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Black Box Theatre Presenting 9/11 Tribute ‘The Guys’ This Weekend

September 7th, 2021
Black Box Theatre Presenting 9/11 Tribute 'The Guys' This Weekend

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. 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 virtues and their foibles, and fashioning the stories... Read More

This Week’s Artists In Conversation Is Jacqueline Isaacson, Director Of ‘Murder In Green Meadows’

August 18th, 2021
This Week's Artists In Conversation Is Jacqueline Isaacson, Director Of 'Murder In Green Meadows'

Artists in Conversation is a weekly column running Wednesdays on QuadCities.com. It features a conversation with a local creator or creators going into their artistic process, projects and more. Get to know your local arts scene and local creators better on QuadCities.com with Artists In Conversation! If you’re a local creator and would like to be featured, please email us at Sean@QuadCities.com or Tristan@QuadCities.com! This week’s artist is Jacqueline Isaacson, director of Black Box Theatre’s “Murder In Green Meadows.” What’s it like to be at the helm of this mystery? I... Read More

Davenport’s Mockingbird On Main Theater Announces New Covid-19 Policies

August 13th, 2021
Davenport's Mockingbird On Main Theater Announces New Covid-19 Policies

Davenport’s new theater, Mockingbird on Main, has announced new covid-19 policies for upcoming shows. The theater’s owner and creative director Tristan Tapscott said the following today: “In order to ensure the safety and well-being of all of our guests and artists, The Mockingbird On Main has updated its Covid-19 policies. The Mockingbird On Main will require all guests, artists, volunteers, staff, sponsors, and media to show valid proof of full vaccination in order to enter the downtown arts space. Proof of vaccination may be digital or a physical card.  Children under 12... Read More

Moline’s Playcrafters continues with original playwrights with The Whistleblower’s Dilemma

August 10th, 2021
Moline's Playcrafters continues with original playwrights with The Whistleblower’s Dilemma

Playcrafters Barn Theatre continues its Barn Owl season with The Whistleblower’s Dilemma, an original dramedy written by Jim Sederquist, Bettendorf. The show will be presented Aug. 13th through Aug. 22nd at the Barn Theatre, 4950 35th Ave., Moline. Joe loves his community and the factory that his grandfather helped build from scratch. When Joe discovers the factory’s current owner is embezzling millions of dollars from the state, and setting Joe up to take the blame, Joe decides to take an unusual route: he makes the fraud bigger. Jackie is a star fraud investigator but frustrated with... Read More

Last Chance To See ‘Newsies’ At Countryside Today!

August 8th, 2021
Last Chance To See 'Newsies' At Countryside Today!

Countryside Community Theatre is offering one more chance to see the energetic and exhilarating Disney’s Newsies! Last performance is TODAY at 2 pm at North Scott High School theater in Eldridge. Tickets are $15 and available for purchase at the door, and at ccteldridge.booktix.com! Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Disney’s Newsies! is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against... Read More

Countryside’s Critically-Acclaimed ‘Newsies’ Hits The Stage Again This Weekend!

August 6th, 2021
Countryside's Critically-Acclaimed 'Newsies' Hits The Stage Again This Weekend!

EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT! Countryside Community Theatre will continue their 39th season this weekend with the second weekend of the critically-acclaimed Disney’s Newsies! Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Disney’s Newsies! is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right! Featuring a Tony Award winning score with music by the... Read More

Wrigley Aims for Home Run as Music Guild Comes Up to Bat With “Matilda”

August 4th, 2021
Wrigley Aims for Home Run as Music Guild Comes Up to Bat With “Matilda”

Two years after its Moline theatrical colleague staged it, “Matilda: The Musical” will take its first bow at Quad City Music Guild on Aug. 6-8 and 12-15, at Prospect Park Auditorium, 1584 34th Ave., Moline. Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl (who penned the 1988 children’s book), the Tony Award-winning “Matilda: The Musical” (which debuted on Broadway in 2013) 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. With book by Dennis Kelly... 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

REVIEW: New Davenport Mockingbird Theater Scales Thrilling Mountain in Debut

July 30th, 2021
REVIEW: New Davenport Mockingbird Theater Scales Thrilling Mountain in Debut

One of the absolute thrilling joys of theater is not only how it brings fictional characters to life, but illuminates the intimately human struggles and triumphs of well-known, real-life icons. The Quad-Cities premiere of “The Mountaintop” – an emotional, haunting reimagining of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s last night on earth – is an extraordinary example. The 90-minute, two-person Katori Hall play debuted Thursday night at the new Mockingbird on Main, a beautiful, 40-seat cabaret at 320 N. Main St., Davenport, created by Tristan Tapscott and Savannah Bay Strandin. The mood before... Read More

REVIEW: Circa’s “Saturday Night Fever” A Brilliant Mix Of Escapism And Coming-Of-Age Tale

July 29th, 2021
REVIEW: Circa's "Saturday Night Fever" A Brilliant Mix Of Escapism And Coming-Of-Age Tale

The economy is in shambles. The world is a mess. Young people feel as if they have little to no hope to achieve the American dream they’ve been promised. And so, for many young people struggling with this realization, escapism is paramount to balancing out their lives and getting them through. Sound familiar? It should, because it certainly describes the world today, particularly for the millenial and Gen Z generations, and, as Circa ’21’s great and gritty musical adaptation of “Saturday Night Fever” displays, there’s a fine line between the blinding dazzle of... Read More