Buddy—The Buddy Holly Story opens at Wisconsin Theatreworks

From press release

BELOIT, Wis.—Feb. 3, 1959, the man who changed the face of popular music tragically died in a plane crash at age 22.

Now, Buddy—The Buddy Holly Story tells the story of the three years in which he became the world’s top recording artist. The show features more than 20 of Buddy Holly’s greatest hits, including “Peggy Sue,” “That’ll Be The Day,” “Oh Boy,” “Not Fade Away,” “Everyday,” “Rave On,” “Maybe Baby,” “Raining In My Heart,” Ritchie Valens’ “La Bamba,” and the Big Bopper’s “Chantilly Lace.”

Buddy has had audiences on their feet in every corner of the globe, and now, “The world’s most successful rock ’n’ roll musical” is going to explode onto the Wisconsin Theatreworks stage in a toe-tapping, hand-clapping extravaganza.

Buddy follows the tragically-short life of Buddy Holly from his first recording contract through his move to New York and concluding with the fatal tour of Midwest America. This show is not to be missed as Buddy sings his way through two hours of the best rock ’n’ roll songs ever written.

“Golden oldies pounded out the way they used to be” said Jim Tropp, director. “Buddy is a joyous reopening of a musical memory from the late ’50s.”

Buddy will be presented Oct. 30-Nov. 15. Performances will be at The American Industrial Art Gallery inside the Beloit Ironworks Building, 655 Third St., Suite 302, Beloit, Wis. Tickets are $25, $28 and $52 for dinner theater. Best Events Catering will have appetizers and desserts available for purchase at all performances. Tickets are available online at www.wisconsintheatreworks.com; by phone at (608) 365-1825; or by e-mail to info@wisconsintheatreworks.com.

From the October 28-November 3, 2009 issue

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