Buddy tells the story of the last few years of rock icon Buddy Holly’s life in words and music. The musical traces his meteoric rise to fame, from the moment he and his childhood friends began creating a unique sound which some called “the devil’s music” to the excitement he felt when “That’ll Be The Day” went to No. 1. When the Fountain Hills Theater Mainstage flashes back to the ’50s, you’ll learn of his naïve determination to be the first white act to play the Apollo and get swept away by his whirlwind romance with wife Maria Elena. Finally, you’ll see an ode to his final performance with Ritchie Valens (“La Bamba”) and “Big Bopper” J.P. Richardson (“Chantilly Lace”) and be reminded of his tragic death on “The Day the Music Died.” Buddy bops and swings with classic hits like “Peggy Sue,” “Oh Boy” and “Not Fade Away” and embraces the legacy of this influential glasses-clad rocker whose star fell too soon.