Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse in downtown Rock Island is thrilled to welcome back The Rave Ons in THAT’LL BE THE DAY: A TRIBUTE TO BUDDY HOLLY AND THE CRICKETS on May 30.  Circa ’21 audiences might recognize the leader of the Rave Ons, Todd Meredith. 
Todd played Buddy in our first production of Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story in 2008.
The theater will be offering two shows on May 30. For the matinee performance doors open at 11:45, lunch is served from 12-12:45 and show at 1 pm.  Tickets are $46.73 per person. For the evening performance, doors open at 6 and the show begins at 7:15. The evening performance is a show-only but the theatre will be offering sandwich baskets, selected hors d’ oeuvres and desserts for purchase. The theatre also offers a full bar.  Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the show.
Tickets can be reserved by calling the Circa ’21 ticket office at 309-786-7733, ext. 2. Online reservations are not available for this show.
Made up of cast members from the national tour of the hit musical, BUDDY – THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY, Todd Meredith & The Rave-Ons are a high energy rock and roll band originally formed to revitalize the music of Buddy Holly and the Crickets.
The Rave-Ons are led by Todd Meredith, who has performed in 20 separate productions of the musical as Buddy Holly and in tribute concerts for the past decade. He’s joined by Bill Morey on the upright bass, Matt Watson on drums, and Jeremy Renner on guitar.
They have played together all over the country, delighting audiences in New York City, Reno, Memphis, Nashville, Jacksonville, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Colorado, Missouri, and even Buddy Holly’s hometown of Lubbock, Texas. Unlike other tribute
bands of the same nature, all members of the Rave-Ons exhibit a youthful quality reminiscent of the The Crickets and give their shows an energy and exuberance that cannot be matched.
Don’t miss your chance to rock the day away with THAT’LL BE THE DAY!

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