Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Rave On

Rave On: The Buddy Holly Experience

Would you go to a concert by Buddy Holly if you had the chance? Since he
actually died in 1959, that would be difficult. What if you could see someone
who looks, acts, and sings like Buddy? What if this person seemed so real that
they have made this their career for the past ten years and performed over 1500
concerts and over 400 performances of Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story? What if
this person also even performed with the members of the legendary Crickets?

Billy McGuigan possibly has performed more as Buddy Holly than the original
Buddy Holly. He originated his persona at the Omaha Community Playhouse in
the fall of 2002. Since then, he has become Buddy Holly.

Rave On is a Buddy Holly concert with Billy McGuigan as the writer, producer,
director, and definitely the actor. He is the character. He is the excellent
musician with an ear for rock and roll and having a gift for stagemanship.

One difference though is the band. This band has phenomenal musicians with a
little more contemporary sound to truly show the combination of country and
blues that created this marvelous rock and roll sound. George Laughery
demonstrated true musicianship with singing and playing the keyboards, guitars,
and the mandolin. Jason Ferguson showed mastery as the lead guitar player.
Matthew McGuigan plays a strong bass guitar while also singing back-up vocals.
Rich Miller showed flexibility between steadily playing the drums, box, and even
his leg. Darren Pettit added his blues and rock saxophone along with playing
supplementary percussive instruments and singing backup vocals.

Billy McGuigan plans to retire his role as Buddy Holly at the conclusion of this
show at the Omaha Community Playhouse. The Playhouse has added two
additional shows on Wednesday nights due to the sales of tickets. With the
show in the Howard Drew Theater, all the seats are great for seeing and
enjoying this show. There are no bad places to sit in this venue.
Even the balcony, is perfect for the audience to thoroughly enjoy
this once in a lifetime experience.

The show runs through June 24th with additional shows being added on
June 13th and 20th. All the shows begin at 7:30 p.m.

To purchase tickets to the wonderful concert, contact the Box Office at
402-553-0800 or 1-888-782-4338. Tickets can be bought at the Box Office at
6915 Cass Street in Omaha or online at info@omahaplayhouse.com. Ticket
price is $38 paid in cash, check, traveler's check, Mastercard, or Visa.

This is a once in a lifetime experience. Go see "Rave On."

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