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Buddy Holly and Friends at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

Buddy Holly & Friends - Not Fade Away

Featuring Gary Rue and Nicholas Freeman

Friday/Saturday, July 12 - 13, 2019
Dinner - 6:00pm
Show - 8:00pm

February 3rd, 2019 marked the 60th anniversary of the plane crash that took the lives of some of America’s most iconic musicians: J.P. ‘The Big Bopper’ Richardson, Ritchie Valens and Buddy Holly.

Gary Rue (Gene Pitney, FAB 6, The Sensational Sleepers) is proud to present original cast members from History Theatre’s Ivey Award-winning production of Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story, with Nicholas Freeman reprising his role as Buddy Holly.

Rue’s solo first set features memorable melodies from three artists who were among the chief beneficiaries of Buddy Holly’s genius: Gene Pitney ("The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance," "Only Love Can Break a Heart"), Bobby Vee ("More Than I Can Say," "Take Good Care of My Baby") and Crickets’ guitarist Sonny Curtis ("Walk Right Back," "I Fought the Law" and "Love Is All Around" from The Mary Tyler Moore Show).

And the MAIN ATTRACTION: The second set features a Nicholas Freeman-led quartet serving up all the Holly hits: "That’ll Be the Day," "Peggy Sue," "Rave On," "Maybe Baby," "Not Fade Away," "Heartbeat," "Everyday," "Words of Love" and "Oh Boy."

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Dinner & Show:  $55
Show-Only:  $40


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Age Statement

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres does not admit anyone under the age of 5 into the theatre.

Content Statement

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres (CDT) presents independent artists as a part of its Concert Series.  CDT does not rate its concerts nor control content.  Unless a concert is indicated as “family-friendly,” it should not be considered as such.


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The Fireside Theatre Seating Chart