Buddy, Brews & BBQ Fundraiser

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

Buddy, Brews & BBQ Fundraiser

A special fundraiser performance on Saturday, May 11th 2019
Helgeson Learning Lab Theatre, Waite Park

5:00pm - Preshow parking lot party with music, fundraising, and socializing. Featuring BBQ from Lily’s Wings & Things, local craft beer from Beaver Island Brewing Co., and cheesecake from Christine’s Sweet Confections for dessert!

6:30pm - Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story musical performance in the HelgesonLearning Lab Theatre.

Fundraiser // Musical Adult Dinner Theatre

Enjoy the full Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story musical performance plus added fundraising opportunities, brews, and BBQ during our preshow parking lot party. All proceeds will fund programming in the Helgeson Learning Lab Theatre to provide opportunities both on stage and behind the scenes for hundreds of youth and adults in our community.

Written by Alan Janes

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.”

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ESTIMATED SHOW LENGTH: 120 minutes plus 60 minutes for dinner and reception

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!

Joanne Dorsher
Lori Glanz-Gambrino
Kimberly Foster
Cassie Miles
Monica Segura-Schwartz
Lacey Schirmers
Emily Swanson


Produced by arrangement with Alan Janes.  BuddyTheMusical.com