‘Disenchanted!’ Ready To Enchant Audiences At Rock Island’s Circa ’21
Your favorite fairytale princesses and a bunch of their empowered friends get a whole new look, and a whole new sound, in the latest stage event at Rock Island’s Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse: DISENCHANTED! Running through November 6, this hysterical fairytale hit was praised by Chicago Critic for its “fun music and even funnier characters that will have you laughing all the way to the palace.” The show is now making its Quad Cities debut boasting the talents of a sensational professional cast.
DISENCHANTED! has scheduled performances on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:45 p.m., Sundays at 5:45 p.m., and Wednesday matinées at 1:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $56.55 for the evening dinner-and-show productions and $49.73 for the plated-lunch matinées.
Reservations are available through the Circa ’21 ticket office. Contact the theater at 1828 3rd Ave. in Rock Island or by calling 309-786-7733 ext. 2.
Poisoned apples, glass slippers…Who needs ’em?! Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in this hilarious, naughty hit musical that’s anything but Grimm. In DISENCHANTED!, Cinderella is kind of a nitwit, Snow White can be a little mean and Sleeping Beauty…well, she’s apparently a narcoleptic. In this wonderful new musical comedy that’s rated PG-15, this trio lead an all-princess revue aimed at upending their popular portrayals.
When the princesses rail against princes who expect them to do all the housework, you can forget the princesses you think you know, as well as such familiar characters as Pocahontas, Ariel, Rapunzel, Mulan and the Princess Who Kissed a Frog. These royal and ruthless renegades are tossing off their tiaras to set the record straight in this not-for-the-kiddies girls-night out retro rebellion – a show that London Theatre Reviews called “sass-fueled enjoyment” that’s “not to be forgotten.”
Directing DISENCHANTED! for Circa ’21 is St. Ambrose University theatre professor Corinne Johnson, whose area credits include directing “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” “Biloxi Blues” and “The Glass Menagerie” for the Mississippi Bend Players and “Cabaret” and “Tartuffe” for St. Ambrose. The show’s creative team includes Ron May as music director; Andrea Moore as choreographer; Susan Holgersson as scenic designer; Gregory Hiatt as costume designer; Heather Hauskins as lighting designer; Sam Ramont as sound designer; Kendall McKasson as stage manager and props master; Mike Turczynski as technical director.
Making their Circa ’21 debut in DISENCHANTED! are Tammie Harris and Quinn Mei Lysaght. DISENCHANTED!’s cast also features a talented quartet of venue veterans: Erica Lee Bigelow “Beehive: The ’60s Musical”; Sydney Dexter “Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook,” longtime Circa ’21 favorites Kim Kurtenbach “The Savannah Sipping Society” and Shelley Walljasper “Grumpy Old Men: The Musical.”
Circa ’21 is thrilled to be presenting audiences with the area premiere of this hilarious musical treat and urges patrons to make reservations for an evening of entertainment that audiences are sure to fall for. Call the Circa ’21 ticket office at 309-786-7733 ext. 2 for tickets and find your own Happily Ever After in the riotous girl power of DISENCHANTED!