Dance Party Reunion: A Salute to Buddy Holly and Friends

Mabel Tainter Memorial Theatre, 205 Main Street, Menominee, WI

DANCE PARTY REUNION is a 're-staging' of Buddy Holly's 1959 WINTER DANCE PARTY, featuring music of Buddy's co-stars, Ritchie Valens ("La Bamba", performed by Allen Malicsi); Dion & the Belmonts (with Brian Pekol, singing "Teenager in Love"), The Big Bopper ("Chantilly Lace", featuring Zach Spicer) and Frankie Sardo ("Fake Out", featuring a local singer!).

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! Hosted by Mr. Charles Fraser! Music direction by Gary Rue, produced by Gary Rue.

Runestone: The Rock Musical

History Theater, 30 10th Street East, Saint Paul, MN

A new musical by Mark Jensen (book, lyrics) and Gary Rue (music, lyrics). 1898: When Swedish immigrant Olof Ohman digs up a rock on his property near Kensington, Minnesota with "a story written in carved runes" that indicate that the Vikings were the first Europeans to set foot in Minnesota, he is praised for his discovery! But soon, a controversy erupts and the cries of "Fake! Fraud! Liar!" turn his life upside down. This is one of Minnesota's "craziest stories" and Jensen and Rue have created a whimsical rock & roll musical that lays out this "continuing controversy!" WHAT IS THE TRUTH? Step back in time with us and enjoy the ride! Rock on!