Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story charts the meteoric rise of the legendary Buddy Holly, from his country roots in Lubbock, Texas, to his debut at Harlem’s Apollo Theater, to the fateful concert with Ritchie Valens (La Bamba) and the Big Bopper (Chantilly Lace) in Clear Lake, Iowa. Starring Billy McGuigan as Buddy Holly and WWL Radio’s own Spud McConnell as The Big Bopper among other local theatre personalities, Buddy brings down the house with over 20 hits, including ‘Peggy Sue’, ‘That’ll Be The Day’, ‘Oh Boy’, ‘It’s So Easy’ and ‘Rave On’. Packed with raw energy and an infectious eat,
this rollicking rock ’n’ roll tribute to one of the giants of popular music is sheer unadulterated fun. The legend lives on at JPAS. Rated G.
(9 performances in 2006; 12 performances at EJ in 2007, 5 more in Mandeville)