Join Circa ‘21 as they celebrate a professional theater phenomenon: The Bootlegger Preshow! Since Circa '21's very first opening night on June 11, 1977, The Bootlegger Preshow is the longest running show in the Quad Cities and has been the opening act for every mainstage production at Circa ‘21 and a showcase for countless performers who began their professional careers as Bootleggers. Come for an evening of song, dance, comedy and charm all courtesy of your favorite performing wait staff.


Circa '21 will stage THE BEST OF THE BOOTLEGGERS on August 1,8,15,22 and 29. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. and the theatre’s delicious five entrée buffet will be open from 6-7:00 and the shows begins at 7:15 p.m.


THE BEST OF THE BOOTLEGGERS stars our current Bootlegger staff performing some of your favorite preshows throughout the years, including the very first preshow, which opened Circa '21's inaugural production of "I Do I Do" back in 1977. This full length musical revue will recreate the preshows that accompanied such big Circa '21 hits as "Sister Act," "Menopause The Musical," "Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," Ring of Fire" and "Mamma Mia" to name a few.


This wonderful trip down memory lane was created by veteran Bootlegger, Brad Hauskins, and former Bootlegger, Laura Miller-Hammes who will return to the stage for the show. Hauskins and Miller-Hammes will share the stage with fellow Bootleggers Micah Bernas, Derrick Bertram, Sydney Dexter, Jennifer Diab, Kelsi Ford, Nicholas Munson, Sara Nicks-Daggett, Kirsten Sindelar and special guest performer and former Bootlegger, Sunshine Ramsey.


Reservations for THE BEST OF THE BOOTLEGGERS are available through the Circa '21 ticket office located at 1828 Third Avenue, Rock Island or by calling 309-786-7733 Ext. 2.  Online reservations are not available for this show.  Tickets are $53.55 and are on sale now. Your ticket price includes our delicious five entree buffet. We do offer discounts for those 18 and younger.


Circa '21's entire team is thrilled to be celebrating The Bootleggers in such style and urges audience members to make reservations early for what is certain to be a summertime highlight. Call today and treat your family to the music, dance, comedy, and history that is THE BEST OF THE BOOTLEGGERS!

Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse • 1828 3rd Avenue, Box 3784 • Rock Island, Illinois
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