District Theatre to bring back 'Avenue Q'


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Posted Online: Nov. 15, 2012, 1:21 pm
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By Jonathan Turner, jturner@qconline.com
If you missed the local production of the Tony Award-winning musical "Avenue Q" during its nearly sold-out three-weekend run in October, Rock Island's District Theatre is bringing back the show in March 2013.

The 2003-04 Tony winner for Best Musical will open again March 15. It will be among eight musicals and three plays to be staged in the District's fifth-anniversary season.

The season also will include what looks to become an annual holiday staging of a new musical version of the Charles Dickens classic "A Christmas Carol." Written by District Theatre artistic director Tristan Tapscott and frequent music director Danny White, the show will make its debut Dec. 13-22.

The full lineup for 2013 will be:

-- "Rent"
-- "Avenue Q"
-- "Hair"
-- "Doubt"
-- "Little Shop of Horrors"
-- "Ragtime"
-- "Reasons to Be Pretty"
-- "Young Frankenstein"
-- "The Rocky Horror Show"
-- "The Tempest"
-- "A Christmas Carol"

For more information, visit districttheatre.com.






















 



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1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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