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Circa ’21’s ‘Elephant & Piggie’ Kids’ Show Opening This Week In Rock Island

June 10th, 2021
Circa '21's 'Elephant & Piggie' Kids' Show Opening This Week In Rock Island

Are you and your children big fans of Elephant & Piggie? Then Rock Island’s Circa ’21 has got the show for you, running June 11-July 2. Get ready for a musical experience, ripped from the pages of Mo Willems’ beloved, award-winning, best-selling children’s books, that will leave audiences doing the “Flippy Floppy Floory” dance all night long! In Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!”, Gerald and Piggie take to the stage in a rollicking adventure that is perfect for young audiences. An elephant named Gerald and a pig named Piggie are best, best, “bestus” (a... Read More

Looking For Fun This Weekend? Check Out The Quad-Cities Weekend In 2 Minutes

June 10th, 2021
Looking For Fun This Weekend? Check Out The Quad-Cities Weekend In 2 Minutes

It’s looking like a beautiful summer weekend, and you’re looking to get out and have fun! But what’s going on this weekend? Check out your Weekend in 2 Minutes podcast, every Thursday morning on QuadCities.com! From car shows to Fresh Wax to Corporate Rock to Hate Mail and more, it’s your look at the area entertainment scene’s highlights this weekend, in your Weekend in 2 Minutes! Here’s the link, for your listening pleasure!  Read More

Elephant & Piggie, Spamalot, Reading Groups For Kids And More In This Week’s FUN10!

June 6th, 2021
Elephant & Piggie, Spamalot, Reading Groups For Kids And More In This Week's FUN10!

It’s Sunday, and QuadCities.com proudly presents Fun10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we drop a new Fun10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out Fun10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week. FUN10 — ten ways for you to have fun in the Quad-Cities, this week and every week, running every Sunday, only on your site for fun, free, local... Read More

REVIEW: “Beehive” A Colorful, Exhilarating Triumph at Rock Island’s Circa ‘21

June 4th, 2021
REVIEW: “Beehive” A Colorful, Exhilarating Triumph at Rock Island’s Circa ‘21

While I had been inside Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse a few times over the past year (for interviews and an audition), I had not been back before Wednesday to see an actual stage show since January 2020. Like a certain Dorothy once said, “There’s no place like home.” And even with what seems like the final phase of Covid restrictions (patrons seated every other table, no buffet, servers wearing masks), Circa still dependably seems like a comforting, familiar home away from home for me. In the capable hands of Bootlegger Kathryn Calhoun, I was simply overjoyed to be back for a tasty dinner... Read More

Quad-Cities Filmmaker Khalil Hacker And Poet Melissa Conway Are This Week’s Artists In Conversation

May 26th, 2021
Quad-Cities Filmmaker Khalil Hacker And Poet Melissa Conway Are This Week's Artists In Conversation

Artists in Conversation is a weekly column running Wednesdays on QuadCities.com. It features a conversation with a local creator or creators going into their artistic process, projects and more. Get to know your local arts scene and local creators better on QuadCities.com with Artists In Conversation! If you’re a local creator and would like to be featured, please email us at Sean@QuadCities.com or Tristan@QuadCities.com! This week our Artists in Conversation from QuadCities.com features Khalil Hacker and Melissa Conway. Khalil Hacker is a filmmaker and Melissa Conway is a writer/poet and together... Read More

‘Beehive’ Buzzing At Rock Island’s Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse

May 26th, 2021
'Beehive' Buzzing At Rock Island's Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse

BEEHIVE The ’60s Musical is buzzing in to Rock Island‘s Circa ’21 through July 10! A fun, frothy flashback to the fabulous females who unmistakably left their mark on ’60s pop music. Matching big voices with big hairdos, Beehive features nonstop hits from early decade bubble gum classics to the explosive late ‘60s soul sound. Paying tribute to performers such as Brenda Lee, The Supremes, Connie Francis, Janis Joplin, Tina Turner and Aretha Franklin, this irresistible revue will fly you back in time to experience firsthand the music that thrilled a generation. Come rock out with “Respect,”... Read More

Reggae, Hairspray, A Celebration Of Mustaches And More… In Your Quad-Cities Weekend In 2 Minutes!

May 20th, 2021
Reggae, Hairspray, A Celebration Of Mustaches And More... In Your Quad-Cities Weekend In 2 Minutes!

Looking for some fun this weekend? How about live music from reggae to rock? How about a theatrical tribute to the ’60s? How about a celebration of facial hair? And, well, how about a whole lot more, if you just listen to your Weekend in 2 Minutes! It’s our weekly podcast giving you a rundown of some of the cool things happening over the weekend, and you can hear it here…  Read More

Quad-Cities Artists In Conversation This Week Features Shelley Cooper From Circa ’21’s ‘Beehive’

May 19th, 2021
Quad-Cities Artists In Conversation This Week Features Shelley Cooper From Circa '21's 'Beehive'

Artists in Conversation is a weekly column running Wednesdays on QuadCities.com. It features a conversation with a local creator going into their artistic process, projects and more. Get to know your local arts scene and local creators better on QuadCities.com with Artists In Conversation! If you’re a local creator and would like to be featured, please email us at Sean@QuadCities.com or Tristan@QuadCities.com! THIS WEEK: Educator, director and performance artist Shelley Cooper who is at the helm of Circa ‘21’s BEEHIVE! What attracted you to BEEHIVE? Beehive is a 60’s concert to celebrate... Read More

Rock Island’s Circa ’21 Catches Buzz of ‘60s In Iconic Musical “Beehive”

May 19th, 2021
Rock Island’s Circa ’21 Catches Buzz of ‘60s In Iconic Musical “Beehive”

If there was a labor of love – after a devastating last 14 months – it is Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse’s new production, “Beehive: The ‘60s Musical,” which opens in previews Wednesday night. Running through July 10, this infectiously entertaining salute to female pop, rock and soul singers was praised by DC Metro Theater Arts as “a big-hearted, well-accomplished, utterly tuneful joy.” A colorful flashback to the fabulous females who unmistakably left their mark on 1960s pop music, and a spectacle that matches big voices with big hairdos, “Beehive” features nonstop hits from... Read More

‘Beehive’ Buzzing In At Rock Island’s Circa ’21

May 18th, 2021
'Beehive' Buzzing In At Rock Island's Circa '21

BEEHIVE The ’60s Musical is buzzing in to Rock Island’s Circa ’21 May 19-July 10! A fun, frothy flashback to the fabulous females who unmistakably left their mark on ’60s pop music. Matching big voices with big hairdos, Beehive features nonstop hits from early decade bubble gum classics to the explosive late ‘60s soul sound. Paying tribute to performers such as Brenda Lee, The Supremes, Connie Francis, Janis Joplin, Tina Turner and Aretha Franklin, this irresistible revue will fly you back in time to experience firsthand the music that thrilled a generation. Come rock... Read More