Venue Details

22 Star Starred
History Theatre
Between Cedar and Wabasha 30 East Tenth Street St. Paul, MN 55101
651-292-4323
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Anything you want
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A wonderful
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A really nice venue. Great sight lines.
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Park on street or in adjacent garage.
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The usual sorts of offerings, including alcohol.
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Tip: this is the history theater not the history center. We went to the history center by mistake.
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13 reviews
11 stars
attended May 12 2011

This show was terrific. It included local talent, including some young high school students studying at the conservatory. There was a lot of talent, and it was high energy. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

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attended May 12 2011

GREAT show!!! Good energy, good acting, GREAT voices. Not too long, not too short. I've been to the Surf Ball Room in Clear Lake, IA many times so this story is near and dear to my heart although I was only 2 when Buddy Holly died.

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3 reviews
3 stars
attended May 28 2011

It was a wonderful production!

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Website

http://www.historytheatre.com/shows/2010-2011/...

Quotes & Highlights

Check out the History Theatre blog for photos and notes from behind the scenes.

Description

_Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story _

Written by Alan Janes

Original London production directed by Rob Bettinson

Directed by Ron Peluso

Musical Direction by Gary Rue

Part biography, part rock ‘n’ roll concert, this is the musical retelling of the life and times of Buddy Holly from his meteoric rise to stardom to the unforgettable concert in Clear Lake, Iowa. Extremely talented, passionate, and impulsive, Buddy crossed racial barriers with his music and left an indelible legacy in just four short years. Musical hits include: “Peggy Sue,” “Oh Boy!” “Rave On,” and “That’ll Be the Day.”

Following the May 27 & May 28 performances, the audience is invited to enjoy free karaoke at the theatre.  Sing a song on the History Theatre stage and enjoy a little “liquid courage” with happy hour drink prices following the 7:30 p.m. performances. 

May 27 – karaoke hosted by Allen Malicsi (Ritchie Valens)

May 28 – karaoke hosted by Nicholas Freeman (Buddy Holly) and Scott Jorgenson (The Big Bopper)

About the Ticket Supplier: History Theatre

History Theatre seeks to inspire, entertain and provoke audiences through the creation of new plays that explore Minnesota's past and the diverse American experience.