... Read More

Illinois’ Augustana College Department of Theatre presents: “The Pitchfork Disney”

October 27th, 2022
Illinois' Augustana College Department of Theatre presents: “The Pitchfork Disney”

The Augustana College Department of Theatre presents “The Pitchfork Disney,” October 27-30, 2022. The surreal 1991 play by Philip Ridley initially met with negative reviews but later was well-received by young audiences. It now is considered a prime example of the 1990s British style of drama called “in-yer-face” theatre. Directed by Lindsey Edwards ‘23. Tickets can be purchased at Augustana.edu/tickets. Performances will all take place in the Honkamp Myhre Black Box, within the Brunner Theatre Center For additional information, please contact the Ticket Office at tickets@augustana.edu... Read More

‘Sylvia’ Howls This Weekend At Moline’s Playcrafters’ Barn Theatre

October 6th, 2022
'Sylvia' Howls This Weekend At Moline's Playcrafters' Barn Theatre

Looking to find a show that isn’t a real dog? But one that is about a real dog? Well, Moline’s Playcrafters Barn Theatre presents “Sylvia” by A.R. Gurney September 30-October 9! After 22 years of child-raising in the suburbs, Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan. His career as a financial trader is winding down, while Kate’s career as an English teacher is opening up to new opportunities. One day, Greg brings home a stray dog he found in the park – or, more accurately, one that found him – bearing only the name “Sylvia” on her tag. It is love between man and dog at first sight,... Read More

Illinois’ Black Box Theatre Presents ‘My Brother’s Gift’ This Weekend

September 8th, 2022
Illinois' Black Box Theatre Presents 'My Brother's Gift' This Weekend

My Brother’s Gift adapted by Claudia Haas based on the memories of Eva Geiringer Schoss and the paintings and poetry of Heinz Geiringer The Black Box Theatre is producing My Brother’s Gift as a part of the Out of Darkness: Holocaust Messages for Today  (outofdarknessqc.com) Designed and directed by Black Box co-founder Lora Adams. The production features Patti Flaherty as Adult Eva. Wrigley Mancha as young Eva, Charles Thomas Budan as Heinz, Jennifer Cook Gregory as Mutti, Mischa Hooker as Pappy, Ben Bergthold as Herman, Paige Jackson as Sanna and Lily Critchfield as Mrs. Jansen. This production... Read More

Last Call To See Rock Island’s Circa ’21 Hilarious ‘Disaster’!

September 8th, 2022
Last Call To See Rock Island's Circa '21 Hilarious 'Disaster'!

There are only a couple of shows left and a couple of opportunities to see the hilarious “Disaster” at Rock Island’s Circa ’21! Earthquakes, tidal waves, infernos and the unforgettable songs of the ‘70s take center stage in Broadway’s side-splitting homage to classic disaster films in “Disaster!” at Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse in Rock Island! The show is open through Sept. 10. Tickets can be had by calling (309) 786-7733, ext. 2. ​It’s 1979, and New York’s hottest A-listers are lining up for the opening of a floating casino and discotheque. Also attending... Read More

Iowa’s Mockingbird On Main Debuts ‘Your Better Self’ This Weekend

July 8th, 2022
Iowa's Mockingbird On Main Debuts 'Your Better Self' This Weekend

Two old friends want what the other has: wealth or love. Both are pretending to be someone they’re not. That’s the premise of The Mockingbird On Main’s next premiere – Alexander Richardson’s Your Better Self – opening July 8. The Mockingbird on Main, an arts incubator dedicated to the presentation of new works, is thrilled to be bringing yet another world premiere to Downtown Davenport. Richardson’s new play deals with the wealthy Zenola Goodrich who feels lacking in the love department, and Antoinette Caldwell who married for love and lives in poverty. After a chance encounter, these... Read More

Iowa’s Countryside Community Theatre Presents ‘Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’

July 1st, 2022
Iowa's Countryside Community Theatre Presents 'Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat'

Countryside Community Theatre Proudly presents, “Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” this weekend! “Sha la la, Joseph, you’re doing fine! You and your dreamcoat, ahead of your time!” One of the most enduring shows of all time, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors. Told entirely through song with the help of a main character Narrator, the musical follows preferred son Joseph. After being sold into slavery by his brothers, he ingratiates himself with... Read More

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