Sunday 10 September 2006

"The Buddy Holly Story", Stage West, Toronto, ON

Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story is the musical sensation about the life and times of Buddy Holly. This musical takes us from Lubbock, Texas in 1951 up to 1959, Buddy's final performance at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa. We follow the story of the late, great Buddy Holly through his music, featuring such hits as "Peggy Sue", "Everyday" and "That'll Be the Day" and hits from other legendary stars such as Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper.

I've never been a big Buddy Holly fan but I enjoyed this play. We all know that the story has a sad ending but the musical finale was uplifting and rockin'!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I saw this play in London back in 1994 (I think it was the same one, anyway!) It was fantastic. My parents bought me the Buddy Holly collection after I told them how much I enjoyed the show. I think they were just glad I wasn't listening to heavy metal! ;)