Overtones Masthead
Issue No 272November 2010
 A Message from Our President....

Being part of the staff for the upcoming White Christmas production has proven an excellent reminder of the incredible talent and hard work it takes to stage a live musical theater production. I complete my term as president of Quad City Music Guild at the end of the year, and I can't think of a more meaningful "exit" than working as an assistant director on the show, scheduled Dec. 2-5 in Prospect Park. If you haven't gotten tickets, call or email the box office now; early demand necessitated adding a Saturday matinee on Dec. 4, and sales remain brisk.

The staff, cast and orchestra are comprised of many of the most talented folks Guild is privileged to count as members.

The cast list reads like a roster of Guild "leads." And several new-to-Guild performers join them on stage.You'll find the melodies and harmonies familiar and delightful. The set and costumes are spectacular. And we've recruited a great pit orchestra.  All have invested long volunteer hours to create a memorable audience experience. Don't miss it.

Music Guild members often call the organization a family. And with good reason. It takes hundreds of volunteer actors, directors, musicians and behind-the-scenes workers to deliver five professional-quality musicals to the community each year. I appreciate the chance to be involved. But I especially appreciate the people who donate so much of their time, talent and treasure to make Quad City Music Guild a huge asset to the greater Quad City Area.

See you at White Christmas!

Sincerely,  Jerry Taylor
 Kick Off the Holiday Season with QCMG!
 White Christmas - December 2-5, 2010 
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Directing Staff
Director: Michael Schmidt
Assistant Director: Jerry Taylor
Music Director: Deb Swift
Asst Music Director: Lynn Grandon
Choreographer: Martha Taylor
Costume Designer: Deb Holmes
Set Designer: Michael Schmidt
Lighting Design: John Weigandt
Sound Design: Darin Tuner

An extra Saturday matinee performance has been added in addition to our regularly scheduled performances.Tickets are selling quickly, so call 309-762-6610 to reserve yours today! Don't miss your chance to see this holiday classic!
 Tis the Season!
QCMG gift certificates make perfect holiday presents for friends, family, and co-workers.  You can order gift certificates for single shows or for season ticket packages.  Gift certificates can be ordered by calling our box office at 309-762-6610.
2011 Season Tickets Available

We are now accepting Season Ticket orders for our
2011 season.  You can call our box office at 309-762-6610 to place your order.  You can also contact us via email at boxoffice@qcmusicguild.com.  Current season ticket holders should submit their orders by January 31, 2011 to request the same seats.

congratulations Election Results
The following individuals were elected to the QCMG Board of Directors at our annual meeting in October:
Mary Boujon
Kevin Pieper
Jen Sondgeroth
Deb Swift
Jerry Taylor

A warm thank you to all of our qualified nominees for your willingness to serve  QCMG!

Coming Soon....

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March 2011

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June 2011

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July 2011

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August 2011

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December 2011
SHOUT! Audition Information

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Directing Staff
Director: Tom Vaccarro
Music Director: Dave Blakey
Producer: Mike Millar



Audition dates: January 21, 22, and 23, 2011.  Times TBA

**Please note that this is a change from our originally scheduled dates.**


SHOUT! flips through the years like a musical magazine and takes you back to the music, the fashion and the freedom of the 60's! This smashing revue tracks five groovy gals as they come of age during those liberating days that made England swing! SHOUT! uses letters to an advice columnist, true confessions, quizzes and advertisements as a frame for terrific new arrangements of such chart-topping hits as "To Sir With Love," "Downtown," "Georgy Girl," "Son of A Preacher Man," "These Boots Are Made for Walkin' ",and "Goldfinger."


For this all female cast, I'll be filling 6 principle and 4 ensemble roles.  Your real age doesn't matter. If you look or can be made to look like the ages described below, come and see us!


BLUE GIRL: Age 25-30. A blue blooded fashion model with a high soprano belt-low Bb to high C. Blue is sophisticated, poised, cool and aloof.


GREEN GIRL: 35-40. Mezzo with Shirley Bassey-like belt. She is a good time, middle class and zany girl, a bit frayed at the edges and hopelessly single.  A comedian is needed.


ORANGE GIRL: 33-37. Soprano with belt-low Bb to high Bb. The mother of the group, orange is domestic and maternal. Wise, soulful and mature, she is slowly asserting her new independence.


RED GIRL: 20-27. Soprano with belt. -low Bb to high C. The babay of the group, RED is quirky, enthusiastic and na´ve. A hopeless romantic, she is insecure about her looks.


YELLOW GIRL: 25-30. Alto with a big rock diva belt.-F below mid C to Eb. Yellow is an uninhibited and brash American. She is a ray of sunshine with a surprising vulnerability.


A British accent is a must so please bring your best effort to the audition. We'll help you develop it from there.


It's gonna be GROOVY, baby!!

It's That TIme of Year....
Every fall, QCMG updates it's volunteer database so that we can keep you informed about opportunities to help out at Guild.  If you are interested in helping with any of the following committees, please contact us at boxoffice@qcmusicguild.com.  We'll put you in touch with the right person.  Thanks in advance for your interest! 
QCMG Committees
Birdies for Charity
Box Office
Building Maintenance
Grounds Maintenance
Bus Greeters
Costumes/Costume Shoppe
Interior Decoration
Internal Sales
Play Selection
Training Grants
Volunteer Recruitment
Contact Information