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Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story at Marriott Theatre

Why see Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story?

OH BOY! buddy's back

Don't miss this brilliant production! Buddy Holly's life may have been cut tragically short, but there's no doubt, that during his short, dazzling career, he changed rock 'n' roll forever. One of the most enduring shows in musical theatre history, The Buddy Holly Story charts the singer's life and times, from his humble beginnings as a bespectacled unknown in Lubbock, Texas, and through to his brief moment in the spotlight.

Written by Alan Janes, this jubilant jukebox musical takes you right back to the electrifying rock 'n' roll scene of the 1950s and contains a huge number of Holly's greatest hits (all played live by the band on stage!). Expect to hear 'Peggy Sue,' 'Everyday,' 'That'll be the Day,' 'Rave On,' and many more.

Key Information


Finished Aug 13, 2023


Written by Alan James


Customer reviews

6 reviews, average rating: (4.3 Stars)

Eileen Leahy

Did not know who Buddy was

Staging could have been better but went along with his character.In that he was not educated it ways to project himself better. Last 10-15 min were way too loud and crazy. It had been a high energy play and was delightful but at the end it was like someone turned up the volume and made it uncomfortable. One couple got up and walked out. It was like an attack on the ears and mind. attack to the ears. ... Read more

Maureen B


Great cast, well orchestrated, a group of very talented individuals. Would see it again. ... Read more



Very talented performers! Thank you for coming to Sarasota. ... Read more


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