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Buddy Holly Tribute Coming Back To Circa

May 17th, 2019

Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse in downtown Rock Island is thrilled to welcome back The Rave Ons in THAT’LL BE THE DAY: A TRIBUTE TO BUDDY HOLLY AND THE CRICKETS on May 30.  Circa ’21 audiences might recognize the leader of the Rave Ons, Todd Meredith.  Todd played Buddy in our first production of Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story in 2008. The theater will be offering two shows on May 30. For the matinee performance doors open at 11:45, lunch is served from 12-12:45 and show at 1 pm.  Tickets are $46.73 per person. For the evening performance, doors open at 6 and the show begins at... Read More

Los Improviachis Bring Cinco De Laughso To Speakeasy

April 24th, 2019

The Speakeasy in downtown Rock Island is celebrating Cinco de Mayo a day early with the debut of Los Improviachis!  This hilarious improv comedy show comes direct from Chicago and will be making their Speakeasy debut on May 4! LOS IMPROVIACHIS  brings to the stage improvised music, dance and comedic scenes in the style and grace of the time-honored tradition of the mariachi. With lots of audience participation, this show is always a fun, hilarious fiesta! LOS IMPROVIACHIS have performed across the country at Bexar Stage (Texas), Chemically Imbalanced Comedy (Ill), Chicago Improv Festival, Chicago... Read More

Circa Holding Auditions For ‘Junie B. Jones’

March 24th, 2019

Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse in Rock Island is pleased to announce local auditions for their Spring children’s show JUNIE B. JONES IS NOT A CROOK. Auditions will be held at the theater on 10 a.m. Saturday, March 30. Quad-City favorite Kimberly Kurtenbach is directing the show.  Kimberly has directed many children’s shows and has been seen on stages across the Quad Cities, as well with the Curtainbox Theatre Company in Davenport, which she founded. Kurtenbach is seeking seven adults, four male and four female actors 18 and older. Those auditioning will be asked to read from the... Read More

Here Are The REAL Entrepreneurs You Should Be Keeping Up With

March 6th, 2019

Anyone read that article sweeping the web about Terry Tilka? He’s celebrating his 30th year of busting his ass as the owner of the coolest bar in the Quad-Cities, one that’s outlived almost every other and fought its way through countless trends, several recessions and umpteen financial curves in the Quad-Cities. Terry started off young, when he was in college, owning bars around the area, and busted his ass most frequently as the owner of O’Meara’s (named after his Mom’s maiden name), before putting his money and his life on the table to buy a little spot called RIBCO when there was... Read More

John Denver Tribute Shining On Circa ’21

March 5th, 2019

The music of legendary singer/songwriter John Denver will fill Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse on March 21, as Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon return to the stage! Chris Collins looks and sounds just like the legendary singer/songwriter, and Circa ’21 is happy to welcome him back for the third time. “The audiences loved Chris each time he been here” said Brett Hitchcock director of audience development. “He looks like John, he sounds like John…it’s just amazing!” The Rock Island theater will offer a matinee and an evening performance on March 21. Doors... Read More

(Don’t) Knock Wood: Pinocchio Coming To Circa

November 21st, 2018

You won’t knock this wood — for its first family musical of the 2018-19 season, the Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse brings a beloved fairytale figure and his many friends and foes to life in the family treat PINOCCHIO. Running through December 29, this enchanting tale of a wooden puppet who longs to be a real live boy will charm audiences of all ages with its wonderful score, hilarious antics, and memorable characters, and is being brought to life by a fantastic cast of professional talents. Circa ’21 will present show-only performances of PINOCCHIO on November 24 and... Read More

PIMPROV Striding Into Speakeasy

November 20th, 2018

The Speakeasy in downtown Rock Island is pleased to announce the return of PIMPROV, one of the most popular adult improv shows in Chicago on November 24. The doors open at 7:00 and show a 8:00. Tickets for the show are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets may be reserved through the Circa ’21 ticket office located at 1828 3rd Ave.,  Rock Island or by calling 309-786-7733, ext. 2.  Tickets are also available online at www.thecirca21speakeasy.com   You’ve seen the flashy suits and jewelry so bright that a blind man can see it shining. So ask yourself… who is more entertaining... Read More

Speakeasy Laugh Hard Competition Finals This Saturday!

September 28th, 2018

After two outstanding preliminary rounds on Sept. 8 and 15 with stand-up comedians from across the Midwest and from as far away as St Louis, The Speakeasy in downtown Rock Island is now down to the top 10 competing for the chance to win $1,000 and be crowned as Speakeasy Laugh Hard Champion on Sept. 29.    QuadCities.com is a proud sponsor of the Speakeasy Laugh Hard Competition. “We are so excited about this show on the 29th” said Brett Hitchcock, director of audience development. “We’ve had so many talented comics perform during this month. It was really difficult for the judges... Read More

Speakeasy Laugh Hard Competition Down To The Top 10!

September 20th, 2018

After two outstanding preliminary rounds on Sept. 8 and 15 with stand-up comedians from across the Midwest and from as far away as St Louis, The Speakeasy in downtown Rock Island is now down to the top 10 competing for the chance to win $1,000 and be crowned as Speakeasy Laugh Hard Champion on Sept. 29.   QuadCities.com is a proud sponsor of the Speakeasy Laugh Hard Competition. “We are so excited about this show on the 29th” said Brett Hitchcock, director of audience development. “We’ve had so many talented comics perform during this month. It was really difficult for the judges... Read More

QC Scene Checks Out The Speakeasy Stand Up Competition

September 14th, 2018

The Speakeasy kicked off its month-long Stand Up Comedy Competition last weekend, and QC Scene was there to check it out and snap some pics from the event! Congrats to the top five comics moving on in the competition, sponsored by QuadCities.com! The winners from this past Saturday are Michael Maxwell, Matthew Jacobsen, Beckett Kenny, Al Nimpson and Stevie Mo, making it through a round of 16.    The second prelim round is at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island. The event will have comics coming from across the Midwest to compete!   For tickets and more information,... Read More

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