Broadway comes to Lima with ‘The Buddy Holly Story’


By Amy Eddings - aeddings@civitasmedia.com



“The Buddy Holly Story” will be staged Saturday at Veterans Memorial Civic Center, Lima.

“The Buddy Holly Story” will be staged Saturday at Veterans Memorial Civic Center, Lima.


Courtesy of Veterans Memorial Civic Center

IF YOU GO:

WHAT: “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story”

WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Veterans Memorial Civic Center, 7 Town Square, Lima

TICKETS: $55, available at the Civic Center Box Office, Friday, noon-5 p.m., or by calling 419-224-1552 or online at www.limaciviccenter.com.

LIMA — Buddy Holly died in a plane crash at the age of 22, just 18 months into his musical career. The Broadway hit musical review, “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story,” Saturday at Veterans Memorial Civic Center, shows how much life he packed into those 18 months.

The musical details Holly’s rise to fame from his beginnings in Texas to his final legendary performance at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa. It also chronicles how Holly’s music influenced other rockers, from The Beatles to Bruce Springsteen. The show’s songs include “Not Fade Away,” “Good Time,” “Oh, Pretty Woman” and “That’ll Be the Day.”

The long-running “jukebox musical” is in its 27th season on tour. Holly’s widow, Maria Elena Holly, said she’s been delighted.

“I believe this is a testament to a great show — the first of its kind — and to the enduring appeal of Buddy Holly and what he represents,” she said in a statement. “Just seeing the people out there, enjoying themselves, even getting up and dancing to Buddy’s music, that makes me so happy.”

“The Buddy Holly Story” will be staged Saturday at Veterans Memorial Civic Center, Lima.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2016/02/web1_US-Tour-2016-Castsmaller.jpg“The Buddy Holly Story” will be staged Saturday at Veterans Memorial Civic Center, Lima. Courtesy of Veterans Memorial Civic Center

IF YOU GO:

WHAT: “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story”

WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Veterans Memorial Civic Center, 7 Town Square, Lima

TICKETS: $55, available at the Civic Center Box Office, Friday, noon-5 p.m., or by calling 419-224-1552 or online at www.limaciviccenter.com.

Reach Amy Eddings at 567-292-0379 or Twitter, @lima_eddings.

Reach Amy Eddings at 567-292-0379 or Twitter, @lima_eddings.

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