The life of Buddy Holly was a short one but his star rose to the stratosphere during his singing career, with hit single after hit single that cemented his fame, not just in America but all over the world. The stage show Buddy. The Buddy Holly Story traces his career from humble beginnings in Lubbock Texas where the bespectacled singer was discovered, via his recording career with the Crickets and his premature death in the air crash which inspired Don McLean's American Pie. All along the way, the action is punctuated with some of the most catchy songs to come out of 1950s America.
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If you have Buddy the Buddy Holly Story tickets, you are in for a treat. All the toe-tapping favourites are featured in the two-act play from uplifting numbers like Rave on! and Peggy Sue to the more sombre and reflective mood of It doesn't matter anymore. As well as Buddy's own material, in the second half of the play he is joined on tour by Richie Valens and J P Richardson, AKA The Big Bopper, so the Buddy Holly Story tickets from StubHub are three for the price of one because theatregoers also get the chance to hear the rousing strains of Chantilly Lace and La Bamba. All the way through this play there is the thread of Buddy's infatuation for various girls and those for whom he sings some of the most catchy numbers. Although the end of this story is sad, nobody could dispute that, the skilled pen of playwright Alan Janes means that you'll leave the theatre feeling uplifted and there is every chance you'll have one or two new earworms going about in your head.
The Buddy Holly Story: Still filling the house since 1989
Since the curtain was first raised in London's West End, The Buddy Holly Story has been playing to packed houses across the globe and it is still a hot ticket even now. This show is family friendly and the cheerful dialogue is accessible to young and old, what is more, the songs come at you thick and fast so there is always another floor filler just around the corner. As the winner of numerous awards, and the theatrical launch pad of some celebrated artists, Buddy The Buddy Holly Story is that rarest of creatures in musical theatre, a jukebox opera with a storyline that actually makes sense. You'll laugh, you'll cry, terms and conditions apply.