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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

Junie B. Jones At Circa ’21 With New Show

May 6th, 2019

One of America’s most popular children’s book characters will be brought to life in a brand-new way when the Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse stages the area premiere of the family comedy JUNIE B. JONES IS NOT A CROOK. Running selected days through May 18, this charming, hilarious treat based on Barbara Park’s beloved literary series is filled with wit, heart and loads of laughs and boasts a sensational cast! Circa ’21 will present show-only performances of JUNIE B. JONES IS NOT A CROOK on scheduled Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday mornings and afternoons through... 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

Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook Comes to Circa ’21 Stage!

April 22nd, 2019

Circa ’21 Children’s Theatre’s spring performance is one you won’t want to miss! Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook hits the stage at Circa ’21 (1828 3rd Avenue Rock Island) on Tuesday Apr 23 and will continue through Saturday May 18. All performances are show only. Something terrible happened to Junie B. Jones at school today! Someone stole her furry mittens! So, when Junie B. finds a wonderful pen of many colors, she should be allowed to keep it, right? Because finders keepers, losers weepers. And guess what? There’s a new boy in kindergarten and he is the handsomest. The only thing is... Read More

Circa’s ‘Grumpy’ Will Make You Happy

April 17th, 2019

Circa ‘21’s “Grumpy Old Men” will make you anything but grumpy. It’s a hilarious, ribald, dirty romp, roughly based on the beloved movie of the same name and sporting the same qualities. Prudish types may blush and bluster, but the rest of us will find it quite amusing. “Grumpy” is set in the small northern town of Wabasha, Wisc., where ice fishing rules and a feud on-and-off-the-ice has been chilly for decades between cranky geezers John Gustafson (Luther Chakurian) and Max Goldman (Tom Walljasper). It started in high school, over a girl, and shows no signs of lightening up even... Read More

Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook Comes to Circa ’21 Stage!

April 11th, 2019

Circa ’21 Children’s Theatre’s spring performance is one you won’t want to miss! Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook hits the stage at Circa ’21 (1828 3rd Avenue Rock Island) on Tuesday Apr 23 and will continue through Saturday May 18. All performances are show only. Something terrible happened to Junie B. Jones at school today! Someone stole her furry mittens! So, when Junie B. finds a wonderful pen of many colors, she should be allowed to keep it, right? Because finders keepers, losers weepers. And guess what? There’s a new boy in kindergarten and he is the handsomest. The only thing is... Read More

Grumpy Old Men the Musical Heading to Circa ’21

April 7th, 2019

Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a grumpy ride! Area Premiere of Grumpy Old Men the Musical hits the Circa ’21 (1828 3rd Avenue Rock Island) stage this Wednesday Apr 10 and Thursday Apr 11. Doors open at 5:45 p.m., meal is from 6 – 7 p.m. and the show will follow. Don’t miss this laugh-out-loud story of family, friendship, love and romance in a fresh new musical that’s guaranteed to delight! Based on the 1993 movie starring Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau and Ann-Margret, Grumpy Old Men is the story of two aging neighbors, Max and John, who have been feuding for more than fifty years.... 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

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