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A philosopher once called theater “the mask of convention over the face of society in the mirror of the unknown reflecting the rear-view of the sports car of destiny.” Simplify this theory with today's theatrical Groupon to UpStage Theatre’s production of Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story. Tickets are good for Friday and Saturday performances from July 8 to July 30 at 8 p.m. or a Sunday matinee performance on July 24 at 2 p.m. Choose from the following options:
• For $10, you get one general-admission ticket (a $20 value).
• For $8, you get one senior, student, or group-rate ticket (a $15 value). Group rates are good for groups of eight or more.
The Upstage Theatre's latest family-friendly production sends the Tony Award–winning tunes of Buddy — The Buddy Holly Story echoing through historic Lambert Hall. Buddy hurls audiences face-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 show-stoppers such as “That’ll Be The Day” and “Peggy Sue.”
Richie Valens’ “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, musical theater, and Gary Busey’s original face will rejoice in Buddy’s melodious jaunt down memory lane. Audiences unacquainted with Buddy Holly may be surprised how much they enjoy music that was recorded in black and white.
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Promotional value expires Jul 30, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 2 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Subject to availability. Group rates valid only for groups of 8 or more. Not valid for resale. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.