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ComedySportz Quad Cities Relaunches At Spotlight Studio

August 30th, 2022
ComedySportz Quad Cities Relaunches At Spotlight Studio

ComedySportz Quad Cities is re-launching at The Spotlight Theatre’s new Spotlight Studio this November. ComedySportz is a fast-paced, all-ages improvisational comedy show that uses audience suggestions in a highly competitive “game” between a red team and a blue team. The teams compete for the most laughs. There is no script or plan prior to each performance resulting in non-stop laughs for the players and audience. ComedySportz is a global brand with locations in 25 cities around the world. ComedySportz was originally brought to the Quad Cities in 1990 by Denny Hitchcock. Hitchcock gave... Read More

What’s The Good News For Illinois And Iowa This Month?

August 15th, 2022
What's The Good News For Illinois And Iowa This Month?

Looking for some good news in your life? Check out What’s The Good News! Every month, QuadCities.com and KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live” team up to offer you a rundown of some of the fun, interesting, and positive things going on in and around the area. So, what’s the good news this month? Davenport Hires First Wrestling Coach For Girls Team For the first time ever, the Davenport Community School District will have a sanctioned, girls’ wrestling team. Josh Park has been named the head coach and will oversee wrestlers from Davenport North, Central and West High Schools. “I’m every... Read More

Like, Ohmygawd! That ’80s Burlesque Show Brings The Sexy To Moline Saturday Night

May 6th, 2022
Like, Ohmygawd! That '80s Burlesque Show Brings The Sexy To Moline Saturday Night

That 80’s Burlesque Show! will bring back the neon decade in a sexy way this Saturday night at the Spotlight Theater in Moline! MQCHOB is back for this totally tubular show! Here to kick start your heart and take back to the 80’s! Dress up in your favorite 80’s attire and tease that hair because……. There will be a BIG HAIR contest!!! The way awesome event takes place Saturday, May 7th; Doors at 7pm, Show at 8pm at The Spotlight Theater 1800 7th Ave Moline. GA Tickets are $15 VIP table for 2 is $50 VIP table for 4 is $100 For tickets https://www.maryquitecontraryshouseofburlesque.com/ GUEST... Read More

That ’80s Burlesque Show Returns Next Weekend!

April 30th, 2022
That '80s Burlesque Show Returns Next Weekend!

That 80’s Burlesque Show! MQCHOB is back for this totally tubular show! Here to kick start your heart and take back to the 80’s! Dress up in your favorite 80’s attire and tease that hair because……. There will be a BIG HAIR contest!!! On Saturday, May 7th Doors at 7pm Show at 8pm GA Tickets are $15 VIP table for 2 is $50 VIP table for 4 is $100 At The Spotlight Theater 1800 7th Ave Moline, IL For tickets https://www.maryquitecontraryshouseofburlesque.com/ GUEST PERFORMERS!!!!! Nikki Wiseman: Pole Dancer Shayne Neubert: Comedian Logan Flynn-El: Drag King Chasen El-Lewis:... Read More

Quad-Cities Theaters Tackle Thorny Issue of Diversity and Inclusion

October 9th, 2021
Quad-Cities Theaters Tackle Thorny Issue of Diversity and Inclusion

Saturday in the Arts is a weekly feature covering a trend, subject, event or personality of local interest. It runs every Saturday morning on your site for the best entertainment and arts coverage in the area, QuadCities.com! How do you solve a problem like diversity in live theater? From Broadway to the Quad-Cities, theatrical organizations of all kinds are wrestling with this thorny issue, now more than ever. Long before the widespread racial reckoning that’s taken place nationwide in the past 17 months (post-George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Black Lives Matter, which has only intensified),... Read More

“Little Shop” a Big, Boisterous, Beautiful Hit at Moline’s Spotlight Theatre

September 27th, 2021
“Little Shop” a Big, Boisterous, Beautiful Hit at Moline’s Spotlight Theatre

Before composer Alan Menken (now 72 and an eight-time Oscar winner) became a Disney juggernaut (penning such scores as “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast,” Aladdin,” “Newsies,” “Hunchback of Notre Dame” and “Enchanted”), he wrote the downright delightful, infectious music for “Little Shop of Horrors,” which opened in 1982 and became the highest-grossing Off-Broadway show of all time. Not only did the little musical that could get made into a popular 1986 film and launch Menken’s dazzling career, the riotous show has become a community-theater staple (done in... Read More

Moline’s Spotlight Actors and Director Devouring the Delights of New “Little Shop of Horrors”

September 22nd, 2021
Moline's Spotlight Actors and Director Devouring the Delights of New “Little Shop of Horrors”

This week is special in more ways than one for the cast and crew of a new Spotlight Theatre production of the beloved musical, “Little Shop of Horrors.” The portentous prologue to the funky, campy, black comedy begins: On the twenty-first day of the month of September In an early year of a decade not too long before our own The human race suddenly encountered a deadly threat to its very existence And this terrifying enemy surfaced as such enemies often do In the seemingly most innocent and unlikely of places… Directed by Spotlight co-owner Brent Tubbs, and starring Jacob Johnson as... Read More

Playcrafters, Music Guild, Spotlight Theater Shows Closing Today

June 13th, 2021
Playcrafters, Music Guild, Spotlight Theater Shows Closing Today

It’s last call to see a trio of local theater shows! So if you’ve been meaning to check them out, today is your last chance! Last Chance To See ‘Charlie Brown’ At Spotlight The last remaining performance of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” will be 2 p.m. Sunday, June 13! Tickets are $20 in advance ($25 at the door), available at 309-912-7647 or www.thespotlighttheatreqc.com. Last Call For ‘Spamalot’ It’s last call also for Music Guild’s “Spamalot!” Quad-City Music Guild’s first complete musical in a year and a half, “Monty... Read More

Explore Outer Space, Get Shots And Giggles, Enjoy Ice Cream For A Good Cause And More In Your FUN10

June 13th, 2021
Explore Outer Space, Get Shots And Giggles, Enjoy Ice Cream For A Good Cause And More In Your FUN10

It’s Sunday, and QuadCities.com proudly presents Fun10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we drop a new Fun10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out Fun10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week. FUN10 — ten ways for you to have fun in the Quad-Cities, this week and every week, running every Sunday, only on your site for fun, free, local... Read More

Boisterous “Charlie Brown” Cast at Moline’s Spotlight Loves Being Back on Stage

June 1st, 2021
Boisterous “Charlie Brown” Cast at Moline’s Spotlight Loves Being Back on Stage

Happiness is…getting back to doing a major musical at the Spotlight Theatre after far too long. Nearly 16 months after staging its last musical, “The Wedding Singer,” the Spotlight (1800 7th Ave., Moline) will open the beloved “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” on Friday, June 4. It’s especially meaningful for Ian Sodawasser – who premiered in Spotlight’s first show, in October 2018, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” and directed his first show with “Wedding Singer” in February 2020. “It’s a dream role,” he said Monday of playing Snoopy for the Peanuts musical, who... Read More