Oh Boy! Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story

Spe­cial Mat­inée Per­for­mance Sun­day, Novem­ber 26th at 2:30 p.m. Salle Wil­frid-Pel­letier, Place des Arts Tick­ets at Place des Arts box of­fice, (514) 842-2112, and placedesarts.com

Montreal Times - - Entertainment - More info: bud­dythe­mu­si­cal.com Tick­ets: https://placedesarts.com/en/event/buddy-buddy-holly-story

Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story, the show that in­spired a gen­er­a­tion of multi-mil­lion sell­ing juke-box mu­si­cals in­clud­ing Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia, Mil­lion Dol­lar Quar­tet, and We Will Rock You, is back by pop­u­lar de­mand! With more than 22 mil­lion mu­sic fans hav­ing lived the ex­pe­ri­ence since it opened in Lon­don’s West End in 1989, Buddy speaks an in­ter­na­tional lan­guage, and con­tin­ues to thrill rockin’ au­di­ences from 8 to 80 the world over. Both pub­licly and crit­i­cally ac­claimed, Buddy tells the en­dur­ing tale of the musical icon’s me­te­oric rise to fame and his fi­nal leg­endary per­for­mance at the Surf Ball­room in Clear Lake, Iowa, be­fore his tragic and un­timely death at the age of 22. In 18 short months, the Tex­as­born boy rev­o­lu­tion­ized the face of con­tem­po­rary mu­sic in­flu­enc­ing ev­ery­one from The Bea­tles to Bruce Spring­steen.

Boast­ing a phe­nom­e­nally multi-tal­ented cast, to­gether they present two ter­rific hours of mu­sic with over 20 of his great­est hits, in­clud­ing the time­less clas­sics That’ll Be the Day, Peggy Sue, Oh Boy and Rave On. With the Big Bop­per’s Chan­tilly Lace and Ritchie Valens’ La Bamba com­plet­ing a stel­lar musical line-up, Buddy is a not to be missed even­ing of feel good fam­ily en­ter­tain­ment Buddy’s wi­dow, Maria Elena Holly, says of the show: “When we opened the show we never imag­ined Buddy’s mu­sic and story would still be rock­ing stages and en­ter­tain­ing au­di­ences around the world week-in week-out over 25 years later. I be­lieve this is tes­ta­ment to a great show – the first of its kind – and to the en­dur­ing ap­peal of Buddy Holly and what he rep­re­sents; a youth­ful en­ergy, huge tal­ent and creativ­ity, com­bined with a de­ter­mi­na­tion to make a last­ing im­pres­sion in this world.”

Writer/Pro­ducer Alan Janes says “Au­di­ences dance in the aisles ev­ery night to our en­act­ment of the story of a young man whose musical ca­reer spanned an all-too-brief pe­riod but whose mu­sic will be re­mem­bered for­ever”.

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