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“Rocky Horror” Seduces Rock Island Through Oct. 30

October 28th, 2022
“Rocky Horror” Seduces Rock Island Through Oct. 30

That sweet transvestite is back this October with his motley crew! On the way to visit an old college professor, two clean cut kids, Brad Majors and his fiancée Janet Weiss, get caught in a storm and end up at the home of a mad transvestite scientist, Dr Frank ‘n’ Furter, who is in the midst of one of his maniacal experiments! WARNING: “The Rocky Horror Show” is not recommended for the easily offended. This show deals with MATURE subject matters in an IMMATURE way!! If sex, drugs, rock & roll, adultery, cross-dressing, aliens and above all, SHOW TUNES are not your cup of tea,... Read More

Rock Island’s Speakeasy Holding Auditions For ‘Rocky Horror Show’ Sunday

June 25th, 2022
Rock Island's Speakeasy Holding Auditions For 'Rocky Horror Show' Sunday

Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse and The Speakeasy are thrilled to be producing this cult classic for the 7th straight year in October! Auditions will be held at 1:00pm on Sunday, June 26th at Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse located at 1828 3rd Avenue in Rock Island. Please bring a current headshot & resume and prepare 16-32 bars (or one verse and one chorus) of a pop/rock song. Singing a song from show is highly encouraged! Bring sheet music properly marked as an accompanist will be provided. Be prepared to read from the script and possibly learn a short dance combination. Rehearsals will be begin... Read More

Rock Island’s Circa ’21 Hosts Music On The Marquee TONIGHT!

June 7th, 2022
Performers atop the Circa marquee on the 1921 former movie palace.

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 will be... Read More

Manny Lopez Big Band Swings Into Rock Island’s Speakeasy Tonight

May 13th, 2022
Manny Lopez Big Band Swings Into Rock Island's Speakeasy Tonight

Listen to all the hits with the Manny Lopez Big Band this Friday, May 13 at the Circa ’21 Speakeasy (1818 3rd Avenue Rock Island). Doors open at 5 p.m. and concert begins at 6 p.m. Manny Lopez and his 13-piece big band will be performing all your favorites from such legendary artists as Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Henry Mancini, and Stan Kenton, just to name a few! This band includes musicians from the Quad Cities area in addition to others from across the Midwest! You’ll hear some of the greatest hits from the big band era during this two-hour show! Tickets are $15 in advance... Read More

Manny Lopez Makes Rock Island Swing May 13

May 7th, 2022
Manny Lopez Makes Rock Island Swing May 13

Listen to all the hits with the Manny Lopez Big Band this Friday, May 13 at the Circa ’21 Speakeasy (1818 3rd Avenue Rock Island). Doors open at 5 p.m. and concert begins at 6 p.m. Manny Lopez and his 13-piece big band will be performing all your favorites from such legendary artists as Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Henry Mancini, and Stan Kenton, just to name a few! This band includes musicians from the Quad Cities area in addition to others from across the Midwest! You’ll hear some of the greatest hits from the big band era during this two-hour show! Tickets are $15 in advance... Read More

Masculine Burlesque and Feminine Comedy at The Speakeasy

April 23rd, 2022

Enjoy a night of Masculine Burlesque and Feminine Comedy! Featuring the Comedy of Pubali Kundu, Amber Phillips, Rein Razor, Jenny Lynn Stacy and Celtic Honey! Plus all the nakedness from your favorite Manscape Burlesque members!! Tickets are $12.00 in advance. $15 at the door. Call 309 786 7733 ext 2 for tickets! Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. The madness shall ensue at The Circa 21 Speakeasy in Rock Island!  Read More

Burlesque is Back March 19

March 12th, 2022
Burlesque is Back March 19

Burlesque is back March 19! This all new show gives you all the thrills and chills you’ve come to love from Bottom’s Up! Get your tickets now when you visit: https://www.thecirca21speakeasy.com/  Read More

Manscape Presents Cirque de Lerotique

February 25th, 2022
Manscape Presents Cirque de Lerotique

Boylesque is back with an all new show! Enjoy a night of strip tease, comedy, and the men of Manscape in the Quad-Cities only male revue. You don’t want to miss this fabulous dance party at the Speakeasy! Must be 18 or older to attend. Doors 7 pm, Show 8 pm Tickets $12 in advance, $15 day of show For reservations, call: 309-786-7733 ext. 2  Read More

A Shot and A Giggle Walk Into A Bar…

January 22nd, 2022
A Shot and A Giggle Walk Into A Bar…

The most popular improv comedy show in Speakeasy history is back on January 22! Shots ‘n’ Giggles mixes adult beverages and improv comedy into one wild and crazy spectacle! What can possible go wrong with that combination? The talented improv performers are drinking along with the audience during the show. From toasts to shots to audience participation, there’ something new and fun each show! See you Saturday night – January 22 at 8pm! Reserve your tickets by calling 309-786-7733 ext 2 or online at. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 the day of the show.  Read More

VIVA LA DIVAS Hits The Speakeasy Stage TONIGHT!

January 14th, 2022
VIVA LA DIVAS Hits The Speakeasy Stage TONIGHT!

The area’s premiere drag show is back tonight at the Speakeasy, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island! We’ve made some changes to the show and we know you’re going to love! The first change is we are happy to welcome local comedian, Leslie Mitchell, who will serve as the show emcee that evening. Leslie is a hilarious comedian who’s performed both stand up and improv comedy throughout the Quad Cities and around the Midwest. Leslie recently finished second in our month-long Laugh Hard Comedy Competition & she will keep you laughing all night! The second change is our show cast will... Read More