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Theatre Profile: The Buddy Holly Story at The Arts Club

Thursday, May 20th, 2010 — 2:00pm PDT
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Zachary Stevenson in the Arts Club’s
Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
Photo by Tim Matheson

The Arts Club presents Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story at the Stanley Theatre on now until July 12, 2010.

It’s the world’s most successful rock ‘n’ roll musical and has been viewed by more than 20 million people across the globe.

“Peggy Sue,” “That’ll Be the Day,” “Oh Boy,” “Not Fade Away”—the list of hit songs penned by Buddy Holly goes on and on. By his untimely death, the legend had already changed popular music forever.

Vibrant and celebratory, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story highlights the talent and passion that lives on in his music and continues to thrill audiences long after they dance out of the theatre.

Engagement: On now until July 11th, 2010
(12 shows already sold out)
Location: Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, 2750 Granville Street
Information: Arrangement with Alan Janes for Theatre Partners – By Alan Janes and Rob Bettinson

I have two tickets to give away for the performance May 27th and I also have a special dinner pairing to offer as well.

The winner of this prize will enjoy a four-course meal for two at West, a South Granville restaurant that recently won Gold for Best Service, Bronze for Restaurant of the Year, and Bronze for Best Last Course per Vancouver Magazine.

Dinner at West will be arranged for 5:00pm on the 27th so that the winner and their guest may enjoy their meal and then head across the street to see the musical at the Stanley.

To enter to win please leave a comment on this post. I’ll draw the winner Monday May 24th.

Update May 25th I drew the winner’s name randomly and it was… Lacy. Congratulations and have a fantastic night out! I’d like to thank everyone for sharing their stories and experiences, it was so interesting to read all the entries. Please do get some tickets for the show if you can, it will be amazing.

Fine print: The approximate value of the dinner for two is $150 (beverages & gratuity are additional).

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  1. Emma says:

    Ooh, sounds like fun!

  2. Alan says:


  3. Kay says:

    This looks like it would be a great night out!!

  4. Kerry says:

    I live across the street from the theater so I’d love this! 🙂

  5. Don Foran says:

    “That’ll Be the Day”

  6. Karen says:

    Sounds amazing!

  7. Camilla says:

    Me please!

  8. SL says:

    Would love to win, my girlfriend said she really wants to see this.

  9. Angela says:

    Sounds Amazingly Fun!! I love the Stanley!

  10. Soo Wei Tan says:

    Sounds like an awesome night out!

  11. Melodie says:

    Would love to go, excellent cast.

  12. Ashley says:

    This year is my champagne birthday. I’m turning 27 on May 27th. I’d love to celebrate with dinner at West and then go to ‘Buddy’ – I love the Stanley, they put on incredible productions, but I haven’t been there since ‘The Producers.’ Winning would be the perfect way to celebrate my champagne birthday!

  13. Ranelle says:

    Count me in! Thanks 🙂

  14. Rachael says:

    I love this musical, I saw it in London back in the early 90’s. I remember the audience up and dancing in the aisles.

  15. Jamie says:

    I will be your Mary Tyler Moore.

  16. JP says:

    Great date night!

  17. Lili says:

    It looks like a good time!

  18. karen says:

    why that’s a rockin’ photo of Buddy!

  19. Isabel says:

    Oo yes please? I would love both those things so much.


  21. Fingers crossed! I hear they are dancing in the aisles!

  22. Sara says:

    What a treat this would be!

  23. Mike says:

    Oh yeah! a great show and a great meal! What could be better?!

  24. Sita says:

    Yay what a treat! 🙂 I love the shows this theatre always brings!

  25. Sabina says:

    Theatre is always fun.

  26. Xingji says:

    A great prize!

  27. Gigi says:

    Yes please!

  28. Alison says:

    Love Buddy Holly!, looks like it will be a spectacular show!

  29. Liz says:

    Sounds good!

  30. Steve says:

    I’m so haaaash poooor. This would be great!!!

  31. James says:


  32. Hillary says:

    Wow, this sounds like a blast, I would love to go!

  33. Scott says:

    Sounds like an incredible show!

  34. Mairi Welman says:

    That’ll be the day! 😉

  35. Alicia says:

    Sounds awsome

  36. Susyn says:

    Would love to win

  37. Thea says:

    this sounds like so much fun!

  38. Tchaikovsky6 says:

    I’ve heard great things about this production. Would love to win tix!

  39. Sarah says:

    I’d love to give my Mom this treat to celebrate her 60th birthday in June 🙂

  40. Jill Mackey says:

    Sounds like a hoot !

  41. Katy says:

    Sounds great!

  42. Sarah says:

    I’d love to take my Mom to see this for her 60th birthday in June!!

  43. Elly says:

    Sounds wonderful! My husband would be able to sing along!

  44. Karen K says:

    What a fun night out, count me in! 🙂

  45. Glenda says:

    Rock n roll me to the show~!

  46. Angelina says:

    I love Buddy Holly and would love to win tickets!

  47. Mary Martin says:

    That’ll be the day when a contest I win!
    That’ll be the day that will feel like a sin!
    You say I’ve got shot for a play and some din!
    Cause that’ll be the day when I win!

  48. Alice says:

    Wanna go!

  49. Lori Dee says:

    How could this done be one the best nights ever!! I already can’t stop singing Peggy Sue and That’ll be the Day – what if I could actually go, how long would I still be singing these classics? If only…

  50. Karen K says:

    Gourmet food followed by rockin’ tunes, sounds like a great night out! 🙂

  51. Maureen says:

    My daughter and I often go the theatre and we especially love the Stanley. Would love to win this fantastic gift.

  52. Judy Cupskey says:

    i hope this is the right spot to enter to win tickets for buddy holly, sounds like an awesome show! good luck to all!

  53. Laura says:

    The Arts Club brings together amazing talents!! I would love to spread the word on this spectacular show ( & dinner) Pick me Please!!

  54. leanne says:

    My husband and I had tickets, but had to give away due to a death in family. My hubby was very dissapointed. The friends we gave the tx loved it

  55. Maria says:

    A show and dinner with my hubby. Sounds great!

  56. Nancy says:

    My son is graduating and is a theatre junkie. It would be an awesome way to celebrate his graduation as we thought “That’ll be the day” he graduates. Not really, but it is hard to believe he is graduating!

  57. Theresa Grigg says:

    Fabulous, I am already going on June 27th, but would love to win tics for my parents! xoxo

  58. Eleanor says:

    Saw it yesterday. AWESOME. Have to see it again and again!

  59. Karen Campbell says:

    Great prize pack!

  60. Lisa says:

    I’m planning to take my mother (a huge Buddy Holly fan) when she comes out to visit in the summer, but I’d love to have a chance to take my husband first!

  61. Jan Petersen says:

    I’m in…

  62. Shauna says:

    That sounds like a great nite! Love musicals and thanks for the info and opportunity!

  63. Craig Brown says:

    Bring on the old time rock and roll.

  64. Richard says:

    Peggy Sue – One of the songs I remember waking up to in high school. My how time flies.

  65. Clare says:

    I’ve heard the cast is amazing!

  66. Monique Lefebvre says:

    I am the Musical Theatre teacher at Pro Arte Dance Studios, and love seeing any musicals that are playing in the city. I have enjoyed many productions at the Stanley, especially the ones that have some of my students in them. My girlfriend raves about the “West Restaurant”, so the evening sounds like a fantasic package.

  67. Del says:

    Sounds fun!

  68. Frank Schindelka says:

    my wife just mentioned that someone she works with saw this and said it was awesome! would love to take her….dinner is good too!!

  69. Grappa says:

    Oh Buddy….oh Buddy…..should have taken the Greyhound!

  70. Bernadette says:

    Pick me, pick me! =)

  71. Grappa says:

    Oh Buddy….oh Buddy…..should have taken the Greyhound!

  72. Shona Miko says:

    I’d love to surprise my husband with a great evening of “Buddy”!

  73. Lima says:

    I’ll throw my name into the mix here! I would love to see this. Fingers tightly crossed.

  74. Corinne says:

    Please enter my name for the tickets and dinner!

  75. rebecca says:

    Sounds like a fun one.

  76. Sheila McEachern says:

    My era…..would LOVE to have the opportunity to attend!

  77. Ashley says:

    Looks like an amazing show! I love the Arts Club and hope I get to check this show out.

  78. Laura says:

    Arts Club always attracts amazing talent. Please pick me

  79. Wisam Abdulla says:

    Pick me 🙂

  80. Chery says:

    A great way to celebrate my Fiance’s birthday!

  81. I hear that Zak is AMAZING! Can’t wait to see the show…

  82. eve says:

    Sounds like a fun play and an awesome restaurant – what a great date night that would be!

  83. Peter says:

    My daughter loved the show.

  84. Lil says:

    Wonderful and dinner too.

  85. kim mckee says:

    Wow would love to see this. I love Buddy Holly….he died way to young. Good Luck all ;O)

  86. Fran says:

    I want to relive the era of poodle skirts!

  87. D. Edgar says:

    I’d come to town for that!
    Buddy and I go way back.

  88. Samo says:

    win win

  89. Deborah says:

    Now, that sounds like a fantastic night of entertainment! Deborah, The Velvet Room Boutique….Canadian Talent. Canadian Fashion. Canadian Made.

  90. deni says:

    Please enter me. Wow! You’ve had some great fun giveaways lately!

  91. Leona says:

    Would love it – It’s been a long time!

  92. Nicole says:

    Excellent giveaway!

  93. Sandra says:

    It would be the perfect evening/outing with my favourite niece. We both love theatre and enjoying a nice dinner together. What a marvelous prize you’ve offered!

  94. JW says:

    LOVE musical theatre! Hope I win these tickets 🙂

  95. Jennifer says:

    Sounds like a great night!

  96. Lima says:

    hmm other comment didn’t work, so I’ll try again. Would love to go! Sounds amazing.

  97. Katherine says:

    Please enter me!

    Thanks 🙂

  98. Lori says:

    I can’t wait to see it!

  99. Lori says:

    I remember falling in love with Buddy Holly’s music, and then being crushed when I discovered he had died so tragically! I love him, and I love the Arts Club venue!

  100. Branka says:

    Please enter me, would love to win
    sounds like a great time and a lot of fun

  101. Timberly says:

    Pick me pick me! I can’t think of a better way to spend a thursday night in my neighbourhood!

  102. Sylvia Buchholz says:

    I want to win these tickets!!!!

  103. Mirjam Heikkila says:

    This sounds like a wonderful night on the town. Just in time for my birthday! I’ve got my fingers crossed!

  104. Alison Precious says:

    I remember the day that Buddy Holly died! Would love to see this show.

  105. Susan says:

    Fantastic night out!

  106. Gen says:

    My husband and I have 3 days off without the kids for the first time in two years – thid would be a great way to start off our weekend!

  107. Ashley says:

    Amazing food AND amazing theatre? Count me in!

  108. A. S. says:

    Ooh, I would love to go!!

  109. Linda says:

    I would give these to my wonderful daughter and her husband who live in Vancouver. They enjoy fine dining and fine entertainment.

  110. Kari says:

    Wow, this would be totally awesome!

  111. Joe says:

    I hear the show is amazing!!

  112. Nada says:

    What a great evening. Will singing along be allowed? I may not be able to help myself……..

  113. kris says:

    hope to be lucky!

  114. Lyn says:

    Truly an amazing show. I will be seeing it again! Please enter me in the contest.

  115. cam says:


  116. Sandy says:

    I have my fingers and toes crossed!!

  117. Esther says:

    I still remember “The Day the Music Died”. Yes I am THAT old!
    Would love to re-live the memories.

  118. marty says:

    Sounds great!!!


  120. tabulaarasa says:

    I’ve been hearing some great reviews for this show!

  121. Would love to go. Simply adored Buddy!

  122. Nadia says:

    Sounds like a wonderful evening!!! Either way this is one play I don’t want to miss.

  123. Heather H says:

    Oh Boy! That Will Be The Day to remember – A complimentary night on the town and a trip down memory lane for my partner and myself. Whooee!
    Well done to the Arts Club once again!

  124. Catharine says:

    My husband and I have enjoyed going to theater productions in Vancouver for years and have been very impressed by the quality that we have seen. Would love to enjoy an evening out to see Buddy Holly with dinner at West!

  125. Nadia says:

    Sounds like a wonderful evening!!!

    Either way this is one play I don’t want to miss.

  126. Craig Jackson says:

    This is great! Pick me!

  127. Susie says:

    I love Buddy Holly

  128. Heather H says:

    Moderation – no moderation on this one – just sheer delight! Holly’s documentary was on TV this past week…what a performer and talent. I am sure you have done himOh Boy! That Will Be The Day to remember – A complimentary night on the town and a trip down memory lane for my partner and myself. Whooee!
    Well done to the Arts Club once again! justice!!

  129. Christine says:

    Sounds like a great night!

  130. Carol says:

    Looking forward to the musical.

  131. Louisa says:

    Love the Arts Club productions! In desperate need of night out!

  132. We already have a group of twenty-nine attending the June 26 performance – all of us in “Buddy” attire. We’re going for burgers and shakes – “SHAKE YER BURGY” – before the performance, just around the corner @ Vera’s. That’ll be the Day! by the time we get to the theatre!!

    I would love, though, to treat my “Peggy Sue” to a nice dinner out at the WEST. I would give the tickets to my son and his friend – or we (Peggy and I) would attend at the WEST in our “Buddy” attire and trip the light fantastic across the street for the performance!

    Pick me!!

  133. Tom says:

    My (just turned 9 on May 19) daughter loves the theatre. I’m taking her to 3 shows at the Children’s Festival during the Victoria Day Long Weekend. On May 15, she saw Shakespeare’s As You Like It at the Waterfront Theatre. In November 2009, she saw White Christmas at the Stanley, and two Carousel Theatre’s productions: Robin Hood and The Big League. In December 2009, she went to two – count ’em two – shows of the ballet The Nutcracker. Last summer, she saw both Theatre Under the Stars productions at the Malkin Bowl. Last May, while visiting Toronto, she saw The Jersey Boys (a musical about the life and times of Frankie Vallie and the Four Seasons).
    I’m sure she would loooooove to see The Buddy Holly Story.

  134. Halia says:

    My son is a big Holly fan and would love to win this!

  135. Shelley says:

    May 27th is our 21st wedding anniversary! I have been dying to get to Buddy Holly at the Arts Club. Thanks for offering a wonderful evening out!

  136. Victoria says:

    What an awesome way to rediscovery Buddy’s music!

  137. Tara says:

    Oh my goodness…. A night of eating great food and singing Peggy sue…. Absolute perfection!

  138. Kelly says:

    Peggy sue, Peggy sue..I wanna win this contest too! 😉

  139. Brandon says:

    The show would be wonderful on its own but the dinner would really top it off!

  140. Sam says:

    You don’t know what you’ve been a-missin’! Oh Boy!

  141. Kayla says:

    Can’t wait to see it!

  142. Susan says:

    I would love to win 2 tix and dinner to surprise my hubby – our anniversary is May 25th 🙂

  143. Fun Laurie says:

    ooooh this sounds super fun and just in time for my Birthday too!

  144. Ronnie says:

    Ooooh! I’d LOVE to go to this!

  145. lourdes l. venegas says:

    My buddy, my sister… please let me take my sister along.

  146. Craig Jones says:

    Great show , as good as one could ever ask to see Buddy play live .

    Thank you .


  147. May says:

    Sounds like a wonderful evening out. Fingers crossed that I get picked! 🙂

  148. Mary Lynn Cassels says:

    We saw ‘Buddy’ on the opening weekend but would love to go again. I am continually amazed and impressed by the wonderful local talent we have here and the stars of Buddy are fantastic.

  149. Brenda says:

    Sounds like a great time!

  150. Chris says:

    Please add my entry. 🙂

  151. Marian says:

    I love going to the Stanley & Buddy Holly is one of my fave shows. Dinner would make it that much sweeter!

  152. Julia frittaion says:

    oh take me back to those good old days when I was sixteen and danced with my New York cousin who looked a lot like Buddy. I would love to give my daughter
    and son in law a dinner date anniversary gift and a glimpse into the music of my youth….rock and roll forever!

  153. Corinne says:

    This would make a FANTABULOUS 40th birthday gift for my boyfriend! 🙂

  154. George Mosley says:

    Love West… love Buddy Holly!!!

  155. Carol says:

    My brother-in-law (unfortunately now deceased) was a Buddy look-alike so would be fun to attend in his honour!

  156. Carol LeHeup says:

    My brother-in-law (unfortunately now deceased as well as Buddy) was a Buddy look alike so would be a great tribute to Bob.

  157. BRENDA says:


  158. Mike Clee says:

    Please enter me in the contest. sounds Great.

  159. Susan says:

    “That’ll be the day that” I win a contest…

  160. Linda says:

    I have tickets for the July 8 show but would love to go twice and the dinner would be a real treat.

  161. Jen says:

    This would be a great prize!

  162. Jeremy says:

    I would love to see this and dinner would be yummy 🙂

  163. Cynthia says:

    I love Buddy Holly!
    Thanks for running this contest. I hope I win!

  164. Rob says:

    Sounds like a fantastic show.

  165. Greg M says:

    One of the great musicals of all time.. would love to see this latest version here in Vancouver, produced by one of our best theatre companies!

  166. mattey says:

    What a great evening out! Dinner and Buddy!!!

  167. Beezer333 says:

    A performance and dinner… whoah! Please, I hope I win!

  168. Francisc says:

    Fantastic, this would be a great way to start the good days of summer!

  169. Norma says:

    It’s my music! I love it, and I’d love a 5 course dinner!

  170. Val says:

    The Music lives again! What fun!

  171. Helen says:

    pick me! pick me!

  172. Jacqui says:

    What a fantastic evening it would be – I will take my daughter who is attending Langara in Theatre production and she would be thrilled. Thanks for the chance.

  173. Sarah says:

    I have loved Buddy Holly since I was a child & would love to see this performance!

  174. Val says:

    I would love to win and take my husband for our 38th anniversary

  175. Tracy says:

    That sounds like such a fun show to see!

  176. Roland says:

    My wife and I saw “BUDDY” in London in 1998 and that was the highlight of our tour through London, it was that good. The British Open and Buddy made the trip almost perfect.

  177. Abby says:

    Would love this! Dinner and theatre, two of my favourite things. Heh. And some good music, to boot. Sounds like a fab evening.

  178. Marlene says:

    Dinner and performance..wowo will “Rave on” “Everyday”

  179. Monica says:

    Sounds like a wonderful evening!

  180. Lynda says:

    Sounds like a great evening! I was so saddened when it came across the wire that Buddy Holly had been killed. I remember it like it was yesterday. When my high school sweetheart and I went to school dances, we always requested, Rave On, one of Buddy’s songs. What fun it would be to have a dinner date and see the show!

  181. Phil Whelan says:

    This is exactly what I need for my 2nd wedding anniversary next week. Please make me the winner! 🙂

  182. Gordon says:

    Wow! Would love to win this. 🙂

  183. Donna says:

    Love Buddy Holly. Love West. Love my boyfriend and his birthday is coming up in two weeks. This would be an awesome surprise since we’ve both lost our jobs and are watching all our pretty pennies!

  184. Jane says:

    The perfect way to celebrate my husband’s birthday on the 27th!

  185. acey says:

    I’d love to take my husband out on a much deserved date! Good food and a great show!

  186. Jane Wright says:

    This would be the perfect celebration evening for my husband’s birthday on the 27th!

  187. Bonnie Y. says:

    I remember watching the movie about Buddy Holly’s life. It was such a sad story to see him die at such a young age and in such a tragic way.

  188. Bev Drombolis says:

    I went to the show last week – took 5 other family members with me – we had a great time. I was dancing in the aisles and singing along. I would love to win a dinner out and go again. I will probably go at least once more anyway!! Thanks. Great Show!!!!!

  189. Michael Cade says:

    have seen Zach several times with the Human Statues – a truly great performer – cannot wait to see him in this show!

  190. Can’t remember the last time I have eaten at a fancy restaurant and gone to a live fun show.
    This would be truly “Amazing” as Buddy Holly was one of my favourites !!!!

  191. Tanja T says:

    I love the Arts Club Theatre and Musicals! This si an awesome giveaway! Thanks!

  192. Sheryl says:

    The show was amazing. I know my friend would love it and I would love to see it again!

  193. Steve says:

    Buddy Holly was probably the greatest of all rock n roll pioneers. If his life hadn’t been cut short, he surely would have surpassed Elvis in the history of rock n roll. To see this play would be incredible.

  194. Tamara says:

    Looks great!

  195. Kate says:

    Pick me pick me! I like musicals AND eating out!

  196. Blanche says:

    What a better way to celebrate the days of Buddy Holly!

  197. Jo says:

    I love musicals and it would be great to share this evening with someone special.

  198. Roger Miron says:

    Holly is synonymous with Christmas. Sort of. So is mistletoe. Sort of! If I win it’ll be an early Christmas and I bet I’d get a kiss from my wife!

  199. Robyn says:

    would be lovely… 🙂

  200. Michele says:

    Sounds like a fun night out!

  201. Norm says:

    How the West was won… by entering this contest.

  202. Don Wood says:

    Buddy Holly, The Everly Brothers, Joan Biaz… era that has not been duplicated since. Thanks for the remembering.

  203. Victoria Watkins says:

    Would make a great birthday gift for my daughter, her birthday is on May 28th. Hope I am lucky.


  204. LESLEY says:

    EXCELLENT SHOW Recommend it to everyone

  205. Eve says:

    Great music and great food! What an amazing contest. You did good on this one!!!

  206. LESLEY says:

    wondefult everyone should see it

  207. Janice says:

    I would love this prize!

  208. Carolyn says:

    What a great night out! Keeping my fingers crossed…

  209. Jeff says:

    Wow, this is from my wife’s era…..ok mine too….
    This would be a treat

  210. Patty says:

    I saw the show last Saturday with friends. It was AWESOME! I would love to see it again!!!!!

  211. Shannon says:

    I wish I could go back and time and do the Buddy Holly Era over again

  212. Linda says:

    Rock-a-Billy! Go Zach Go!

  213. Rob Rothwell says:

    that’ll be the day – when I see Buddy Holly
    that’ll be the day – you know that I’ll cry
    you say I’m gonna win – and I know it’s not a lie
    cause that’ll be the day when I fly

    well you give me all your lovin and your email spam
    all your comments and advertising too – well-a
    you know I want to win baby – until you tell me maybe
    well that someday…I’ll win too!

  214. Sheilagh says:

    I’d love to take my niece to dinner and Buddy Holly for her 19th birthday!

  215. Yugu Wang says:

    It will be great.

  216. Fran says:

    Would make a great birthday gift for my friend.

  217. Fran says:

    Would love to see this show.

  218. Fa says:

    That would be awesome! 😀

  219. Kathy Palmer says:

    Good write up – I would love to win!! I really need a night out..cross my fingers..

  220. Debra says:

    Cool giveaway!

  221. Sherry says:

    You have the best contests……Dinner and a show! Whoohooo!

  222. Jarek says:

    Wow – what an amazing contest! Love following you on Twitter!

  223. Vivian says:

    Oh Boy!

  224. Spencer says:

    great prize

  225. Teresa says:

    Love the music!

  226. Barb says:

    Here’s hoping I’m the lucky winner!

  227. Annie says:

    This would be a fantastic evening out – my husband and I would love every minute! Great music – sounds fabulous!!! Good luck to all ;o)

  228. Kathy says:

    What could be better than dinner for two and the Buddy Holly play at the Stanley!

  229. robyn says:

    Can’t wait to go to see the show!

  230. Kathy says:

    Holding my breath for tickets and dinner for two

  231. Jen says:

    Sounds fantastic!

  232. Wendy says:

    Love Buddy Holly

  233. Pat says:

    Couldn’t think of a better way to spend an evening than dinner and watching a great performance! Buddy Holly! Yeah!

  234. Diane Merriam says:

    Supper and a Play, Fantastic

  235. Clare says:

    Nothing better than a live show! Give me the live arts any day!!! Love it!

  236. Gina says:

    There’s a Buddy Holly song I can’t get out of my head and this could be the antidote 🙂

  237. Colleen says:

    Dreamy date night!

  238. Heather Meech says:

    I would love to win this prize package – love Buddy Holly music.

  239. Karen Donaghy says:

    I had two tickets to go to the Buddy Holly Story, but I gave them away to friends as I had to go to the island to look after my mom who has been newly diagnosed with colon cancer. Now I am back and am available to go. I hope you really consider me.

  240. Nicole says:

    I love Buddy Holly music!!
    Thanks for the offer~~

  241. Bill Sadgrove says:

    My wife and I met in the “just post” Buddy Holly era and we both loved his music. After approx. 40 years of marriage, during which time we had 3 kids, our youngest at 26 years of age, finally moved out of home last Saturday, 15 May 2010 and in so doing left us after all these years…”empty nesters”.

    We are now free, with some sadness, to renew old memories and start doing new “old” things. The Buddy Holly Story, with dinner, would coincide beautifully with our new freedom given his era was pretty much where we started out.

    Thank you…..Bill and Barbara

  242. Janet says:

    West is the best and would love to see Buddy

  243. Annie says:

    This is amazing! Thanks for the awesome contest 😀

  244. Suzanne says:

    Sounds like great fun and West is a fabulous restaurant!

  245. Lynda says:

    I remember like yesterday, Red Robinson is still cool too.

  246. Gail says:

    What a treat this would be! Please include me in the draw and good luck to all.

  247. nadine says:

    Whoo! That would be a fantastic night and great introduction to a new restaurant.

  248. Leona Geall says:

    Would LOVE to see this production!!!

  249. Bethb says:

    Our 20th wedding anniversary was last week and we both forgot! This would be a good celebration to make up for our lapsing memories!

  250. Bill says:

    Rave on! Count me in!

  251. Tracy says:

    My first visit to your page and I found a contest. Love it!

  252. Gary Mitford says:

    Would love to see this show!!! Oh…and a chance to finally get check out West?? Fingers crossed.

  253. Brenda McMahon says:

    I’m loving this treat for my husband and I to go to…he’s so deserving of a Father’s Day gift and my fingers are crossed!
    Thanks for the opportunity to sign up!

  254. Angela says:

    It sounds like it would be a fantastic evening!

  255. janis lawrie says:

    That’ll be the night!!! Would so love to go and take my sister, we know every word to every song!! And I have always wanted to experience West!! Wish me luck!!

  256. Lucy says:

    My daughter loves musicals. It would be a great experience for her to be able to watch the play live.

  257. Julie W says:

    Wow! Living in the boonies aka Langley a night out on the town at West (Bon appetit) & the Sights & Sounds of The Arts Club’s Buddy Holly would be a night to remember.

  258. Tricia says:

    That would make for such an incredible evening!

  259. janis lawrie says:

    would love to take my sister..we know every word to every song,and I have always wanted to experience West..wish me luck!!

  260. Rowena says:

    A West/Stanley evening sounds perfect! Fingers crossed!

  261. Don Chase says:

    Wanted to see this performance then realized it was sold out, would love to take my Fiance to the show as she has acted in plays such as Chicago, etc, and an evening away from the kids would be awsome.

  262. Carrie says:

    Pick me! Pick me!

  263. Shanna Selinger says:

    I want to take my dad to this. We have been so lucky to enjoy the common love for theater and he REALLY wants to see this! I hope I win!!

  264. joey says:

    sounds perfect!!

  265. Jean Palmer says:

    My son and daughter have seen this show already and they are ready to see it again!! Since I am 73 – it was during my time and I would very much enjoy going to see it and refreshing my memory about those now very innocent years which were quite daring at that time.

  266. Sam says:

    Would love to see this show and have dinner at West!

  267. Emily says:

    “Everyday” was one of the first songs our class learned to play on guitar in Gr. 7 by our drama/music teacher. I’ve heard such great things about this production of “The Buddy Holly Story”. I hope I win tickets. Thanks for the contest.

  268. Lisa says:

    I’m trying to get my boyfriend to enjoy the theatre as much as I do, especially musicals. What better way than to start off with Buddy Holly? Please help so that he will get the bug and take me often 🙂

  269. AL says:

    Can’t wait!

  270. Ying says:

    Love Buddy!

  271. aria says:

    Rock and Roll..

  272. Y Y says:

    Love Buddy!

  273. Ari says:

    Sounds perfect!

  274. Pete says:

    I’m a big fan.

  275. Plo says:

    Good luck everyone.

  276. AH says:

    Hope I’m lucky.

  277. aria says:


  278. Sandy Crawford says:

    Hi, What a great tribute to such a legend who’se life ended so soon. I’ve always loved his music, saw the movie & seen an impersonator, but have not seen the musical. I’d love to see the musical and i know a friend I would choose to come with me. We both could use a great night out like this about now.

    Thanks for all you do.


  279. Sharyl says:

    It’s been a while since I’ve been to the theatre and I miss it. I would love to see “Buddy”.

  280. js says:

    Ooooh, it will be so exciting to win, as it is our 10th year anniversary. What a pleasant surprise it will be. “Buddy Holly”…WOW!, and to boot at one of the best theatres in Vancouver. The Stanley theatre is legendary, and how finer of a restaurant to be dining at “West”. One of Vancouver’s #1 restaurants. Hope to hear from you soon!

  281. Sandra says:

    This sounds like the perfect night out before our baby arrives!


    Not for me; for her. The one who never enters, thus never wins. She’s my honey, and I’m certain that she will take me along 😉

    Dinner out would be enough to impress her. An evening hearing the music of childhood memories, and seeing Buddy brought alive on-stage, would be ‘simply the best’.

    …..and, I’d be a hero! Well, maybe not.

    Her name is Heather. Pretty as a flower, we’re lucky in love.

  283. Elizabeth Johnston says:

    It would be awesome to win!

  284. Sarah says:

    I MUST see this!!! 😀

  285. Dave says:

    That will be the day! count me in!

  286. DB says:

    If I win, I think I’ll have the american pie for desert

  287. Noreen Woods says:

    My husband is a big fan of Buddy Holly – would love to see the play – will buy tickets anyway. thanks, Noreen.

  288. Ron says:

    Maybe this time . . .

  289. Cliff says:

    Front row center would be fine!

  290. CA says:

    sounds fun

  291. jan says:

    I would love to relive my youth with my grandaughter, who is an avid fan of buddy holly, the big bopper and richie valens. She sings along to american graffitti in the car when I am driving.

    It would be a great experience to spend a special occasion like this with her.

    Long live Buddy!!

    Jan Becker

  292. Cristina L. says:

    *LOVE* Buddy Holly! Hope I win, it will be great to get out of the house without the kids for once! 🙂

  293. I’m looking forward to seeing the show. The Arts Club does such a good job!!!

  294. Lacy says:

    My 10 year old Daughter and I have started to go to the theater once a year. It is special night to us and I love to watch her face sparkle with excitment in awe of the actors and actressess. She now wants to learn to Act and Sing. This would be a vivacious night to share with her.

  295. JS says:

    4 course dinner at West – fantastic!

  296. Alan says:

    We first saw the “Buddy Holly Story in London (UK) in 1993. My youngest son was very interested in life at that time and refused to go so we went with the eldest. We thoroughly enjoyed the performance and our youngest has been regretting missing it ever since.

    Winning this contest would allow us to finally enjoy the performance with our son and he would be overjoyed.

    I hope that the performance in Vancouver is as good as the one in London.

  297. Lorraine says:

    I’ve loved the music of Buddy Holly since I was a child. Also, West is a restaurant of which I have read excellent reviews but so far have only experienced it from the outside looking in. It would be great to win this package.

  298. Patrick M. says:

    I’ve already cleared my schedule!

  299. Patricia says:

    Loved him and his music when I was a teeny-bopper and still do!

  300. Michelle Harvey says:

    sounds like a wonderful evening … love the music of Buddy Holly and love good food!

  301. Renee says:

    How I would love to have an evening like this!!!

  302. Lorraine Rodgers says:


  303. Anne says:

    Sounds like a great show.

  304. Sunhee says:

    me me me!! I need a night out as a new mom..

  305. Anya says:

    If only life was a musical…..

  306. Shannon says:

    Sounds like a great show!

  307. jen schulz says:

    Thank you for the chance to win!

  308. Carman Lam says:

    I have heard nothing but great things about the show since it’s opening! I would love to win tickets to see it and enjoy the tunes of Buddy Holly on stage!

  309. Gary Enns says:

    My friend saw the show and just loved it, so we are ready to go!!

  310. Barbara says:

    My husband and I are ready to have a date night.

  311. carol briner says:

    I would love to take my friend who spends hours volunteering at an animal shelter, she could do with a special night out.

    Thank you for giving this gift.


  312. Amy Tip says:

    I’ve heard nothing but awesome things about the show! Would love to check it out…

  313. judith poirier says:

    I would love to win these tickets

  314. Jen says:

    I would love to win this!

  315. Jackie says:

    Day after my 40th birthday!

  316. Angie Schick says:

    Cool – sign me up!

  317. Sonja says:

    This is an awesome offer and would love to win!

  318. Jeanette says:

    Love to see this show with my daughter!

  319. Sigrun Gilmour says:

    Pick me Pick me!

  320. Alma says:

    I was just a kid when my older cousins were dancing and singing to Buddy Holly’s music. Lots of good memories.

    Looking forward to seeing the production with my daughter. Hear it’s terrific.

  321. May Barnrd says:

    Winning tickets to see the Buddy Holly Story would be a wonderful way to celebrate my 64th birthday – May 27th. Thanks

  322. Roxanne says:

    My husband and I will be belting out the tunes AND dancing in the aisles – please, please, please choose us:)

  323. Kathy says:

    Pick me Pick me!! I love the Stanley Stage!

  324. Leanna says:

    This contest actually was what drew me to your website. I was thrilled with what I have seen so far and your blog is now a must read. Thanks.

  325. Brenda says:

    Sounds like a great way to spend an evening!

  326. Meagen says:

    It sounds amazing. Just moved back to the west coast from Canada and definately have Granville Island on the list of places to show my Kiwi fiance!

  327. Ooh la la! Fantastic! This is a really great giveaway you have going on!

  328. Joanne says:

    Would love to go-Thanks!

  329. dian g says:

    I’d love to see this play @ the Stanley theatre. The last time there we took our daughter kara and her guy Scott to see Les Mis, Kara remember our first time seeing this play @ the Queen E when she was a pre-teen and was so excited to share this version with her guy and her parents (us). So thanks for the memories as that’s what life is made of.

  330. Anna says:

    sounds like sooo much fun! 🙂

  331. Amanda says:

    You’ve convinced me to go. Also, great blog!

  332. Linda says:

    I’ll take my Mom. She’d love it and so would I. Thanks!

  333. Luke McKerrow says:

    Dinner and a show. Yes please.

  334. Rhonda Delcourt says:

    I would be so happy to win this! Seriously happy!

  335. Terrill says:

    Can’t wait to take it all in!!!

  336. Alyson says:

    I always stop and read the menu at West when I walk by. The food looks delicious!

  337. Ann says:

    I have always enjoyed Buddy Holly’s music and his life story. It would be great to win tickets to see the show and have a dinner out.

  338. Colin Chau says:

    Can’t wait!!

  339. Kat says:

    My 84 year old Dad is going to see it as a subscriber. He said he read the playlist and didn’t recognize a single song . . . what a waste! He didn’t offer to give up his ticket to me cause he’s going to the lecture with Red Robinson – who has suddenly become a contemporary of his. If I told him this 40 years ago . . !

  340. Greg Roberts says:

    My wife is convocating at UBC that week and we would love to go! Pick me! Pick Me!

  341. Amy says:

    This sounds like a great show…will try to go even if I don’t win!

  342. Kim says:

    My husband would love this – good luck to all – especially me!!!

  343. Linda A says:

    Have heard nothing but great reviews of this production. Would love to see it with my husband, who comes from Peru and who would like very much to experience the music that was important to me when i was young(er).

  344. Kathy says:

    What a great night out, I’m in

  345. Nancy says:

    That would be the best belated mothers gift I could get. Music from my era.

  346. Veronica says:

    Cool contest… hope I win!

  347. Lyn says:

    Oh Ya! Ohhh “Baby Sue”! It’d be a rockin’ good time to relive Buddy Holly Days.

  348. Adam says:

    The same female star who was in ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ @ Queen Playhouse, performs in the Buddy Holly story. The last time I was at the Arts Club was 10 years ago & I was 17. What a perfect 10th year anniversary for me if I win. Bonus: I love B.H.’s music.

  349. ozvickijc says:

    I would love to take my daughter to this. She learned about Buddy Holly from Weezer, so I think it’s time for the “real” thing.

  350. PAM says:


  351. FMC says:

    I love theater. Would love to win this. Thanks for the giveaway

  352. Paula says:

    Great play and one of the best restaurants! I’m definitely down for that!

  353. MIKE says:

    I need some inspiration about now. Music is the best way to connect and feel good with a Buddy.

  354. Carmen says:

    Loved the show and so did my 69 yr old friend who reminisced that time of her life and the music that defined it 🙂 I also thought the singing was magnificent!

  355. Alice Munger says:

    I am looking forward to Buddy Holly whether or not I win the tickets but am really looking forward to trying out the great food at the WEST. I have walked by and checked their menu on countless occasions but have never gone in. My fingers and toes are now crossed in anticipation!

  356. A. Caissie says:

    What a great opportunity – good food and good theatre combined! I’m of the Buddy Holly era and would love to see this show.

  357. A. Caissie says:


  358. Amanda N says:

    I hope I win Buddy Holly is Amazing Everyday is one of my favorite songs. Its sad that he dies at the age of 22 we never saw his full potential. I HOPE I WIN!!!

  359. Susan says:

    It is a great show. I took my sister to it for her birthday on May 18 and we both loved it. It would be great to be able to gift someone else with tickets and also have dinner at West, right in my neighbourhood.

  360. Carol says:

    Dinner and the theatre? Is there a better way to spend an evening? Pick ME! Pick ME!

  361. angela says:


  362. Alisa says:

    Please pick me – would be an amazing night out!

  363. PCKL says:


  364. Dezra says:

    Sounds awesome….a night away from the kids.

  365. Gabriella Schmidt says:

    I love going to plays and the “The Buddy Holly Story” looks great. It would be a double treat with a dinner at West. Wow!

  366. Kelly says:

    Saw it yesterday and it is absolutely the VERY BEST I have ever seen — felt like we were at the Buddy Holly concert! Would LOVE LOVE LOVE to go again! Hope I win!!!

  367. Peter says:

    Great venue, terrific restaurant, and the play is supposed to be a smash.

  368. Maria says:

    Wow, terrific prize package promo.

  369. Laura says:

    Wow, I would love to go! He’s one of my biggest musical influences.

  370. Michelle says:

    Please count me in!

  371. Duncan says:

    That sounds like so much fun. Fingers crossed!

  372. ivy says:

    what a contest =) count me in too =)

  373. Wow! Tons of entries already but I’m hoping for it too!!

  374. Laurinda says:

    Oh this looks like a blast! Pick me! Pick me!

  375. miss tease says:

    Love love Buddy Holy. Grew up listening to him.

  376. kelly m says:

    That would be totally awesome!!

  377. LB says:

    can’t go wrong with buddy holly

  378. Kyla says:

    Would love to go – looks like a great show!

  379. Chris says:

    Would love to take my pregnant wife to nice dinner and show 🙂

  380. Greace says:

    wow what a show!

  381. Buddy Holly Rocks. I love the Stanley Theatre.

  382. Jessica says:

    Would love to see it – have heard great things about it from friends in London.

  383. Harry Young says:

    I’ve heard fantastic things about this production and others in the past.
    WEst is considered one of Vancouver’s finest restaurants.

    Amazing prize.

  384. Humphrey Tam says:

    Would love to get these tickets for our silent auction! 😀

  385. I have been a devoted fan of Buddy Holly since 1956, and, have strong memories of when his death was announced on the public address system in high school, and the sorrow that shook the whole school.
    A few years ago my wife and I travelled to London, England, and, we were thrilled to view the staqe show of the “Buddy Holly Show” in London. I am now in my mid-sixties, and cannot think of a greater thrill than to see the “Buddy Holly” story in my home town (Vancouver, B.C.} after all these years.

    thank you
    Charlie Walker

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