Relive the Golden Era of Classic Rock ‘n Roll With BUDDY – The Buddy Holly Story


Join in on an evening of unforgettable music with Pieter Toerien Production’s new and exciting theatre show of the classic Rock ‘n Roll jukebox musical, BUDDY – The Buddy Holly Story. This musical performance is brought to life in a full-scale production.


The legendary Buddy Holly will be played by popular South African singer-songwriter Jethro Tait, alongside an all-South African cast including stage favourites Bethany Dickson and Keaton Ditchfield, and many more talented performers.

Get ready to rock and roll with all your favourite songs, including “That’ll Be The Day,” “True Love Ways,” “Oh Boy,” “La Bamba,” “Rave On,” “Everyday,” “Johnny B. Goode,” and the timeless classic, “Peggy Sue.” BUDDY is sure to have audiences up on their feet and dancing in the aisles with its engaging and lively performances.


The story follows Buddy Holly and his band, the Crickets, as they form a Country & Western band in Lubbock, Texas, with the help of local radio DJ, Hipockets Duncan. After struggling to find success with Decca Records, they sign with innovative producer Norman Petty and churn out hits like “That’ll Be The Day.” However, after marrying his wife Maria Elena Santiago and focusing on a solo career in New York, a rift forms between Holly and the Crickets. Holly then joins “The Winter Dance Party” bus tour in 1959, but tragedy strikes on February 3rd when Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper die in a plane crash during a snowstorm. The show is a celebration of Buddy Holly’s music and life, capturing his innocence, determination, humour, and charm.

Book your tickets now and enjoy an evening of laughter and song. Tickets are available at Webtickets.

Cost: R150 – R500pp
When: March 28th – April 16th | Tue – Sat: 7.30pm | Sat & Sun matinees: 3pm | Sun 16 April: 2pm
Where: Artscape Theatre Centre, D.F. Malan St, Foreshore, Cape Town

Tel: 021 410 9800

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