Friday, July 9, 2010

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story at the Ivoryton Playhouse

This image is courtesy of the Ivoryton Playhouse on Facebook.

Tonight is opening night for the play Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story at the Ivoryton Playhouse.  If you love such oldies as  Peggy Sue, That'll be the Day, Rave On, Chantilly Lace and Johnny B Goode you will be dancing in the aisles when you leave this show.  It traces the last three years of Buddy Holly's life up until his last concert. The play is both interactive and fun.

This show last I heard was sold out before it opened. It is running from July 7th to August 1. Both Saturday, July 10th and Sunday, July 11th are sold out. Saturday, July 17th was almost sold out last I heard and for all I know could be sold out even now.

This show is a local show and was directed by Jacqueline Hubbard.  Gregg Hammer makes his Ivoryton debut as Buddy Holly. Robert W. Schultz Jr  is the Big Bopper, and if you loved him in The Full Monty (which was performed last year at the playhouse in which he played the character Dave) you will love his antics as the Bopper.
Image courtesy of The Ivoryton Playhouse.

All the performers are outstanding, they have lots of energy and they definitely project it to the audience.  I wasn't kidding about dancing in the aisles either, this show is as great as going to see the musical Mamma Mia!. People go back time and time again to see that show, and this show rates just as high. This is a show worth seeing more than once. You can not miss purchasing a ticket to see this show, take my word for it.

Another thing, stay cool,
until next time,

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