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QC Writers Of ‘A Quiet Place’ Making Noise With Guild Nom

January 7th, 2019

People are still talking and awards academies keep on cheering loudly for the movie without much dialogue, penned by two former Quad-Citians. A Quiet Place (screenplay by Bryan Woods & Scott Beck and John Krasinski, story by Woods & Beck) has been nominated for Best Original Screenplay for the 2019 Writers Guild of America West Awards. Other nominees in the category include Eighth Grade (Bo Burnham), Green Book (Nick Vallelonga & Brian Currie & Peter Farrelly), Roma (Alfonso Cuarón), and Vice (Adam McKay). The 2019 Writers Guild Awards will be presented at concurrent ceremonies... Read More

Is Paul McCartney Coming To The Quad City Storm Home Opener?

October 20th, 2018

Let it be… on ice? A very strange rumor began to surface late this week that former Beatle Paul McCartney had accepted an invitation to be a VIP to the Quad City Storm’s home opening game this Saturday at 7 p.m. at the TaxSlayer Center, 1201 River Drive, Moline. According to various reports, hub-bub, gossip and chewing the fat, Paul McCartney is a big hockey fan, and, wanting to check out the TaxSlayer prior to his gig there next summer, he accepted an invitation, replete with many perks, including a nacho bar with a Velveeta cheese river, a case of Natty Light, a hoverboard with ground effects... Read More

Quad City Storm Storming Forward With New Season And Promotions

September 21st, 2018

The Storm is storming forward with a new season, promotions and a community initiative to skate new hockey fans into their TaxSlayer home. The team will hold a press conference to announce plans at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26 at the TaxSlayer Center, Moline.    The new hockey team will release the 2018-2019 inaugural season promotional schedule, introduce their non-profit fundraising program and give a sneak peek at the Power Grafx Merchandise Store. In addition, the team will announce their training camp schedule, their new easy-to-use group ticketing system and the fundraising opportunities... Read More

CCT ‘Christmas Carol’ Auditions Coming Sunday

September 20th, 2018

Countryside Community Theatre will hold auditions for the holiday classic, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, onSunday September 23. Based on the Charles Dickens classic, A CHRISTMAS CAROL tells the tale of  the curmudgeonly Ebenezer Scrooge, who is visited by the ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Future hoping to change his destiny and save his soul. The new musical adaptation by Danny White (Music and Lyrics) and Tristan Tapscott (Adaptation and New Book) follows an older man writing down his memories of an older gentleman he once knew. As we hear his stories, we travel back in time where we meet Scrooge... Read More

Quad City Storm Seeks Talent for Promo Team

September 11th, 2018

The Quad City Storm will hold open auditions for their inaugural season’s Storm Promo and Mascot Team on Monday, September 24 at 6:00pm at the TaxSlayer Center. The Quad City Storm will be seeking 6-8 super fun human beings to make up their Storm Promo and Mascot Team. Tristan Tapscott, Director of Fan Experience, said, “We want to try something a little different this year and have a community of entertainers that will add to the hockey going experience. We would love to see some big personalities join us this season,” he added. Sponsored by Mandle Design in Davenport, the Quad City... Read More

‘Dearly Beloved,’ Gather At Richmond Hill For A Good Show

June 4th, 2018

There’s a moment in Richmond Hill’s “Dearly Beloved” where you get Heidi Pedersen, Valeree Pieper AND Diane Greenwood on stage sparring and spewing some southern “hospitality” and for a moment you forget you are watching three local theatre icons and instead feel as if you are accidentally witnessing a real family feud.  Ultimately, that’s the goal of theatre: “to pretend with authority,” as actor Willem Dafoe says, and in most productions – amateur and professional – that is fleeting and is not a notion played on repeat. Lucky for Richmond Hill and Director John VanDeWoestyne,... Read More

CCT’s ‘Godspell’ Behind The Scenes

March 22nd, 2018

Want a peek behind-the-scenes at Countryside Community Theater’s “Godspell?” The musical continues with shows this weekend, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at North Scott High School auditorium in Eldridge. The cast features newcomer Drake Mason as Jesus and Quad City staples Nate Karstens (John the Baptist/Judas), Sara Diericx and Cindy Ramos. Jessica Tapscott, Gage McCalester, John McAtee, Casey Nabb, Rachel Bousselot and Martha Behnke round out the diverse cast of musical pranksters. All general admission tickets are $15 and can be reserved by visiting www.cctonstage.org.  Read More

CCT Rises With ‘Godspell’

March 22nd, 2018

After a year hiatus, Countryside Community Theatre is ready to rock the Quad Cities with a legendary musical from a legendary composer. Opening a new era of Countryside Community Theatre is the Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin) Tony Award©-nominated classic, Godspell. Told through an exciting array of music and dance, the parables of Jesus Christ come to life in this modern take on a timeless tale of friendship, loyalty, and love. The cast features newcomer Drake Mason as Jesus and Quad City staples Nate Karstens (John the Baptist/Judas), Sara Diericx and Cindy Ramos. Jessica Tapscott, Gage... Read More

Q-Cs Beck and Woods Conquer The SXSW World

March 12th, 2018

Two Q-C natives, Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, won over the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas, this weekend as the film they wrote, “A Quiet Place,” opened the festival and wowed audiences. The duo began making films as teenagers in Bettendorf, moved on to create a number of short films that won regional acclaim and worked on a number of projects around the area (including short films with QuadCities.com co-owner Sean Leary and columnist Tristan Tapscott) before heading to Hollywood. After a decade on the coast, things have started to break in a huge way for them, and we were happy to meet up with... Read More

Countryside Community Theatre revived with Godspell March 16

March 11th, 2018

After a year hiatus, Countryside Community Theatre is ready to rock the Quad Cities with a legendary musical from a legendary composer. Opening a new era of Countryside Community Theatre is the Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin) Tony Award©-nominated classic, Godspell. Told through an exciting array of music and dance, the parables of Jesus Christ come to life in this modern take on a timeless tale of friendship, loyalty, and love. The cast features newcomer Drake Mason as Jesus and Quad City staples Nate Karstens (John the Baptist/Judas), Sara Diericx and Cindy Ramos. Jessica Tapscott, Gage... Read More

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