‘Just Desserts,’ Alice Cooper, The Rodeo And More In The Illinois And Iowa FUN10
Every Sunday, we drop a new Fun10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out Fun10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week.
So what’s on the Fun10 for this week? Read on…
Get Your ‘Just Desserts’ At Circa ’21
Praised by Connecticut’s Patch magazine as “a delightfully sweet musical with some savory elements,” Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse opens its exciting 45th season of live entertainment with the delectable new musical comedy JUST DESSERTS. This uplifting musical comedy is making its area stage debut and is being brought to life by a marvelous team of professional talents.
JUST DESSERTS will be presented at Circa ’21 through May 14, with performances on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday matinées at 1:30 p.m. Pre-show entertainment featuring the theatre’s wait staff, the Bootleggers also will precede all performances. Ticket prices are $58.55 per person for the evening dinner-and-show productions and $51.73 for the matinées.
Reservations are available through the Circa ’21 ticket office. For reservations, contact the theatre at 1828 Third Ave., Rock Island or by calling 309-786-7733 ext. 2.
In JUST DESSERTS, five strangers put their hearts, reputations and baking skills on the line to become the crème de la crème of bakers at a county fair. The heat is on to create three different types of desserts during the finals. Among the competition’s eccentric contestants is a determined young woman dreaming of opening her own bakery. There’s also a sexy nail technician who wants to fit in. Plus, a shy school nurse who doesn’t want to be there at all, a mysterious man from Brooklyn who arouses suspicion about his past and the reigning champion who is confident that she’ll garner yet another victory this year.
They’re all sure to get their “JUST DESSERTS” at the Jefferson County Bake-Off in this hilarious theatrical experience that boasts a little mystery, a little romance, some potential cheating and some back-stabbing, with the results sure to prove deliciously satisfying.
Directing JUST DESSERTS for Circa ’21 is venue veteran, Ashley Becher, who previously helmed “Seussical” and appeared in the theatre’s recent “Winter Wonderland.” Becher also directed last summer’s Countryside Community Theatre production of “Newsies: The Musical.” With performers Marc Christopher and Lexi Smith making their Circa ’21 debuts, Becher’s six-person cast is completed by returning actors Bobby Becher “The Play that Goes Wrong,” Elsa Besler “The Play That Goes Wrong,” Sarah Hayes “The Savannah Sipping Society” and Shelley Walljasper “Disenchanted.” TJ Besler, Kiera Lynn and the director herself will serve as understudies.
Area favorite, Ron May, takes the reins as JUST DESSERTS’ musical director. Additional members of the show’s creative team include scenic designer Susie Holgersson, lighting designer and production manager Jeremy Littlejohn, costume designer Greg Hiatt, sound designer Sam Ramont, stage manager Kendall McKasson, technical director Nick Divarco and assistant stage manager and deck manager Emmett Boedeker. Director Ashley Becker and husband Bobby created the musical tracks for the show.
Circa ’21’s entire staff is delighted to be opening their 45th season with this delicious stage treat and urges audience members to make immediate reservations for what is certain to be a spectacular springtime hit. Call the Circa ’21 ticket office at 309-786-7733 ext. 2 for reservations and share in the tasty enjoyment of the sweet musical comedy JUST DESSERTS!
Alice Cooper Coming To Adler Theatre This Week
ALICE COOPER will return to the Adler Theatre on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. with special guest Buckcherry.
Tickets are on sale online at Ticketmaster.com and in person at the Adler Theatre Box Office (136 E 3rd St). Reserved seat tickets are $49.50, $59.50 and $75.00. VIP Packages also available.
After wrapping a successful fall 2021 tour, Cooper announced a run of January and February tour dates ahead of a headline appearance at the Monsters of Rock Cruise, which takes places from February 9 through 14. Today, Cooper has confirmed a slate of new spring dates, kicking off on March 18 in Connecticut and wrapping on April 23 in California.
Cooper, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, usually spends up to six months a year on the road, bringing his iconic brand of rock psycho-drama to fans both old and new, enjoying it as much as the audience does. Known as the architect of shock rock, Cooper (in both the original Alice Cooper band and as a solo artist) has rattled the cages and undermined the authority of generations of guardians of the status quo, continuing to surprise fans and exude danger at every turn, like a great horror movie. Alice Cooper concerts remain a “not-to-be-missed” attraction!
Cooper’s universally acclaimed new album Detroit Stories is out now via earMUSIC. The record is a celebration of the sound and spirit of the Golden Era of Detroit rock, and debuted on the Billboard Album sales chart at #1 upon release in February.
The Associated Press called Detroit Stories “a masterpiece of classic rock, soul and R&B in homage to the city that produced him,” while Entertainment Weekly proclaimed the release “a love letter from Cooper to his city, and one that encourages a deep dive into his own back catalog and that of his peers.” Variety deemed the album “a delicious tip of the hat to ’70s classics such as ‘Killer’ and ‘School’s Out’ without sounding like a throwback.” Rolling Stone enthused, “That spirit of rock & roll abandon still exists in Cooper’s music half a century later, and his inherent showmanship is why people still fill theaters to see his guillotine act. It’s also why his records are still fun to listen to: You never know where he’s headed.” Get it .
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World’s Toughest Rodeo Coming To TaxSlayer
Music Guild Unveiling ‘A Disaster’ Next Weekend
Quad City Music Guild will present the area premier of Disaster! The Musical April 1-10!
It’s 1979 and New York’s hottest A-listers are lining up for the opening of a floating casino and discotheque. Also attending is a faded disco star, a sexy nightclub singer with her eleven-year-old twins, a disaster expert, a feminist reporter, an older couple with a secret, a pair of young guys who are looking for ladies, an untrustworthy businessman and a nun with a gambling addiction.
What begins as a night of boogie fever quickly changes to panic as the ship succumbs to multiple disasters such as earthquakes, tidal waves, and infernos. As the night turns into day, everyone struggles to survive and quite possibly, repair the love that they’ve lost…or at least escape the killer rats.
Disaster features some of the most unforgettable songs of the ’70s. ‘Knock on Wood,’ ‘Hooked on a Feeling,’ ‘Sky High,’ ‘I am Woman,’ and ‘Hot Stuff’ are just a few of the scintillating hits in this hilarious musical comedy.
Presented by Quad City Music Guild
Prospect Park Auditorium in Moline, Illinois
- April 1, 2022 7:30pm
- April 2, 2022 7:30pm
- April 3, 2022 2:00pm
- April 8, 2022 7:30pm
- April 9, 2022 7:30pm
- April 10, 2022 2:00pm
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Bettendorf Hosting Mo Carter Concerts
Throughout the entirety of March, the Bettendorf Public Library will be hosting a virtual edition of its popular Brown Bag Lunch concert series featuring local musician, Mo Carter. No registration is required to view this free concert made possible through the generosity of the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library. A link to the concert will be available through the Library’s website at http://events.bettendorflibrary.com/event/6064340 or via the Bettendorf Public Library’s YouTube channel.
Mo Carter is known for her bold, soulful voice and charismatic stage presence. This St. Louis native turned Quad Cities’ staple has a dynamic stable of unique acoustic originals as well as a wide range of creative covers. Mo is also a member of Mo & Co., The Velies, and previous member of Busted Chandeliers. She has shared the stage with national acts from Jay Leno to Julia Nunes and Caroline Rose. More information about this offering and other Bettendorf Public Library events can be found on the library’s website at http://www.bettendorflibrary.com or by calling 563-344-4179.
ABOUT the Bettendorf Public Library Information Center: Located at 2950 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf, Iowa 52722, the Library’s mission is “Committed to providing access to information and ideas for all.” For more information, visit www.bettendorflibrary.com or call 563-344-4175.
ABOUT the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library: The Friends are members of a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and promoting the Bettendorf Public Library. More information about the Friends can be found by visiting www.bettendorflibrary.com/contribute/friends.
Bootleg Hill Open Mic Every Thursday
Looking for a spot to showcase your talents?
How about the Bootleg Hill open mic night?
The musical open mic night is back. Happening weekly at Bootleg Hill Honey Meads in downtown Davenport. All are welcome. Hosted by Dan Fennesy and starts at 8 p.m.
Get Fit Every Sunday On The Skybridge
Get Fit on the Davenport Sky Bridge!
Free fitness every Sunday at 9am. Beat those winter blues, keep those cold muscles active and share a smile or a high 5 with some great people! There is about 50 mins tonwalk, jog run, climb stairs, shake your hips with Zumba and so much more! Positive quotes are hung throughout the course that you go at your own pace at. At the end we draw for prizes thanks to local businesses donating ever week! Wear layers it gets warm inside, water available, and a great playlist!
Rock With Rock Star Bingo
EVERY Wednesday Night @ 7pm
The Tangled Wood (Bettendorf, IA)
Name That Tune +
Sing-a-longsRock Star Bingo
Win FREE drinks!
“And she’s watching him with those eyes,
And she’s loving him with that body, I just know it,
Yeah ‘n’ he’s holding her in his arms late, late at night.”
It’s the most fun you will ever have playing bingo!
Big Room Open Mic Hitting Village
Looking for some laughs NEXT Sunday night?
The Big Room Open Mic opens the stage at 7 p.m. April 3 at the Village Theatre in the Village of East Davenport.
Come and check out the fun, and if you’re so inclined step up on stage for your own material.
See ya there!
Last Chance To See ‘Rabbit Hole’ At Playcrafters Today
Playcrafter’s Barn Theatre in Moline will present Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire through March 27!
Directed by Jaclyn Marta, Rabbit Hole revolves around Becca and Howie Corbett, who have everything a family could want until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart. Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Rabbit Hole follows a seemingly picture-perfect family through the grieving process, detailing how the death impacts everyone involved: the parents, the grandmother, the aunt, and the accidental perpetrator of the tragedy, charting their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest places and for a path that can lead to peace.
“David Lindsay-Abaire has crafted a drama that’s not just a departure but a redemption – an extremely emotional examination of grief, laced with wit, insightfulness, compassion, and searing honesty.” –Variety
STAGE MANAGER…..Max Johnson
LIGHT DESIGNER…..Mike Turczynski
SOUND DESIGNER…..Alexander Richardson
BOARD OPERATOR…..Kevin Keck
BOARD OPERATOR…..Nathan Lundburg
POSTER DESIGN……Katie Newport
March 18-20 and 25-27
Friday & Saturday 7:30 PM, Sunday 3 PM
General Admission $12
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