Buddy Holly’s Tour of Stars to perform on Auburn Ave stage in March

Tribute artist Ryan Coleman brings back the classic sound of Buddy Holly in a pair of concerts March 9-10 at the historic Auburn Avenue Theatre.

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  • Friday, February 17, 2012 6:53pm
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Ryan Coleman – as Buddy Holly – is regarded as one of the top tribute artists in the region.

Ryan Coleman – as Buddy Holly – is regarded as one of the top tribute artists in the region.

Tribute artist Ryan Coleman brings back the classic sound of Buddy Holly in a pair of concerts March 9-10 at the historic Auburn Avenue Theatre.

The high-energy show recreates the star-studded rock tours of the late 1950s, honoring the spirit of the artists in their original performances. Coleman joins Paul Eddy and Jim Kleinbeck portraying Holly’s fellow rock-n-roll pioneers, Ritchie Valens and “The Big Bopper” J.P. Richardson.

The show features a five-piece band of seasoned musicians backing the tribute artists to perform such favorites as “La Bamba”, “Chantilly Lace”, “That’ll be the Day”, “Maybe Baby”, “Peggy Sue” and “Oh Boy!”

Rockabilly legends Wanda Jackson (Stephanie Leeper) and Eddie Cochran (Chris Walter) also are featured.

In 2010, Buddy Holly’s Tour of Stars performed a Concert for Cullen, raising funds for Cullen Steele, a Kent boy and Auburn student with pulmonary hypertension. The event raised more than $4,000 toward Cullen’s medical expenditures.

The March concerts begin each night at 7:30. Tickets are $17 for adults, $15 for students and seniors. There is 20 percent discount off the ticket price for groups of 10 or more.

Tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com or by calling the box office at 253-931-3043 on Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m.-noon,.

About Summit Productions

Coleman and Leeper formed Summit in 2010, with a goal to provide quality theatre and music performances to the entire Puget Sound region. They focus on featuring local, talented artists with families and full- or part-time jobs.

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