MOLINE, ILLINOIS (July 2, 2020)  The Black Box Theatre was in rehearsal for the Jeffrey Hatcher adaptation of The Turn of The Screw when Covid-19 shut everything down. As Illinois enters Phase 4 of re-opening, the actors are once again rehearsing and looking forward to performing.

The theatre will open the show on July 16 and close July 19.

MOUNT CARROLL, ILLINOIS (June 8, 2020)  For the fourth year in a row, the Illinois Arts Council has awarded Timber Lake Playhouse a grant to create a paid apprentice program for area teens interested in pursuing careers in the theatre arts. TLP is accepting applications for the apprenticeship program through June 22.

DUBUQUE, IOWA (April 8, 2020) — University of Dubuque is excited to announce the 2020-2021 Live at Heritage Center SchoolBus Performance Series. The season will again include programs connected to STEAM — Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics.


ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (March 19, 2020) — Ballet Quad Cities' performances of The Sleeping Beauty and our "VIP Prince and Princess Party" that were scheduled at the Adler Theatre on April 18 have been postponed. Mark your calendars for the NEW performance date of June 18, 2020. We thank everyone for your continued support, and look forward to taking the stage once again. Arts are the essence of life.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (February 28, 2020) — The Black Box Theatre presents Jeffrey Hatcher’s Turn of the Screw March 26 through April 5.  Based on the Henry James book, it is a tale of suspense, horror, and repressed sexuality. A governess journeys to a lonely English manor house to care for two recently-orphaned children. However, she is not their first governess.

PELLA, IOWA (February 24, 2020) — Taryn Sikkema of De Witt, Iowa, is one of 21 Central College students participating in the production of Kander and Ebb's iconic musical "Cabaret." It runs March 4-8 in Kruidenier Theatre.

Cast members are:


MONMOUTH, ILL. (02/20/2020) — The world of the stage can be simplified to two types of productions — tragedies and comedies. Monmouth College's February 27-March 1 production of British playwright Tom Stoppard's The Real Inspector Hound falls squarely into the latter category.


DUBUQUE, IOWA (February 11, 2020) — University of Dubuque Heritage Center continues season three of its BITE Size Series with Darryl Van Leer Presents The Norm of Greatness: A Tribute to Dr Martin Luther King Jr at 7:30PM, Monday, March 16, and 3:30PM Tuesday, March 17, in Babka Theatre.

DUBUQUE, IOWA (January 22, 2020) — University of Dubuque Heritage Center is pleased to announce the cast of over 50 local youth who will perform Missoula Children’s Theatre’s original musical adaptation of Pinocchio on Saturday, January 25, at 10AM and 2PM in John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center. The performances will be the culmination of a week-long rehearsal with MCT’s touring company.

Here is the local cast, who auditioned on Monday:


DUBUQUE, IOWA (January 10, 2020) — University of Dubuque Heritage Center continues its seventh-annual Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series with the Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock and Roll at 7:30PM, Saturday, February 15, in John and Alice Butler Hall.