Overtones Masthead

August 2012

A Message from the President.....


Thank you to the many volunteers and patrons who have come together to make the 2012 season at Quad City Music Guild a success.


But we're not finished yet!


In this edition of Overtones, you will find information about It's A Wonderful Life, our 2012 holiday show. There is information for those wanting to audition. There is also information for those who have not yet ordered tickets to this heartwarming classic. Tickets are bound to go fast, so don't left out in the proverbial cold. Order yours today.


And while you're purchasing your tickets, why not considering ordering your season tickets for the 2013 season? We are very excited about our slate of shows; Something's Afoot, Cabaret, Peter Pan, 9 to 5 and A Christmas Survival Guide. Our play selection committee put a great deal of time and energy into next years' season with not only Broadway classics, but contemporary shows in the mix. And there might even be a surprise or two in some of these lesser known theatrical gems.


We are also in the process of putting together directing teams for next seasons shows. Have you ever considered being a director, choreographer, accompanist? Maybe you have an artistic talent you would like to express through set or costume design. Staff applications can be found on our website at www.qcmusicguild.com, but don't hesitate. The deadline is approaching rapidly.


This past year Music Guild has been blessed by several theater "angels;" people who thought so highly of us that we were remembered in their wills after their passing. To those people and their families, we thank them for their generosity. Those memorials will help to see that Quad City Music Guild continues as a vibrant member of the Quad City arts community for years to come.


Why not consider becoming a lasting donor? We would be happy to discuss with you our Endowment plan and how you wish to be remembered. You may personally designate how your gift can be used in any or all facet of QCMG. We are also recognized as a non-profit charitable organization.


We look forward to having you join us for the last show of our 64th season. Then it's on to our 65th, the next of many seasons of "Broadway in the Park" to come.


Bob Williams


December 2012


March 2013


June 2013
July 2013
August 2013 
December 2013

   Voting Member Information 
 You are eligible to be a voting member if you do one of the following during the season:
  • partcipate in our Member/Patron Program
  • participate in one of our 2012 productions (spring or summer)
  • complete five hours of other volunteer work such as helping in the concession stand, as a bus greeter, or helping with clean up day.
To receive voting member information ahead of the Annual Meeting, you must let us know that you qualify by filling out a registration form, available in the box office.  Voting member notifications will only be sent to those individuals who have completed the form. Forms must be received by September 15, 2012. Late forms cannot be accepted. Remember, you must be at least 16 years old to be a voting member. 

A list of those currently on the 2012 Voting Member List is below. 
2013 Directing Staff Applications
Directing staff applications for our 2013 Season are available in the QCMG Box Office or on our website - www.qcmusicguild.com.
Applications for the 2013 Spring and Summer Productions are due by September 15, 2012. 
Applications for our 2013 Winter Production are due in June 2012. 
Completed applications can be emailed to boxoffice@qcmusicguild.com or submitted to the Box Office. We hope to hear from you!
Congratulations to our 2012 SAM Award winners: Mark and Deb Holmes, Mike Millar, and John Donald O'Shea.  Thanks for all you have done and continue to do for QCMG!
 Book Director - Deb Shippy
Music Director - Deb Swift
Choreographer - TBD
Assistant Director - Cherie Lyman
Assistant Music Director - TBD
Costume Designer: Deb Holmes
Set Designer: Mark Holmes
Light Designer: Mike Turczynski
Props: Heidi Pedersen
Producer: Bob Williams

Based on the classic Frank Capra film, "It's a Wonderful Life" follows the story of George Bailey. On Christmas Eve, George is at the end of his tether when prayers from his friends and family reach heaven. All of his self-sacrifice seems to be for nothing as catastrophe strikes. But a Second Class Angel named Clarence is sent down to save his life and show him his true worth.



George Bailey, baritone. This good guy believes in helping his fellow man even if it means giving up things he wants for himself.

Clarence, the Second Class Angel, baritone.
Clarence needs to help George so he can finally get his wings.


Mary Bailey, George's wife, mezzo. Behind every good man...


Mr. Martini, recent immigrant, tenor. George helps Mr. Martini establish himself in Bedford Falls.


Mrs. Martini, his wife, soprano. Mr. and Mrs. Martini have a great Italian-style duet.


Harry Bailey, George's brother, baritone. George saved his life when they were kids. Harry grows up to be a war hero.

Violet Bick, George's friend, mezzo. Would like to know George even better. (The Book and Music Directors assume she will be a featured dancer at the high school graduation party.)

Sam Wainwright, George's friend, tenor. Grows up to be a successful businessman but doesn't forget his roots.

Mother Bailey, George's mother, alto/mezzo. Doting mother who wants the best for her boys.


Uncle Billy, George's uncle, baritone. Scatterbrained, older gentleman who is always forgetting or losing things.


Cousin Tilly, George's cousin, alto. Tilly is the office assistant at Bailey's Savings and Loan.


Henry Potter, baritone. The wheelchair bound, richest, meanest man in town who wants nothing more than to destroy the only man to stand against him, George Bailey.


Goon, Mr. Potter's henchman. This is a non-singing, non-dancing, non-speaking role.


Also featuring the Bailey Kids. Ages listed are per the script; casting will be done to give the appearance of this general age range.

Peter Bailey, 9

Janie Bailey, 8

Tommy Bailey, 5

Zuzu Bailey, 6 (female)


Additional characters include Bert the cop, Ernie the taxi driver, Pop Bailey, and various Bedford Falls townspeople and kids, including an assortment of minor speaking/singing/dancing roles.

            FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2012, FROM 5:30-8:30 P.M.
            SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2012, FROM 1:00 - 5:00 P.M.
 Audition information forms may be downloaded from the Quad City Music Guild web site.  There will also be blank forms at the sign-in table on the days of auditions.

2012 Voting Member List as of August 28, 2012

Adams, Susan
Akers, Roger
Anderson, LaDonna and Gary
Anderson, Lindsay
Anderson, Velare
Bailey, Dave
Bates, Natalie
Bates, Nathan
Bauschka, Jamie
Bauschka, Mike
Beck, Adam
Beck, Heather
Blakey, David
Bouljon, Greg
Bouljon, Mary
Bovenmyer, Dan and Helen
Box, Axel
Callahan, Colleen
Carmack, Dave
Carmack, Sue
Castle, Chris
Churchill, Dan
Cosentine, Sherry
Cox, Gina
DCamp, Chuck
Diamond, Mitchell
Eberts, Amy
Engeman, Matt and Beth
Engle, Mary
Eriksen, Laura
Field, Eric
Finley, Tyler
Freeman Knudsen, Peggy
Garrels, Barry and Joann
Glass, Sandy
Golz, Gregory
Gonzalez, Andrea
Grafft, Ann

Granet, Susan
Greer, Anthony
Greer, Matthew
Griesenbeck, K.C.

Hansen, Paul
Harris, Hunt and Diane
Hendren, John
Holmes, Ben
Holmes, Deb

Holmes, Mark
Hunt, Kathy

Jamison, Carol and Carl

Johnson Watkins Family Foundation
Jones, Paul and Irma

Kolander, Anna
Kolander, Joel

Lasley, Karen
Leiby, Jodi
Lewis, Don

Laufer, Sara

Lounsberry, J Adam

Lounsberry, Sarah

Lyman, Cherie

Lyman, Stew

MacDonald, Kristin

Manasco, Bob and Nicole

Mandle, Catherine
Marsoun, Bill

Marsoun, Cathy
Marsoun, Milton

McDermott, Peter

McGinn, Connie

McGinn, Daniel

McGinn, Jodi

McGinn, Mark

McGinn, Sean

McGinn, Sunne

McVay, David

Millar, Mike

Millman, Jim and Ann

Morrow, Tom

O'Brien, Kay

Olson, Sheri

O'Shea, John Donald

Oswald, Kristine

Parmley, Joann

Parmley, Steve

Pedersen, Dave and Heidi

Pepper, Dan

Peterson, Jaff and Jana

Philhower, Pete

Pieper, Kevin

Pieper, Valeree

Pierce, Kevin

Pike, Dale

Pike, Tammy

Pinc, Gabrielle

Rakus, Jay

Schmidt, Jane
Schmidt, Mike

Schwegler, John and Nancy

Shippy, Deb

Sondgeroth, Jennifer

Sondgeroth, Nathan

Stark, Troy

Starr-Taylor, Sue

Swegle, Sylvia

Swegle, Tom

Swift, Deb

Swift, George

Taylor, Gerald

Taylor, Martha

Triebel, Pami

Truitt, Harold

Vaccaro, Tom

Ward, Rosemary

Weigandt, Jaci

Weigandt, John

Williams, Bob

Williams, Emma

Williams, Jenny

Williams, Laurel

Williams, Molly

Wirtz, Ruth

Womack, Peg

Woodard, Craig

Woodard, Susan

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