Buddy Holly’s brief life is immortalized in this dynamic and heart-rending stage show. Set between 1956 and 1959, Buddy traces Buddy’s early rise to fame with the Crickets to that fateful night when the music died.
Featuring hit Buddy Holly songs like “That’ll be the Day”, “Peggy Sue”, "Everyday" Ritchie Valens' “La Bamba”, and The Big Bopper's “Chantilly Lace”, Buddy celebrates the lives lost on that fateful night and the lasting impact they had on Rock N’ Roll.
Were it movie, Buddy would be rated PG, with mild coarse language and some adult themes.
$43 A Level Seating / $39 B Level Seating / $29 C Level Seating
All matinees start at 1 pm and all evening shows start at 8pm
Nuanced acting, fascinating backstories, incredible staging and, most of all, music that ranges from tender, sweet ballads to, best of all, butt-kicking, get-up-and-dance rock ‘n roll...
...Written by Alan James and directed by Rick Robinson and Jake Delaney, the Cabaret production is seamlessly produced, from staging, lighting, choreography to acting, especially by the multi-talented Dan Middleditch as Buddy and Alex Boyles in several roles, especially as the fast-talking Hi-Pockets and as the Big Bopper.
“We’ve been season members for a few years and this is one of the best shows. If you get a chance, go see it. The tickets are reasonably priced and there is not a bad seat in the house.”
“The Buddy Holly story at Cabaret was great! So happy to see the premier and have theater back open!”
“It was incredible! Such talent!”
“Such a good show today! Thanks!”
“Dan [Middleditch] was perfect!”
“Great show!! Thank you!!! ”
“It was such a FANTASTIC show!”
"What a fun show! (The Buddy Holly Story) We just loved it! So so well done!! You guys rocked!"
“We went tonight and it was outstanding!!”
"We were at the 1pm show on the 4th. Fantastic show! Loved all the music and entertainment. Thanks for re-opening!"
“This show is SO good!”
“Such a great show!”
"We were at tonight’s show and let me say — it was AWESOME!! A heart wrenching story and some amazing rock ‘n roll!! A very satisfying balance of music and drama. So much talent on that stage + a delicious dinner!!"
"Fabulous simply fabulous BRAVO"
"This is fabulous! Don’t miss it! A Nightingales Inn recommendation!"
This is such a wonderful intimate dinner theatre!! We were a little skeptical about having dinner here since there are so many great restaurants in town but we couldn't be happier with the food. It was delicious, good sized portions, but not too heavy and very nice service. Definitely recommend arriving no later than 6:30 for an 8 o'clock show.
The theater was the perfect size to have a good view no matter where you are seated. It was such a nice addition to our stay in Ashland. Can't wait to visit again.
It was my first visit to the Oregon Cabaret theater I took my sister and her friend from Illinois and Arizona there they came out to visit for my 60th birthday it was awesome The Buddy Holly Story was so great the actors are so talented and it was just an all great wonderful place to go the food was wonderful and the price is awesome. The staff was so kind and considerate. I would highly recommend if you get a chance to go go it's well worth it and more.
The production did so much justice to the Buddy Holly, Big Bopper, and Ritchie Vallens, and we loved the energy of the whole cast. We didn't get the best seats in the house, but the attention that we were given in our spot sure made up for it 🙂
The Buddy Holly Story is fabulous! Don't miss it!
MATTHEW J. STALEY
JERRY "JI" ALLISON
JOE B. MAULDIN
Director - Rick Robinson & Jake Delaney
Choreographer - Jake Delaney
Musical Director - Karl Iversen
Set Designer - Deanne Kennedy
Lighting Designer - Michael Stanfill
Sound Designer - Graham Howatt
Props Design - Todd Nielsen
Costume Designer - Kristie Mattson
Wigs & Hair Designer - Virginia Carol Hudson
Technical Director - Drew Bangs
Production/Stage Manager - Julie Bangs*