- One ticket to see Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
- Where: Palace Theater
- Door time: one hour before showtime
- Offer value includes all ticketing fees
- $37 for mid-mezzanine seating on Friday, January 23, at 8 p.m. (up to $61.50 value)
- $26 for upper-mezzanine seating on Saturday, January 24, at 2 p.m. (up to $51.50 value)
- $26 for upper-mezzanine seating on Saturday, January 24, at 8 p.m. (up to $51.50 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.
In the 1920s, Thomas Lamb was the man to see if you were planning to build a theater. The designer of everything from the Orpheum in Boston to Madison Square Garden in New York, his designs fanned the flames of vaudeville and inspired so much admiration in silent-film stars that they almost spoke. So when theater impresario Sylvester Z. Poli decided to built his Palace Theater, he turned to the best. Lamb designed the Palace in a Second Renaissance Revival style, mixing Greek, Roman, Arabic, and Federal motifs into the grand lobby and domed auditorium. With such a regal foundation, Poli couldn't keep his wallet closed when decorating, and spent $1 million dressing the Theater for a king. And so well outfitted, the Theater had a good run, operating with force until 1987. Then the lights on the marquee went out, staying dark for the next 18 years. But with such undeniable beauty, it couldn't stay dark forever. A three-year, $30 million restoration and expansion brought the Palace into the 21st century, turning it into a 90,000-square-foot historical landmark. Yet now, as in the 1920s, the Theater's mission remains the same: to serve as an artistic, cultural, educational, and economic catalyst for the community.