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REVIEW: Music Guild’s “Matilda” a Loud and Quiet (and Sometimes Muffled) Delight

August 7th, 2021
REVIEW: Music Guild's “Matilda” a Loud and Quiet (and Sometimes Muffled) Delight

As much as it pains me to say this, attending the last dress rehearsal for the new Quad City Music Guild production, “Roald Dahl’s Matilda,” was not a very pleasant experience. That’s not to say the super enthusiastic 32-member cast (most of whom are under 18) is not talented. They did about the best possible job under some very trying circumstances, beyond everyone’s control. Namely, that Music Guild has complied with the recent CDC recommendations that everyone (cast and audience, vaccinated or not) wear face masks indoors.’ Not only was it distracting for me to have a mask on through... Read More

Quad City Music Guild Debuting ‘Matilda’ Next Weekend

August 2nd, 2021
Quad City Music Guild Debuting 'Matilda' Next Weekend

Quad City Music Guild will present “Matilda: The Musical” August 6-7-8 & 12-13-14-15, with shows Thur-Fri-Sat at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Prospect Park Auditorium, Moline. Tickets are Adult $16 / Child $11. Call 309-762-6610 or visit qcmusicguild.com for reservations now! Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life.... Read More

“Mamma Mia!” To Bring Needed Joy, Relief, Humor to Moline’s Music Guild

July 6th, 2021
Alyssa Castro, left, Liv Lyman and Lauren Larson in "Mamma Mia!"

For its first musical with a live, in-person audience in 19 months, Quad City Music Guild has the ideal show – the breezy, massively popular “Mamma Mia!,” opening Friday at the Prospect Park theater, 1584 34th Ave., Moline. Directed by Colleen Houlihan, a panoply of ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise, with a golden jukebox of songs including “Honey, Honey,” “Money, Money, Money,” “Mamma Mia,” “Dancing Queen,” “The Name of The Game,” “SOS,” “Knowing Me,... Read More

Quad City Music Guild Presents ‘Mamma Mia!’ Next Weekend

July 3rd, 2021
Quad City Music Guild Presents 'Mamma Mia!' Next Weekend

QUAD-CITY MUSIC GUILD PRESENTS Mamma Mia! July 9-10-11 & 15-16-17-18. Shows are Thur-Fri-Sat at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at Prospect Park Auditorium, Moline. Tickets are Adult $16 / Child $11; call 309-762-6610 or visit qcmusicguild.com for reservations now! ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.... 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

Quad City Music Guild Seeking Staff For ‘Holiday Inn’

May 29th, 2021
Quad City Music Guild Seeking Staff For 'Holiday Inn'

Quad-City Music Guild is seeking staff applicants for their production of Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn, to be staged December 1 st through the 5 th , 2021. The rehearsal period for the holiday production typically begins in early to mid-October. Positions to fill include Book Director, Music Director, Asst. Book Director/Stage Manager, Asst Music Director/Accompanist, Choreographer, Scenic Designer, Costume Designer, Light Designer, Sound Designer and Props Chair. Applicants may apply individually or assemble a team for a joint application. An application is required for each position of a team.... 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

Double Threat Studios Debuts First Production This Weekend at Moline’s Playcrafters Barn Theatre

May 7th, 2021
Double Threat Studios Debuts First Production This Weekend at Moline's Playcrafters Barn Theatre

The new Bettendorf-based Double Threat Studios will debut its first production, “James and the Giant Peach Jr,” this weekend in three performances at Playcrafters Barn Theatre, 4950 35th Ave., Moline. “We have been lucky enough to be able to work with several local theaters to help support through the pandemic,” Double Threat co-owner Megan Warren said this week. The cast features 13 3rd-8th graders performing the full production – and students come from Davenport, Bettendorf, Moline, and Rock Island. The show is based on Roald Dahl’s book of the same name featuring essentially... Read More

Quad City Music Guild To Welcome In-Person Audiences Starting in July

March 22nd, 2021
Quad City Music Guild To Welcome In-Person Audiences Starting in July

Due to Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker relaxing Covid-19 restrictions for indoor theaters, Quad City Music Guild will return to in-person audiences for its musicals starting in July with “Mamma Mia!” In its online Covid update at www.qcmusicguild.com, the Moline-based nonprofit theater said that “Mamma Mia” and “Matilda” will return to the Prospect Park theater (1584 34th Ave.) as scheduled for July and August. The state of Illinois is allowing indoor theaters with over 200 seats to have 25-percent capacity audiences, meaning a maximum of 133 people per performance at Music Guild. Theaters... Read More