A STELLAR TRIBUTE to the music of American rock and roll icon Buddy Holly , featuring original cast members (Nicholas
Freeman, Blake Foster and Zach Spicer) from History Theatre’s IVEY-award-winning production of Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story. Endorsed by Sonny Curtis and Jerry Allison of the Crickets. Music direction by Gary Rue, produced by Gary Rue*.
Musical Director Gary Rue weaves a tale of rock and roll history in reverse, performing a solo opening set of songs from Gene Pitney (who wrote “Rubber Ball” for Bobby Vee), Sonny Curtis (Crickets’ guitarist and a great tunesmith in his own rite) to Bobby Vee (Bobby took Holly’s place at the Moorhead, MN Winter Dance Party concert after Buddy’s fatal plane crash on February 3rd, 1959).
*Music Director, arranger and duet partner with Gene Pitney, 1986 until Mr. Pitney’s death in 2006. Also played “a little piano” for Bobby Vee in the mid-eighties. Mr. Rue developed a ‘passing acquaintance-relationship’ with The Crickets who were touring simultaneously with Gene Pitney. As music director History Theatre' production and with the help of Gene Pitney's erstwhile manager, Jack Thibault, Gary was able to arrange the Crickets’ attendance on opening night and their subsequent enthusiastic endorsement of the production!
And Coming To Your Town in 2020!
We are changing and expanding!
On January 2nd, 2020,
"Buddy Holly and Friends: Not Fade Away"
"Dance Party Reunion: A Salute To Buddy Holly and Friends"
ALL timeless music, ALL the Holly Hits and then some!
Starring Charles Fraser as Master of Ceremonies
(Singing the Ritchie Valens hits "Come On, Let's Go", "Donna" and "La Bamba"
(Crooning Dion & the Belmonts' "I Wonder Why", "Teenager In Love", "Teen Angel")
Extra Attraction: Frankie Sardo's hit "Fakeout"
Wait! There's MORE!
Performances of Big Bopper Bally-hoos
"The Purple People Eater Meets The Witch Doctor", "Whit Lightning" and of course, "Chantilly Lace"
Now Booking January 15-February 23, 2020
Second Booking Window Added!
April 3rd-May 23rd!