ROCK ISLAND — Located in downtown Rock Island, the Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse has been treating audiences to the absolute finest in dining and professional stage entertainment for the past 37 years. And for the theatre’s 38th season, beginning this November, the venue is proud to announce a lineup featuring six sensational productions — one that includes four Broadway smashes, the area premiere of a new romantic musical comedy and the “Last Potluck Supper” — the latest installment with the beloved Church Basement Ladies.
Circa ‘21’s season begins with the triumphant return of one of the theatre’s biggest hits of recent years Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas,” running Nov. 5 through Dec. 28.
Based on the classic Bing Crosby screen musical “White Christmas,” this seminal holiday entertainment will boast exquisite dancing, endearing romance, hilarious comedy, heartwarming sentiment and some of the most beloved numbers in the American songbook, among them “Blue Skies,” “Let Yourself Go,” “Sisters” and Berlin’s unforgettable title tune.
Circa ‘21 will follow its holiday hit with one of the most requested titles and one of the most popular musicals in the history of theatre. From Jan. 14 through March 21, Circa ‘21 will present “Les Miserables,” the epic tale of love and revolution based on Victor Hugo’s novel and the winner of nine Tony Awards. Filled with incandescent numbers such as “I Dreamed a Dream,” “Do You Hear the People Sing?” and “On My Own,” the production is certain to be one of 2015’s theatrical highlights.
Other performance dates are: “Church Basement Ladies,” March 25 to May 16; “The Sound of Music,” May 20 to July 25; “Boeing-Boeing,” July 29 to Sept. 19; and “Route 66,” Sept. 23 to Nov. 7.
Every offering in the 2014-15 schedule will be brought to life by exceptional professional talent both on- and off-stage. Each one is sure to be enjoyed by both frequent Circa ‘21 patrons and those previously unfamiliar with this beloved Quad Cities institution.
Season subscriptions are now available and may be purchased through the Circa ‘21 ticket office. To purchase season tickets, contact the theatre at 1828 Third Ave., Rock Island, or call 309-786-7733, ext. 2.