Before the Beatles or the Stones ever played a note, Rock & Roll was forever changed by a kid from Lubbock, Texas, Buddy Holly…Witness his story explode onto the stage in a toe-tapping, hand-clapping extravaganza, which will have you “up and dancing in the aisles!” Buddy the Buddy Holly Story will play the Lutcher Theater for 2 performances only, Feb. 23-24, both at 7:30 PM. Tickets ranging from $45 to $65 are available at or by calling the Lutcher Box Office at 886-5535.

Buddy tells the true story of Buddy Holly through his short yet spectacular career, and features the classic songs “That’ll be the Day,” “Peggy Sue,” “Oh Boy,” “Everyday,” “ Not Fade Away,” “Heartbeat,” “True Love Ways,” “Rave On,” The Big Bopper’s “Chantilly Lace,” Ritchie Valens’ “LaBamba,” and many More!

Now in its 25th amazing year, the “World’s Most Successful Rock ‘n’ Roll Musical” continues to thrill audiences on tour in the U.K. and around the world.  Viewed by more than 20 million people over 20,000 performances worldwide, Buddy opened in London’s West End in 1989, and has been seen on Broadway, throughout Canada, the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Germany, Scandinavia, South Africa, the Netherlands and Singapore; winning numerous awards along the way.

This show is sponsored locally by Tommy and Kathy Gunn.

The Frances Ann Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts is located at 707 Main, Orange.