March 2011
Issue No 275
Overtones Masthead
A Message from Our President.......

     Thank you to all who helped with February auditions for our three summer musicals: "Cinderella," "The Drowsy Chaperone" and "The Music Man." A special thank you must go out to  the more than 200 talented individuals who auditioned for these same shows. Of that number, 116 were cast and still more have volunteered to play in our orchestras, lend their talents backstage, and serve in one of the many additional areas needed to keep our - no, your- community theater alive and vibrant.

      Now that auditions have ended, it is time to focus on our spring show, "SHOUT, The Mod Musical."  That talented cast and production team has been hard at work preparing the show for a Quad City premier. Our box office is now open Monday through Friday from 5 PM to 7 PM daily. Season tickets are still available, as are tickets for any of our 5 shows. Don't hesitate. Order your tickets now!

      Lastly, some exciting news for Music Guilders in front of the proscenium. After years of planning and discussion, your Board of Directors is finalizing plans for replacement of our old auditorium seating. Soon a cost for the project will be determined - and that's where you come in. Such an undertaking is not cheap. Each of you will be asked to assist in making this project a success, whether it be to solicit a donation, make a donation, or work on one of the fund raising committees. A project of this scope will require the talents of each and every one of us, but in the end our audiences will be able to better enjoy the quality productions we mount on stage each year.

      2011 is shaping up to be an exciting year. We look forward to sharing it with you.


Robert Williams

President, Quad City Music Guild

Play Selection Update

  Thanks to all of the Music Guild members who met for the general play selection meetings.

The final committee consisted of: Bill Marsoun, Bob Williams, Dave Blakey, Corinne Brown, Sheri Brown, Jen Sondgeroth, Gary Clark, Dave Carmack, Randi Turner, Kevin Pieper, and Jaci Weigandt.   

QCMG Alumni Luncheon

The QCMG Alumni lunch will be at 12 noon on Wednesday, April 20th at O'Melias-2900, Blackhawk Road in Rock Island. Come in the lower level entrance from parking lot, which is handicapped accessible. We will be seated in a private room on the lower level and order from the menu with separate checks. Please remember to bring your written memories of Music Guild so we can get our book started. Everyone is welcome-bring friends!  Please call Cathie Anderson if you plan to attend at 309-762-3259 so I can reserve enough seats. Hope to see you then!

Coming Up Next......

shout logoDon't miss our Spring Production - SHOUT!  Performances run March 31-April 3.  Call 309-762-6610 for tickets! 

2011 Season Tickets

Season Ticket Packages for our 2011 Season are still available!  You can place your order by visiting our website - or by calling the box office at 309-762-6610. 

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
Congratulations to the Cast of Cinderella!
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 Directing Staff
Director/Set Designer: Bill Marsoun  
Assistant Director: Tom Morrow  

Music Director: Ben Holmes
Assistant Music Director: Marcia Renaud  
Choreographer: Beth Marsoun
Costume Design: Cathy Marsoun

Props: Corinne Brown
Sound Design: Sean McGinn
Lighting Design: Kevin Pierce
Make Up: JoAnn Parmley 
 Producer: Dave Blakey
  SHOW DATES: June 10-12, 16-19, 2011

Cinderella: Melissa Flowers
The Prince: James (Dan) Pepper 

Godmother: Sheri Brown
r: Jamie Bauschka
Katie Casey
Maureen Malley
The King:
John Weigandt
The Queen
: Carol Neulieb
Lionel (The Steward
): Roger Akers

The Court: Jaci Weigandt, Lindsey Jackson, Alexa Harris, Gina Cox, Ashley Lewis, Sally Hamer, Lindsey Drenter, Mariah Logan, Mark Meyer, Troy Stark, Tyler Finley, Robby Rosenow, Jordan Lipes, Alex Raya, Jimmy Sederquist, Jens Hurty

Princesses: Anna Winn, Dorothy Turner, Katie Moore, Grace Peckenschneider, Anna Baker, Haley Teel 


Congratulations to the Cast of The Drowsy Chaperone!
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 Directing Staff
Director/Set Designer: Bob Williams
Assistant Director: Deb Shippy

Music Director: Bob Manasco
Assistant Music Director: Randin Turner
Choreographer: Emma Williams
Costume Design: Deb Holmes
Props: Hillary Pieper 
  Lighting Designer: Steve Parmley
Sound Designer: Nicole Manasco 
Producer: Dave Blakey

SHOW DATES: July 8-10, 14-17, 2011  



Man In Chair: Mark McGinn
Drowsy Chaperone: Erin Lounsberry
Janet Van De Graaf: Melissa Anderson Clark
Robert Martin: J Adam Lounsberry
George:  Nathan Bates
Adolpho:  Jim Turilli
Mrs. Tottendale: Valeree Pieper
Underling: Mike Millar
Feldzeig: Wayne Hess
Kitty: Sarah Lounsberry
Gangster 1:  Kevin Pieper
Gangster 2:  Tom Vaccaro

Trix: Wendy Czekalski 


Ensemble: Vincent Briley, Chad Driscoll, Lani Engstrom, Chandler Ford, Anthony Greer, Allie Holloway, Sara Laufer, Casey Nabb, Anna Schmidt  


Congratulations to the Cast of The Music Man!
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Director/Set Designer: Harold Truitt
Assistant Director: Jeremy Stump
Music Director: Joe Miller
Choreographer: Kathy Lafrenz
Costume Design: Peggy Freeman
Props: Cherie Lyman 
Light Design: Steve Parmley
Sound Design: Darin Turner
Make Up: JoAnn Parmley
Producer: Tom Swegle

SHOW DATES: August 5-7, 11-14, 2011 


Harold Hill: Christopher Thomas
Marion Paroo: Erika Thomas
Mrs. Paroo: Susan Granet
Marcellus Washburn: Matthew Wright
Mayor Shinn: Scott Tunnicliff
Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn: Heidi Pedersen
Tommy Djilus: Andy Gibb Clark
Zaneeta Shinn: Kaitlyn Wehr
Amaryllis: Erin Henkel
Winthrop Paroo: Spencer Clark
Gracie Shinn: Laila Haley
Charlie Cowell: Tom Hudson

Ewart Dunlop:
Gary Anderson
Oliver Hix: Merlin Hill
Jacey Squires: Greg Golz
Olin Britt:  Patrick Downing

Alma Hix:
Stephanie Perry
Maud Dunlop: Susie Adams
Ethel Tofflemier: Katherine Zerull
Mrs. Squires: Susie Carsell-Schaecter
Marcella Britt: Colleen Callahan

Conductor/Ensemble: George Swift
Constable/Ensemble: Dick LaFrenz

TRAVELING SALESMEN/ENSEMBLE: Jay Rakus, Dick Lafrenz, Jens Hurty, Gary Clark

WOMEN/GIRLS OF THE TOWN: Kathy Hunt, Ashley Heppner, Lindsay Anderson, Ann Dobereiner, Ann Keeney-Grafft, Stacey Phipps, Madison Perry, Rebecca Schaecter, Kate Schaecter, Faith Osborn, Laurel Neal, Adelyne Higden

BOYS BAND: Logan Ewing, Duncan Hilligoss, Zamone Perez, Sam Tauke, Corbin Crippen, Arden Clauss, Ben Neal, Jimmy Guest

DANCING ENSEMBLE: Ally Rumler, Betsy Zahringer, Estelle Higdon, Allyson Martens, Olivia Lyman, Kristi Zahniser, Maddie Glanz-Guessford, Kristen Johnson, Jenna Pautsch, Alex Haifa, Jonathon Johnson, Phillip Tunnicliff, Eric White, Jens Hurty     
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