BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY
800 Bay Harbor Dr.
Bay Harbor, MI 49770
Contact: GLCFA Box Office
Phone: (231) 439-2610
Musical, 2 hours 25 mins (incl. intermission), suitable for all ages
Friday, Aug. 17
Saturday, Aug. 18
The Great Lakes Center for the Arts is proud to present a fully-staged musical that traces the life of the legendary performer and includes Buddy’s final performance at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, with Ritchie Valens (“La Bamba”) and the ‘Big Bopper’ J.P. Richardson (“Chantilly Lace”). Directed by Tony Award Nominee Marcia Milgrom Dodge with Andy Christopher as Buddy Holly.
After that final concert, Buddy breaks his promise to his pregnant wife not to fly as he and the other two headliners board a small plane and fly off into the night for Moorhead, Minn., only to crash into a field. There are no survivors and as the legend says, it was “the day the music died.”
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