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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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