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November 2013

A Message from Our President......

As we pause at this time of the year for Thanksgiving, we have so much to be grateful for. In addition to acknowledging our own family, relatives, and friends, we have so much to be thankful for within our Music Guild family. More on that later but first.....

It's been a wonderful year so far with one show remaining; our Christmas show "A Christmas Survival Guide". John Weigandt and staff are busily preparing for what promises to be a great show. A new outdoor light display is up and ready to go thanks to Don Lewis and Pami Triebel, and the lobby is being transformed into a Christmas park scene by Harold Truitt and Susie Adams. It is truly "beginning to look a lot like Christmas". If you haven't purchased your tickets for the Christmas show, please do so. It will be a good way to help celebrate the holidays and there are still plenty of tickets available. On the subject of tickets, why not consider giving Music Guild tickets as Christmas presents? Personalized Gift certificates are available in our box office and they make wonderful gifts.

Our new costume shop is moving right along and is slated for completion the week of Christmas. What a great Christmas present for Music Guild! Plans are being made to move Friday January 10th and Saturday January 11th. We are looking for as many volunteers as possible so if you are available to help and haven't signed up already, contact Cathy Marsoun.

It seems as if there is never any "down" time anymore, and we are busily preparing for 2014. Due to changes made by the Theatrical Company that owns the licensing rights to Willy Wonka, we had to shuffle our season a bit. We were recently notified that Willy Wonka would no longer be available after June, so we moved it to our spring show and have replaced it in December with "A 1940's Radio Christmas Carol". The weekend after our costume shop move, Bill Marsoun and his staff will be holding auditions for Willy Wonka, and then our year will be off and running.....Whew!

Back to Thanksgiving...I would like to acknowledge every one of you that has been involved with Quad City Music Guild throughout this year, whether it has been on stage, behind the scenes, part of our audience, or a part of the community that continues to support us. On behalf of the entire Music Guild organization I am thankful for each and every one of you, for the giving of your time, talents, and resources. We are truly blessed.

 Kick Off the Holiday Season with QCMG!
 A Christmas Survival Guide: December 5-8
Call 309-762-6610 today for tickets! Don't miss your chance to see heartwarming and hilarious show!

 Costume Shoppe Thanks

Thank you to all who have helped with our Costume Shoppe move so far: Craig & Sue Woodard, Ken Hill, Merlin Hill, Kevin Pieper, Katie Casey, Sheri Olson, Connie McGinn, Deb & George Swift, Bill Marsoun, Cindy Monroe, Jodi & Jacob McGinn, Mary Bouljon, Heidi Pedersen, Bob Williams, Dave Blakey, J. Adam & Sarah Lounsberry, Beth Marsoun, Colleen Houlihan, Mrs. Higdon, Yvonne Siddique, Cathy Marsoun, Pami Triebel, Kyle Wehr, Heather Beck, Kevin Pierce, JoAnn Parmley, Linda Ortiz, Gayle Morrell, and Deb Holmes.  We appreciate your time and help!

2014 Season Tickets 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 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:

Heather Beck
Mary Bouljon
Troy Stark
John Weigandt
A warm thank you to all of our qualified nominees for your willingness to serve  QCMG!

Coming Soon....

April 2014

June 2014 

July 2014

August 2014

December 2014
Willy Wonka Audition Information

Directing Staff
Director/Set Designer: Bill Marsoun
Assistant Director: Abbey Donohoe
Music Director: Gregg Neuleib
Assistant Music Director: TBD
Choreographer: Beth Marsoun
Costume Designer: Cindy Monroe
Props: Corinne Brown
Producer: Mike Schmidt

 Audition dates: January 17 - 5:30-8:00p, January 18 - 12:00-3:00p


The musical Willy Wonka is based on the 1970's, Gene Wilder movie, "Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory." It relates the story of Charlie and four other children who, after finding golden tickets in chocolate bars, take a magical tour of Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory. There are songs galore. Willy is a signature role involving constant stage time. The Candy Man sings the beloved "Candy Man." Each of the five kids (Charlie, Augustus, Violet, Mike and Veruca) has individually featured songs. The parents of each child sing along with the children. The show reads and plays as an ensemble production.

There are parts for all ages. We are casting age appropriate actors. We wish to see young people who are in at least fifth grade. For the five main kids (Charlie, Augustus, Violet, Mike and Veruca), we hope to see people with mature voices and stage experience.

Please wear something comfortable because there will be a small dance number. Please be prepared to sing an appropriate song of 16 bars.

Willy Wonka - G2 to F4: A charismatic adult man

Charlie Bucket - Bflat4 to F#5: An innocent and loveable boy

Grandpa Joe - Bflat3 to Eflat4: Charlie's Grandpa who is a central character involved in many scenes and songs

TV Reporter - B4 to G4: Adult man or woman who is involved in many scenes and songs

Candy Man - A3 to D4: An adult man or woman with minimal rehearsal time

Mr. Bucket - B3 to Eflat4: Charlie's singing dad

Mrs. Bucket - Bflat4 to Dflat5: Charlie's singing mom

Augustus Gloop - B3 to G4: Child with a song

Mrs. Gloop - C4 to E5: Augustus' mom

Violet Beauregarde - G3 to E5 (belt): The child who turns into a blueberry

Mrs. Beauregarde - C4 to G4: Violet's mom

Veruca Salt - C4 to G5: Child with a song

Mr. Salt - C3 to G3: Veruca's dad

Mike Teavee - G3 to Eflat5: Child with a song

Mrs. Teavee - B4 to F5: Mike's mom

Oompa Loompas - Low A to High A (2 octaves)

Grandma Josephine, Grandpa George, Grandma Georgina - Comic parts

Boys and girls - Act and sing in the ensemble and become parts of the set.

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