RITCHIE VALENS (RAY ANTHONY) IN THE 50'S DANCE PARTY AT DTC
Get your dance card ready, the blue satin one you tied to your wrist back in the day. The Downtown Cabaret Theatre of Bridgeport is inviting you to the best "50's Dance Party" for one super night only, Saturday, November 21 at 5 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. when the stars light up the sky. The final tour of rock and roll greats - Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens -will be recreated right before your eyes and that'll be the day or better yet night that you'll want to be there for sure. Oh, Boy!
Buddy Holly will be brought to vibrant life by John Mueller, who will inhabit the skin of this legend of rock and roll, ranked by Rolling Stones at number 13 on its list of "100 Greatest Artists." Holly who hailed from Lubbock, Texas started off in country-western but then defined himself in the new genre and is credited with influencing such groups and performers as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton and Elton John. In 1986, he was among the first acts inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His meteoric rise to fame was cut short in a winter plane crash after an iconic show at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa on February 3, 1959 that was captured for eternity in the song "The Day the Music Died."
No higher praise can be given to John Mueller's performance than the comments of Buddy's wife and brothers who called it "the only one who does it exactly like Buddy did. He's a great musician in his own right...Really does Buddy proud...One of the best concerts I've ever seen."
The Big Bopper, that grander than life singer who made "Chantily Lace" wildly successful, will be stylized by Linwood Sasser. Ritchie Valens will be secure in the hands of Ray Anthony whose award-winning live tribute has been immortalized in the show "Legends in Concert."
To hear and see this trio of amazing performers, bop on over to 263 Golden Hill Street, Bridgeport for a memorable night of captivating music that will have you jumping and jiving with joy.
For tickets ($45), call Downtown Cabaret Theatre at 203-576-1636, option 0 or online at www.ctcab.primetix.com. Don't forget to bring a basket of goodies to share at your table.
Tunes like "That'll Be the Day," "Peggy Sue," "Oh, Boy," "Rave On," "La Bamba" and "Chantilly Lace" will have you "raving on."