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From the Basement to the Barn!

CBL You Smell Barn

March 17– May 15 on the Circa '21 Mainstage!

From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen in this installment of the popular series. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and the Jello molds are put away, these steadfast, sturdy women head to their farms, peel off their good girdles, and get on with their daily chores. In between picking eggs, milking cows, and dusting knickknacks, they congregate with some of the other lovable folks who inhabit this rural community. With plenty of crazy antics, loads of fresh laughs, and brand spanking new original songs, YOU SMELL BARN celebrates rural life in the 1950’s. And, at the center of it all, are your favorite Church Basement Ladies!

Seating is limited so make your reservation today!

309-786-7733 ext. 2

Because of the Phase 4 rules of Restore Illinois, capacity for each show is limited. For the safety of our staff and guests, masks must be worn to enter the theatre, when interacting with staff, and anytime you are away from your table. Meals will be plated and brought to your table by your Bootlegger.


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Would you like to make a monetary gift to Circa '21?

Contact Diane at dlaake@circa 21.com


Church Basement Ladies


For Sale!

4 options to choose from!

• All Holidays   •Aprons & Appetizers

•Off the Grill   • Desserts

$10 each

or the bundle of 4 for $35

Plus $5 shipping & handling

to purchase, email ticketoffice@qconline.com

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Charlie from Windy City Dueling Pianos is back with his one man show The Piano Man!  This will be a fun night of singing and dancing to your favorite hits.  Charlie will take your requests and keep the party going all night.  A fun night out with friends in a safe environment is what we all need!


Must be 18 or older to attend.

March 13

Doors: 7 p.m. / Show: 8 p.m.

$10 in advance/$12 at the door
For reservations,

Call 309-786-7733 ext. 2

(Leave a message and someone
will call you back. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we can only accept parties of 4 or 6 people.)

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309-786-7733       1828 3rd Avenue Rock Island, IL 61201


CBL You Smell Barn