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Rock Island’s Circa ’21 Delivers Purrrrfect ‘Garfield’ Musical

June 23rd, 2023
Rock Island's Circa '21 Delivers Purrrrfect 'Garfield' Musical

A beloved comic-strip feline is set to make his long-awaited debut at the Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse when the Rock Island theater presents its latest, utterly delightful family presentation GARFIELD: THE MUSICAL WITH CATTITUDE. Lauded by DC Metro Theatre as “a fast-paced musical comedy” that’s “vastly entertaining and perfect for kids (and grown-ups) of all ages.” This winning stage treat running through June 24 is a purr-fect entertainment for fans of family musicals, brought to life by Garfield cartoonist Jim Davis and a sensational team of professional talents.  Circa... Read More

Treat Yourself To Circa ’21’s Wonderful ‘White Christmas’

December 3rd, 2022
Treat Yourself To Circa '21's Wonderful 'White Christmas'

If you’re looking for a delightful holiday treat of a show this season, treat yourself to Circa ’21’s “White Christmas.” The Rock Island dinner theater’s latest is a warm, inviting holiday classic with fantastic wardrobe, wonderful choreography, and a big hearted, fun cast of characters reminiscent of a Bing Crosby/Bob Hope vintage tale. There’s a reason Irving Berlin’s standby has lasted this long, and that’s because it’s right down the middle in pretty much all ways. It’s just a fun, fluffy show for a season of levity and cheer,... Read More

Get A ‘Clue’ For A Fun And Funny Show At Rock Island’s Circa ’21

October 21st, 2022
Get A 'Clue' For A Fun And Funny Show At Rock Island's Circa '21

Casting is critical when a show has a weak script, and that’s the case in Circa ’21’s latest show, “Clue,” which is thoroughly entertaining due to its cast elevating material that could’ve clunked in other hands. Basing an entire musical on a board game was a risky proposition from the start (pun intended), and the writers had to have a clue (ditto) that it was going to be difficult to stretch out the plotline of a narrative gaming experience into a complete two-act show without going a lot deeper on the plot. Unfortunately, the script for “Clue”... Read More

Last Call To See Rock Island’s Circa ’21 Hilarious ‘Disaster’!

September 8th, 2022
Last Call To See Rock Island's Circa '21 Hilarious 'Disaster'!

There are only a couple of shows left and a couple of opportunities to see the hilarious “Disaster” at Rock Island’s Circa ’21! Earthquakes, tidal waves, infernos and the unforgettable songs of the ‘70s take center stage in Broadway’s side-splitting homage to classic disaster films in “Disaster!” at Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse in Rock Island! The show is open through Sept. 10. Tickets can be had by calling (309) 786-7733, ext. 2. ​It’s 1979, and New York’s hottest A-listers are lining up for the opening of a floating casino and discotheque. Also attending... Read More

‘Seussical’ Ends Today At Circa ’21

December 26th, 2021
‘Seussical’ Ends Today At Circa ’21

For the theatre’s first holiday children’s musical since the winter of 2019, Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse brings a beloved series of storybook characters to life with the Tony Award-nominated sensation SEUSSICAL. Running through Dec. 26, this charming, magical entertainment was praised as “85 minutes of sweetness, humor and energetic high spirits” by the New York Times and will be brought to life in Rock Island through the tremendous talents of professional stage artists. Brunch performance are every Sunday through Dec. 26. Doors for these presentations open at 10:45 a.m., brunch is served... Read More