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Junie B. Jones At Circa ’21 With New Show

May 6th, 2019

One of America’s most popular children’s book characters will be brought to life in a brand-new way when the Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse stages the area premiere of the family comedy JUNIE B. JONES IS NOT A CROOK. Running selected days through May 18, this charming, hilarious treat based on Barbara Park’s beloved literary series is filled with wit, heart and loads of laughs and boasts a sensational cast! Circa ’21 will present show-only performances of JUNIE B. JONES IS NOT A CROOK on scheduled Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday mornings and afternoons through... Read More

’39 Steps’ Stepping Into Countryside

April 24th, 2019

Countryside is stepping into a new show May 10 — “39 Steps.” Based on the 1935 movie by Alfred Hitchcock, the frenetic comedy The 39 Steps will be the first spring play Countryside Community Theatre will have ever produced. Countryside’s mission to produce live entertainment year round kicked off this past holiday season with Tapscott and White’s A Christmas Carol. “We were overwhelmed by the support of this new mission,” Board President Lonnie Behnke said. “We have long history in the Quad Cities and we are thrilled to be moving forward and... Read More

‘Little Prince’ Reigning At QC Theater Workshop

April 24th, 2019

“The Little Prince” is being crowned as the latest show from the Quad City Theater Workshop. One of children’s literature’s most timeless tales will enjoy a world-premiere presentation at the QC Theatre Workshop May 3 through 19, with the Davenport venue housing a brand-new stage adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s literary classic The Little Prince. Written by the Workshop’s Artistic Director Aaron Randolph III, whose scripts for A Green River and Broken also had their debuts with the company, The Little Prince promises to be a joyous experience... Read More

Circa’s ‘Grumpy’ Will Make You Happy

April 17th, 2019

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

‘Last Five Years’ Up Next At Black Box Theatre

March 26th, 2019

The Black Box Theatre in downtown Moline will present the musical “The Last Five Years,” opening March 28.  The Drama Desk winner is an intimate musical about two twentysomething New Yorkers who fall in and out of love over the course of five years, with the woman (Cathy) telling her story backwards, while the man (Jamie) tells his story chronologically. The two characters only meet once in the middle at their wedding. Written by Jason Robert Brown, who is known for his work writing songs for the Broadway musical “Parade”, “The Last Five Years” was born out of his own failed marriage.... Read More

Ballet Quad Cities Howls With ‘Peter & The Wolf’

March 25th, 2019

Be whisked away to the land of fairy tales on March 30 when Ballet Quad Cities and Orchestra Iowa perform to the music of Prokofiev, Ravel, and more. You will be entertained by Peter and the Wolf, Belle and her beast; Aurora, Tom Thumb and more. Mindy Heusel host of the popular afternoon show, Perspective on WVIK, will be narrating Peter & the Wolf at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. March 30 at the Adler Theatre, 136 East 3rd Street, Davenport. Tickets are available at the Adler box office and at www.balletquadcities.com.  Read More

Circa Holding Auditions For ‘Junie B. Jones’

March 24th, 2019

Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse in Rock Island is pleased to announce local auditions for their Spring children’s show JUNIE B. JONES IS NOT A CROOK. Auditions will be held at the theater on 10 a.m. Saturday, March 30. Quad-City favorite Kimberly Kurtenbach is directing the show.  Kimberly has directed many children’s shows and has been seen on stages across the Quad Cities, as well with the Curtainbox Theatre Company in Davenport, which she founded. Kurtenbach is seeking seven adults, four male and four female actors 18 and older. Those auditioning will be asked to read from the... Read More

QC Scene Goes Behind The Scenes With Ballet QC’s ‘Nutcracker’

December 4th, 2018

Ballet Quad-Cities will be performing the holiday classic, “The Nutcracker” this weekend, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 and 2:30 Sunday, Dec. 9, at the Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport! The past several weeks they’ve been hard at working putting together this masterpiece, and here are some of the troupe’s pictures of rehearsals and dress performances! For tickets and more information, check out www.ticketmaster.com and www.balletquadcities.com!  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

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