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Laugh Hard At The Speakeasy This Weekend

December 21st, 2017

While most of us will be feeling the holiday cheer this weekend, the real laughter will be happening at The Circa 21 Speakeasy in downtown Rock Island! The Speakeasy Laugh Hard Comedy Show is gracing the stage once again at The Circa 21 Speakeasy (1818 3rd Avenue Rock Island) this Friday Dec 22. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show will start at 8 p.m. Must be 18 and over to attend. Come enjoy an evening filled with laughter, drinks and fun! Tickets for this event are only $3 and can be purchased online at http://online.reserveashow.com/ShowSelect.aspx. Tickets on the day of the show must be purchased... Read More

Circa Celebrates 40th With No Business Like Show Business!

August 3rd, 2017

A 40th anniversary may be known as the “Ruby Anniversary,” but in the Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse’s 40th-anniversary celebration NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS, the gifts being shared are songs, dances, comedy, and charm, all courtesy of the theatre’s performing wait staff The Bootleggers. Running every Thursday evening in August, this all-new musical revue will showcase highlights and memories from four decades of professional entertainment at the Rock Island theatre, and also showcase its cast’s talents through performances from The King & I, Grease, Cats, Fiddler... Read More

Pianos and Burlesque Headline Speakeasy

June 14th, 2017

The Speakeasy in downtown Rock Island has an exciting weekend of entertainment planned this Friday and Saturday night! Tickets for both shows can be reserved by calling 309-786-7733, Ext. 2 or online at www.thecirca21speakeasy.com.   FRIDAY NIGHT – WINDY CITY DUELING PIANOS Windy City Dueling Pianos combines high-energy live music played on two pianos by highly skilled and talented players! The performers, hailing from Chicago and across the Midwest, have decades of dueling piano experience performing in nationally renowned clubs! The musicians play off each other in the traditional... Read More

Rocky Horror Auditions Saturday at Speakeasy

May 31st, 2017

Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse and The Speakeasy are thrilled to be producing this cult classic again in October! Auditions will be held at 10:00 am on June 3rd and noon on June 4th at Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse located at 1828 3rd Avenue in Rock Island. Please bring a current headshot & resume and prepare 16 bars (or one verse and one chorus) of a pop/rock song. You may choose to sing a selection from the show. An accompanist will be provided, please bring sheet music. A Cappella and outside recordings will not be allowed. Be prepared to cold read from the script and learn a dance combination.... Read More

Find Out If Pimpin’ Ain’t Easy

April 6th, 2017

Are you ready to find out firsthand if pimpin’ is or ain’t easy? Well, you can get some idea this weekend as 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 April 8. 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 Avenue, Rock Island or by calling 309-786-7733, Extension 2 or online at www.thecirca21speakeasy.com. You’ve seen the flashy suits and jewelry so bright... Read More

Cheat Code Variety Show Debuts This Weekend

February 23rd, 2017

It’s ok to play the Cheat Code this weekend. Cheat Code, the latest comedy variety show to hit the Rock Island Speakeasy, debuts at 7 p.m. (doors)/8 p.m. (show) Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Speakeasy, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island. Cheat Code will consist of improv, stand up, and sketch comedy performed by a talented cast of performers from all walks of life and comedy backgrounds! This show is guaranteed to keep you entertained from start to finish with antics and laughs geared toward an 18+ crowd. Tickets are available at the door and by calling (309) 786-7733, ext. 2. It stars Bobby Murray, Molly... Read More

Divas Show A Divine Time At Speakeasy

February 2nd, 2017

Drag shows are hardly a drag. If you’ve ever been to one, you know that they’re all over-the-top flamboyance, attitude and above all, raucous fun. That’s certainly the case with Viva Las Divas. The regular drag show at the Circa Speakeasy, 1818 3rd St., Rock Island, returns with a gig Friday, Feb. 3, doors open at 7, you get your tickets at the door or by calling 786-7733, ext. 2, and if you’re looking for a colorful, sassy, bawdy, funny evening out, I suggest you check it out. I went to the last Viva show, and have been to a few drag shows before. I have a couple of friends who do drag,... Read More

Bottoms Up Celebrates Fifth Birthday This Weekend

January 19th, 2017

It’s bottoms up for Bottoms Up this weekend as the local burlesque troupe throws down some drinks in cheers of five years on stage bringing entertainment to the Quad-Cities, and continues the legacy with shows Friday and Saturday. Five years ago a group of young performers all of whom shared a love of burlesque decided to join together and form their own troupe.  That troupe became known as Bottom’s Up Quad City Burlesque.  Five years later performers have come and gone but Bottom’s Up still continues to entertain Quad City audiences. “I remember the first phone call I received... Read More

Fans ‘Cher’ A Good Time On The Scene At Speakeasy

January 18th, 2017

A packed house all ‘Chered’ a good time at the Rock Island Speakeasy on Jan. 14 as Viva Las Divas took the stage with a special headliner — “Cher” impersonator Miss Candi Stratton.  Stratton is a former Miss All American Goddess (National Title) and has performed across the county. Stratton did a fantastic job emulating her stylistic and musical hero, not just lip synching to Cher’s hits, but also perfectly capturing her stage moves and personality and, of course, her various looks in segments throughout the show. Fans were thrilled at the performances of Stratton and the... Read More

Looking To Live La Viva Las Divas Loca? “Cher” This Event

January 13th, 2017

Looking to Cher the music of one of your favorite performers? On the first Friday of each month since 2012, The Speakeasy in downtown Rock Island has presented the hottest drag show in the area – VIVA LA DIVAS to sold out houses.  This professional show features some of the best performers from across the Midwest has become a favorite of many Quad City residents. This month the theatre is offering a special Saturday evening show on January 14th featuring guest star and renowned “Cher” impersonator Miss Candi Stratton.  Stratton is a former Miss All American Goddess (National... Read More