The King is returning to the building.
Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse in Rock Island is pleased to welcome back Robert Shaw and the Lonely Street Band in HOW GREAT THOU ART – THE GOSPEL MUSIC OF ELVIS PRESLEY for two performances on October 3.
Door times for the October 3 evening performance are 5:45, buffet from 6 to 7 and concert at 7:15 p.m. Tickets for the evening show are $54.60. Doors open for the matinee performance at 11:45, with a plated lunch from 12 to 12:45 and concert at 1 p.m. Tickets for the matinee performances are $48.83 per person. Tickets for either show may be purchased at Circa ’21 located at 1828 3rd Ave. in Rock Island or by calling the ticket office at 309-786-7733, ext. 2.
From the earliest days of his boyhood until his untimely death, gospel music always held a special place in the heart of Elvis Presley. Before he became the most famous entertainer the world has ever known, Elvis, as a young man, wanted nothing more than to sing bass in a gospel quartet.
Robert Shaw and The Lonely Street Band will be performing such hits as “Peace In The Valley,” “Amazing Grace” and, of course, the title track “How Great Thou Art” among many others!
Brett Hitchcock director of audience development said, “You’re sure to find inspiration and lots of great memories in this wonderful music! We encourage everyone to make reservations early. This will be the fourth time we’ve presented this show. Each time it’s sold out.”
When you see Robert’s amazing performance, you will know immediately why the Arizona Daily Star said “Shaw’s firm grasp of Presley’s powerful vocals are keeping the King’s spiritual legacy alive.”
Mr. Shaw is also well known across the country from his time with both the Chicago and New York casts of Broadway’s smash-hit musical “Million Dollar Quartet” where he portrayed Elvis and Johnny Cash. Robert also has become a favorite of Circa ’21 audiences with his wide range of shows portraying legendary performers such as Johnny Cash, Elvis, Bobby Darin, and his exciting salute to Sun Records. The theatre is also pleased that Robert will be back this NYE with his show “Good Rockin’ Live – A Salute To Sun Records,” and December 5, he will be back with his popular “Blue Christmas” show. Tickets are currently available for both of these shows as well.
Tickets are selling fast to HOW GREAT THOU ART so the theatre encourages you to call soon to make your reservations to spend a few hours listening to some of the greatest Gospel hits of all time!

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