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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

EmiSunshine Coming To Circa Speakeasy Sept. 6

September 3rd, 2018

A ray of Sunshine is coming to Circa’s Speakeasy Sept. 6. It’s nearly impossible to explain the exceptional talents of EmiSunshine, the 14-year-old prodigy from East Tennessee who has captured the nation’s attention and enchanted hearts-a-many with her musical wizardry.   Born Emilie Sunshine Hamilton, the singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist has been surrounded by family members who possess a genuine love for “salt-of-the-earth” mountain melodies and lyrics. Emi embraced the classic country, blues and folk music that echoed throughout her Madisonville, Tenn. home.   Steeped... Read More

EmiSunshine Coming To Circa Speakeasy Sept. 6

August 21st, 2018

A ray of Sunshine is coming to Circa’s Speakeasy Sept. 6. It’s nearly impossible to explain the exceptional talents of EmiSunshine, the 14-year-old prodigy from East Tennessee who has captured the nation’s attention and enchanted hearts-a-many with her musical wizardry. Born Emilie Sunshine Hamilton, the singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist has been surrounded by family members who possess a genuine love for “salt-of-the-earth” mountain melodies and lyrics. Emi embraced the classic country, blues and folk music that echoed throughout her Madisonville, Tenn. home.   Steeped... Read More

Circa Holding Auditions For ‘Annie,’ ‘Newsies’

July 31st, 2018

Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse in downtown Rock Island is thrilled to announce local auditions for their upcoming productions of ANNIE and NEWSIES on August 11, 18 and 19th.  Those auditioning must be available for all rehearsals and performances as scheduled and must prepare a verse and chorus or 16 bars of a Broadway song. Music from the show is acceptable. They should bring sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided.  Young performers should dress comfortably (please no costumes, wigs or makeup for Annie) and provide a non-returnable photo, as well as a brief résumé.... Read More

Circa’s ‘Mamma Mia’ Is ABBAsolutely Fabulous

July 28th, 2018

What a brilliant programming decision by Denny Hitchcock and the Circa ’21 brass to bring in “Mamma Mia” at this point, right before the sequel is about to hit theaters and just as summer is reaching its peak, because “Mamma Mia” is an absolutely perfect summer show. It’s fun, it’s light, it’s fizzy and it’s goofily colorful. Based on and buttressed by a succession of songs by the Swedish supergroup ABBA, “Mamma Mia” tells the story of Sophie (Courtney Groves), a 20-year-old on the cusp of getting married, with one usual request couched in an unusual predicament – she wants... Read More

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