• Laurel Contributor

Everybuddy, Let’s Rock!

by Donna Rhodes

Highlands Playhouse’s juxtaposition of Buddy Holly and Rodgers and Hammerstein promises an entire season of unforgettable music and drama.

From June 20 through July 6, when the stage lights go up and the music gets down, theatergoers will experience an evening of wide-open wow.

With a show-name like “Buddy,” you know you’ll be in the company of good friends and keepers of the Buddy Holly legend. But be advised… tickets are flying out the door. Reserve a seat now for an all-out, floor-shaking, rafter-rattling, 100 percent live rock and roll thrill-ride. Ageless favorites will pour from the performers’ mouths and instruments (upright bass, guitar, and percussion) straight into audience members’ pounding hearts. As a bonus Jimmy Lewis, a celebrated crowd fave, will reprise his Big Bopper role. Oh, baby, he knoooows what you like!

While you’re locking in tickets for “Buddy,” make reservations for the annual StarStruck Fundraising Gala, available now. Held on June 30 at the Highlands Country Club, tickets are $200 per person or $1,700 for a table of eight. An evening of fabulous food and live entertainment from this season’s cast of “Buddy” and “Oklahoma” awaits.

And speaking of “Oklahoma,” its lead characters, Laurey, Curly, and Jud, are warming up for their July 11-27 stage performance… along with a charming surprise. Playhouse Artistic Director Bill Patti will introduce a fresh face to his conceptual, modern take on this American classic. Lyrics to “Beautiful Morning,” “I Can’t Say No,” and “People Will Say We’re in Love” are a timeless commentary on any era, place, or culture. Don’t miss these iconic Rodgers and Hammerstein masterpieces within the unforgettable “Oklahoma.” Tickets are currently on sale and moving quickly, so place your orders now.

For more information about this summer’s exceptional season, summer camp, fundraisers, volunteering ops, and movie listings, call Highlands Playhouse at (828) 526-2695, or visit highlandsplayhouse.org.

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