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Disney’s Newsies Set to Premiere in the Quad Cities!

January 13th, 2019

The Disney musical taking the nation by storm is hitting the Circa ’21 stage! Disney’s Newsies hits the stage at Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse (1828 3rd Ave. Rock Island) in their Quad Cities’ premiere this Wednesday Jan 16 at 5:45 p.m. and will continue production through Saturday Feb 23. Set in New York City at the turn of the 20th Century, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged “newsies,” who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph... Read More

The Manny Lopez Band Returns to Downtown Rock Island

January 10th, 2019

Looking for something to do this Friday night, in the Quad Cities? Then head on down to The Speakasy! The Manny Lopez Big Band returns to The Circa ’21 Speakeasy (1818 3rd Ave Rock Island) this Friday Jan 11. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the show 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! Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 the day of the show. You can purchase tickets online at https://www.thecirca21speakeasy.com or by calling... Read More

Remember The King This NYE

December 30th, 2018

Ring in the new year with the music of Elvis! Remember The King: Celebrating the Music of Elvis Presley, takes place this Monday Dec 31 at Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse (1828 3rd Ave. Rock Island). Doors open at 7:30 p.m., buffet begins at 8 p.m. the show will commence at 9:15 p.m. This one-of-a-kind concert production celebrates the best-known songs from Elvis including “That’s All Right, Mama,” “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Suspicious Minds,” and “Burnin’ Love.”  The show will be divided into three separate acts that highlight the three distinct eras of the King’s career: Young Elvis... Read More

(Don’t) Knock Wood: Pinocchio Coming To Circa

November 21st, 2018

You won’t knock this wood — for its first family musical of the 2018-19 season, the Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse brings a beloved fairytale figure and his many friends and foes to life in the family treat PINOCCHIO. Running through December 29, this enchanting tale of a wooden puppet who longs to be a real live boy will charm audiences of all ages with its wonderful score, hilarious antics, and memorable characters, and is being brought to life by a fantastic cast of professional talents. Circa ’21 will present show-only performances of PINOCCHIO on November 24 and... Read More

PIMPROV Striding Into Speakeasy

November 20th, 2018

The Speakeasy in downtown Rock Island is pleased to announce the return of PIMPROV, one of the most popular adult improv shows in Chicago on November 24. The doors open at 7:00 and show a 8:00. Tickets for the show are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets may be reserved through the Circa ’21 ticket office located at 1828 3rd Ave.,  Rock Island or by calling 309-786-7733, ext. 2.  Tickets are also available online at www.thecirca21speakeasy.com   You’ve seen the flashy suits and jewelry so bright that a blind man can see it shining. So ask yourself… who is more entertaining... Read More

Annie On Stage at Circa ’21!

November 12th, 2018

Leapin’ Lizards! The irrepressible comic strip heroine has taken center stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals this Holiday season! The perfect family-friendly musical, Annie, is playing at Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse (1828 3rd Ave Rock Island) and will continue through Sunday Dec 30. The irrepressible heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals. Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners,... Read More

Annie Takes the Stage at Circa ’21!

November 3rd, 2018

Leapin’ Lizards! The irrepressible comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals this Holiday season! The perfect family-friendly musical, Annie, will be playing at Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse (1828 3rd Ave Rock Island) beginning this Wednesday Nov 7 and running through Sunday Dec 30. The irrepressible heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals. Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved book and score... Read More

Circa Holding Auditions For ‘Pinocchio’

October 20th, 2018

Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse is thrilled to announce the auditions schedule for their upcoming children’s musical Pinocchio. Auditions for the show will be held at 9 a.m. on Oct. 27 at the theater, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island. Puppet maker, Geppetto, builds a marionette that comes to mischievous life and learns how to be a “real boy.” In Pinocchio, the story of a familiar wooden puppet who wants to become a real boy is told with vim, verve and vibrancy. Set in Italy, this version tells the beloved tale of Pinocchio, a boy-sized puppet that is built by the caring puppet maker,... Read More

Five Comics Move On In Speakeasy Stand Up Competition

September 13th, 2018

Congrats to the top five comics moving on in the Speakeasy’s comedy competition, sponsored by QuadCities.com! These five are the winners from this past Saturday – Michael Maxwell, Matthew Jacobsen, Beckett Kenny, Al Nimpson and Stevie Mo – making it through a round of 16.   The second prelim round is at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island. The event will have comics coming from across the Midwest to compete!   For tickets and more information, call (309) 786-7733, ext. 2.  Read More

Hilarity Ensues at Speakeasy Laugh Hard Challenge

September 4th, 2018

Do you like to laugh? Enjoy stand up comedy? Then you’re going to love this competition! The Circa 21 Speakeasy (1818 3rd Ave Rock Island) presents the Speakeasy’s Laugh Hard Challenge, a Stand Up Comedy Competition, this September. Comedians from across the Midwest and as far as Denver and St. Louis will come together to perform their best material in front of a panel of judges and you, the audience! Two preliminary rounds (Saturday Sep 8 and Saturday Sep 15) will produce 10 winners to move onto the finals on Saturday Sep 29. The winner will then not only win the title of Laugh Hard Champion... Read More

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