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What Have We Learned? PDF Print E-mail
Theatre - Feature Stories
Written by Mike Schulz   
Wednesday, 20 December 2006 02:41

"Much Ado About Nothing" In the realm of educational theatre, the audience's enjoyment should always be secondary to what the students take from their theatrical experiences. So I certainly hope that 2006's productions were meaningful for the students in Augustana College's, St. Ambrose University's, and Black Hawk College's theatre programs, because this particular audience member had a great time at their shows.

 
Theatre Essentials 2006: A Dozen Names to Remember PDF Print E-mail
Theatre - Feature Stories
Written by Mike Schulz   
Wednesday, 20 December 2006 02:31

Christine Barnes with Brian Cox and Brian Bengtson in "The Miser" Of course, the people who are most essential to the success of area theatre are the ones ponying up the dough to get it produced (and this includes you, my ticket-buying friends). But it's hard to imagine the theatre year being as enjoyable as it was without the contributions of the following 12 individuals, each of whom added considerable flair to several area productions - oftentimes at several area venues - in 2006.

 
"Nut"-in’, Honey!: 5 Things I’ll Remember from My "Nutcracker" Experience PDF Print E-mail
Theatre - Feature Stories
Written by Mike Schulz   
Wednesday, 20 December 2006 02:29

 
A Look Ahead to Area Theatre in 2007 PDF Print E-mail
Theatre - Feature Stories
Written by Mike Schulz   
Wednesday, 20 December 2006 02:28

 
Capra Cadabra!: "It’s a Wonderful Life" Becomes a Stage Musical at Quad City Music Guild PDF Print E-mail
Theatre - Feature Stories
Written by Mike Schulz   
Wednesday, 22 November 2006 02:44

Harold Truitt and Mike Millar"The cast hates me," says local performer Andy Davis during a recent rehearsal break. "Our first cast meeting, they were introducing us all and I said, ‘Yeah, I'm playing Potter ... ,' and everybody booed."

So why is Davis so happy about it?

Probably because the Potter he's playing is the hateful, wheelchair-bound Henry Potter of Bedford Falls, and the show he's rehearsing for is the Quad City Music Guild's production of It's a Wonderful Life: The Musical. Considering people's familiarity with - and love for - the Frank Capra classic of 1946, Davis should only have worried if he didn't get booed.

 
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