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“To Kill a Mockingbird” Opens May 16 at The Black Box

April 20th, 2024
“To Kill a Mockingbird” Opens May 16 at The Black Box

Almost a year after their home on Main Street shuttered in the unfortunate collapse of the Davenport Hotel building, The Mockingbird flies once more to present Harper Lee’s classic, “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird opens in a sleepy Alabama town in the midst of the Great Depression, where Scout and her brother, Jem, live with their widowed father, Atticus Finch. Reminiscent of a bygone era, the play immerses us in a simpler time as the children play outside in the summer, act out stories and muse about their mysterious... Read More

Black Box Opens 8th Season February 9

February 9th, 2024
Black Box Opens 8th Season February 9

THE BLACK BOX THEATRE LAUNCHES THEIR 8TH SEASON WITH THRILL ME: THE LEOPOLD AND LOEB STORY The downtown Moline theatre, The Black Box, begin their 8th season with the chamber musical “Thrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb Story” with a book, music, and lyrics by Stephen Dolginoff. New for the theatre this year is a three-week run of each production. The musical stars Adam Cerny and Daniel Williams with Musical Direction by Ron May and Direction and Design by BBT co-founder and Artistic Director, Lora Adams. Based on the true story of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, dubbed “thrill killers”... Read More

“Hello, Dolly” Opens at Moline’s Black Box This Weekend

June 9th, 2023
“Hello, Dolly” Opens at Moline's Black Box This Weekend

The Black Box Theatre in downtown Moline opens their production of “Hello Dolly” June 1 and running through the 10th. Hello, Dolly! is a 1964 musical with lyrics and music by Jerry Herman and a book by Michael Stewart, based on Thornton Wilder‘s 1938 farce The Merchant of Yonkers, which Wilder revised and retitled The Matchmaker in 1955. The musical follows the story of Dolly Gallagher Levi, a strong-willed matchmaker, as she travels to Yonkers, New York, to find a match for the miserly “well-known unmarried half-a-millionaire” Horace Vandergelder. The show has become one... Read More

“All Is Calm” Now Playing at Moline’s Black Box Theatre

December 12th, 2022
“All Is Calm” Now Playing at Moline’s Black Box Theatre

The Black Box Theatre is presenting a truly unique theatrical experience with “All Is Calm!” It’s World War 1. Christmas Eve, 1914. Out of the violence a silence, then a song. A German soldier steps into No Man’s Land singing “Stille Nacht.” Thus begins an extraordinary night of camaraderie, music, peace. A remarkable true story, told in the words and songs of the men who lived it. “All Is Calm” is now playing in Downtown Moline and runs through December 17 with performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:00pm. All tickets are $16 and can be purchased... Read More

The Black Box Theatre Presents The Turn of the Screw

July 14th, 2020
The Black Box Theatre Presents The Turn of the Screw

The latest masterpiece to the hit The Black Box Theatre stage will surely leave you with a few turned screws. The Turn of the Screw, by Jeffrey Hatcher, comes to The Black Box Theatre (1623 5th Avenue Moline) this Thursday Jul 16 through Saturday Jul 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday Jul 20 at 2 p.m. Genuine chills are provided in this tale of a governess, left in charge of a boy and a girl at a lonely estate, who begins to suspect that the ghosts of two former servants have hideous designs upon the children. But the governess is the only one who can see the ghosts—and to complicate matters further,... Read More

10 Fun Things To Do Week of July 12th: Divas, Drums, Fights and MORE!

July 12th, 2020
10 Fun Things To Do Week of July 12th: Divas, Drums, Fights and MORE!

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’ll 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. As the current health situation in our country continues to force the cancellation of so many regularly scheduled events in the Quad Cities, we are once again... Read More

I Never Saw Another Butterfly at The Black Box Theatre

January 24th, 2020
I Never Saw Another Butterfly at The Black Box Theatre

The Black Box Theatre (1623 5th Avenue Moline) brings yet another thought-provoking and powerful show to the stage. I Never Saw Another Butterfly is a collection of works of art and poetry by Jewish children who lived in the concentration camp Theresienstadt. They were created at the camp in secret art classes taught by Austrian artist and educator Friedl Dicker-Brandeis. The book takes its title from a poem by Pavel Friedmann, a young man born in 1921 who was incarcerated at Theresienstadt and was later killed at Auschwitz. The works were compiled after World War II by Czech art historian Hana... Read More