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Mama Mia | Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse


"The songs of Abba have come to life at Circa 21 and to tell us more about it are 2 of the Mama Mia Stars Caroline Portner and Kimberly Vanderginst."

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Our Quad Cities

Circa's Exuberant "Mamma Mia" an Island Paradise

"Portner — who co-starred in Circa’s last holiday musical, 'White Christmas' — is simply superb as our young, perky and cute protagonist. She’s smart, sensible, relatable and just a delight to follow through this buoyant journey that’s both light as a feather and as weighty as a justifiably life-altering choice."


River Cities' Reader

Yuletide-al Wave: "Irving Berlin's White Christmas" at Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse

"Caroline Portner winningly portrays Judy, Betty's warm and chatty sister. Portner is also a newbie to the QC, though experienced in regional theatre and off-Broadway. It takes a talented performer to play one, and she makes Judy instantly likeable."

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