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items tagged with Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse

Caught Between Church and Family: Melissa McBain's "Altar Call"
Written By: Mike Schulz
Section: Theatre

Category: Feature Stories

2005-04-27 00:00:00

The time: the present invaded by the past. The setting: sanctuaries in the southwest desert. The play: Altar Call. And the playwright: Melissa McBain, who has appropriated one of the country’s most volatile current debates – where the church stands on the subject of homosexuality – as her play’s subject.
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"Pippi" Never Starts Making Sense: "Pippi Longstocking" at the Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse
Written By: Mike Schulz
Section: Theatre

Category: Reviews

2005-04-20 00:00:00

So far as I know, there are no steadfast rules regarding children’s theatre, but two certain “don’t”s would have to be: (1) Don’t bore the kids, and (2) Don’t confuse the kids.


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Leads Help This "King" Shine: "The King & I" at the Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse
Written By: Mike Schulz
Section: Theatre

Category: Reviews

2005-04-13 00:00:00

Chief among many surprises in Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse’s current production of The King & I is the re-discovery of just how funny the show is. For many, myself included, the news of another Rodgers & Hammerstein revival is enough to fill you with trepidation; must we sit through one of their timeless extravaganzas yet again? But it’s easy to forget that this theatrical duo is legendary for good reason. Beyond their undeniable musical talents, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein wrote strong, well-constructed shows and empathetic characters, and their productions always feature an intriguing, nearly treacherous dark side; Rodgers & Hammerstein felt no compunction about casually killing off major characters. (Every time I see The Sound of Music I have to remind myself: Oh, right. There are Nazis in this.) And although I’d be content to never see South Pacific again, a recent, invigorating production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s State Fair at Assumption High School was a welcome reminder of the duo’s gifts, and Circa ’21’s The King & I is fantastically fine, engaging and memorable and, to a quite unexpected degree, hilarious.


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Why Theatre?
Written By: Mike Schulz
Section: Theatre

Category: Feature Stories

2005-04-13 00:00:00
"So," you might be asking, “why is the movie guy writing about theatre?” A fair question. I love theatre. A lot. I was a theatre major in college and, until recently, have spent the past decade employed at Rock Island’s Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse, where I’ve learned about and appreciated this great art form all the more.
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Go, Go, Go – to "Joseph"!: "Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" at the Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse
Written By: Administrator
Section: Theatre

Category: Reviews

2005-01-19 00:00:00
When I was in seventh grade, my chorus class took a charter bus up to Chicago to see Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. From a row near the back of the theatre, I watched the vibrant speck that was Donnie Osmond belt out the tunes “Close Every Door” and “Joseph’s Coat.” On the return trip home, while the chaperone mothers murmured in fascination over the dark-haired leading man, we chorus students amused ourselves with a Joseph sing-along. The music was just that unforgettable and appealing, even to our usually unimpressionable teenage minds.
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