The Pride of Peoria Barbershop Chorus, in residence at Illinois Central College, presents Roger Remembers Royce! A salute to the Peoria’s own Royce Elliott, on Sunday, October 9 at 2 pm in the ICC Performing Arts Center, located on the East Peoria Campus.
Elliott, often called “America’s funniest clean comedian,” performed nationally, opening for entertainers such as Conway Twitty and the Statler Brothers nationwide, as well as serving as a regular guest at celebrity roasts.
The October 9 Pride of Peoria event features special guest host Roger Monroe. Elliott and Monroe, friends since high school, hosted a local radio show in Peoria, “Breakfast with Royce and Roger,” for several years. In addition to his role as Elliott’s former colleague, Monroe was his lifelong friend and is looking forward to sharing personal memories of his late friend.
Tickets cost $10 in advance and $12 at the door. To purchase in advance, please call (309) 231-2471.
This is the 74th annual show for the Pride of Peoria Barbershop Chorus, a men’s a cappella singing group within the Illinois District of the Barbershop Harmony Society. The group performs on several occasions throughout the year, including its annual show, a yearly “sing-in-the-park” concert at the Glen Oak Amphitheatre, as well as various presentations at senior centers, service clubs, “Yule like Peoria” and other events. Pride of Peoria welcomes anyone who may be interested in joining. For more information, visit PrideOfPeoria.com.
The Pride of Peoria is hosted as an in-residence ensemble by the Arts at ICC, which has a rich history of enhancing the arts community and expanding education beyond the classroom. Arts at ICC presents more than 500 exhibits, performances, lectures, rehearsals, meetings, master classes, clinics, seminars, receptions, orientations, forums, auditions and tournaments annually. For information about tickets or the event, visit ArtsAtICC.com or call the box office at (309) 694-5136.Next: High School Juniors and Seniors Invited to ICC “College Night” Wednesday, October 19