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 takes the stage at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino for four shows, Feb. 28 – March 1.
Now in its 30th year, the show has been seen by more than 22 million music fans since it opened in London’s West End in 1989. Buddy speaks an international language and continues to have audiences from eight to 80 rockin’ in the aisles across the globe.
Loved by critics and audiences alike, 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 Texas-born boy revolutionized the face of contemporary music, influencing everyone from The Beatles to Bruce Springsteen.
Boasting a phenomenally multi-talented cast, the show presents two terrific hours of music with more than 20 of his greatest hits, including the timeless classics “That’ll Be The Day,” “Peggy Sue,” “Oh Boy” and “Rave On.” The Big Bopper’s “Chantilly Lace” and Ritchie Valens’ “La Bamba” complete a stellar musical line-up.
“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,” Holly’s widow, Maria Elena Holly, says of the show. “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.”
Tickets are $29.95, $39.95, $49.95 and $69.95 plus tax and facility fee and may be purchased at www.beaurivage.com or by calling 888.566.7469. Military members and first responders with valid I.D. may purchase one ticket and get one free.
Showtimes are Friday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 29 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 1 at 2 p.m. in Beau Rivage Theatre.