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Looking For Something Fun To Do This Weekend, Quad-Cities? Check Out Weekend In 2 Minutes!

April 15th, 2021

We know you live a busy life. Hectic, fast-paced, got a lot going on. It’s tough to find time to look up all the things going on over the weekend. That’s why we’re here to help you out. Every Thursday, we offer you the Weekend in 2 Minutes, a quick podcast that’s usually a little over two minutes, but offers you a quick rundown on some of the stuff happening in and around the Quads over the coming weekend. Give it a listen in your car, while you’re at work, while you’re working at home, whenever, and you get a fast and fun rundown of some ideas for you to pursue... Read More

EXCLUSIVE: New Theater, Mockingbird On Main, Coming To Downtown Davenport; Virtual Cabaret Tomorrow

April 9th, 2021

EXCLUSIVE: A new theater experience, The Mockingbird On Main is coming to 320 N. Main St., in downtown Davenport! The new performance venue will kick off its existence with NEW BEGINNINGS, a virtual cabaret, on Saturday, April 10 at 7 p.m. This virtual cabaret will feature well known performers from the Quad Cities and performers from across the United States. Tune in to find out the who, the what, the when and the where and hear some of the finest performers from across the country. Here are the details: NEW BEGINNINGS A Virtual Cabaret Saturday, April 10 – 7pm On Facebook – Follow... Read More

Circa ’21 Seeks Six Spectacular Female Singers for “Beehive”

February 14th, 2021

Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island, is seeking video online submissions to cast an upcoming show, “Beehive: The ‘60s Musical,” to open in May. “Beehive” (which was performed by Quad City Music Guild in spring 2007) is a fun, frothy flashback to the fabulous females who unmistakably left their mark on 1960s pop music, matching big voices with big hairdos — from the early decade bubble-gum classics to the explosive late ‘60s soul sound, according to Circa. From The Supremes and Connie Francis to Aretha Franklin and Janis Joplin, “Beehive” is a wailing musical... Read More

New Filmed Augustana Production to be Shown Once, Friday, Feb. 12

February 10th, 2021

Just 15 lucky audience members were able to see a new Augustana College theater production, per performance, late last month. That suspenseful, dramatic play – Andrew Bovell’s “Speaking in Tongues” – was filmed and will be shown online one night only, Friday, Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. A summary of the four-actor play (in which each plays more than one role) says: “Nine parallel lives, four interlocked infidelities, one missing person, and a mysterious stiletto are all woven together in this electrifying psychological thriller.” Directed by Augie senior James Wheeler (in his directorial... Read More

Is The Quad-Cities In For A New Renaissance Of Entertainment?

January 2nd, 2021

Saturday In The Arts is a comprehensive weekly feature looking at a trend, personality, or major subject involving the Quad-Cities arts and entertainment scene. No doubt, the last year was a crushing one for the arts and entertainment scene — both locally and nationally. But while it’s been an excruciating time in the short term, it could end up being a good thing, in the long run. Entertainment needed to die a little so it could be reinvented, and in forcing it to adapt, it’s creating something new and exciting. I’m not saying I’m thankful for this horrific pandemic but... Read More

Woods Honored with Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award

December 3rd, 2020

Western Illinois University Theatre Professor Emeritus Jeannie Woods was recently presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who. Woods retired from WIU in May 2018, after serving as an actor, stage director and theatre historian and chair of WIU’s Department of Theatre and Dance for more than a decade. “Of course, it is wonderful to be so honored, but I must say that the support and encouragement from my husband, Dan Woods, and my colleagues in theatre and education were essential ingredients in my success,” said Woods. “I... Read More

Davenport Junior Theatre Streaming ‘Snow White 2.Zoom: The Evil Queen Returns!’

November 14th, 2020

Davenport Junior Theatre is currently live streaming their latest masterpiece, Snow White 2.Zoom: The Evil Queen Returns in REAL TIME! Experience this Free Mainstage Show Streaming Live this Saturday Nov 14 at 4 p.m. and Sunday Nov 15 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at https://www.davenportjuniortheatre.org/, YouTube and Facebook pages. Inspired by the winner of our Student Play Competition, Julia Reagan’s The Evil Queen Returns, Snow Whit 2.Zoom is a celebration of all things Snow White. Hosted by DJT’s very own Showtime Pal, the show celebrates classic Snow White scenes all tied together by the band... Read More

Davenport Junior Theatre Zooms Into Virtual World With New “Snow White”

October 31st, 2020

Saturday In The Arts is a weekly look at a personality, place, trend or topic of interest to the Quad-Cities. It runs every Saturday morning on your site for fun, free, local entertainment and features, QuadCities.com. It’s a brave new world at Davenport Junior Theatre – as the new artistic director is overseeing the first virtual production in the 69-year-history of the program. After 11 years, Daniel Sheridan was succeeded this year as artistic director of the nation’s second-oldest children’s theater by Ben Gougeon, a 43-year-old actor-director who is helming “Snow White 2.Zoom”... Read More

Junie B. Jones Brings Entertaining Antics to Brunner Theater

February 28th, 2020

Augustana will present the children’s show, “Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook,” based on the best-selling book series by Barbara Park, at Brunner Theater (3750 7th Avenue Rock Island) this Saturday Feb 29 and Sunday Mar 1 at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are just $5 (free for Augustana students with I.D.) and can be purchased at the show or online at https://www.augustana.edu/arts/ticket-office. Something terrible happened to Junie B. Jones at school today! Someone stole her new furry mittens! So when Junie B. finds a wonderful pen of many colors, she should be allowed to keep it, right? Because... Read More

Playwright David Henry Hwang Coming To Rock Island

February 10th, 2020

According to Time Magazine, Chinese-American playwright David Henry Hwang, “has the potential to become the first important dramatist of American public life since Arthur Miller, and maybe the best of them all.” Hwang has been described by the New York Times as “a true original” is best known as the author of M. Butterfly. That enduring 1988 work, which won a Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, John Gassner Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award, was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. During a public lecture, Wednesday, Feb. 12, Hwang will share his experiences as America’s most-produced... Read More