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MADAGASCAR Hits the Circa ’21 Stage

June 11th, 2022
MADAGASCAR Hits the Circa '21 Stage

Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse is thrilled to be present “MADAGASCAR – A MUSICAL ADVENTURE” now through July 2! Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, “MADAGASCAR – A MUSICAL ADVENTURE” follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape their home in New York City’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar. Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo, and of course, those hilarious plotting Penguins as... Read More

Music on the Marquee Returns to Circa ‘21

May 28th, 2022
MADAGASCAR Hits the Circa '21 Stage

Circa ’21’s signature event, MUSIC ON THE MARQUEE returns this June! In celebration of our 45th Anniversary, we return to this unique and popular concert experience atop our iconic marquee! Bring a lawn chair and join the Circa ’21 Bootleggers, the cast of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, and a few special guests as they entertain you in this special live concert, held on the street in Downtown Rock Island. Hosted by veterans Brad Hauskins and Tristan Tapscott, this event will celebrate our history and feature a wide range of fabulous music. Chef Tony will be outside grilling, and drinks... Read More

Rock Island’s Circa ’21 Seeking Actors For Upcoming Productions

April 26th, 2022
MADAGASCAR Hits the Circa '21 Stage

Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse, Rock Island, is seeking actors to fill roles for three upcoming shows! Auditions will be held at 9 a.m. on May 7 at the theater, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island, for the summer children’s show Madagascar – A Musical Adventure. Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto your stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends... Read More

Circa Seeking Chip, Ensemble for Beauty and the Beast

April 10th, 2022
MADAGASCAR Hits the Circa '21 Stage

Circa ’21 is still looking to fill roles for their upcoming production of DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Step into the enchanted world of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will be broken. If not, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. Broadway’s modern classic Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is an international sensation that played a remarkable 13-year run on Broadway, was nominated for nine Tony Awards — including Best Musical —... Read More

Rock Island’s Circa ’21 Serving Up ‘Just Desserts’ This Weekend

March 16th, 2022
MADAGASCAR Hits the Circa '21 Stage

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... Read More

Buy ONE Ticket, Get One FREE Special for The Play That Goes Wrong!

February 18th, 2022
MADAGASCAR Hits the Circa '21 Stage

See “the funniest show in town” at Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse for less now through March 11! Welcome to opening night of community theatre troupe, Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society’s newest production of an Agatha Christie-like 1920s murder mystery, “The Murder at Haversham Manor” — where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous! The set, the props, the lighting and the sound thwart the performers at every turn. Eventually, a few of these semi-amateur thespians, demoralized by disaster, go rogue. It’s a stage manager’s worst nightmare — and an audience’s... Read More

Looking Back on Recovering From Covid, and 2021’s Best of Live Theater

January 1st, 2022
MADAGASCAR Hits the Circa '21 Stage

Saturday in the Arts is a weekly feature covering a trend, subject, event or personality of local interest. It runs every Saturday morning on your site for the best entertainment and arts coverage in the area, QuadCities.com! Twenty-twenty-one was the year we were all supposed to get back to normal, wasn’t it? After the punishing isolation and shutdowns of 2020, the life-saving promise of Covid vaccines and a new president who actually seemed to care about the health and sanity of Americans, we were ready to turn that corner in 2021, starting with a touted “hot vaxxed summer.” Well, that... Read More

‘Seussical’ Ends Today At Circa ’21

December 26th, 2021
MADAGASCAR Hits the Circa '21 Stage

For the theatre’s first holiday children’s musical since the winter of 2019, Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse brings a beloved series of storybook characters to life with the Tony Award-nominated sensation SEUSSICAL. Running through Dec. 26, this charming, magical entertainment was praised as “85 minutes of sweetness, humor and energetic high spirits” by the New York Times and will be brought to life in Rock Island through the tremendous talents of professional stage artists. Brunch performance are every Sunday through Dec. 26. Doors for these presentations open at 10:45 a.m., brunch is served... Read More

Walk Through A ‘Winter Wonderland’ With Rock Island’s Circa ’21

December 24th, 2021
MADAGASCAR Hits the Circa '21 Stage

For the theatre’s holiday 2021 production in its spectacular 44th season of live entertainment,  Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse is treating family audiences to a special holiday gift: the yuletide musical revue WINTER WONDERLAND. This charmingly festive stage delight will charm audiences with its magical blend of laughs, sentiment and beloved songs from the past, and it’s being brought to life by a marvelous team of professional talents. WINTER WONDERAND will be presented at Circa ’21 through December 29, with performances on Wednesday, Friday and Saturdays evenings at 7:45 p.m., Sundays at... Read More

REVIEW: Supremely Silly New Holiday Musical ‘Deck The Halls’ is A Fast-Paced Fun Time

December 13th, 2021
MADAGASCAR Hits the Circa '21 Stage

The new Christmas-themed musical at Mockingbird on Main in downtown Davenport is the ultimate stocking stuffer – not a major present in any way, but a sweet, silly, delicious trifle in more ways than one. When a huge snowstorm hits and the star-studded cast of a 1953 radio show can’t make it into the studio, those who are trapped inside the studio — the janitor, the writer, the assistant station manager and the young frazzled producer — must take over and see that show does indeed go on. Performed without intermission (running less than an hour), “Deck the Halls” is a frantic, fast-paced,... Read More