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Jazz Up Your Holiday Season with The Happy Elf

December 3rd, 2018

Whether you’re a fan of Christmas spirit, jazz music or Harry Connick Jr., you won’t want to miss the next production at The Spotlight Theatre! The Happy Elf hits The Spotlight Theatre (1800 7th Ave. Moline) this Thursday Dec 6 at 7:30 p.m., Friday Dec 7 at 7:30, Saturday Dec 8 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday Dec 9 at 2 p.m. A new musical comedy by the Grammy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated composer and lyricist, Harry Connick, Jr.’s The Happy Elf tells the tale of Eubie the Elf, a lovable fellow who wants to spread Christmas joy throughout the town of Bluesville. Hoping to... Read More

Family Christmas Lighting Event at The Spotlight Theatre!

November 29th, 2018

Are you looking for some free family-friendly holiday fun this weekend? Make plans to attend The Spotlight Event Center’s (1800 7th Avenue Moline) Family Christmas Light Event this Saturday Dec 1 from 5:30 – 8 p.m. Admission is FREE! Enjoy holiday festivities and be the first to experience the Spotlight’s outside lighting display, complete with Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the elves! You can also enjoy a story with Santa and Mrs. Claus in the Green Room or put together a Christmas craft to take home. There will be food, a hot cocoa bar, and Christmas cookies for purchase, as well as a cash... Read More

Winnie the Pooh Kids at The Spotlight Theatre

November 15th, 2018

Join The Spotlight Theatre at the culmination performances for their Fall Children’s Company classes, this weekend! Winnie the Pooh Kids takes the stage at The Spotlight Theatre (1800 17th Avenue Moline) this Saturday Nov 17 at 11 a.m. and Sunday Nov 18 at 2 p.m. Welcome to the Hundred Acre Wood, where Winnie the Pooh is once again in search of honey. Along the way, he meets his pals, Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit and Owl, but soon discovers that Christopher Robin has been captured by the mysterious Backson! As they prepare for a rescue operation, the animals learn about teamwork, friendship and, of... Read More

Dracula Heading to The Spotlight Theatre!

October 17th, 2018

Dracula is back, and just in time for Halloween. QC Ballet presents “Dracula” this Friday Oct 19 and Saturday Oct 20 at The Spotlight Theatre (1800 7th St. Moline). Performances begin at 8 p.m. both nights. Domingo Rubio returns as Dracula! Based on Bram Stoker’s Gothic horror story, “Dracula”, is a classic tale of love and loss. Stock up on garlic and join us for a performance full of seductive vampires, frightening mental patients, and the king of the undead himself, Count Dracula! “Frankenstein’s Follies” is a Musical Medley of Halloween tunes to please the most discerning... Read More

The Hunchback of Notre Dame Takes the Spotlight!

October 3rd, 2018

The latest production to hit The Spotlight Theatre is one you won’t want to miss! The Hunchback of Notre Dame graces the stage at The Spotlight Theatre (1800 7th Ave. Moline), beginning this Friday Oct 5 at 7:30 p.m. Performances continue Saturday Oct 6, Friday Oct 12 and Saturday Oct 13 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday Oct 7 and Sunday Oct 14 at 2 p.m. From an Academy Award-winning team comes a lushly scored retelling of Victor Hugo’s epic story of love, acceptance and what it means to be a hero. Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre... Read More

Summer Arts at The Spotlight Theatre is Going Live!

June 20th, 2018

Summer Arts at The Spotlight Theatre is ready to present their first production, and you’re invited. The Aristocats KIDS will be proudly gracing The Spotlight Theatre (1800 7th Avenue Moline) stage on Friday Jun 22 at 7 p.m. and Saturday Jun 23 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 10 and under. You can purchase tickets online at https://www.tickettailor.com/events/thespotlighttheatre. This production is based on the beloved Disney animated film. It features a jazzy, upbeat score and according to The Spotlight Theatre, “Disney’s The Aristocats KIDS is a non-stop... Read More

Continue The Fun Showing QC Pride!

June 6th, 2018

QC Pride Week is in full swing and there are plenty of awesome and exciting activities coming up this weekend in conjunction with the annual event! Here’s the rundown of all the cool stuff going on through the weekend: Head to the Figge Art Museum on Thursday Jun 7 for a showing of the Emmy Nominated Documentary, “We Were Here.” Come learn about how the LGBT community came together and responded to the HIV epidemic. For more information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/965973200235787/. Thursday Jun 7 head to The Spotlight Theatre (1800 7th Avenue Moline)... Read More

Little Mermaid Splashes In

May 8th, 2018

A new theatre and event center is settling in downtown Moline, and they’re kicking off with The Little Mermaid Jr.! The Spotlight Theatre and Event Center has taken over the old Scottish Rite Cathedral (1800 7th Avenue Moline). Center Stage Performing Arts will be performing The Little Mermaid Jr. on Friday May 11 at 7 p.m. and Saturday May 12 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children (16 and under). You can email your reservations to center.stagepaa@gmail.com. Journey “under the sea” with Center Stage Performing Arts’ musical theatre performance class as you enjoy... Read More