MOLINE, ILLINOIS (May 24, 2023) — This summer, join WQPT for the Summer of Adventure Tour. WQPT PBS is making guest appearances at libraries throughout the region during early-childhood story-time and at other events throughout the community. Your family will have the opportunity to watch a PBS KIDS program, listen to a story, and do a fun craft activity.

MOUNT CARROLL, ILLINOIS (May 24, 2023) — Timber Lake Playhouse (TLP), the premier professional summer theatre of northwest Illinois, is thrilled to announce that GREASE is scheduled to open the Summer Mainstage Season at TLP on June 1.

IOWA CITY, IOWA (May 17, 2023) — Riverside Theatre, Iowa City’s resident professional theatre, is thrilled to announce its upcoming production of Twelfth Night, Shakespeare’s iconic comedy, running for three weeks in Lower City Park, June 16 through July 2, 2023.

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

MOUNT CARROLL, ILLINOIS (May 5, 2023) — The Illinois Arts Council has awarded Timber Lake Playhouse a grant to continue their paid apprentice program for area teens interested in pursuing careers in the theatre arts. TLP is accepting applications for the apprenticeship program through May 26.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (April 14, 2023) — The Augustana Opera program will perform Amahl and the Night Visitors on April 21 and 23 in the Brunner Theatre at Augustana College. The performance will be directed by Dr Patrick McNally, assistant professor of music and director of opera.

MOUNT CARROLL, ILLINOIS (April 14, 2023) Timber Lake Playhouse (TLP), the premier professional summer theatre of northwest Illinois, is thrilled to announce that The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, an “electrifying” (Newsday) musical adaption of The New York Times bestselling novel written by Rick Riordan, book by Joe Tracz, music and lyrics by Rob Rokicki, will open at TLP on May 12 for one weekend.

MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (April 13, 2023) — Tickets are selling briskly for the five performances of The Little Mermaid at Monmouth College's Wells Theater, April 20-23.

DUBUQUE, IOWA (March 27, 2023) — Twenty-three local dancers, ranging from third-graders to college students, were cast to perform alongside American Midwest Ballet (AMB) in the company’s touring production of The Wizard of Oz, presented in collaboration with Dubuque’s Academy of Ballet, at 7PM, Friday, April 21, 2023, and 1PM, Saturday, April 22, 2023, in John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (March 27, 2023) — Igor Stravinsky’s landmark 1913 score The Rite of Spring stars as the inspiration for Courtney Lyon’s cutting-edge abstract ballet. Not seen since its 2014 world premiere, Ballet Quad Cities’ Rite of Spring brings the art and athleticism of dance to life.

Sponsored by: Quad Cities Cultural Trust — Adler Theater Foundation, The Bechtel Trusts, Iowa Arts Council, and Leslie Bell