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City Circle Acting Company Presents Monty Python’s Spamalot , October 25-November 3 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Emil Rinderspacher   
Monday, 30 September 2013 15:58

City Circle Acting Company will present Monty Python’s Spamalot , October 25 –November 3 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.

Performances are October 25, 26 and November 1,2 at 7:30 pm and October 26 and November 3 at 2:00 pm

Winner of the 2005 Tony for Best Musical, Monty Python’s Spamalot is a musical comedy lovingly ripped off from the classic film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”. Directed by Krista Neumann, the show tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Spamalot raises silliness to an art form!

Music is by Eric Idle, John Du Prez, and Neil Inne with book and lyrics by Eric Idle. The University of Iowa Credit Union is the supporting sponsor.

Tickets are $12-$27 and can be purchased online at or by calling 319.248.9370 or in person at the CCPA box office at 1301 5th Street and at the Coralville Recreation Center at 1506 8th Street.

ASL interpreters will be translating the performance on Sunday, October 27 at 2:00 pm.  Please call 319.248.9372 to request seating in the ASL section.

City Circle and the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts are sponsoring a food drive during Spamalot to benefit the Coralville Ecumenical Food Pantry.  Anyone bringing a non-perishable food item or monetary donation will be entered into a raffle for two tickets to opening night of City Circle’s A Christmas Carol.


Ballet Quad Cities Welcomes Domingo Rubio PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ballet Quad Cities   
Monday, 30 September 2013 15:43

October 11 & 12, 2013 ~ 7:30 p.m.
Scottish Rite Cathedral
1800 7th Avenue, Moline, IL
Tickets on sale at Ballet Quad Cities or

Available at the door

Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

$22 - Adults ** $12 - age 18 & under

Auditions for A Christmas Carol PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Emil Rinderspacher   
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 15:35

City Circle Acting Company Announces Auditions for A Christmas Carol.

City Circle Acting Company of Coralville will hold auditions for its holiday production of Dickens’  A Christmas Carol on Saturday, October 5  from 10 am- 4 pm at the Coralville Public Library.

Be prepared to read from the script. Monologues are welcome. You will be asked to sing a few bars from a favorite Christmas carol a cappella.  To schedule an audition, complete and submit the audition form at Walk ups are welcome.

A Christmas Carol will be performed December 13 – December 22, 2013 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.


Loebsack Announces Creation of Manufacturing Hub in Quad Cities PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Vonnie Hampel   
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 15:29

Washington D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack today announced that the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce in Davenport and the Bi-State Regional Commission in Rock Island, Illinois, will receive $162,500 to develop plans for the creation of a regional advanced manufacturing innovation hub. The Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) award will help diversify the region’s economy by focusing on the growth of the vital metal and multi-materials manufacturing cluster. The funds come from the Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) Economic Adjustment Assistance program.

“I am pleased that the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce and the Bi-State Regional Commission received this funding to continue their important work of developing and implementing a comprehensive manufacturing strategy for the region,” said Loebsack. “We must focus on growing our economy and putting Iowans back to work. Investing in economic development planning and supporting public-private partnerships will both help strengthen the regional economy and promote job creation.”

This competitive grant was designed to accelerate the resurgence of manufacturing and help cultivate an environment for businesses to create well-paying manufacturing jobs in regions across the country. Each FY 2013 IMCP investment supports the development of strategic plans to build public-private partnerships that result in targeted investments in workforce training, infrastructure, research, and other key assets.


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Written by Tyson Danner   
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 08:55
Having recently completed the run of its acclaimed presentation of How I Learned to Drive, Davenport's QC
Theatre Workshop is gearing up for its second and third productions in the company's 2013-14 season: Last
Call: The Songs of Stephen Sondheim, running November 1 through 17, and True West, with auditions for the
January show taking place on October 19.

With Last Call: The Songs of Stephen Sondheim, co-creators Tyson Danner (the Workshop's Artistic Director
and Last Call's music director) and Mike Schulz (Last Call's director) have fashioned an homage to the Tony-,
Grammy-, and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer/lyricist that is a showcase for some of Sondheim's finest musical achievements, sung by a cast of nine of the Quad Cities' most dynamic performers.

Last Call 's cast features: Erin Churchill (Circa '21's Irving Berlin's White Christmas, the District Theatre's Avenue Q); Don Denton (Circa '21's Miracle on 34th Street and The Full Monty); Angela Elliott (the Workshop's boom, the District Theatre's Company); James Fairchild (Circa '21's Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, the District Theatre's Rent); Kim Furness (Circa '21's The King & I, the Curtainbox Theatre Company'sTime Stands Still); Patrick Gimm (Playcrafters' The Trouble with Cats, the Prenzie Players' The Rover); Mark Ruebling (Quad City Music Guild's Curtains, Countryside Community Theatre's Gypsy); Allison Swanson (St. Ambrose University's You Can't Take It with You, the Curtainbox's Wit); and, in her area-theatre debut, Sara Tubbs (ComedySportz's “Sketchville” ensemble).

Employing instantly recognizable and less familiar songs from such works as Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods,
Company, and even the film Dick Tracy (for which Sondheim won an Oscar for Best Original Song), the songs
of Last Call find spouses, lovers, friends, and strangers crossing paths, reminiscing, and connecting over the
show's 90-minute running length. Through beautiful music and haunting emotion, Last Call explores themes
frequently addressed in the Sondheim canon – particularly the intertwined joy and heartbreak of romantic love–
and runs November 1 through 17, with Friday and Saturday performances at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday performances at 3 p.m.

Meanwhile, two weeks prior to Last Call's opening, the theatre will host auditions for its January production (dates TBD) of the dark comedy True West, which will take place at the QC Theatre Workshop (1730 Wilkes Avenue, Davenport) at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 19.

Written by Pulitzer Prize-winner Sam Shepard, True West is an intense, funny, and explosive tale of warring brothers, Hollywood screenwriting, and the frequently tricky, maddening, and dangerous bonds shared by
family. Shepard's Tony-nominated script will also be given a rather unusual presentation at the Workshop, as
the actors cast in the leading roles of Austin and Lee will play both characters during the show's run – the determination as to who-plays-which-role will be based on the results of nightly coin tosses held 10 minutes
before the performances begin.

True West calls for three men (ages 20s and/or older) and one woman (age 40 or older). Those auditioning
should be prepared to read from the script, and are asked to prepare a dramatic monologue of two minutes or
fewer. Résumés and headshots are welcome, but not required.

As with the Workshop's five previous productions, both Last Call and True West will be presented under the
company's popular “Pay What It's Worth” policy, which allows patrons to determine their own ticket prices following each performance.

For more information on performances of Last Call: The Songs of Stephen Sondheim or auditions for True West, contact Tyson Danner at (563)650-2396 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ,or visit

True West auditions

Saturday, October 19, 1 p.m.

Last Call: The Songs of Stephen Sondheim performances

Friday, November 1, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 2, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, November 3, 3 p.m.

Friday, November 8, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 9, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, November 10, 3 p.m.

Friday, November 15, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 16, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, November 17, 3 p.m.

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