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Rock Island’s Speakeasy Holding Auditions For ‘Rocky Horror Show’ Sunday

June 25th, 2022
Rock Island's Speakeasy Holding Auditions For 'Rocky Horror Show' Sunday

Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse and The Speakeasy are thrilled to be producing this cult classic for the 7th straight year in October! Auditions will be held at 1:00pm on Sunday, June 26th at Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse located at 1828 3rd Avenue in Rock Island. Please bring a current headshot & resume and prepare 16-32 bars (or one verse and one chorus) of a pop/rock song. Singing a song from show is highly encouraged! Bring sheet music properly marked as an accompanist will be provided. Be prepared to read from the script and possibly learn a short dance combination. Rehearsals will be begin... Read More

Mockingbird Slates Auditions for Their Town

June 18th, 2022
Mockingbird Slates Auditions for Their Town

The Mockingbird on Main will hold auditions for Alexander Richardson’s Their Town on Saturday, June 25 at 11am at their venue located at 320 North Main Street in Downtown Davenport. Their Town, previously presented with an earlier draft of the script at Playcrafters Barn Theatre, concerns a small town in a fly-over state whose residents experience life, love, and death in the new century. Emily has no direction in her life. Mike is working at a failing company in a dying industry. Cierra’s ex-husband took the car and won’t give it back. Bernard can’t get the remote... Read More

Music on the Marquee Returns to Circa ‘21

May 28th, 2022
Music on the Marquee Returns to Circa ‘21

Circa ’21’s signature event, MUSIC ON THE MARQUEE returns this June! In celebration of our 45th Anniversary, we return to this unique and popular concert experience atop our iconic marquee! Bring a lawn chair and join the Circa ’21 Bootleggers, the cast of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, and a few special guests as they entertain you in this special live concert, held on the street in Downtown Rock Island. Hosted by veterans Brad Hauskins and Tristan Tapscott, this event will celebrate our history and feature a wide range of fabulous music. Chef Tony will be outside grilling, and drinks... Read More

Take A Creepy Look At The Quad-Cities In New Crime Horror Web Series

May 28th, 2022
Take A Creepy Look At The Quad-Cities In New Crime Horror Web Series

Are you ready to find out the creepy secrets of the Quad-Cities? Quad Cities – Mini Series is a 5 episode horror themed mini series. Episodes drop every week on the “Quad Cities – Mini Series” YouTube page!! https://youtube.com/channel/UCQ7uqCTsKD0QWp3oK192-mw “As gruesome murders plague the Quad Cities, an unlikely duo must work together to restore peace to the area.” (The Quad Cities are 4 cities in Iowa and Illinois that border the Mississippi River. 2 cities on each side of the river. Davenport and Bettendorf on the Iowa side and Moline and Rock Island... Read More

Well, Quad-Cities, What’s It REALLY Like To Be The Easter Bunny?

April 17th, 2022
Well, Quad-Cities, What's It REALLY Like To Be The Easter Bunny?

Three African American children grilled me about why the Bunny was white. One of the children, no more than 8 years old, said, “This Bunny is out of touch with what’s going out there.” But I can’t talk; I can only animate. And that was my first day as the Easter Bunny. Yes, I was one of THOSE people. And by THOSE people, I mean I was one of the few, the underpaid, the sorta proud, who has donned the costume of the Easter Bunny for public appearances at everywhere from shopping malls to car dealerships to libraries and more. Where was I? Well, everywhere and nowhere,... Read More

REVIEW: Davenport’s Mockingbird Nails Its Mark with Killer New Mystery

April 12th, 2022
REVIEW: Davenport's Mockingbird Nails Its Mark with Killer New Mystery

Writing a new play is murder. Well, it certainly was for busy Q-C actor, director, and theater owner Tristan Tapscott, whose latest original work – “Murder at Mistwell Manor” – is a breezy blast. Known in part — before he opened The Mockingbird on Main theater last summer — for penning a new musical adaptation of “A Christmas Carol” (with composer Danny White), Tapscott now has three original plays under his belt in the new cabaret-style space that welcomes new works. In December, the Mockingbird opened the silly holiday show “Deck the Halls,” and in March, it staged... Read More

Iowa’s Mockingbird on Main Opens ‘Murder At Mistwell Manor’ This Weekend

April 7th, 2022
Iowa's Mockingbird on Main Opens 'Murder At Mistwell Manor' This Weekend

The Mockingbird on Main will present the premiere of the murder mystery, Murder at Mistwell Manor opening April 8! What seems like an ordinary paint by numbers murder mystery becomes much more with each new revelation! The doctor. The Hollywood starlet. The manor’s caretaker. The detective. And two dead bodies. Suspicions run wild as Detective Walters hurries to solve the case before another drops dead. This fast paced original work reveals a twist or 3 before racing to a conclusion the audience never sees coming. Directed by Tristan Tapscott, Murder at Mistwell Manor features Eric Teeter as... Read More

Mystery Comes to Davenport’s The Mockingbird April 8

April 4th, 2022
Mystery Comes to Davenport's The Mockingbird April 8

The Mockingbird on Main will present the premiere of the murder mystery, Murder at Mistwell Manor opening April 8! What seems like an ordinary paint by numbers murder mystery becomes much more with each new revelation! The doctor. The Hollywood starlet. The manor’s caretaker. The detective. And two dead bodies. Suspicions run wild as Detective Walters hurries to solve the case before another drops dead. This fast paced original work reveals a twist or 3 before racing to a conclusion the audience never sees coming. Directed by Tristan Tapscott, Murder at Mistwell Manor features Eric Teeter as... Read More

New Murder Mystery Opens April 8

March 26th, 2022
New Murder Mystery Opens April 8

The Mockingbird on Main is back with another new show – Murder at Mistwell Manor – in Downtown Davenport! 2 dead bodies. 3 suspects. 1 detective. And everyone has a motive. What seems like an ordinary paint by numbers murder mystery becomes much more with each new revelation. Directed by Tristan Tapscott, this new murder mystery features Doug Kutzli (Clinton Showboat’s Bridges of Madison County) Eric Teeter (Playcrafters’ Princeton’s Rage), Savanna Bay Strandin (Circa ‘21’s Beehive) and Jeremy Littlejohn (Circa ‘21’s Elf). Murder at Mistwell Manor will play the Downtown... Read More

Take One Final Trip Around the World Tonight

March 12th, 2022
Take One Final Trip Around the World Tonight

The Mockingbird On Main’s AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS plays its final performance tonight in Downtown Davenport! Based on the travel adventure novel by French author Jules Verne, this two person mad-cap comedic version by Tristan Tapscott tells the story of the unflappable duo Phileas Fogg and Jean Passepartout and their crazy trip around the world. AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS features real life power couple Sydney Dexter (as Phileas Fogg, et al) and Alex Richardson (as Passepartout, et al) and directed by Tristan Tapscott and Douglas Kutzli and designed by Savannah Bay Strandin.  Creator and... Read More