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December 2010


Plaid Tidings, holiday-themed sequel to beloved boy-band musical "Forever Plaid"; Wed, Fri, & Sat 5:45pm doors, 6-7pm buffet, 7:15 Bootlegger pre-show, 7:45pm curtain; Sun 3:45pm doors, 4-5 buffet, 5:15 Bootlegger pre-show, 5:45pm curtain; Wed 11:30am doors, 11:45am-12:45pm plated lunch, 1pm Bootlegger pre-show, 1:30pm curtain; for information, call 309-786-7733, ext. 2, Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.circa21.com; Wed Nov 10 thru Fri Dec 31

Plaid Tidings, holiday sequel with the boys from "Forever Plaid"; $17.50-$26.50; Fri & Sat 7:30pm, Sun, Wed, & Thu 3pm; for tickets, call 319-622-6194 or 800-35-AMANA, Old Creamery Theatre, 39 38th Ave., Amana, IA, http://www.oldcreamery.com; Thu Nov 18 thru Sun Dec 19

Triple Espresso: A Highly Caffeinated Comedy, the return of Iowa's longest-running show, a vaudevillian comedy with music, illusion, and monkey business; times and ticket prices to be announced; for tickets, call 800-743-8000, Civic Center of Greater Des Moines, 221 Walnut St., Des Moines, IA, http://www.civiccenter.org; Tue Nov 23 thru Sun Jan 9

Jack Frost Saves Christmas, holiday-themed family musical comedy; days and times vary; $18-$20; for tickets, call 309-786-7733, extension 2, Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.circa21.com, 12pm; Fri Nov 26 thru Sun Dec 26

White Christmas, stage musical based on the Irving Berlin classic; $12-$25; Thu-Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2:30pm; for tickets and information, call 319-366-8591, Theatre Cedar Rapids, 102 3rd St. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, http://www.theatrecr.org; Fri Nov 26 thru Sat Dec 18
Note: Nathan Scheetz '10 performs

Mary Poppins, Tony Award-winning family musical, based on the beloved movie; Tue-Sat 7:30pm, Sat 2pm, Sun 1 & 6:30pm; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Civic Center of Greater Des Moines, 221 Walnut St., Des Moines, IA, http://www.civiccenter.org; Fri Nov 26 thru Sun Dec 12

Waiting for Godot, Harrison Hilltop Theatre, 1601 N. Harrison St., Davenport, will present this comedy by Samuel Beckett. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $20; $18 in advance; $15 for students; $10 Dec. 1. Call (563) 449-6371 or email for details; Wed, Dec 1 - Sat Dec 18
Note: Starring Matt Mercer '08

ComedySportz Quad Cities will perform improv at 7 p.m. at Establishment Theatre, 220 19th St., Rock Island. Food and drink will be available. Tickets are $12; $10 in advance. Call (309) 786-1111 or email for details. Fridays and Saturdays
Note: Featuring Catie Osborn '10 and Don Abbott '97

The Blacklist, an improv comedy troupe, will perform 100 Laughs at 10 p.m. at The Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island. An audience member will be chosen as a contestant; the goal is not to laugh. The show is rated R. Admission is $5. Call (309) 786-7733, ext. 2 for details.  Fridays and Saturdays
Note: SAU student Cody Tucker '11 performs

The Blacklist, an improv comedy troupe, will perform As Seen on TV at 8 p.m. at The Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island. The show is rated PG-13. Admission is $10; $8 in advance. Call (309) 786-7733, ext. 2 for details. Fridays and Saturdays

Christmas at The Speakeasy, a cabaret presented by the Circa '21 Bootleggers and cast members of Plaid Tidings at 7 p.m. at The Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island. Sandwiches, appetizers, desserts, and bar will be available. Tickets are $12; $10 in advance. Call (309) 786-7733, ext. 2 for details. Thurs Dec 9

Five-Card Murder, an interactive mystery dinner from It's a Mystery, by Scott Naumann, at 6:30 p.m. at Skellington Manor, 420 18th St., Rock Island. Tickets are $35. Call (563) 344-9187 or email for details. Fri Dec 17

Lend Me a Tenor, Playcrafter's Barn Theatre 4950 35th Ave in Moline, IL; Fri & Sat @ 7:30pm, Sunday @ 3pm; admission is $10 - buy tickets online at www.playcrafters.com or by calling (309)762-0330; Fri Jan 14 - Sun Jan 23

All Shook Up, Wed, Fri, & Sat 5:45pm doors, 6-7pm buffet, 7:15 Bootlegger pre-show, 7:45pm curtain; Sun 3:45pm doors, 4-5 buffet, 5:15 Bootlegger pre-show, 5:45pm curtain; Wed 11:30am doors, 11:45am-12:45pm plated lunch, 1pm Bootlegger pre-show, 1:30pm curtain; for information, call 309-786-7733, ext. 2, Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, http://www.circa21.com; Previews Jan 12 & 13; Shows Fri Jan 14 - Sat Mar 19

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, Harrison Hilltop Theatre, 1601 N. Harrison St., Davenport; Thurs-Sat @ 8pm, Sun @ 2pm; Fri Jan 27 - Sat Feb 19

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