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Candlelight’s “Buddy” musical is coming your way

The Candlelight Pavilion is presenting “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story,” a musical celebration of one of the greatest rock ‘n roll legends of all time, now through February 22.

The production tells the story of how more than 55 years ago, Buddy and his high school friends The Crickets turned country music upside down and created a unique style of sound that some called “the devil’s music.” From Buddy’s frustrations at Decca Records to his success at the Apollo Theatre, “Buddy” portrays the music and the man who forever changed the nation. It recreates his final moments up until his tragic death, and celebrates one of the most exciting musical concerts of all time. This toe-tapping, hand-clapping extravaganza features an array of classic hits like “Peggy Sue,” “That’ll Be the Day,” “Everyday” and “Raining in My Heart.”

Shows are held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, with seating at 6 p.m. and curtain at 8 p.m. Sunday evenings has seating at 5 p.m. and curtain at 7 p.m. Matinees are held on Saturdays and Sundays, with seating at 11 a.m. and curtain at 12:45 p.m. Admission is $64 to $73 for evening shows; $58 to $65 for matinees and $30 to $35 for kids.

The Candlelight Pavilion is located at 455 W. Foothill Blvd. in Claremont. For tickets and information, visit the box office, call (909) 626-1254, ext. 1 or visit www.candlelightpavilion.com.