BUDDY – THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY Set for Limited Run at Orpheum Theatre, 10/15-20

September 25
11:15 AM 2013

The Orpheum Theatre is thrilled to bring the musical Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story to Memphis, TN. Tickets are available now for performances October 15 to 20.

In just three short years, Buddy Holly set the music world on fire and forever changed the face and sound of rock and roll. Buddy - The Buddy Holly Storycharts his meteoric climb, legendary adventures and tragic fall on the fateful day the music died. Armed with a Fender Stratocaster guitar, his signature specs and a charismatic blend of rockabilly swagger, Buddy explodes onto the stage in this jukebox musical fully loaded with classics "Peggy Sue," "Oh Boy," "That'll Be the Day," "Well All Right," "Not Fade Away" and many more with an encore that will have audiences on their feet and dancing in the aisles.

Now celebrating its 25th Anniversary, one of the first jukebox musicals, Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story, has been seen by millions of fans in fifteen countries around the world, including the United States. The musical premiered in London's West End in October, 1989, where it ran for twelve years and over 5,000 performances, and a Broadway production followed in 1990. The score includes over twenty of rock and roll's greatest hits by Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper and more.

Following the success of this summer's engagements in cities such as St. Paul, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Washington D.C., and Toronto, Buddyhas been remounted for a Fall tour featuring an all new cast and physical production and starring Todd Meredith, now in his 14thproduction playing the lead role of Buddy Holly. Directed by Steve Steiner, an original company member in the Broadway production ofBuddy, this tour's talented company also features Jenny Stodd, Greg Kalafatas, Danny Caraballo and performers from the Rave-Ons, America's premier Buddy Holly tribute band.

Tickets are on sale now and available for purchase online at the official Orpheum Theatre website, www.orpheum-memphis.com, The Orpheum Box Office (901.525.3000), the ticket counter at The Booksellers at Laurelwood, and all Ticketmaster centers (901.743.ARTS).

Photo by Hilary Camilleri

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