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Moline’s Playcrafters Auditions For ‘You Can’t Take It With You’ This Weekend

August 6th, 2021
Moline's Playcrafters Auditions For 'You Can't Take It With You' This Weekend

Playcrafters Barn Theatre is hosting auditions for our upcoming production of “You Can’t Take It With You”, directed by Vicki Deusinger, which will run November 12-14 and 19-21. Auditions will take place August 7th from 2-4PM and August 8th from 4-6PM at Playcrafters (4950 35th Ave Moline, IL), for casting information visit bit.ly/3i6Y2gu This show is rated “PG” and will feature 7 females and 12 males, those coming out to audition should be prepared to cold read from the script and will have possible callbacks after the Sunday auditions. If you’re interested in helping out backstage,... Read More

Outdoor Music, Magic, New Theater, Open Pools And More In QuadCities Weekend In 2 Minutes!

June 3rd, 2021
Outdoor Music, Magic, New Theater, Open Pools And More In QuadCities Weekend In 2 Minutes!

Outdoor music is back in a big way with Live at 5, Bass Street Landing concerts, live music at Pride Fest and more this weekend! There’s also a magic night, a couple of new theater shows, Viva Las Divas and more, all in this week’s Weekend in 2 Minutes! It’s our weekly podcast, hosted by Sean Leary, dropping every Thursday on QuadCities.com and you can hear it HERE.  Read More

Quad-Cities Garage Sales, Volkswagen Show, Live Bands And More In Our Weekend In 2 Minutes!

April 29th, 2021
Quad-Cities Garage Sales, Volkswagen Show, Live Bands And More In Our Weekend In 2 Minutes!

Like garage sales? You’re going to want to hit Colona this weekend! Also, check out some cool VWs at the German American Heritage Center, live music all around the area, and more, in your Weekend in 2 Minutes! Listen here to hear all about some of the cool things going on in and around the Quad-Cities this weekend!  Read More

Looking For Fun This Weekend, Quad-Cities? Find It In Your Weekend In 2 Minutes!

April 22nd, 2021
Looking For Fun This Weekend, Quad-Cities? Find It In Your Weekend In 2 Minutes!

We all lead hectic lives. We’ve got a lot going on. Sometimes we don’t have the time to look through the various lists and calendars and such to see what’s happening this weekend. Luckily, we’ve got WEEKEND IN 2 MINUTES! Every Thursday, our podcast offers a quick and fun look around the pop cultural landscape in the Quad-Cities to let you know what’s happening — what bands are out playing, what events are going on, etc. It’s a fast rundown of some of the cool stuff going on in our community, and of course it’s always free for you to listen to here... Read More

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

April 15th, 2021
Looking For Something Fun To Do This Weekend, Quad-Cities? Check Out Weekend In 2 Minutes!

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

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 Seeks Six Spectacular Female Singers for “Beehive”

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

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

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
Woods Honored with Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award

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