MOLINE, ILLINOIS (January 29, 2024) — The downtown Moline theatre, The Black Box, begin their eighth season with the chamber musical Thrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb Story with a book, music, and lyrics by Stephen Dolginoff. New for the theatre this year is a three-week run of each production.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (December 5, 2023) The date and time of the upcoming Black Box Theatre Auditions have changed. Thrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb story will be December 9, 1-2:30PM, at the theatre.

Auditions for Jane Eyre: The Musical are December 10 and are held at City View Celebrations, 701 12th Street, Moline, on December 10, 3-5PM

Those auditioning should bring music in your key, photo, résumé, and rehearsal and production conflicts.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (November 24, 2023) The Black Box Theatre enters their eighth season with two musicals. Auditions will be held on December 10, 1-2:30PM, for Thrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb Story, and 3-5PM for Jane Eyre: The Musical. Those auditioning should bring music in your key, photo, résumé, and rehearsal and production conflicts.

The breakdown is:

Thrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb Story — Auditions 1-2:30PM

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (November 20, 2023) — The Black Box Theatre opens their holiday show The Ho, Ho, Ho Show, December 7, at the downtown Moline theatre.

Written by Cheryl Coons with music by Eric Lane Barnes, Michael Duff, Beckie Menzie, and Tom Sivik, the cabaret-styled show features a potpourri of song styles, from jazz to Doo Wop.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (July 13, 2023) — They say the show must go on and due to a health crisis and the tragic demolition of a building housing another theatre (Mockingbird on Main), The Black Box Theatre will not be presenting “Rock of Ages” this August, but will provide new offerings during the month as well as providing a home for two shows that had been scheduled for Mockingbird.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (July 13, 2023) — The Black Box Theatre is holding auditions for the remaining shows in their 2023 season on Monday, July 17 from 6 to 8. Bring photo and resume and be prepared to sing. Ron May will provide accompaniment and will music direct Thrill Me.

Roles available:

Suddenly Last Summer by Tennessee Williams

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (June 8, 2023) — Haus of Rackus had been in rehearsals for their newest show at The Mockingbird on Main. Then the building collapsed, causing three deaths and numerous injuries and the closure of the theatre that had been housed in the building.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (May 17, 2023) — The Black Box Theatre in downtown Moline opens their production of Hello, Dolly! June 1-10.