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Circa’s ‘Music Man’ Is The Best Show Of 2017… So Far

March 31st, 2017

Circa ‘21’s “The Music Man” is a triumphant success. It’s a magnificent show, brilliant on so many levels, and is easily the best show I’ve seen in 2017… so far. Now, anyone who has followed me over the years knows that I’m not especially a fan of some of the “classic” musicals. They tend to be anachronistic and ridiculous in parts and borderline offensive in others if you actually look beyond the catchy tunes and pay attention to what’s going on. “The Music Man” is a notable exception to this. It’s got its racist and sexist elements that are certainly of its time, and... Read More

High Demand Spurs Circa To Add ‘Music Man’ Shows

March 29th, 2017

Now into it’s third week at Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse in downtown Rock Island, THE MUSIC MAN is charming audiences and critics alike!  “We’ve had wonderful response to the show” said Brett Hitchcock – Director of Audience Development. Local critics have also enjoyed this delightful musical with such comments as “Music Man was Terrific” River Cities Reader; “The Music Man is a thrilling ride on board a veritable American (and Iowan) classic” Dispatch/Argus; and “Circa ‘21’s The Music Man is a triumphant success” quadcities.com. The... Read More

‘Music Man’ Marching Into Circa This Weekend

March 16th, 2017

Those familiar with the iconic stage and screen show, THE MUSIC MAN, may remember that the very first song performed in the show is titled “Rock Island.” It’s consequently fitting that this Tony-winning classic can be found in Illinois’ actual Rock Island when THE MUSIC MAN runs at the Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse now through May 13.  An endearing musical romance that has charmed generations of fans, this timeless hit boasts numerous songs that have become cherished favorites, and is being brought to life by a spectacular cast of returning talents and Circa ’21 newcomers. THE... Read More

Cue the Trombones for Wilson Middle School’s Music Man Junior

March 1st, 2017

Wilson Middle School is proud to raise the curtain on Music Man Jr March 2 and 3. The show will be presented in the school’s auditorium at 7:00 both nights. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students. Doors open at 6:30. Music Man Junior tells the tale of fast-talking salesman Harold Hill and features many of the same iconic songs from its parent show: The Music Man. Hill cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a youth band, despite the fact he knows nothing about music. Hill’s plans to quickly skip town are foiled when he falls for Marion, the town’s... Read More

Circa Auditioning For ‘Music Man’ This Weekend

January 25th, 2017

Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse,  1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island, is holding auditions for adults and children for its next show, the classic “The Music Man.” The deets: CHILDREN’S AUDITIONS FOR THE MUSIC MAN When: Saturday, January 28 10:00 AM Sunday, January 29 10:00 AM ADULT AUDITIONS FOR THE MUSIC MAN When: Saturday, January 28 12:00 PM Sunday, January 29 12:00 PM Where: Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse 1828 3rd Ave, Rock Island. Rehearsals start March 2 and the show runs until May 13, 2017. Those auditioning should bring a resume, non-returnable photo, Dress comfortably. Be prepared to dance and... Read More