Come in out of the cold as the OAC’s Main Stage heats up with the iconic music of rock n’ roll legends Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson in John Mueller’s Winter Dance Party! The unbridled, high voltage concert re-creates the 1959 final tour of Buddy, Ritchie, and the Big Bopper. The musicians were playing on their Winter Dance Party tour across the Midwest when they were killed in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa.
John Mueller, the critically acclaimed former star of the U.S. touring version of the London/Broadway hit musical “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story,” performs as Buddy Holly, with Linwood Sasser as The Big Bopper, and Ray Anthony as Ritchie Valens. The very authentic and energetic four-piece band (guitar, drums, stand-up bass, and sax) also includes Grammy award-winning Mike Acosta on saxophone.