Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
111 West Campbell Street Arlington Heights
Buddy tells the true story of Buddy Holly's meteoric rise to fame from the moment in 1957 when "That'll Be the Day" hit the airwaves until his tragic death less than two years later on "The Day the Music Died." This rocking musical features several of Buddy Holly's greatest hits including "That'll Be the Day," "Peggy Sue," "Everyday," "Oh Boy," "Not Fade Away," "Raining on my Heart," and many more. Also featuring memorable hits from other stars of the era, including Ritchie Valens' "La Bamba" and The Big Bopper's "Chantilly Lace." The incredible but all-too-brief legacy of the young Texan with glasses, whose musical influence revolutionized the golden days of Rock & Roll, continues to live on in Buddy.
Thru - Aug 24, 2019
Show Type: Musical
Box Office: 847-577-2121
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Daily Herald - Recommended
"...For Metropolis' "Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story," director Joe Keefe and music director/conductor Kenneth McMullen have assembled top-notch vocalists and instrumentalists, including a seven-member, onstage orchestra."
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Chicagoland Musical Theatre - Recommended
"...Despite its pacing problems and occasional unmeasured moments, however, Buddy is an undeniable good time. The energy radiating off the stage is absolutely infectious, and audiences will find it impossible to fight off a smile when face to face with this delightful cast."
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