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La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
14900 La Mirada Boulevard La Mirada, CA 90638
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30 events
20 reviews
9 stars
Not a lot of options in the immediate area.
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50 events
37 reviews
5 stars
This show runs straight through with no intermission. It's over with a smidgen before 3:45 with a 2 pm matinee or 9:45 pm for an 8 pm show.
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"Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story"
105 ratings
4.7 average rating
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70 events
61 reviews
193 stars
attended Apr 30 2010

Don't understand all the 4 star reviews. Buddy deserves much better. The musicians were top notch, but the story unfortunately was not. So, as a musical, the most this gets is two stars.

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17 events
4 reviews
7 stars
attended Apr 18 2010

What a great way to see theater...rocking and rolling in your seats! Excellent cast of musicians who continued to amaze us with their tricky footwork and strong voices.

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256 events
194 reviews
145 stars
attended Apr 16 2010

This musical has to go down as one of the best yet - the performance of the Buddy Holly actor/musician was so well done, you actually thought you were back in the 1950's with him. All the musicians were outstanding & all of the music was...continued

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On February 3, 1959, the legend known as Buddy Holly died unexpectedly in a tragic plane crash at the age of twenty-two. It was known forever after as “the day the music died.”

Now, Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story tells the incredible story of the three years in which Buddy Holly became the world’s top recording artist with a show that features over 20 of Buddy Holly’s 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 from around the globe have come to see Buddy and experienced the magical talents of the young man with glasses named Charles Hardin ‘Buddy’ Holly, whose musical career spanned an all-too-brief period in our history. Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story is a celebration of that legend and catches that unique mixture of innocence, determination, humor and charm that truly deserves the billing: “The World’s Most Successful Rock & Roll Musical.”