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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

Frog And The Princess coming to Augustana

September 13th, 2018
Frog And The Princess coming to Augustana

The Frog and the Princess by Brandon Roberts will be presented in the Brunner Mainstage Theatre within the Brunner Theatre Center at Augustana College, 639 38th St., Rock Island at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 15-16. To reserve your tickets, call the ticket office at 309-794-7306.  Read More

QCTW Presenting Drama By Pulitzer Prize Winning QC Writer

August 18th, 2016
QCTW Presenting Drama By Pulitzer Prize Winning QC Writer

For the first production in its fifth season of stage entertainment, the QC Theatre Workshop will turn back the clock for its dramatic presentation Inheritors, running August 19 through September 4. Written by Davenport native Susan Glaspell, whose Alison’s House won the 1931 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Inheritors’ original New York Times review called it a work that “stands firm and skillfully distinguishes the false from the true social values,” and Glaspell’s 1921 play proves just as relevant in 2016 as it must have been nearly a century ago. Inheritors will be presented... Read More

Countryside Presenting A ‘Marvelous’ New Show

July 6th, 2016
Countryside Presenting A ‘Marvelous’ New Show

Have you ever wondered if Countryside Community Theater was ever going to produce the off-Broadway show featuring such hits as “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid” and “Lollipop?” Well, Wonderette no more. All dumb puns aside, Countryside will be debuting “The Marvelous Wonderettes” July 8-9 and 15-16 at 7PM and July 10 & 17 at 2PM at The Village Theatre in the Village of East Davenport. The smash off-Broadway hit takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet the Wonderettes, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts. As we learn about their... Read More

Faust’s New Father’s Day Play ‘Dad and Me’ Gets Laughs And Heart From An Odd Couple

June 17th, 2016
Faust’s New Father’s Day Play ‘Dad and Me’ Gets Laughs And Heart From An Odd Couple

Fathers and sons always have interesting relationships, and that dynamic, in an “Odd Couple” type of fashion, is being explored by veteran actor/director Don Faust this weekend, making his area debut with a new show of his creation, “Dad and Me,” which will be performed at 7 p.m. June 17-18, 24-25 and 3 p.m. June 19 and 26 at Metropolitan Community Church of the Quad Cities, located at 2930 W. Locust Street, Davenport. The show, written and directed by Faust, is described as “an original adult comedy with heart” that is recommend for adult and/or teen audiences only. The plot involves... Read More