Come back with us to those Happiest of Days… the 1950’s! The gang is all here, Ritchie Cunningham, the Fonz, and of course their best pal Buddy Holly. What? You didn’t know that the legendary Rock and Roll pioneer was friends with Ritchie Cunningham and the gang?!? He was their best Buddy!!
Jubilations Dinner Theatre presents Buddy Holly’s Happy Days. All of Buddy Holly’s greatest hits and some more fantastic oldies too!!
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Hey there all you boppers and sock hoppers, welcome to the 1950’s!
We are so glad you joined us for our tale of those happy days gone by. We’ve taken one of the 1950’s greatest real life legends, Buddy Holly and paired him with that same eras fictional icons, the gang from Happy Days. Turns out they fit together like poodle skirts and pony tails… like sock hops and soda shops… like milkshakes and… okay, you get what I’m saying.
The 1950’s was such an amazing time, and we’ve had so much fun exploring the iconic images and nostalgia. We’ve packed our heartwarming tale with some of the greatest hit songs from that amazing era, and with lots of laughs too. We hope you’ll have as much fun watching it as we did making it!
Thanks for coming!
Fun fact, Evan was born and raised in the town of Winkler, Manitoba, and now he’s playing the Fonz - a character originally portrayed by Henry Winkler. Ayyyy! Evan studied acting, voice, and dance at Randolph College for the Performing Arts in Toronto. After 10 years working in Toronto (COC’s: Iphiginea in Taurus; Various Fringe Premiers: The Killing Game, Tiki Bikini Beach Paradise Party A Go Go; Lower Ossington Theatre: Spamalot; Hart House: Dirty Rotten scoundrels; Evil Dead the Musical international tour, and others) Evan spent the last 2 1/2 years travelling around the globe and performing on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, and now lives in Edmonton with his beautiful Wife and partner. This is Evan’s first show with Jubilations Dinner Theatre and it’s certainly the flat out, neatest, over-the-mooniest experience. Enjoy the show!
*The participation of these Artists are arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance, Opera, Theatre Policy.
Born and raised in Victoria, BC, Kendra’s passion for theatre and performing sparked at an early age and she has been singing and dancing ever since. She graduated from the Canadian College of Performing Arts’ Company, C program this past year where she had the opportunity to be an assistant music director, create new work, and even learn how to play the accordion. Since graduation, she has dabbled in puppetry, film, and stage management. Some favourite past credits include CCPA’s Cabaret, Wintertime and the Gold Fever Follies’ Love and Business. Kendra is thrilled to be a part of Buddy Holly’s Happy Days and she hopes you enjoy the show!
Cameron is a recent graduate of the Theatre Performance and Creation program at Red Deer College. His recent performances include the role of Adolphus Cusins in the RDC production of Major Barbara, multiple character roles for Butt Ugly’s original play Unstoppable, and Dominic Fabrizzi in Tony N Tina’s Wedding. This is his first performance with Jubilations Dinner Theatre, and he couldn’t be happier to share this night of singing, dancing and fun with you!
Andrew Wade is an award-winning actor, playwright, and stage manager based out of Vancouver. A graduate from the University of Victoria, he is best known for writing and performing original works in twenty-three festivals across the country. His own shows include a forgotten imaginary friend (Hullaboo and The End of Everything), an ode to geekdom (William vs The World), a personal storytelling show where he builds a functional lie detector machine onstage (The Most Honest Man In The World), a trip to Wonderland (The Hatter), and a truly ridiculous and epic co-creation, TITUS! The Light and Delightful Musical Comedy of Titus Andronicus (Pick of the Fringe! - 2015 Vancouver Fringe Festival). While he has performed with dozens of companies around BC, he has never had an opportunity quite like Jubilations. Let’s Shake, Rattle, and Roll!
Sydney James has worked in dinner theatre since she was a bright eyed nineteen year old; and has been forcing reluctant audience members to dance onstage for the past six years! When she isn’t expertly perusing a thrift shop or forcing her pet rabbit to cuddle her she enjoys eating latkes and taking five years to finish a three year university degree! Sydney spends most of her time picking out which pair of black leggings to wear and deciding which of her theatre credits to include in her bio. She was Cecily in The Importance of Being Earnest and The Littlest Christmas Tree in her grade three Christmas pageant. Sydney would like to thank Brandon for always keeping her smiling and Brandon’s Xbox for keeping him company while she’s on this tour.
Dean is very happy to be returning to Jubilations Dinner Theatre after a several year absence from the stage. Dean spent his time away from the stage raising two amazing boys, Jasper and Jesse. Dean is dedicating his performance in Buddy Holly’s Happy Days to his two boys as Daddy will be away from home for a little while
Prices include a three-act musical comedy, a four-course dinner, and refillable tea and coffee. Prices do not include taxes, gratuities, pop or alcohol.