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Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story National Tour 2017/2018

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Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
8:00 PM

BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY NATIONAL TOUR 2017/18 Comes To Nanaimo's Port Theatre on Thursday, February 22nd At 8:00 pm


Oh Boy! The "World’s Most Successful Rock &Roll Show"From New York. Presented by Worldwide Music Ventures.


“THE AUDIENCE IS ELEVATED TO JOYFUL CHAOS”Clive Barnes, New York Post.


“TERRIFIC.......EVEN THE CHANDELIERS START TO SWING"Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune.


On the back of incredibly successful Tours in 2015 in 2016, Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story - the show that inspired a generation of multi-million selling juke-box musicals including Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia, Million Dollar Quartet, and We Will Rock You - is back by popular demand!


Seen by over 22 million music fans since it opened in London’s West End in 1989, Buddy speaks an international language and continues to have audiences from 8 to 80 rockin’ in the aisles across the globe.Loved by critics and audiences alike, Buddy 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, before his tragic and untimely death at the age of 22.


In 18 short months the Texas-born boy revolutionized the face of contemporary music influencing everyone from The Beatles to Bruce Springsteen.Boasting a phenomenally multi-talented cast, together they present two terrific hours of music with over 20 of his greatest hits, including the timeless classics That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Oh Boy and Rave On.With the Big Bopper’s Chantilly Lace and Ritchie Valens’ La Bamba completing a stellar musical line-up, Buddy is a not to be missed evening of feel good family entertainment.


Buddy’s widow, Maria Elena Holly, says of the show: “When we opened the show we never imagined Buddy’s music and story would still be rocking stages and entertaining audiences around the world week-in week-out over 25 years later. I believe this is testament to a great show – the first of its kind – and to the enduring appeal of Buddy Holly and what he represents; a youthful energy, huge talent and creativity, combined with a determination to make a lasting impression in this world.


”Writer/Producer Alan Janes says “Audiences dance in the aisles every night to our enactment of the story of a young man whose musical career spanned an all-too-brief period but whose music will be remembered forever”.


"FORGET ABOUT FEEL-GOOD. BUDDY IS FEEL-GREAT”Peter Birnie, Vancouver Sun.


SENDS PEOPLE OUT OF THE THEATER ON AN UNSTOPPABLE HIGH....SENSATIONAL”Steve Morse, The Boston Globe


“YOU'LL LIKELY NOT TO HAVE MORE FUN IN A THEATER THIS SEASON"Ellen Sterling, BroadwayWorld.com


Michael Perrie Jr. (Buddy Holly) — Michael is glad to be back on tour with Buddy. He’s a NYC based Actor/Playwright/Composer originally from Baltimore, MD where he earned his BFA in Acting at Towson. Credits include, National Tour 2016: Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story (as Buddy). NY Theatre: Go, Go, Gilgamesh! (FRIGID BoF Winner 2017), Big Red Button (Him & Her Theatre Co). Regional: Buddy -, The Music Man, Beauty & The Beast, The Producers (TBTS), One Man, Two Guvnors (Heritage Theatre). His plays and musicals are seen all over the country.


Public sales start 11:00am Monday, Jan.22nd


All seats: $72

Cost: General: $72
Category: Concerts | Music
    Pop | Rock
    Tribute Acts
Location: Port Theatre
125 Front Street, Nanaimo
This event is for Everyone
More Info: Port Theatre Ticket Centre
250-754-8550
Event Website
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