Contact: Tonya Lowentritt
Date: February 21, 2013
HAMMOND – Want to find out what happened before the music died? "Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story"
is coming to Southeastern Louisiana University's Columbia Theatre for the Performing
Arts for one show only on Thursday, March 7.
Presented by the Jefferson Performing Arts Society (JPAS), the production begins at 7:30 p.m. in the downtown Hammond theatre.
On Feb. 3, 1959, the man who changed the face of popular music tragically died in a plane crash at the age of 22. "Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story" tells the tale of the three years in which Holly became the world's top recording artist. The show features over 20 of his greatest hits, including "Peggy Sue," "That'll Be The Day," "Oh Boy," "Not Fade Away," "Everyday," "Rave On," "Maybe Baby," "Raining in My Heart," Ritchie Valens' "La Bamba," and the Big Bopper's "Chantilly Lace."
"Over 20 million people have come to see Buddy all across the globe, where the magical talents of Charles Hardin 'Buddy' Holly have been shared live with many more people than the real Buddy Holly ever had the chance to reach," said C. Roy Blackwood, interim director of the Columbia Theatre. "The incredible legacy of the young man with glasses, whose musical career spanned an all-too-brief period during the golden days of rock 'n' roll, continues to live on in Buddy."
Tickets range from $32 - $40 and are available at the Columbia Theatre box office on Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. or by phone at (985) 543-4371. Patrons may also get tickets online at www.columbiatheatre.org.
All Southeastern faculty, retired faculty or university staff with ID may purchase one ticket for Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story and receive one ticket at half price. Both tickets must be purchased in the same transaction at the Columbia box office. Contact the box office at 543-4371 for more information.