“Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story” opened at the Canyon Theatre Guild last weekend to sold-out houses and on-their-feet crowds, and will rock Main Street in Old Town Newhall again this Saturday night.
The stage production is packed with classic hits by the first-generation 1950s rock ‘n’ roll legend, like “That’ll Be the Day,” “Peggy Sue” and “Everyday.” The play traces Holly’s life from local Texas hero to international superstar.
Holly died on Feb. 3, 1959 in a plane crash in Iowa. It was also the “day the music died,” as songwriter Don McLean would reflect a decade-plus later.
Here are a couple of comments from people who saw the show at CTG:
* “FABULOUS! And I’m not quite sure that’s the most awesome definition I could give it!!!!”
* “The cast was amazing… one of CTG’s best ever!!”
* “…Just saw ‘The Buddy Holly Story’… it is fabulous!! You will come out singing and dancing. The cast is amazing and so talented.”
Here’s the complete schedule of upcoming “Buddy” performances:
Fridays at 8 p.m.
2/9, 2/16, 2/23
Saturdays at 2 p.m.
Saturdays at 8 p.m.
Sundays at 2 p.m.
Seats are going fast. Call the CTG box office at 661-799-2702 to purchase tickets.
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Went last Sunday, what a great show. The cast was awesome and very enthusiastic. The music outstanding. I would recommend it to everybody. Our entire audience was quite pleased with the performance. I’ve never been disappointed with any of the musicals I’ve seen here. ?????
Awesome and amazing! Definitely a must see!
My wife & I saw the last performance yesterday, what a great production! The entire cast, but especially the young man as Buddy Holly!