‘Buddy Holly,’ ‘Elvis’ headline dinner-theater show for PDN‘s Peninsula Home Fund

PORT TOWNSEND — Buddy Holly. Ritchie Valens. The Big Bopper. Elvis Presley. Janis Joplin.

These legends of rock ‘n’ roll and their music will be re-created in a special two-hour dinner-theater fund-raising show for the Peninsula Daily News’ Peninsula Home Fund on Sunday (Feb. 3).

It begins at 7 p.m. at The Upstage Theatre and Restaurant, 923 Washington St. in downtown Port Townsend, with doors open at 5 p.m. for dinner.

To make dinner reservations, phone the Upstage at 360-385-2216.

Or you can just come for the show at 7 p.m.

There’s a $10 cover charge — plus a voluntary, tax-deductible donation of any amount to the Peninsula Home Fund, the PDN’s “handup, not a hand out” community assistance program.

Billed as a “Buddy Holly Commemorative Winter Dance Party,” it coincides with the 49th anniversary of the plane crash after the real Winter Dance Party in Clear Lake, Iowa, that claimed the lives of Holly (“That’ll Be The Day,” “Peggy Sue”), Valens (“La Bamba,” “Donna”) and J.P. Richardson (known as The Big Bopper to his fans, he found recording fame in 1958 with “Chantilly Lace”).

The event is also billed as “a Super Sundae alternative,” since it’s Super Bowl XLII on Sunday (kickoff is 3:19 p.m.; it should be over by 7 p.m.).

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