Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story - Dinner Theatre

“Buddy shakes up Broadway! The musical numbers will have you up on your feet clapping. Buddy is a blast!”- Pia Lindstrom, WNBC-TV

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story

April 26-May 19, 2019
Helgeson Learning Lab Theatre, Waite Park

Musical Adult Dinner Theatre

This is the true story of Buddy Holly’s meteoric rise to fame, from the moment in 1957 when “That’ll Be The Day” hit the airwaves until his tragic death less than two years later on The Day The Music Died.  This rocking musical features over twenty of Buddy’s greatest hits, including “Peggy Sue”, “Oh Boy”, and “Rave On”, plus Ritchie Valens’ “La Bamba” and the Big Bopper’s “Chantilly Lace.”

Written by Alan Janes

Friday, April 26th at 6:00pm
Saturday, April 27th at 6:00pm
Sunday, April 28th at 4:00pm
Friday, May 3rd at 6:00pm*
Saturday, May 4th at 6:00pm
Sunday, May 5th at 4:00pm
Friday, May 10th at 6:00pm
Saturday, May 11th at 6:00pm - Special Fundraiser Performance
Sunday, May 12th at 4:00pm
Friday, May 17th at 6:00pm
Saturday, May 18th at 6:00pm
Sunday, May 19th at 4:00pm

*American Sign Language Interpreted Performance

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ESTIMATED SHOW LENGTH: 120 minutes plus 60 minutes for dinner

APPROPRIATE FOR: Most appropriate for adults due to content and mild adult language.


  • Seen by over 22 million people, the show features two terrific hours of the greatest songs ever written, including "That’ll Be The Day," "Oh Boy," "Rave On," "La Bamba," "Chantilly Lace," "Johnny B. Goode," "Raining In My Heart," "Everyday," "Shout," and many many more, this show is just Peggy Sue-perb!

  • Since Buddy premiered, over 3,310 pairs of trousers have had to be replaced – due to Buddy knee sliding across stages throughout the world – and 400 pairs of glasses have been broken.

  • Buddy played his last concert at the Surf Ballroom, Clear Lake, Iowa, U.S.A. sixty years ago on February 3rd.

To be announced! Check back soon!


Produced by arrangement with Alan Janes.  BuddyTheMusical.com