"Alice in Wonderland JR. "
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

"Alice in Wonderland JR. "

The ever-curious Alice’s journey begins innocently enough as she chases the White Rabbit.  Her adventures become increasingly more strange as she races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game! Come see our Children's Company Culmination performance the whole family will enjoy! 

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"Winnie The Pooh KIDS "
Nov
17
11:00 AM11:00

"Winnie The Pooh KIDS "

Welcome to the Hundred Acre Wood, where Winnie the Pooh is once again in search of honey. Along the way, he meets his pals, Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit and Owl, but soon discovers that Christopher Robin has been captured by the mysterious Backson! As they prepare for a rescue operation, the animals learn about teamwork, friendship and, of course... sharing snacks.Our Children's Company is our Fall classes where the students worked on putting this show together. Come see all of their hard work pay off in this delightful Show.

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"Alice in Wonderland JR. "
Nov
17
2:00 PM14:00

"Alice in Wonderland JR. "

The ever-curious Alice’s journey begins innocently enough as she chases the White Rabbit.  Her adventures become increasingly more strange as she races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game! Come see our Children's Company Culmination performance the whole family will enjoy! 

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"Winnie The Pooh KIDS "
Nov
18
2:00 PM14:00

"Winnie The Pooh KIDS "

Welcome to the Hundred Acre Wood, where Winnie the Pooh is once again in search of honey. Along the way, he meets his pals, Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit and Owl, but soon discovers that Christopher Robin has been captured by the mysterious Backson! As they prepare for a rescue operation, the animals learn about teamwork, friendship and, of course... sharing snacks.Our Children's Company is our Fall classes where the students worked on putting this show together. Come see all of their hard work pay off in this delightful Show.

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Harry Connick, Jr.'s "The Happy Elf"
Dec
6
7:30 PM19:30

Harry Connick, Jr.'s "The Happy Elf"

A new musical comedy by the Grammy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated composer and lyricist, Harry Connick, Jr.'s The Happy Elf tells the tale of Eubie the Elf, a lovable fellow who wants to spread Christmas joy throughout the town of Bluesville. Hoping to introduce a new generation of children to the joys of jazz, Connick has crafted a musical landscape against which Eubie's story unfolds. The Happy Elf follows Eubie, the happiest elf at the North Pole. More than anything else, Eubie longs to be a part of Santa's sleigh team. Instead, he's stuck checking the naughty-or-nice lists. Then, one Christmas Eve, he sees something strange: in the whole town of Bluesville, not a single person has been nice. With a pinch of elfish magic and a magical whoosh, Eubie's off to Bluesville. But can he turn a whole town of naughty children nice in just one day? 

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Harry Connick, Jr.'s "The Happy Elf"
Dec
7
7:30 PM19:30

Harry Connick, Jr.'s "The Happy Elf"

A new musical comedy by the Grammy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated composer and lyricist, Harry Connick, Jr.'s The Happy Elf tells the tale of Eubie the Elf, a lovable fellow who wants to spread Christmas joy throughout the town of Bluesville. Hoping to introduce a new generation of children to the joys of jazz, Connick has crafted a musical landscape against which Eubie's story unfolds. The Happy Elf follows Eubie, the happiest elf at the North Pole. More than anything else, Eubie longs to be a part of Santa's sleigh team. Instead, he's stuck checking the naughty-or-nice lists. Then, one Christmas Eve, he sees something strange: in the whole town of Bluesville, not a single person has been nice. With a pinch of elfish magic and a magical whoosh, Eubie's off to Bluesville. But can he turn a whole town of naughty children nice in just one day? 

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Harry Connick, Jr.'s "The Happy Elf"
Dec
8
2:00 PM14:00

Harry Connick, Jr.'s "The Happy Elf"

A new musical comedy by the Grammy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated composer and lyricist, Harry Connick, Jr.'s The Happy Elf tells the tale of Eubie the Elf, a lovable fellow who wants to spread Christmas joy throughout the town of Bluesville. Hoping to introduce a new generation of children to the joys of jazz, Connick has crafted a musical landscape against which Eubie's story unfolds. The Happy Elf follows Eubie, the happiest elf at the North Pole. More than anything else, Eubie longs to be a part of Santa's sleigh team. Instead, he's stuck checking the naughty-or-nice lists. Then, one Christmas Eve, he sees something strange: in the whole town of Bluesville, not a single person has been nice. With a pinch of elfish magic and a magical whoosh, Eubie's off to Bluesville. But can he turn a whole town of naughty children nice in just one day? 

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Harry Connick, Jr.'s "The Happy Elf"
Dec
8
7:30 PM19:30

Harry Connick, Jr.'s "The Happy Elf"

A new musical comedy by the Grammy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated composer and lyricist, Harry Connick, Jr.'s The Happy Elf tells the tale of Eubie the Elf, a lovable fellow who wants to spread Christmas joy throughout the town of Bluesville. Hoping to introduce a new generation of children to the joys of jazz, Connick has crafted a musical landscape against which Eubie's story unfolds. The Happy Elf follows Eubie, the happiest elf at the North Pole. More than anything else, Eubie longs to be a part of Santa's sleigh team. Instead, he's stuck checking the naughty-or-nice lists. Then, one Christmas Eve, he sees something strange: in the whole town of Bluesville, not a single person has been nice. With a pinch of elfish magic and a magical whoosh, Eubie's off to Bluesville. But can he turn a whole town of naughty children nice in just one day? 

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Harry Connick, Jr.'s "The Happy Elf"
Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

Harry Connick, Jr.'s "The Happy Elf"

A new musical comedy by the Grammy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated composer and lyricist, Harry Connick, Jr.'s The Happy Elf tells the tale of Eubie the Elf, a lovable fellow who wants to spread Christmas joy throughout the town of Bluesville. Hoping to introduce a new generation of children to the joys of jazz, Connick has crafted a musical landscape against which Eubie's story unfolds. The Happy Elf follows Eubie, the happiest elf at the North Pole. More than anything else, Eubie longs to be a part of Santa's sleigh team. Instead, he's stuck checking the naughty-or-nice lists. Then, one Christmas Eve, he sees something strange: in the whole town of Bluesville, not a single person has been nice. With a pinch of elfish magic and a magical whoosh, Eubie's off to Bluesville. But can he turn a whole town of naughty children nice in just one day? 

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Open Auditions for "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder"
Nov
11
2:00 PM14:00

Open Auditions for "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder"

Open Auditions for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder!!!!

Director: Brent Tubbs
Musical Director: Karl Bodenbender

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
Please join us at The Spotlight Theatre (1800 7th Avenue, Moline) for auditions on Sunday, November 11th at 2pm.
-Please prepare a 32 bar piece from a musical of your choice and bring the sheet music with you, labeled for the accompanist. 
-Please also be prepared to read from the script 
-Bring a headshot and resume, if you have one
-All auditioners must be at least 18 at the time of auditions. 
-If for some reason you cannot attend the general auditions and would like to submit a video, please contact us at info@thespotlighttheatreqc.com; however we STRONGLY encourage you to attend the audition. 

PERFORMANCE DATES:
February 14, 15, 16, 22, 23 at 7:30pm
February 17th and 24th at 2pm

REHEARSALS:
Rehearsals will begin January 5th and will run Monday, Wednesday, Thursday from 6-8:30 and Saturdays from 12-3. 
Tech week begins Sunday, February 10th and there will be a pickup rehearsal on February 21st. 

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The Spotlight Bridal Show
Nov
4
1:00 PM13:00

The Spotlight Bridal Show

Come visit our wedding show at Spotlight Theatre and Event center! Hosted by Quad Cities Brides, The Spotlight Theatre and Event Center and Main Event Catering. 

This is not your average wedding show! We will be hosting bands and wedding music so you can hear and choose your wedding musicians. As well as many more fantastic vendors to help you plan your wedding day! 

Tickets are $5 at the door; proceeds going to Fishers of Men Ministries

*A fashion show will be presented by Celebrate QC. 
**O’Hors deuvres will be served and cash bar available - first 30 people get a complementary cocktail! 
***Enter to win $1000 towards a DIAMOND prize drawing from Quad Cities Brides magazine and Neckers Jewlers

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The Halloqueen Ball
Oct
27
7:00 PM19:00

The Halloqueen Ball

This year's event will be at the beautiful Spotlight Theatre in downtown Moline. All Sweat productions will be performing a 2-hour Queen tribute, just in time for the November 2nd release of the Queen documentary "Bohemian Rhapsody" directed by Bryan Singer. 

Our chosen theme is Dead Rockstars (or Musicians). Costumes will be judged based on 3 categories and we will be giving prizes for each one:
1) A deceased rockstar portrayed as their live self
2) A deceased rockstar portrayed as their zombie self
3) A living rockstar portrayed as their zombie self
Note: No current living rockstars will be judged. 

Other entertainment will be featured throughout the night and a cash bar will be available. Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased at Evenbrite by clicking the link provided. Get your tickets early! These shows typically sell out quick! We thank you for supporting QC Pride and the Unity Pride Parade.

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QC Ballet Presents "Dracula"
Oct
20
8:00 PM20:00

QC Ballet Presents "Dracula"

Dracula

October 19, 2018 • 8:00
October 20, 2018 • 8:00

Based on Bram Stoker's Gothic horror story, “Dracula”, is a classic tale of love and loss.  Stock up on garlic and join us for a performance full of seductive vampires, frightening mental patients, and the king of the undead himself, Count Dracula!

“Frankenstein’s Follies” is a Musical Medley of Halloween tunes to please the most discerning trick-or-treater.  Creepy, sassy, and ghoulish, this opening act sets the tone for a fun-filled evening of theatre dance.  

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QC Ballet Presents "Dracula"
Oct
19
8:00 PM20:00

QC Ballet Presents "Dracula"

Dracula

October 19, 2018 • 8:00
October 20, 2018 • 8:00

Based on Bram Stoker's Gothic horror story, “Dracula”, is a classic tale of love and loss.  Stock up on garlic and join us for a performance full of seductive vampires, frightening mental patients, and the king of the undead himself, Count Dracula!

“Frankenstein’s Follies” is a Musical Medley of Halloween tunes to please the most discerning trick-or-treater.  Creepy, sassy, and ghoulish, this opening act sets the tone for a fun-filled evening of theatre dance.  

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"The Hunchback of Notre Dame"
Oct
14
2:00 PM14:00

"The Hunchback of Notre Dame"

The Spotlight Theatre’s upcoming production of  "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" is an area premier! 

From the Academy Award-winning team comes a lushly scored retelling of Victor Hugo’s epic story of love, acceptance and what it means to be a hero. Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz. Peter Parnell’s new book embraces story theatre and features verbatim passages from Hugo’s gothic novel.

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"The Hunchback of Notre Dame"
Oct
13
7:30 PM19:30

"The Hunchback of Notre Dame"

The Spotlight Theatre’s upcoming production of  "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" is an area premier! 

From the Academy Award-winning team comes a lushly scored retelling of Victor Hugo’s epic story of love, acceptance and what it means to be a hero. Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz. Peter Parnell’s new book embraces story theatre and features verbatim passages from Hugo’s gothic novel.

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"The Hunchback of Notre Dame"
Oct
12
7:30 PM19:30

"The Hunchback of Notre Dame"

The Spotlight Theatre’s upcoming production of  "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" is an area premier! 

From the Academy Award-winning team comes a lushly scored retelling of Victor Hugo’s epic story of love, acceptance and what it means to be a hero. Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz. Peter Parnell’s new book embraces story theatre and features verbatim passages from Hugo’s gothic novel.

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"The Hunchback of Notre Dame"
Oct
7
2:00 PM14:00

"The Hunchback of Notre Dame"

The Spotlight Theatre’s upcoming production of  "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" is an area premier! 

From the Academy Award-winning team comes a lushly scored retelling of Victor Hugo’s epic story of love, acceptance and what it means to be a hero. Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz. Peter Parnell’s new book embraces story theatre and features verbatim passages from Hugo’s gothic novel.

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"The Hunchback of Notre Dame"
Oct
6
7:30 PM19:30

"The Hunchback of Notre Dame"

The Spotlight Theatre’s upcoming production of  "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" is an area premier! 

From the Academy Award-winning team comes a lushly scored retelling of Victor Hugo’s epic story of love, acceptance and what it means to be a hero. Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz. Peter Parnell’s new book embraces story theatre and features verbatim passages from Hugo’s gothic novel.

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"The Hunchback of Notre Dame"
Oct
5
7:30 PM19:30

"The Hunchback of Notre Dame"

The Spotlight Theatre’s upcoming production of  "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" is an area premier! 

From the Academy Award-winning team comes a lushly scored retelling of Victor Hugo’s epic story of love, acceptance and what it means to be a hero. Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz. Peter Parnell’s new book embraces story theatre and features verbatim passages from Hugo’s gothic novel.

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"All The Great Books (abridged)"
Jun
10
2:00 PM14:00

"All The Great Books (abridged)"

This Hilarious play puts three actors to the task of teaching the audience everything they need to know about western literature in 90 minutes. Confused by Confucius? Thoroughly thrown by Thoreau? Wish Swift was swifter? Tennyson tinier? Then buckle up and hop aboard as the three actors zip through everything you didn’t get around to reading in school in this side splitting, laugh per minute ride through literature!

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"All The Great Books (abridged)"
Jun
9
7:30 PM19:30

"All The Great Books (abridged)"

This Hilarious play puts three actors to the task of teaching the audience everything they need to know about western literature in 90 minutes. Confused by Confucius? Thoroughly thrown by Thoreau? Wish Swift was swifter? Tennyson tinier? Then buckle up and hop aboard as the three actors zip through everything you didn’t get around to reading in school in this side splitting, laugh per minute ride through literature!

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"All The Great Books (abridged)"
Jun
8
7:30 PM19:30

"All The Great Books (abridged)"

This Hilarious play puts three actors to the task of teaching the audience everything they need to know about western literature in 90 minutes. Confused by Confucius? Thoroughly thrown by Thoreau? Wish Swift was swifter? Tennyson tinier? Then buckle up and hop aboard as the three actors zip through everything you didn’t get around to reading in school in this side splitting, laugh per minute ride through literature!

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"All The Great Books (abridged)"
Jun
3
2:00 PM14:00

"All The Great Books (abridged)"

This Hilarious play puts three actors to the task of teaching the audience everything they need to know about western literature in 90 minutes. Confused by Confucius? Thoroughly thrown by Thoreau? Wish Swift was swifter? Tennyson tinier? Then buckle up and hop aboard as the three actors zip through everything you didn’t get around to reading in school in this side splitting, laugh per minute ride through literature!

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"All The Great Books (abridged)"
Jun
2
7:30 PM19:30

"All The Great Books (abridged)"

This Hilarious play puts three actors to the task of teaching the audience everything they need to know about western literature in 90 minutes. Confused by Confucius? Thoroughly thrown by Thoreau? Wish Swift was swifter? Tennyson tinier? Then buckle up and hop aboard as the three actors zip through everything you didn’t get around to reading in school in this side splitting, laugh per minute ride through literature!

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"All The Great Books (abridged)"
Jun
1
7:30 PM19:30

"All The Great Books (abridged)"

This Hilarious play puts three actors to the task of teaching the audience everything they need to know about western literature in 90 minutes. Confused by Confucius? Thoroughly thrown by Thoreau? Wish Swift was swifter? Tennyson tinier? Then buckle up and hop aboard as the three actors zip through everything you didn’t get around to reading in school in this side splitting, laugh per minute ride through literature!

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Center Stage Performing Arts Academy
May
12
2:00 PM14:00

Center Stage Performing Arts Academy

Join us for Center Stage Performing Arts Academy's winter/spring music theatre performances class: Little Mermaid Jr. Performances May 11th at 7P.M and May 12th at 2P.M. at the Spotlight Theatre. Tickets are $10 for Adults and $5 or children (16 and under). For ticket reservations email center.stagepaa@gmail.com

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Center Stage Performing Arts Academy
May
11
7:00 PM19:00

Center Stage Performing Arts Academy

Join us for Center Stage Performing Arts Academy's winter/spring music theatre performances class: Little Mermaid Jr. Performances May 11th at 7P.M and May 12th at 2P.M. at the Spotlight Theatre. Tickets are $10 for Adults and $5 or children (16 and under). For ticket reservations email center.stagepaa@gmail.com

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Opening Night at The Spotlight
May
4
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Night at The Spotlight

Please Join us for a fun and exciting evening as we open the doors to The Spotlight Theatre and Event Centre to the public for our very first event! This event is FREE and fun for the whole family. It is so much more than an open house, as there will be an hour of exciting performances highlighting events to come. Come and meet the new buisnesses moving into this stunning, historical building. There will be hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, a raffle, and much more!

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