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Rock Island's Circa '21 Delivers Nostalgic, Heartwarming “Big Rock Candy Mountain”

Rock Island’s Circa ’21 Delivers Nostalgic, Heartwarming “Big Rock Candy Mountain”

At one point in the original bluegrass musical “Big Rock Candy Mountain,”the witchy, bitchy character Velda decries the Depression-era theater in which the story takes place as “frivolous nonsense.” Well, in the midst of what seems like a greater 21st-century Depression (see: Covid, unemployment, racial injustice, political division and endless quarantine), I think a little […]

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Rock Island's Circa ’21 Premieres Filmed Bluegrass Musical From Feb. 6 to 28

Rock Island’s Circa ’21 Premieres Filmed Bluegrass Musical From Feb. 6 to 28

In a dark, uncertain time, Circa ’21 offers light and unadulterated joy in its latest online entertainment, the fun bluegrass musical “Big Rock Candy Mountain.” Fans of the film “O Brother Where Art Thou” and the Circa ’21 favorite “Southern Crossroads” should love this original musical – written and directed by Tristan Tapscott — that features such […]

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