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‘Grumpy Old Men’ Shuffles In At Rock Island’s Circa ’21

April 27th, 2023
'Grumpy Old Men' Shuffles In At Rock Island's Circa '21

Continuing its 46th season with the return of a fantastically popular musical comedy based on a movie smash, the Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse will treat patrons to the fighting and frolicking of GRUMPY OLD MEN: THE MUSICAL. Running through May 6, this audience favorite was deemed  “sometimes touching, sometimes raucous, and at all times enticing” by the City Journal-Tribune and is being brought to life by a sensational group of professional actors!  GRUMPY OLD MEN: THE MUSICAL will be presented on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday... Read More

‘Grumpy Old Men’ Will Put A Smile On Your Face At Rock Island’s Circa ’21

March 31st, 2023
'Grumpy Old Men' Will Put A Smile On Your Face At Rock Island's Circa '21

I laughed a lot during the wonderfully cast “Grumpy Old Men,” running through May 6 at Rock Island’s Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse, and I would bet you will too. Much like the movie it’s based upon, its charm is heavily dependent upon its cast. And much like the film starring Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon as the battlin’ oldsters duking it out over Ann Margret, Circa brings out the comedy heavy hitters with Brad Hauskins, Tom Walljasper and, particularly, Kim Vanderginst, in those three roles. That trio is likewise surrounded by a terrific comedic ensemble (most... Read More

Circa’s ‘Grumpy’ Will Make You Happy

April 17th, 2019
Circa’s ‘Grumpy’ Will Make You Happy

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

Grumpy Old Men the Musical Heading to Circa ’21

April 7th, 2019
Grumpy Old Men the Musical Heading to Circa ’21

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