- $22 for one ticket for general seating (up to $36 value)
Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story 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, meteoric years of Holly’s career, 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” also ring out to remind waiting handkerchiefs of “the day the music died.” Fans of music and musical theater alike 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.
1123 E Commerce St.
San Antonio, TX 78205