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Rock Island’s Circa ’21 is casting for ‘Mamma Mia’  

January 11th, 2023
Rock Island's Circa ’21 is casting for ‘Mamma Mia’  

Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse, Rock Island, is seeking online submissions to fill roles for their spring smash hit, “Mamma Mia!” The songs of the pop group ABBA provide the score for this romantic comedy that contrasts the dreams and desires of a young woman about to become a bride with those of her mother, a free spirit of the ’70s who never married. Production dates, including rehearsals, are April 27–July 8. Character breakdown and requirements can be found at circa21.com/auditions. Those interested in being considered should submit a resume and headshot, a verse and chorus of... Read More

‘Mamma Mia’ Bringin’ The ABBA To Music Guild In Moline For One More Weekend!

July 14th, 2021
'Mamma Mia' Bringin' The ABBA To Music Guild In Moline For One More Weekend!

In the mood for some ABBA tunes and a frothy musical? Check out “Mamma Mia!” at Music Guild! “Mamma Mia!” (at 1584 34th Ave., Moline) will run July 15-18, with performances at 7:30 p.m., except Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $16 for adults, and $11 for children, available at 309-762-6610 or qcmusicguild.com.  Read More

Mamma Mia, John Deere Classic, Reggae Tunes And More In This Week’s FUN10

July 11th, 2021
Mamma Mia, John Deere Classic, Reggae Tunes And More In This Week's FUN10

It’s Sunday, and QuadCities.com proudly presents Fun10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we drop a new Fun10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out Fun10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week. FUN10 — ten ways for you to have fun in the Quad-Cities, this week and every week, running every Sunday, only on your site for fun, free, local... Read More

REVIEW: “Mamma Mia!” at Music Guild is a Spectacular, Fun Feast for the Senses

July 9th, 2021
REVIEW: “Mamma Mia!” at Music Guild is a Spectacular, Fun Feast for the Senses

For someone like me, who hadn’t seen a big musical with a big cast – live and in person – in 18 months, getting back to Quad City Music Guild Thursday night for the last dress rehearsal of the new “Mamma Mia!” (after nabbing next to the last spot in the parking lot) was a terrific treat. My son Josh and I wore masks and sat in the back row – but every one of the 535 seats in the Prospect Park theater is great, because you’re at Music Guild, seeing immensely talented people pursuing their passion: putting on the best possible entertainment and faithfully reflecting some of the greatest... Read More

Mamma Mia! Music Guild’s Myatt And Lyman Are This Week’s Artists In Conversation

July 7th, 2021
Mamma Mia! Music Guild's Myatt And Lyman Are This Week's Artists In Conversation

Artists in Conversation is a weekly column running Wednesdays on QuadCities.com. It features a conversation with a local creator or creators going into their artistic process, projects and more. Get to know your local arts scene and local creators better on QuadCities.com with Artists In Conversation! If you’re a local creator and would like to be featured, please email us at Sean@QuadCities.com or Tristan@QuadCities.com! You’ve no doubt heard the names Christina Myatt and Olivia Lyman and this weekend they are on stage together for the first time in Quad City Music Guild’s MAMMA MIA! Mamma... Read More

Quad City Music Guild Presents ‘Mamma Mia!’ Next Weekend

July 3rd, 2021
Quad City Music Guild Presents 'Mamma Mia!' Next Weekend

QUAD-CITY MUSIC GUILD PRESENTS Mamma Mia! July 9-10-11 & 15-16-17-18. Shows are Thur-Fri-Sat at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at Prospect Park Auditorium, Moline. Tickets are Adult $16 / Child $11; call 309-762-6610 or visit qcmusicguild.com for reservations now! ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.... Read More

Circa’s ‘Mamma Mia’ Is ABBAsolutely Fabulous

July 28th, 2018
Circa’s ‘Mamma Mia’ Is ABBAsolutely Fabulous

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

‘Mamma Mia!’ Is ABBAsolutely coming to Circa!

July 18th, 2018
'Mamma Mia!' Is ABBAsolutely coming to Circa!

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
Have an ABBA-solutely Great Time at Mamma Mia!

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