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Circa’s ‘Kinky Boots’ A Fabulous Early Contender For Show Of The Year

January 17th, 2020

Kinky Boots Through March 14 Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse, 1726 3rd Ave., Rock Island (309) 786-7733, ext. 2 www.circa21.com   We’re barely past two weeks into 2020 and already we’ve got a strong contender for best show of the year. Circa ‘21’s “Kinky Boots” is indeed that good, a fantastic staging of a fabulous show, featuring a number of touching, buoyant moments, wonderful performances and terrific material. It’s such a magical, uplifting evening of entertainment, one of pure joy and spirit, with a positive message that doesn’t feel preachy, but rather, common sense. Wonderfully... Read More

Kinky Boots Steps Into Circa ‘21

January 12th, 2020

The moment we’ve all been waiting for has almost arrived! That’s right, Kinky Boots is back in the Quad Cities! Preview Performances of six-time Tony Award Winner, Kinky Boots, will take place Wednesday Jan 15 and Thursday Jan 16 at Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse (1828 3rd Avenue Rock Island. The show will then continue through Saturday Mar 14. With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS takes you... Read More

The Manny Lopez Big Band Jazzin’ Things Up at The Speakeasy

January 7th, 2020

Head down to The Speakeasy for some great Jazz music this Friday night! The Manny Lopez Big Band heads back to The Circa ’21 Speakeasy (1818 3rd Avenue Rock Island) this Friday Jan 10. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the concert starts at 6 p.m. 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! Food options will be available for purchase, such as sandwich baskets and pizza. The Speakeasy also offers a full bar. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 the day of... Read More

QC Scene Looks Back On The Images Of 2019, Part Two

December 30th, 2019
Various decorated rocks from the QC Rocks project

We’re looking back on a great year of entertainment, sports and features here at QuadCities.com, and QC Scene is here to display some of the images of the year, featuring the places, people and events that made the year great! Here’s part one of our look back in pictures:  Read More

Circa’s ‘Elf’ Is A Cute Holiday Treat

November 22nd, 2019

Circa ‘21’s “Elf” is a cute, fun holiday concoction, and was eaten up and greeted with smiles like Christmas cookies the night I saw it. With a fun live take on the blockbuster holiday film, a fantastic cast, wonderful sets and costumes and a terrific star giving it the perfect tone of goofiness and levity, it’s excellent holiday fare. There are flaws to the show, to be sure, but “Elf” is like winter’s first snowflake – you greet it with a smile, it reminds you of Christmas cheer, and you don’t want to put too much thought into it or it’ll ruin the moment. Sure, there are... Read More

Hey Baby, Blue Christmas Elvis Show Droppin’ At Circa

November 15th, 2019

Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse in Rock Island is pleased to welcome back Robert Shaw and the Lonely Street Band in BLUE CHRISTMAS: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Holiday Extravaganza for two performances on December 5.  This show features many of Elvis Presley’s favorite holiday hits. Door times for the evening performance are 5:45, buffet from 6 to 7 and concert at 7:15 p.m. Tickets for the evening show are $56.10. Doors open for the matinee performance at 11:45, with a plated lunch from 12 to 12:45 and concert at 1 p.m. Tickets for the matinee performances are $50.33 per person. Tickets for either... Read More

ELF The Musical Brings Holiday Magic to Circa ‘21

November 3rd, 2019

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear! ELF The Musical takes the stage at Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse (1828 3rd Avenue Rock Island) Friday Nov 8 (with preview performances on Wednesday Nov 6 and Thursday Nov 7) and will continue through Sunday Dec 29. Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf on his quest to find his true identity. Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until... Read More

The Rocky Horror Show Returns to the Quad Cities!

October 15th, 2019

That sweet transvestite and his motley crew are back doing the time warp this October! The Rocky Horror Show returns to The Circa ’21 Speakeasy (1818 3rd Avenue Rock Island) for a limited time between Friday Oct 18 and Sunday Oct 27. 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... Read More

Singin’ in the Rain Continues to Impress Audiences

October 14th, 2019

The Greatest Movie Musical Of All Time comes to the Quad Cities! Tap your toes and sing along in this splashy adaptation of the celebrated and beloved film, Singin’ in the Rain, at Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse (1828 3rd Avenue Rock Island) which continues to grace the stage through Saturday Nov 2. The “Greatest Movie Musical of All Time” is faithfully and lovingly adapted by Broadway legends, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, from their original award-winning screenplay in Singin’ in the Rain. Each unforgettable scene, song and dance is accounted for, including the show-stopping... Read More

Viva La Divas Return to Speakeasy!

October 3rd, 2019

Experience the PREMIERE Drag Show in the Quad Cities! The Speakeasy (1818 3rd Avenue Rock Island) is thrilled to welcome back the area’s premiere drag show, Viva La Divas, this Friday Oct 4! Now in its seventh year, Viva La Divas is the longest running drag show in the Quad Cities bringing you some of the United States best performers! Viva La Divas has three multiple title holders and Speakeasy favorites… Dementia Jaide, Jamie Summers and Milange Cavalli! This outstanding show cast is the kind you would expect to see in a large market like Chicago, New York and even Las Vegas! Each month... Read More

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