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“12 Angry Jurors” Opens November 4 at Playcrafters

November 4th, 2022
“12 Angry Jurors” Opens November 4 at Playcrafters

Playcrafters Barn Theatre presents “12 Angry Jurors” by Reginald Rose with a stage version by Sherman L. Sergel and directed by Mike Schulz. The trial of a 19-year-old man for the fatal stabbing of his father has just concluded. It looks like an open-and-shut case; that is until one of the jurors takes a look at the facts in a new way. Evidence is re-examined, tempers get short, and arguments grow heated as issues become personal, with each juror revealing his or her own character. As the various testimonies are re-examined, the murder is re-enacted and a new threat of violence breaks out,... Read More

Playcrafters needs YOU on stage!

December 27th, 2021
Playcrafters needs YOU on stage!

Playcrafters Barn Theatre will be casting RABBIT HOLE January 8 and 9! Rabbit Hole By David Lindsay-Abaire Directed by Jaclyn Marta Audition Times: January 8th 2-4PM January 9th 4-6PM Performance Times: March 18-20, March 25-27 Friday & Saturday 7:30PM and Sunday 3PM Rehearsal Schedule: Rehearsals will begin in February and will be scheduled based on actors’ availability. Show Description: We follow the aftermath of a horrible tragedy- a young child’s death. We watch how this seemingly picture-perfect family is going through the grieving process, as well as how death impacts... Read More

Holiday Inn Lights Up Music Guild

December 3rd, 2021
Holiday Inn Lights Up Music Guild

Jump start your holidays with the toe tapping favorites of Irving Berlin! Holiday Inn is now playing at Quad City Music Guild through Sunday. Don’t miss this heartwarming classic. Holiday Inn will play Music Guild’s historic Prospect Park  Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1, 2, 3 and 4, and 2 p.m. on Dec. 5. Tickets are $16 for adults, and $11 for children, available at 309-762-6610 or qcmusicguild.com.    Read More

New Holiday Musical DECK THE HALLS Debuts December 9

November 30th, 2021
New Holiday Musical DECK THE HALLS Debuts December 9

When a snow storm hits and the star studded cast of a radio show can’t make it into the studio those who are now trapped inside the studio – the janitor, the writer, the assistant station manager and the young frazzled producer – must take over and see that show does indeed go on! DECK THE HALLS is a fast paced, family friendly holiday musical featuring such popular hits as Jingle Bells, Silent Night, We Wish You A Merry Christmas, a new version of O’ Little Town of Bethlehem and much more! “The show is all fun and fluff and is the perfect getaway from the outside world,” Mockingbird... Read More

New QC Promotional Video Gives Short Shrift to Our Amazing Arts Scene

October 30th, 2021
A new 90-second video showing off the QC was produced by the global consulting firm Resonance.

Arts and culture mean business, and help create thriving communities. One of the main reasons I love the Quad-Cities (and have made it my home since fall 1995) is because of its outstanding, vibrant and growing arts scene – more than a dozen theater companies, a world-class symphony orchestra, exquisite professional ballet, top-quality art museum, a Smithsonian-affiliate museum of natural history and science, many live music venues of all sizes, gorgeous art galleries, a breathtaking botanical center and gardens, a variety of other fascinating museums, and on and on. But unfortunately, very little... Read More

Circa Actors and Owner Frustrated By First Holiday Season Closing

November 10th, 2020
Circa Actors and Owner Frustrated By First Holiday Season Closing

Imagine rehearsing for a musical you won’t get to perform for another year. That’s what the 10 members of the cast of “Winter Wonderland” did last week for Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse, at their scene shop, even days after the venerable Rock Island venue announced it would close for the rest of November and December to comply with Illinois’ indoor dining ban, which took effect Nov. 4. “It was so very strange,” actress Savannah Bay Strandin said Monday of rehearsing through Nov. 6, including recording a video of the show for Circa to have for late 2021 when they reunite. “It was... 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

Grumpy Old Men the Musical Heading to Circa ’21

April 7th, 2019
Grumpy Old Men the Musical Heading to Circa ’21

Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a grumpy ride! Area Premiere of Grumpy Old Men the Musical hits the Circa ’21 (1828 3rd Avenue Rock Island) stage this Wednesday Apr 10 and Thursday Apr 11. Doors open at 5:45 p.m., meal is from 6 – 7 p.m. and the show will follow. Don’t miss this laugh-out-loud story of family, friendship, love and romance in a fresh new musical that’s guaranteed to delight! Based on the 1993 movie starring Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau and Ann-Margret, Grumpy Old Men is the story of two aging neighbors, Max and John, who have been feuding for more than fifty years.... Read More

Prenzie Players Presents The Comedy of Errors

April 1st, 2019
Prenzie Players Presents The Comedy of Errors

Prenzie Players’ 17th season continues with the production of William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, directed by Adam Lewis. Opening Night takes place this Friday Apr 5 at 8 p.m. with a Post-Show Audience Conversation. Two sets of twins separated at birth unwittingly inhabit the same city, resulting in the ultimate case of mistaken identity. As the siblings struggle with a series of misunderstandings, comedy thrives amid the chaos. Performances are held at 1730 Wilkes Avenue in Davenport, and will continue on Saturday Apr 6 at 8 p.m., Sunday Apr 7 at 3 p.m. (Bob’s Matinee), Thursday... Read More

Dracula Heading to The Spotlight Theatre!

October 17th, 2018
Dracula Heading to The Spotlight Theatre!

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