March 2014
Overtones Masthead
A Message from the President

Welcome to Quad City Music Guild's 66th season. It's hard to believe it but time has flown by and we are now busy preparing for another great season of Broadway in the Park. Bill Marsoun and his staff are in rehearsal for our spring show "Willy Wonka" and we have completed the casting for our three summer shows, "Les MisÚrables", "Legally Blonde", and "Oklahoma". We top it off in December with our Holiday show "A 1940's Radio Christmas Carol". There will be more information on that one later on in the year. It certainly promises to be another fun-filled season.


Have you ordered your tickets yet? Now would be a good time to secure your seats for the year by ordering season tickets. You may choose from one of three different season ticket packages: Our Classic covers our three summer shows, the Fabulous includes any four shows, and our best deal is the Ultimate which includes all five productions of the year. You may also purchase gift certificates through our box office. They make great gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, or other special occasions.


Looking for an even better deal on your tickets? Why don't you consider contributing to our Membership/Patron program? There are several different levels of giving that are accompanied by discounts for ticket purchases. Not only do your dollars go to support our wonderful organization, but your gifts are tax deductible. You may download a Membership/Patron form from our website. Go to and click on the link to Patron services. We thank you in advance.


As we approach this year's shows, it is important to remember that with every person appearing on stage there are many more needed off stage and behind the scenes to take care of things such as concessions, box office, parking, and on and on. It takes literally hundreds of people every year to keep our theater running so won't you please consider volunteering?   It is fun and rewarding.


Let's see, so far I have asked for ticket orders, volunteers and money. So what's left? The most important part; Thanking each person involved with the organization. As everyone knows, we spent the last six months building our new costume shop and scene workshop. The end result is something that we should all be very proud of and something that will serve us well going forward. But none of this would have happened if it weren't for all of you. I would once again like to acknowledge all of you who volunteered over this time period. To observe so many dedicated people sacrificing their time to pitch in and help has been gratifying to say the least.   It's that dedication that makes Quad City Music Guild so special and you should all be proud of yourselves. Thanks to each and every one of you for making this organization what it is. Now I can't wait to see what 2014 has in store for Quad City Music Guild!



Craig Woodard

Please join us for our first Blood Drive
On April 26th, we will be hosting a blood drive with Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center. It will take place from 8-11:30 am at the theater. More information to come.
Season Tickets Now Available!
Season ticket packages for our 2014 season are now on sale.  Three-, four- and five-show packages are available.  For more information, please visit our website, or call our box office at 309-762-6610.  A volunteer will be happy to return your call!
QCMG Alumni Gathering
The QCMG luncheon for all alumni will be at 12 noon on April 16th at JakeO's.--in Rock Island, enter from the back entrance from the parking lot.  Please bring written or typed memories of your days in Music Guild.  Everyone welcome.  Please call Cathie Anderson 309-762-3259 if you plan to attend.
2015 Play Selection Committee

It is that time of year yet again. The Music Guild needs to choose the five musicals that will comprise our 2015 season and would like for you to help. There will be two play selection meetings open to anyone who wishes to share ideas as to which musicals to produce. The first will be held on Thursday, April 10 and the second will be held on Tuesday, April 15. Both meetings will begin at 6:30 P.M. in the Music Guild lobby. Although we ordinarily have held these meetings in January, due to preparing to and actually moving the costume shop to the Guild building and moving the downstairs work room into the new upstairs work room this past January was a little too busy for these meetings. These April meetings will fit into the time between Willy Wonka completing it's run and Les Mis beginning it's rehearsals.


There are no restrictions concerning who can participate. Because we want to make certain that our season includes both new and previously successfully produced shows, because we want to make certain that we choose shows that will appeal to our audiences, because we want to make certain that there are available roles for a wide variety of male and female actors/actresses and young up to old(er) actors/actresses, because we want to make certain that our five shows encompass a wide variety of theatrical/historical periods and styles there are some guidelines that we would like those who recommend shows to follow. If you intend to offer ideas about shows for production be sure to:


- propose only new musicals for which the production rights are available from the companies that own those rights.

- propose only shows previously produced by the Guild that have not

been seen on the Guild stage at any time in at least the last ten years.

- share with us at the meeting how many male roles, female roles, children's roles, and the chorus size that are contained in the shows that you are proposing.

- share with us at the meeting how many settings there are and what types, i.e. interior, exterior, realistic, fantasy, etc.

-identify shows for which you might be willing to serve in a particular capacity on the directing/production staff.


If you do not currently know the above information it can all be found at the web sites of the companies that own the rights to the musicals. Tams-Witmark Music Library, Music Theatre International, Rodgers and Hammerstein, or Samuel French, Inc. own most of the shows that you might want to propose.


If you are unable to attend either the April 10th or the April 15th meetings and have suggestions that meet the criteria above just let Mike Schmidt know and they will be shared with the group. Mike can be contacted at or 309-737-5245. We hope that you will help us to create another memorable season!


Coming Soon!
April 2014

June 2014

July 2014

August 2014

December 2014
Congratulations to the Cast of Willy Wonka!
Directing Staff
Director/Set Design: Bill Marsoun
Assistant Director: Abbey Donohoe
Music Director: Gregg Neuleib
Assistant Music DIrector: Andrea Gonzales
Choreographer: Beth Marsoun
Costume Designer: Cindy Monroe
Props: Corinne Brown 
Sound Designer: Sean McGinn, J. Adam Lounsberry
Light Designer: Kevin Pierce
Producer: Mike Schmidt
SHOW DATES: April 3-6, 2014


Willy Wonka - Zach Hendershott 

Candy Man - Tommy Ratkiewicz
Charlie - Laila Haley
Phyllis - Sara Wegener
Mr. Bucket - Troy Stark
Mrs. Bucket - Jess Fah
Grandpa Joe - Steve TouVelle
Grandma Josephine - Jane Schmidt
Grandpa George - Steve Trainor
Grandma Georgina - Heidi Pedersen
Augustus Gloop - Logan Ewing
Mrs. Gloop - Yvonne Siddique
Veruca Salt - Ali Girsch
Mr. Salt - John Donald O'Shea
Violet Beauregarde - Payton Wilson
Mrs. Beauregarde - Gina Cox
Mike Teavee - Corey Delathower
Mrs. Teavee - Jane Driscoll
James/Oompa - Grant Osborn
Matilda/Oompa - Regan Tucker
Danny/Oompa - Andrew Park
Alphie/Oompa - Amira Siddique
Billie/Oompa - Tess Earl
Oompa 1/Crowd - Madison Duling
Oompa 2/Crowd - Ally Zahringer 
Oompa 3/Crowd - Sadie Fah
Oompa 4/Crowd - McKenna VanMeighem
Oompa 5/Crowd - Grace Peckenschneider
Oompa 6/Crowd - Lilly Driscoll
Oompa 7/Crowd - Anna Audrey Senjam
Oompa 8/Crowd - Kayla Lee
Oompa 9/Crowd - Haley Teel 

Congratulations to the cast of Les Miserables
 Directing Staff
Director/Set Desgner: Bob Williams 
Assistant Director: Colleen Houlihan
Music Director: Bob Manasco
Assistant Music Director: Cindy Weaver
  Choreographer: Emma Wiliams
Costume Designer: Cathy Marsoun and Connie McGinn
Sound Designer: Sean McGinn
 Light Designer: Mike Turczynski
Props: Nicole Manasco
Make-up: Sue Starr-Taylor
Producer: Dave Blakey

SHOW DATES: June 13-15, 19-22, 2014 



ValJean - Mark McGinn

Javert - Patrick Downing

Fantine - Jenny Winn

Young Cosette/Eponine - Julia Remour, Morgan McCartney

Thenardier - Kevin Pieper

M. Thenardier - K C Griesenbeck

Gavroche - Quincy Keele

Eponine - Sarah Lounsberry

Cosette - Jodi McGinn

Marius - Dan Pepper

Enjolras - Rob Keech


Students, Revolutionaries, Factory Workers, Convicts, Pimps, Whores, Etc.

      Heather Beck, Nathan Bates, Alyssa Castro, Adam Beck, Rowan Crow, 

Payton Brasher, Wendy Czekalski, Carl Engstrom, Ann Keeney-Grafft,

 Tyler Finley, Anna Kolander, Anthony Greer, Abbey Kurth, Joel Kolander,

Emily Majetic, J. Adam Lounsberry, Heidi Pedersen, Dan McGinn,

Stephanie Perry, David McVay, Val Pieper, Paul Saeger, Liv Ryan, Jon Schweppe, Stacy Speidel-Holke, Andy Sederquist, Kelly Thompson, Jacob Stewart

Congratulations to the cast of Legally Blonde
 Directing Staff
Director: Tristan Tapscott
Assistant Director: Deb Shippy
Music Director: Joe Maubach
Assistant Music Director: Randin Turner
Choreographer: Katie Ross
Costume Designer: TBD
Set Designer: Tom Vacarro
Sound Designer: TBD
Light Designer: TBD
Props: Cherie Lyman
 Producer: Bill Marsoun

SHOW DATES: July 11-13, 17-20, 2014  


Elle- Lauren VanSpeyBroeck
Emmett- Ben Holmes
Paulette- Erin Platt
Callahan- Doug Kutzli
Warner- Anthony Natarelli
Vivienne- Sara Tubbs
Brooke-Sara Wegener
Margot- Liv Lyman
Pilar- Autumn Loose
Serena- Becca Johnson
Enid- Nancy Teerlinck
Aaron, et al- Nate Karstens
Sundeep, et al- Ben Grenier
Nikos, et al- Daniel Williams
Carlos, et al- Max Moline
Kate/Chutney, et al- Kat Martin
Whitney, et al- Claire Rittenhouse
Mrs. Woods, et al- Sara Kutzli
Mr. Woods, et al- Wayne Hess
Grand Master Chad, et al-Matt Holmes
Congratulations to the cast of Oklahoma!
 Directing Staff
Director/Set Designer: Harold Truitt
Assistant Director: Mike Millar
Music Director: Deb Swift
Assistant Music Director: Cheryl Bolt
Choreographer: Susie Adams
Costume Designer: Deb Holmes
Sound Designer: TBD
Light Designer: TBD
Producer: Bill Marsoun 


SHOW DATES: August 8-10, 14-17, 2014   



Curly McLain - David Miller

Laurey Williams - Jen Sondgeroth

Will Parker - Jacob Ruchotzke

Ado Annie - Allyson Martens

Jud Fry - John Dieter

Aunt Eller - Susan Granet

Ali Hakim - Scott Peake

Andrew Carnes - Scott Tunnicliff

Dream Laurey - Hillary Kaefring

Gertie Cummings - Jess Fah

Cord Elam - Kyle Wehr

Ike Skidmore - Mitch Diamond

Slim - Jay Rakus



 Murphy Bolt, Katherine Cobert,

Linell Ferguson, Mylene Hanzelka,

Faith Hardacre, Ashley Heppner,

Jennifer Kelley, Angela Snyder



Bill Bates, Dick Hanzelka,

Mark Meyer, Jay Rakus, George Swift



Mitch Diamond, Brad Heinrichs, Colin Hepner,

Greg O'Neill, Philip Tunnicliff, Kyle Wehr


Feature Dancers

Callen Brown, Susie Carsell-Schaechter,

Emma Evans-Peck, Shelby Hoffman,

Kayla Lee, Jeanine Link



Lillian Cobert, Mason McConnell,

Regan Tucker


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