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QuadCities.com Launching Online Cabaret For Local Performers And Theater Groups!

August 5th, 2020
QuadCities.com Launching Online Cabaret For Local Performers And Theater Groups!

Are you a local performer, theatrical actor, theater, or arts organization? We’re looking to provide you a virtual stage on the QuadCities.com site and social media! With covid rampaging, we know it’s a crazy time and we want to showcase your organization. No one can come to you but that doesn’t mean you can’t come to them. Along those lines, we’re producing a Virtual Cabaret called The Show Must Go On(line) and we want you to be part of it! The “live” event will air on our Facebook page on Friday, August 14 at 7 p.m. Submissions are due Friday, August 7 by 7 p.m. Use WeTransfer... Read More

Quad-Cities Theatre Workshop Names Glaspell Playwriting Winners

July 31st, 2020
Quad-Cities Theatre Workshop Names Glaspell Playwriting Winners

The QC Theatre Workshop in Davenport may not be presenting live plays before audiences, but it has named winners in its fourth-annual Susan Glaspell Playwriting Festival. And they’re recording videos of staged readings of each. Starting this weekend, the Workshop will release recordings of each of the three winners, one per week. The first is a national runner-up, “She’s Fabulous” by Jack Neary, featuring the acting of Susan Perrin-Sallak and Patti Flaherty, directed by Luke Peterson. It’s described as a play “about two women bickering about a woman who got a part of them, and... Read More

Quad City Music Guild Cancels Holiday Show Due To Covid-19 Concerns

July 22nd, 2020
Quad City Music Guild Cancels Holiday Show Due To Covid-19 Concerns

At Tuesday night’s board meeting for Quad City Music Guild, it was decided to cancel the theater’s winter production, “Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn,” to continue to protect the safety of participants and patrons, and to comply with Phase Four of Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker’s reopening plan. “While we were initially hopeful we would be able to bring this holiday classic to our audiences, we remain committed to respecting the guidance set forth by our government and public health officials,” according to a statement at qcmusicguild.com/covid-19-response/. The show was scheduled for Dec.... Read More

A SPECIAL MESSAGE FOR PUPPET EQUALITY

May 5th, 2016
A SPECIAL MESSAGE FOR PUPPET EQUALITY

For the first time in its 64 year history, Davenport Junior Theatre is featuring a show starring… a puppet. See our previous coverage of “The Magical Lamp of Aladdin” :  Puppet Lead Adds To ‘Aladdin’s’ Magic For Junior Theatre The Magical Lamp of Aladdin April 30, May 7 at 1 and 4 p.m., May 1 and May 8 at 2 p.m. Davenport Junior Theater, 2822 Eastern Ave, Davenport Tickets: adults $8, ages 3-17 $6, under 2 free, sold at the door www.DavenportJuniorTheatre.org (563) 326-7862  Read More

Puppet Lead Adds To ‘Aladdin’s’ Magic For Junior Theatre

April 27th, 2016
Puppet Lead Adds To ‘Aladdin’s’ Magic For Junior Theatre

For the first time in its 64 year history, Davenport Junior Theatre is featuring a show starring… a puppet. It’s both a surprising and not-so-shocking turn of events for the local stalwart. Given the nature of kids’ shows, one might have thought a puppet would’ve made its bow as the narrator or lead by this time, but, there’s a first time for everything, even this great moment in puppet equality rights. “The Magical Lamp of Aladdin,” a tale of adventure, genies and magic adapted by Tim Kelly features an evil magician trying to trick a young street urchin into stealing a genie’s... Read More