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REVIEW: Poignant, Boisterous, Fantastic “Company” is Great Company at Moline’s Black Box

October 11th, 2021
REVIEW: Poignant, Boisterous, Fantastic “Company” is Great Company at Moline’s Black Box

The Davenport church for which I play piano had a brief dedication of lovingly handmade quilts Sunday morning that really hit home. The wonderful, open-hearted pastor (Clark Olson-Smith) said these colorful quilts – to be donated around the world – are each so much more than just a piece of material, but are an expression of love. “There is no way for us to imagine the power and effect an act of love can have on a person’s life — how you can use something as small as a quilt to radiate your love from us to the world. May these be used in your service and become blessings for all those... Read More

Davenport’s Mockingbird On Main Hosts Wishes Cabaret Starting Tonight

September 16th, 2021
Davenport's Mockingbird On Main Hosts Wishes Cabaret Starting Tonight

A first of many in a new cabaret series, The Mockingbird On Main will proudly present WISHES, evening of song, laughter and love with Wendy Czekalski Wendy Czekalski. Wendy Czekalski has been a powerful force in the Quad City theatre and music community for decades and with WISHES, she steps into the spotlight for a solo show that no one will soon forget. Accompanied by Karl Bodenbender, Czekalski will serenade us with such Broadway classics as Ladies Who Lunch, Old Friends, Losing My Mind, Maybe this Time and many more! WISHES: An Evening with Wendy Czekalski September 16, 17, 18 Doors open... Read More

Wendy Czekalski Singing In Wishes Cabaret To Davenport’s Mockingbird On Main

September 15th, 2021
Wendy Czekalski Singing In Wishes Cabaret To Davenport's Mockingbird On Main

A first of many in a new cabaret series, The Mockingbird On Main will proudly present WISHES, evening of song, laughter and love with Wendy Czekalski Wendy Czekalski. Wendy Czekalski has been a powerful force in the Quad City theatre and music community for decades and with WISHES, she steps into the spotlight for a solo show that no one will soon forget. Accompanied by Karl Bodenbender, Czekalski will serenade us with such Broadway classics as Ladies Who Lunch, Old Friends, Losing My Mind, Maybe this Time and many more! WISHES: An Evening with Wendy Czekalski September 16, 17, 18 Doors open... Read More

Quad-Cities Singer Wendy Czekalski Offers Her Wish List in Mockingbird Cabaret

September 13th, 2021
Quad-Cities Singer Wendy Czekalski Offers Her Wish List in Mockingbird Cabaret

In the first of many in a new cabaret series, The Mockingbird On Main will present “Wishes,” an evening of song, laughter and love with Wendy Czekalski. The one-woman cabaret will run at 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, Sept. 16-18, in the new theater at 320 N. Main St. Accompanied by Karl Bodenbender, Czekalski will serenade in a 75-minute program (no intermission) with such Broadway classics as “The Ladies Who Lunch,” “Old Friends,” “Losing My Mind,” “Maybe this Time,” “Meadowlark” and many more. Since receiving her bachelor’s in vocal performance from Northern lllinois... Read More

Quad-Cities Theater Couple Works Hard To Birth a Mockingbird

July 17th, 2021
Quad-Cities Theater Couple Works Hard To Birth a Mockingbird

Saturday in the Arts is a weekly feature covering a trend, subject, event or personality of local interest. It runs every Saturday morning on your site for the best entertainment and arts coverage in the area, QuadCities.com! I close my eyes and I can see The world that’s waiting up for me That I call my own Through the dark, through the door Through where no one’s been before But it feels like home They can say, they can say it all sounds crazy They can say, they can say I’ve lost my mind I don’t care, I don’t care, so call me crazy We can live in a world that we... Read More

Moline’s Black Box Theatre Delivers ‘Hate Mail’ This Weekend

June 11th, 2021
Moline's Black Box Theatre Delivers ‘Hate Mail’ This Weekend

The Black Box Theatre in downtown Moline will be presenting the comedy “Hate Mail” by Bill Corbett and Kira Obolensky through June 12. Performances begin at 7:30 pm except Sundays, which begin at 2:00 pm “Hate Mail” follows Preston Dennis, Jr. who writes a furious letter to a store demanding a refund for a broken snow globe. In his increasingly heated exchanges with the assistant manager Dahlia, who gives as good as she gets, he gets her fired – and finds a vengeful epistolary match. These two begin an epic, often acrimonious correspondence as their lives intertwine. ”Whether Preston... Read More

REVIEW: You’ll Love ‘Hate Mail’ From Moline’s Black Box Theatre

June 8th, 2021
REVIEW: You'll Love 'Hate Mail' From Moline's Black Box Theatre

Lora Adams. Wendy Czekalski. Matt Walsh. You already want a ticket, don’t you? You should. Go. Reserve those tickets. I’ll wait. Got ‘em? Great! Let’s talk! ‘Hate Mail.’ It’s You’ve Got Mail gone wrong, gone filthy and gone 2020. You need to add it to your weekend plans. You’ll thank me later. Written by Bill Corbett and Kira Obolensky, ‘Hate Mail’ is a bitchy, sardonic and bitingly romantic (?) comedy featuring two characters – Preston Dennis Jr. (the always incredible Matt Walsh) and Dahlia Markle (a super funny Wendy Czekalski) – who sit at individual tables... Read More