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‘Mamma Mia!’ Is ABBAsolutely coming to Circa!

July 18th, 2018

A beloved Broadway smash and five-time Tony Award nominee, and the show that resurrected an international wave of ABBA fever will make its area debut when Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse treats audiences to the singing, dancing, spirited fun of the iconic musical MAMMA MIA! This pop-tune-driven entertainment – one of the 10 longest-running productions in Great White Way history – will electrify crowds at the Rock Island dinner theater through September 15 and is being brought to life by a spectacular cast of Circa ’21 newcomers and venue favorites. MAMMA MIA! will be staged at Circa... Read More

Have an ABBA-solutely Great Time at Mamma Mia!

July 15th, 2018

The newest production to hit the Circa ’21 stage is guaranteed to be ABBA-solutely fabulous! Mamma Mia! will be playing at Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse (1828 3rd Ave Rock Island), beginning with two preview performances on Wednesday Jul 18 and Thursday Jul 19 at 5:45. The show will continue it’s run from Friday Jul 20 through Saturday Sep 15. Over 54 million people all around the world have fallen in in love with the characters, the story and the music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show! A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget! Writer,... Read More

The Rave Ons Bring Buddy Holly To Circa ‘21

June 25th, 2018

Oh, Boy! Take a step back in time this week at Circa ’21 for two amazing Buddy Holly tribute performances! That’ll Be The Day: A Tribute to Buddy Holly and The Crickets will be rocking and rolling at the Circa ’21 (1828 3rd Avenue Rock Island) this Thursday Jun 28 and Friday Jun 29. The Rave Ons, which include Todd Meredith, Billy Morey, Matt Watson and Jeremy Renner, will bring audiences the music of Buddy Holly and The Crickets with energy and excitement. Thursday’s evening show will begin at 7:15 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) and tickets are $25 in advance and $30 on the day of the show.... Read More

Knuffle Bunny Hopping Into Circa ’21

June 10th, 2018

There is a new family-friendly production hitting the stage at Circa ’21! Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical, the Children’s Summer Musical at Circa ’21 (1828 3rd Avenue Rock Island) will be in production beginning Tuesday Jun 12 and running through Saturday Jun 30. Based on the beloved Caldecott Honor-winning picture book, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical is filled with adventure, song and dancing laundry and an instant children’s classic! Six-time Emmy Award winner, Mo Willems, teams up with Grammy Award-winning composer, Michael Silversher, to create this heart-warming and hilarious... Read More

Bobby Darin Salute Returns To Circa ‘21

May 5th, 2018

Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse in Rock Island is pleased to welcome back the critically acclaimed concert tribute “DREAM LOVER: A Salute to Bobby Darin” for two shows on May 16.   The show stars Circa ’21 favorite and national touring and recording artist Robert Shaw (from the Chicago and New York cast of the smash-hit musical “Million Dollar Quartet”) and the wonderful Lonely Street Band. “We are thrilled to welcome Robert back to Circa ’21 with his Bobby Darin tribute!” said Producer, Dennis Hitchcock. “The show sold out the first time we did it in 2013 and the audience... Read More

Scavenge Up A Good Time At Circa ’21

March 2nd, 2018

Looking for a fun activity this weekend that taps into your amazing scavenger skills? Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse is hosting a Freaky Friday Scavenger Hunt! The hunt will begin at 8:45 a.m. on Saturday Mar 3 at Circa ’21. Don’t be late! The theatre invites teams of two to arrive at Circa ’21 to be given a list of ten clues for the scavenger hunt. All locations for the hunt with be in downtown Rock Island and Davenport. Advanced registration is not necessary. However, teams must arrive at Circa ’21 no later than 8:45 a.m. Teams will have three hours to complete the hunt. The winning team... Read More

Etta May Returning To Circa ’21

February 20th, 2018

Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse in Rock Island is pleased to welcome back popular stand-up comedienne ETTA MAY in BOX WINE AND GAS STATION CHICKEN on Thursday, March 8.  “ETTA MAY has been coming to Circa ’21 for several years and plays to sold-out houses. Audiences just love her show,” said Brett Hitchcock, Circa ‘21 director of audience development.  “The audience can really relate to her hilarious material about family, children and marriage.” Doors on March 8th open at 6 p.m., and the show begins at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person in advance and $30 the... Read More

Circa Looking For A Few Good ‘Church Basement Men’

January 16th, 2018

Do you know someone in your congregation who is enthusiastic, Inspirational, or has gone way above and beyond for his fellow parishioners?  Someone who makes a difference, respects others, has a cheerful disposition and a positive outlook?  Nominate him for the “Church Basement Man of the Year Contest”. “We had so much fun with our “Church Basement Lady of the Year” contest in 2009 and 2013, that we are delighted for the return of this popular event with a new twist.” said Brett Hitchcock – Circa ’21’s Director of Audience Development. “We... Read More

`Fancy Nancy’ Gets Circa All Fancied Up For Holiday

November 22nd, 2017

For its first family musical of the 2017-18 season, the Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse brings a beloved literary figure to life in the area debut of FANCY NANCY SPLENDIFEROUS CHRISTMAS THE MUSICAL, a holiday-themed follow-up to the sweet and hilarious Fancy Nancy: The Musical produced at the theatre in 2015. Based on the storybook by Jane O’Connor, and with its music and lyrics by Matthew Hardy and Randy Klein, this delightful adaptation is sure to thrill kids of all ages, and is being brought to life by a sensational cast of professional talents. Circa ’21 will present show-only... Read More

Fancy This: Nancy Coming To RI Public Library

November 14th, 2017

It’s a Splendiferous Christmas for Fancy Nancy, and she’ll tell you all about it at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at the Rock Island Public Library. Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse’s Fancy Nancy will appear in the Downtown Library Children’s Room, 401 19th Street, to read her book, Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas, and work on a craft with kids. The free event is for all ages. Fancy Nancy, Splendiferous Christmas children’s holiday musical is on stage at Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse Nov. 24 through Dec. 26. “What could be fancier than Christmas? This year, Nancy is... Read More