Cover bands look and sound just like the real thing, unlike cover audiences, who are just used mannequins holding up lighters. See the real almost-real thing with this GrouponLive deal to see Buddy and the Boys: A Tribute to Buddy Holly presented by Actors Theater of Minnesota at Cabaret Theater at Camp Bar in St. Paul. For $29, you get two tickets for general-admission seating (a $68 value). Choose from the following showtimes:
- Thursday, July 12, at 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, July 13, at 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, July 13, at 9:30 p.m.
- Saturday, July 14, at 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, July 20, at 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, July 20, at 9:30 p.m.
- Saturday, July 21, at 7:30 p.m.
Buddy Holly’s thick-rimmed glasses are hard to fill, but Nicholas Freeman and his band of '50s-style performers pay a fitting tribute both in sight and sound as Buddy and the Boys. Led by the strums of Holly’s signature cherry sunburst Stratocaster, the four-piece band barrels through energetic, rockabilly songs, such as "Peggy Sue" and "That'll Be the Day," backed by the deep resonance of a standup bass. Scott Jorgenson steps into the role of The Big Bopper to host the evening and introduce the hit songs of the visionary who helped mold rock 'n' roll in its nascent stages. Allen Malicsi stops by to add more '50s flair with an impersonation of Ritchie Valens, capped off by his best-known work, “La Bamba.” The night is likely to inspire a powerful thirst in the audience––easily managed by the fully stocked bar––a bit of boogie-woogie fever, and a newfound enthusiasm for beating Russia to the moon.
Actors Theater of Minnesota
Although it’s known for comedies such as the two-man, 24-character A Tuna Christmas, Actors Theater of Minnesota also places a significant emphasis on education and corporate training. At The Creative Institute, the ensemble trains students how to work theatrical media such as improv and writing into their everyday problem-solving skills.