With CurtainUp calling the award-winning play “a delightful fantasy, but also a psychologically persuasive look at one man's mid-life crisis,” Sylvia enjoys a September 30 through October 9 run at Moline's Playcrafters Barn Theatre, this stage charmer inspiring the New York Times to state, "Dramatic literature is stuffed with memorable love scenes ... but none is as immediately delicious and dizzy as the one that begins the redeeming affair in A. R. Gurney's comedy.”

One of the most recognizable and adored filmmakers of all time will have three of his classics reinterpreted in a brand-new yet old-time way from September 29 through October 9, with the Richmond Hill Barn Theatre serving up chills, laughs, and even some catchy jingles in the Geneseo run of Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play.

With The Huffington Post deeming the show “extraordinary” and “a triumphant celebration of courage, love, and reconciliation,” the Tony-nominated musical hit Anastasia lands at Davenport's Adler Theatre on October 3, this first presentation in the 2022-23 “Broadway at the Adler” series also lauded by the Wall Street Journal as “fantastical, intelligent, well-crafted, and exhilarating.”

Veteran venue director M. Seth Reines, accomplished music director Ron May, and the supremely talented cast and on-point crew are dedicated professionals. Unfortunately, the quality of Clue: The Musical's material did not approach the level of their talents.

Delivering what Broadway World deemed “a powerful true story” and a “provocative solo performance,” film, television, and stage actor Tom Dugan brings his self-written one-man drama Wiesenthal: The Nazi Hunter to the University of Dubuque's Heritage Center on September 19, the work a horrific, informational, and even, on occasion, humorous presentation in the 10th annual Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series.

From September 23 through October 1, Davenport venue the Mockingbird on Main will house writer/director Alexander Richardson's re-imagining of Thornton Wilder's stage classic Our Town, fittingly titled Their Town. If the title sounds familiar, that might be because the show was recently staged at the Playcrafters Barn Theatre in Moline. If you weren't able to see it, Richardson absolutely understands a potential reason why: It was staged in March of 2020.

With the latest production in the theatre's 2022 season, Rock Island's Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse is inviting audiences to get a clue -- literally -- in the slapstick comedy-thriller Clue: The Musical, the tune-filled entertainment that inspired the Maryland Theatre Guide to ask, "Who wouldn’t want to be immersed in a classic board game full of mystery and fun?!”

With the mystery thriller produced as a special, 75th-anniversary tribute to the publication of Mickey Spillane's first novel I, the Jury, famed novelist, screenwriter, and playwright Max Allan Collins presents a one-night-only staging of Encore for Murder: The New Adventures of Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer, a special September 17 event held in the Muscatine High School Auditorium, and staring Gary Sandy of WKRP in Cincinnati fame.

Often, mass tragedies are best understood not through bare statistics, but through personal stories of those affected. My Brother's Gift, a play by Claudia Haas based on the real experiences of survivor Eva Geiringer Schloss, tells one of these stories. I saw it on Saturday at the Black Box Theatre, and director, designer, and Black Box co-founder Lora Adams and her cast and crew have put together a spare, straightforward production that serves both as a remembrance and a call to action.

One of the most celebrated country-music stars in history will be showcased at Mt. Carroll's Timber Lake Playhouse September 8 through 18, with the lauded bio-musical Hank Williams: Lost Highway enjoying a run directed by television and stage sensation Ted Lange, an artist recognized the world over for his portrayal of Isaac Washington on the classic television show The Love Boat.