A Buddy Holly Tribute Opens At Lakewood Theatre Company
Girls, grab your poodle skirts and boys, slick back your hair. Pretend it's 1958 with Lakewood Theatre Company! In Buddy Returns! A Buddy Holly Tribute, Lakewood Theatre Company stages a musical revue concert that tells the enduring tale of the musical icon's meteoric rise to fame and his final legendary performance at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa. Together, with The Crickets, the Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens, the multi-talented cast will perform three shows on August 16, 17 & 18, 2018 at 7:30 PM. The concert features music with over 20 of his greatest hits, including the timeless classics "That'll Be The Day," "Peggy Sue" and "Oh Boy."
The opening night performance on Thursday, August 16, will be a 50s themed benefit for the theatre and will feature a one-night-only pre-show reception with hamburgers, hot dogs, beverages and carnival games on the lawn beginning at 6:00 PM. Curtain is at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $75 each for the premiere. Come dressed in your best '50s garb and be sure to drive up in your best rod - There will be prizes for Best Dressed and Best Look-a-Likes for the performers, as well as Best 1950s car. The show continues Friday and Saturday (August 17 and 18) at 7:30 PM. Tickets for those two shows are $50 each. All shows are general seating.
This 3-night only show, an added attraction to Lakewood's regular season lineup, features a mixed cast of regional performers from Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story and past performers from Lakewood. For tickets and more information, visit www.lakewood-center.org or call the box office at 503-635-3901.