Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story
by Georgetown Palace Theatre

Oct. 11 - Nov. 10, 2019

Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story tells the true story of Buddy’s meteoric rise to fame, from the moment in 1957 when ‘That’ll Be The Day’ hit the airwaves until his tragic death less than two years later on “The Day The Music Died”. The show features over 20 of Buddy Holly’s greatest hits including ‘That’ll Be The Day’, ‘Peggy Sue’, ‘Everyday’, ‘Oh Boy’, ‘Not Fade Away’, ‘Rave On’ and ‘Raining in my Heart’, plus Ritchie Valens’ ‘La Bamba’ and The Big Bopper’s ‘Chantilly Lace’. The incredible legacy of the young man with glasses, whose musical career spanned an all-too-brief period during the golden days of rock & roll, continues to live on in Buddy.

Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story continues its great run live at the Historic Palace Theatre in Georgetown for three more weekends with Saturday matinees added (Oct. 25-27, Nov. 1-3, and Nov. 8-10).  Here’s your chance to re-live Buddy’s story and dance in the aisles to the very best of Buddy Holly's great hits!  This show is rockin’ the house – and we want you to be in on it!  Join us for this amazing concert event on the Palace’s Springer Memorial Stage featuring over 20 of Buddy’s songs (played and sung live on stage by the actors), including Peggy Sue, That’ll Be The Day, Oh Boy, Everyday, Maybe Baby, and Raining In My Heart. 

Buddy Holly’s brief life has become the stuff of legend. Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story is a celebration of the life and times of the young man with spectacles; the show catches that unique mixture of innocence, determination, humor, and charm that was Buddy Holly.  Lannie Hilboldt is both Director & Music Director for the Palace production; choreography is by Jesee Smart.  This could be your last opportunity to see Ben Blaise reprise the role of Buddy Holly – and he is terrific!


Cast for the Palace Production:

Buddy Holly...Ben Blaise
Maria Elena...Annie Wallin
Jerry Allison (Cricket)...Paul Feinstein
Joe B. Mauldin (Cricket)...Korben Lindstrom
Norman Petty/MC/Clearlake Performer...Wil Pintauro-Tabares
Ritchie Valens/DJ/Deutch...Daniel Ponce
Apollo Performer...Erica Roberts
Hipockets Duncan/Big Bopper/Clearlake Performer...David Sray
Vi Petty/Clearlake Performer...Rose Yurcina



Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story
by Alan Janes
Georgetown Palace Theatre

October 11 - November 10, 2019
Georgetown Palace Theatre
810 South Austin Avenue
Georgetown, TX, 78626

Saturday matinees added (Oct. 25-27, Nov. 1-3, and Nov. 8-10). 

Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday shows are at 2:00 p.m.     

The Palace seats about 295, with reserved seating paid for in the ticket price.  The Palace office in the lobby of the theatre is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. (except for some holiday dates).  Purchase tickets and select seating on-line at www.georgetownpalace.com or by calling 512-869-7469.  (Please call ahead regarding special needs seating.)  Visa, Master Card, and Discover are accepted.  


The Historic Palace Theatre is located at 810 South Austin Avenue in downtown Georgetown and is part of the most beautiful Town Square in Texas!