Musicals have always brought impossible dreams to life on stage, from cats that can talk to humans who can sing in public without feeling weird. Escape from reality with this GrouponLive deal to see Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story at the Cameo Theatre, presented by Jonathan Pennington Studios. For $36, you get two tickets for best-available seating (up to a $72 value, including all fees). Choose from the following performance dates:
- Friday, February 8, at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, February 10, at 4 p.m.
- Thursday, February 14, at 8 p.m.
- Friday, February 15, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, February 16, at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, February 17, at 4 p.m.
- Friday, February 22, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, February 23, at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, February 24, at 4 p.m.
All doors open one hour before showtime.
Jonathan Pennington Studios’ latest production sends the Tony Award–winning tunes of Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story echoing through the historic Cameo Theatre. Buddy hurls audiences ears-first into the brief, enigmatic life of the iconic Texan who forever changed the sound of pop music and the size of fashionable bifocals. Focusing on the last three years of Holly's career, in which his fame skyrocketed, Buddy’s jukebox jumps with more than 20 showstoppers such as “That’ll Be the Day” and “Peggy Sue.”
Ritchie Valens’s “La Bamba” and The Big Bopper’s “Chantilly Lace” are also performed to remind waiting handkerchiefs that Don McLean's sense of propriety wasn't the only casualty of “the day the music died.” Fans of music and musical theater will rejoice in Buddy’s melodious jaunt down memory lane, and audiences unacquainted with Holly may be surprised how much they enjoy music that was recorded in black and white.
An Egyptian art-deco style anchors the Cameo Theatre, luring wandering eyes with polychrome accents, gilt columns, and a sphinx that permits entry only after guests solve a riddle. A surviving artifact of the 1940s, the theater first opened as a home for vaudeville acts and movies but has since filled its stage with a diverse roster of legendary performers from B.B. King to Metallica, and it now regularly hosts theatrical productions.
Though Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.