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October 2013

Congratulations to the Cast of
A Christmas Survival Guide

Directing Staff 
Director/Set Designer: John Weigandt
Assistant Director: Jaci Weigandt
Music Director: Randi Turner
Choreographer: Susie Adams
Costume Designer: Sue Woodard
Props: Jamie Bauschka
Lighting Design: Sara Laufer
Sound Design: Ryan Mandle
Producer: Tom Morrow
  The Cast
Man 1 - Zach Hendershott
Man 2 - Tom Naab
Woman 1 - Jen Sondgeroth
Woman 2 - Chris Castle
Woman 3 - Faith Hardacre
Dr. Ted - Dave Bailey

 Thank you to all who auditioned! 
Don't miss A Christmas Survival Guide December 5-8. Tickets can be purchased by calling 309-762-6610.


2014 Season Tickets are Available!

We are now accepting Season Ticket Orders for our 2014 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, 2014 in order to request the same seats.  

QCMG Alumni Gathering
The QCMG alumni will meet at noon on Wednesday, Oct 9th at Jake O's (formerly O'Melia's), which is under new management with a new expanded menu.  Please use Lower level back entrance from parking lot.  The address is 2900, 46th Ave.  Rock Island.  Please bring written or typed memories of your days in QCMG.  Everyone welcome!  Please call Cathie Anderson if you plan to attend. 309-762-3259.
Meet the Nominees...

At our annual meeting on October 22, we will be electing four members to our Board of Directors.  Voting information will be mailed on October 1 to those who filled out the Voting Member Registration and/or participated in the Member Patron Program. The following individuals have been nominated for your consideration.  Good luck to all!  

Heather (Pieper) Beck has been active with QCMG since the age of 8.  A third generation 'Guilder,' she enjoys working behind the scenes as much as she does performing.  Heather's service commitment to Guild began early, when she served as props chair for 7 Brides for 7 Brothers at age 14.  In the twelve years since, Heather (who is now 26) has worked numerous show stage/props crews, worked box office for 10 year, been a bus greeter, usher, and concession worker dozens of times, assisted with several auditions, shirt sales, marketing, and served as a member of the social committee.  Heather has also served on directing staffs as Assistant Book Director/Stage Manager for Little Women and Music Director for The Pajama Game.  Most recently, Heather was Assistant Director and Stage Manager for the August production of "9 to 5," and then filled in as director for the final two weeks of rehearsal. This last year, Heather served on the Board as an appointed member, was chair to the Internal Sales committee, worked in the Box Office, as well as served on the Social Committee.  Heather looks forward o continuing her service to QCMG for many years to come.



Mary Bouljon is a partner at the CPA firm of Reiser, Jennings, & Co. in Davenport.  She has been active at Quad City Music Guild since 1992 and has served as treasurer of the board for many of those years.  Besides appearing in various productions, she has also served as assistant book director, costumer, wardrobe, and stage crew for several shows.  In addition, she has worked concessions, bus greeting, parking, clean up days, and other 'duties as assigned' for the Guild.



Jodi McGinn has been involved at Music Guild since 2003.  She has performed in Jekyll and Hyde, Fiddler on the Roof, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, and The Pajama Game.  Jodi has also been on a number of directing staffs. She was he child wrangler for Joseph...., props designer for Little Women, and assistant director for All Shook Up, Scrooge, and Peter Pan.  She has also helped around Music Guild as a bus greeter, concessions worker, and at the Costume Shop.  Jodi has also been the assistant director of her church's production of the musical Savior of the World.  Jodi is married to Dan McGinn and has three sons, Jacob (5 years), Graeme (2 years), and Nathaniel (6 months).  She has her music education degree from St. Ambrose University.  While at St. Ambrose, she was involved in many theatre productions and with the vocal acappella group STAMVOJA.  Jodi is a stay-at-home mom who also babysits and gives voice lessons.  Jodi leads the children's choir at her church.



Having been a member of the board of directors several times since 1975 I hope that my qualifications are sufficient to be elected once again to the board.  For the Guild since 1974 I have been a member of the board of directors several times, directed six shows, scenic designed seven, designed lighting for three, acting in twenty-one, and been the producer/production manager for fourteen shows.  I have also served as chair for bus greeters, the Guild's board secretary and the vice-president.  Most recently  have been the chair of the 2012 task force that recommended and prioritized a set of five-year goals for the organization which included the new auditorium seats and the soon to be built extension to the facility.  I am currently an appointed member of the board and the chair of the play selection committee.  I continue to volunteer in such areas as auditions, concessions, parking lot, and building checks.  I earned my B.A. degree in theatre.  As I wrote last year, because I earned my M.A in theatre directing at Roosevelt University in CHICAGO I learned a great deal about theatre and elections so: VOTE EARLY! Oh yeah, the rest of that Cook County sentiment is AND VOTE OFTEN! 



Troy has been involved with Quad City Music Guild since his first show, Big River, in 1999.  He was also in Camelot, Children of Eden, The Scarlet Pimpernel, State Fair, Cinderella, The 25th Annual Putnam County Selling Bee, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and most recently, he was backstage flying Peter Pan.  His favorite Music Gild roles have been Cain in Children of Eden and Chip in Spelling Bee.  Troy was also active in theater at Monmouth College and recently played Brad in The Rocky Horror Picture Show at The District Theatre.  When not on stage, Troy has helped in the Box Office, served concessions, ushered, helped with auditions, worked backstage, and parked cars.  Troy works in Clinical Assessment t Palmer College of Chiropractic and maintains a private chiropractic practice in his home.  Troy has also enjoyed his time with Quad City Music Guild and thinks of Music Guild as a second family. 

John Weigandt is a Moline Veterinarian who joined Guild for 2001's "Carousel."  Since then he has appeared on stage here 11 times, designed lights for 7 productions, and assisted with specialty props, effects, etc for 9 others.  He is especially proud of overseeing upgrades to the lighting system, and the installation of video stage monitors.  He has is wife Jaci are teamed up to direct our current show "Christmas Survival Guide."  He is a former board member, and you probably remember him as a long time parking attendant on show nights. After a hiatus from the board, he is eager bring both his Guild and 30 year small business experience back to the Music Guild board of directors.