Director Rebecca Casad and musical director Christine Rogers have wrangled a large, impressive cast, crew, and staff into an energetic singing, dancing, overall good time.

Led by company founders T. Green and Calvin Vo, Haus of Ruckus is set to open a new comedy (with puppets) featuring the duo's stage alter egos Johnny and Fungus. If you feel like you just read that information on this site, like, days ago, you're not far off the mark: Haus of Ruckus' previous Johnny-and-Fungus adventure Punk Rock Lobster debuted on January 19 and closed on the 28th. “It's not necessarily weird that we're doing another one so soon,” says Vo. “I'd say it's less weird than … . What's the word?” “Stressful,” says Green. “Yeah. That's it.”

When director/co-writer Ben Gougeon's world premiere The Stacks: An Immersive Mystery enjoys its February 22 through March 2 run at the new Sound Conservatory – the original, longtime site of the Moline Public Library – it will mark the first theatrical presentation to be staged in the venue. It may very well be the last. But you can't blame Gougeon or his debuting show for that.

With the company's second mainstage production of its 2023-24 season, the student talents of Davenport Junior Theatre will be taking audiences on a rollicking underwater adventure in the February 17 through 25 run of Finding Nemo Jr., the 60-minute musical based on the beloved animated film that boats a cast of 41, eight youths running the booth and backstage, and seven additional front-of-house team members ages 10 to 18.

Winner of Great Britain's Oliver Award for Best Play and described by London's Independent as “wondrous, hilarious, and heartbreaking,” the fascinating two-character drama The Mountaintop enjoys a February 23 through March 10 run at Iowa City's Riverside Theatre, the play's imagined tale involving Martin Luther King Jr. lauded by the Los Angeles Times as “a powerful, poetic take on (King's) legacy.”

Described by the New York Times as “intense and exciting” and by The New Yorker as “smart, eloquent entertainment,” Tony-winning author John Logan's two-character Red enjoys a February 23 through March 3 run hosted by Circle's Edge, an offshoot of City Circle Theatre Company, with this acclaimed drama about noted painter Mark Rothko being staged in an actual art studio: Coralville's social painting and crafting venue Brush & Barrel.

It’s February, so love must be in the air – or at least affection. The Playcrafters Barn Theatre's first production of 2024, director Jake Ladd's Harvey, is a hoot, and a hearty helping of classic comedy.

Let it be known: I’m not a true crime kind of gal. As such, the opening night of Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story at the Black Box Theatre was perhaps the most unsettling theatrical experience I’ve had in recent memory. I couldn’t quite get past the fact this was a true story. While it has certainly been dramatized – and as a musical, for Pete’s sake! – I found this somber tale quite disturbing.

A Tony-nominated delight that the Chicago Reader lauded for its “tongue-in-cheek choreography and playfully smart lyrics,” the theatrical version of beloved Reese Witherspoon comedy enjoys a Spotlight Theatre presentation in the February 16 through 25 run of Legally Blonde: The Musical, the Moline venue's production sure to demonstrate why Broadway World called the show “a bright testimony to the power of women and importance of self-love.”

With the exhilarating stage spectacle making a Valentine's Day stop at the Adler Theatre on its national tour, the 50th-anniversary production of the legendary rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar comes to Davenport on February 14, its unforgettable lyrics and music crafted by Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony (EGOT) winners Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.