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November 2015
A Message from Our President......

Happy Thanksgiving to all! It's that special time of year again and our holiday production of "A Christmas Story, the Musical" is just around the corner!  Bob Williams, together with his talented staff and cast are busily rehearsing this wonderful, entertaining production based on the classic holiday movie. Tickets for the show are selling quickly, so make sure to order yours today. A Christmas Story, the Musical is the perfect ending to a wonderful and very successful year for Quad City Music Guild. Congratulations and thanks to all of you who participated in our 2015 season!
Looking ahead to 2016, our 68th year of Broadway in the Park, we are excited to bring our participants and patrons a fantastic lineup of shows that feature two new productions to Guild audiences and two revivals of previous favorites. We begin the season in the spring with the Quad City premier of 'My Favorite Year', based on the movie of the same title starring Peter O'Toole. For the summer shows we are pleased to offer another Quad City premier of 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' in June, along with Stephen Sondheim's award winning 'Into the Woods' in July, and audience favorite 'Children of Eden' in August.   We are awaiting the possibility of new show releases to fill our 2016 holiday show slot. Stay tuned for more information on that selection in early 2016. Season ticket orders for 2016 are being accepted now. And don't forget, personalized QCMG Gift Certificates are available through our box office. They make perfect holiday gifts!
At this time of the year, we pause to give thanks for all we have to be grateful for. From Quad-City Music Guild, we send a sincere thank you to all who are involved with the organization, whether as a volunteer, cast member, musician, staff member or patron. Quad City Music Guild is what it is because of each one of you and the support and dedication you provide.
Happy Holidays!
Kevin Pieper
Kick Off the Holiday Season with QCMG!
A Christmas Story, The Musical! December 3-4-5-6, 2015

Call 309-762-6610 or click here today for tickets! Don't miss your chance to see this fun, holiday show!

Fall Cleanup Day Thank You!


Many thanks to those who volunteered to help at our fall cleanup day on November 7th!  All the tasks were completed and we had a great time working together!


2016 Season Tickets Available

We are now accepting Season Ticket orders for our 2016 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, 2016 to request the same seats.
Election Results

The following individuals were elected to the QCMG Board of Directors at our annual meeting in October:

Anthony Greer
Tom Morrow
Deb Swift
Kelly Thompson
A warm thank you to all of our qualified nominees for your willingness to serve QCMG!

Group Ticket Sales
Your family, community group, business, or church can save on Quad City Music Guild's movie-tickets2.jpgalready-low ticket prices when you buy as a group! When you buy at least 25 tickets to the run of any one show, you can save $3 per ticket. If you buy 51 or more tickets, you can save $4 per ticket! Your group members do not have to attend the same performance dates.

For more details, click here.To have a group ticket sales order form sent to you and to coordinate your order, call or email Kelly Thompson, QCMG Board Member and Group Sales Chair. You can reach her at 309-912-5393 or kellyrosethompson@gmail.com. (Please use subject line: "QCMG GROUP TICKETS.")

Coming Soon....

Spring 2016

June 2016

July 2016

August 2016
My Favorite Year Audition Information

Book Director - John Weigandt  
Music Director - Joe Miller
Choreographer - Shana Kulhavy
Asst. Music Director - Amy Trimble
Asst. Book/Stage Mgr - Jaci Weigandt
Lighting Design -  Kevin Pierce
Sound Design - Alex Chaplain
Producer - Troy Stark
All other positions - TBD
Audition Dates/Times:
Friday, January 22nd - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday, January 23rd- 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Callbacks (if utilized) Sunday, January 24th 

Based on the motion picture My Favorite Year, courtesy of Turner Entertainment Co., with story by Dennis Palumbo and screenplay by Norman Steinberg and Dennis Palumbo 

The musical story of a young man's coming-of-age during the golden years of live television in 3...2...1...
A classic musical comedy with a heart of gold, My Favorite Year features a tuneful score by the incomparable TONY-winning songwriters Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty and is based on the hit Peter O'Toole film of the same name. The show opened on Broadway in 1993, and Andrea Martin won her first TONY Award for her hilarious turn in the original production.

It's 1954, and Benjy Stone, writers' assistant on TV's King Kaiser Comedy Cavalcade, is assigned the daunting task of baby-sitting veteran Hollywood swashbuckler Alan Swann. The reckless Swann is in town doing a live guest appearance on the show, and his antics and alcoholism nearly get Benjy fired. But when Benjy's given an unexpected glimpse into Swann's broken heart, he begins to discover a thing or two about life and love. 

This show features many opportunities for those of all ages to shine. Alan, Belle, Benji, K C, King, Alice, Rookie, and Morty all have either featured songs or Solos.  The show will have a medium to large chorus of varied ages, from high school to well-seasoned performers.

Cast of Characters

Benjy Stone
Our story's excitable protagonist, he is a young hopeful who remains eager and alert. A freshman writer on King Kaiser's Comedy Cavalcade. Male, 20-25 yrs old Range: Ab2 - Gb4

King Kaiser
A big bear of a man who is brash and abrasive. A former Catskill Comic, he is now the host of America's number one TV show. Male, 35-45 yrs old

Sy Benson
Head writer on the Comedy Cavalcade. Tough and ruthless, he bullies all except King. Deep down, he is nothing more than a frantic pushover and wimp. Male, 40-50 yrs old Range: F#3 - E4
Alice Miller
The tough-talking gag writer on Comedy Cavalcade. Gutsy, dry, and quick-witted. Female, 35-45 yrs old Range: D3 - D5
Herb Lee
Rumpled and silent, yet seemingly expressive. A writer on the Comedy Cavalcade staff who usually communicates through Alice. Male, 35-45 yrs old Range: E3 - Eb4
K.C. Downing
A bright, attractive career girl and assistant to the producer. Straight-laced and misplaced in a crowded world of funny people. Female, 20-25 yrs old Range: A3 - E5
Leo Silver
Grey-haired and well-dressed. The lead producer of the Comedy Cavalcade who boasts plenty of intimidation to make up for his other shortcomings. Male, 55-65 yrs old Range: G3 - F4
Alan Swann
A handsome, well-traveled Hollywood leading man. Although charismatic and visible, he is now considered a sad "has-been." Male, 40-50 yrs old Range: G2 - Eb4
Belle May Steinberg Carroca
Benjy's beloved mother. A substantial beacon of Brooklyn society, she is generous of nature and proportion. Female, 45-55 yrs old Range: G3 - G#5
Uncle Morty
Benjy's uncle who is round, thick, and bald, but always full of life and knows how to have a good
time. Male, 50-65 yrs old Range: C3 - D4
Chorus Girls; Male Dancers; Sketch Actors; Stage Hands; Grips; Cameramen; Wardrobe People; Secretaries; Assorted Denizens; Brooklyn Neighbors

Information listed above and additional information can be found here.
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 qcmgvolunteer@gmail.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
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