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Looking For Some Sexy Fun Tonight? Check Up Bottom’s Up At Rock Island’s Speakeasy!

December 31st, 2021
Looking For Some Sexy Fun Tonight? Check Up Bottom's Up At Rock Island's Speakeasy!

A New Year’s Eve tradition for the last nine years is back at The Speakeasy in downtown Rock Island as the theater welcomes Bottom’s Up Burlesque to ring in 2022 with an all new show!  “We’re thrilled to be continuing this tradition after having to skip last year,” said Brett Hitchcock, Speakeasy director of audience development. “The NYE shows are so popular with their fans!  They always sell out and there’s such a buzz in the theater!  It’s really fun to be part of,” said Hitchcock. Bottom’s Up will roll out the red carpet to ring in the New Year with a night of strip... Read More

Spend Your New Year’s Eve With Bottoms Up Burlesque At Rock Island’s Speakeasy

December 21st, 2021
Spend Your New Year's Eve With Bottoms Up Burlesque At Rock Island's Speakeasy

A New Year’s Eve tradition for the last nine years is back at The Speakeasy in downtown Rock Island as the theater welcomes Bottom’s Up Burlesque to ring in 2022 with an all new show!  “We’re thrilled to be continuing this tradition after having to skip last year,” said Brett Hitchcock, Speakeasy director of audience development. “The NYE shows are so popular with their fans!  They always sell out and there’s such a buzz in the theater!  It’s really fun to be part of,” said Hitchcock. Bottom’s Up will roll out the red carpet to ring... Read More

Get Some Shots, Get Some Giggles At Rock Island’s Speakeasy Saturday Night

December 4th, 2021
Get Some Shots, Get Some Giggles At Rock Island's Speakeasy Saturday Night

It’s baaaaaaack. The most popular improv comedy show in Speakeasy history, Shots and Giggles, is back on December 4! Shots ‘n’ Giggles mixes adult beverages and improv comedy into one wild and crazy spectacle! What can possible go wrong with that combination? The talented improv performers are drinking along with the audience during the show. From toasts to shots to audience participation, there’ something new and fun each show! We are happy to have 2021 Speakeasy Laugh Hard Comedy Competition winner Shayne Neubert and Quad City favorite, James Draper, who recently headlined... Read More

Rock Island Speakeasy Set For Annual Holiday Themed Drag Show TONIGHT!

December 3rd, 2021
Rock Island Speakeasy Set For Annual Holiday Themed Drag Show TONIGHT!

Friday, December 3, The Speakeasy located in downtown Rock Island is thrilled to welcome back the areas premiere drag show VIVA LA DIVAS with their annual Holiday Spectacular!  This special show will feature many of your favorite holiday hits performed like you’ve never seen before! The Speakeasy show cast features multiple title holders Dementia Jaide, Milange Cavalli and Justine Thyme! This outstanding show cast is the kind you would expect to see in a large market like Chicago, New York and even Las Vegas! This month’s special guest emcee is local stand-up comedian Leslie Mitchell. “Leslie... Read More

Viva Las Divas Are Back At Rock Island’s Speakeasy Friday Night

December 2nd, 2021
Viva Las Divas Are Back At Rock Island's Speakeasy Friday Night

On December 3, The Speakeasy, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island, is thrilled to welcome back the areas premiere drag show VIVA LA DIVAS with their special Christmas Spectacular!! Our Speakeasy show cast features multiple title holders Dementia Jaide, Milange Cavalli and Justine Thyme! This outstanding show cast is the kind you would expect to see in a large market like Chicago, New York and even Las Vegas! Our Christmas Spectacular will feature many of your favorite holiday hits performed like you’ve never seen before! This months special guest performer is local favorite, Barbara Busch Light and... Read More

Shots And Giggles Returning To The Speakeasy

December 1st, 2021
Shots And Giggles Returning To The Speakeasy

It’s baaaaaaack. The most popular improv comedy show in Speakeasy history, Shots and Giggles, is back on December 4! Shots ‘n’ Giggles mixes adult beverages and improv comedy into one wild and crazy spectacle! What can possible go wrong with that combination? The talented improv performers are drinking along with the audience during the show. From toasts to shots to audience participation, there’ something new and fun each show! We are happy to have 2021 Speakeasy Laugh Hard Comedy Competition winner Shayne Neubert and Quad City favorite, James Draper, who recently headlined... Read More

Bottom’s Up Burlesque Presenting ‘Holiday Drama’ Benefit Show At Rock Island’s Speakeasy

November 16th, 2021
Bottom's Up Burlesque Presenting 'Holiday Drama' Benefit Show At Rock Island's Speakeasy

Bottom’s Up Burlesque invites you to join them for HOLIDAY DRAMA, an all-new show on Nov. 20. This is also Bottoms Up’s annual toy fundraiser for Toys for Tots! “This is always a very special show for all of us involved” said Brett Hitchcock, Speakeasy director of audience development.  “Over the last 10 years, the community has always been so generous with their giving.” Hitchcock said.  “We’ve filled up trucks and cars with toys year after year.  It’s always such a great feeling to take all those toys to the Marines knowing they are going... Read More

REVIEW: Fun, Fantastic ‘Rocky Horror’ Is A Must-See At Rock Island Speakeasy

October 22nd, 2021
REVIEW: Fun, Fantastic 'Rocky Horror' Is A Must-See At Rock Island Speakeasy

The Rock Island Speakeasy’s latest incarnation of “Rocky Horror” to slink out of the lascivious basement of ill repute is an absolute must-see, a tongue in cheek, tongues in cheeks, ribald riot. Driven in particular by the wonderfully smarmy performance of narrator Doug “Dougie” Kutzli, the powerful and sexy belt of Kira Rangel as Janet, and the marvelously campy Anthony Hendricks as Frank N Furter, it’s an absolute blast, one of the most fun and funny “Rocky’s” I’ve ever seen — and I’ve seen quite a few. I’ve probably... Read More

Rocky Horror Slinking Back Into Quad-Cities At Rock Island Speakeasy Friday

October 21st, 2021
Rocky Horror Slinking Back Into Quad-Cities At Rock Island Speakeasy Friday

That sweet transvestite is back at the Circa ’21 Speakeasy, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island, this October with his motley crew! On the way to visit an old college professor, two clean cut kids, Brad Majors and his fiancée Janet Weiss, get caught in a storm and end up at the home of a mad transvestite scientist, Dr Frank’n’furter, who is in the midst of one of his maniacal experiments! WARNING: The Rocky Horror Show is not recommended for the easily offended. This show deals with MATURE subject matters in an IMMATURE way!! If sex, drugs, rock & roll, adultery, cross-dressing, aliens, homosexuality... Read More

Shots And Giggles Returns To Rock Island’s Speakeasy Saturday Night

October 1st, 2021
Shots And Giggles Returns To Rock Island's Speakeasy Saturday Night

The Speakeasy is happy to welcome back the popular adult improv comedy show SHOTS ‘N’ GIGGLES at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2!  “The audience at our performance in March was amazing!  The energy in the room was unbelievable and the performers were feeding off that the entire night” said Brett Hitchcock director of audience development.  “It was similar to when the show was performed by The Blacklist a number of years ago which, at the time, was the most popular adult improv comedy show in town.” SHOTS ‘N’ GIGGLES The show brings improv comedy and alcohol crashing together into one... Read More