Boulder’s dinner theatre brings back ‘The Buddy Holly Story’ – plus ‘Something Rotten!’ and ‘The Sound of Music’ among others


(Press release)

Boulder, Colorado (April 28, 2022) – BDT Stage is thrilled to present its 45th theatrical season – featuring the two most requested encores in their performance history! Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story returns for an extended run from October to January – creating the perfect gathering spot for Back to School Parents’ Nights Out, holiday entertaining and gifting, and a retreat for a night of energized jukebox theatre. The season concludes with the number one request of all time, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music. And sandwiched between is the hilarious (and downright wacky) not at all true story of how the first musical was created (outshining The Bard himself) somewhere in the late 1500s as Something Rotten! makes its debut inside the box at the corner of 55th and Arapahoe!

“We take to heart every suggestion and request for upcoming productions,” shares BDT’s Producing Artistic Director, Seamus McDonough. “And we couldn’t be more excited about being able to announce three of our most highly requested shows for our 2022-2023 season! Including far and away our most requested show, The Sound of Music which we originally had on the books for our 2020-2021 season, but had to cancel the run due to Covid.” BDT is presenting 3 full length Broadway musicals this season, as well as a concert series. Additional concerts are TBA as the season progresses.

BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY is the true story of Buddy’s meteoric rise to fame, from the moment in 1957 when “That’ll Be The Day” hit the airwaves until his tragic death less than two years later on “The Day The Music Died.” Featuring over 20 greatest hits including “That’ll Be The Day,” “Peggy Sue,” “Everyday,” “Oh Boy,” and “Raining In My Heart,” plus Ritchie Valens’ “La Bamba” and the Big Bopper’s “Chantilly Lace.” Buddy will have you on your feet and “send you out of the theater on an unstoppable high.” (The Boston Globe).

SOMETHING ROTTEN! Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rockstar known as “The Bard.” When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theater involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self…and all that jazz. Hailed by Time Out New York as “the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years.”

THE SOUND OF MUSIC is based on the true story of the Trapp Family Singers. The winner of several Tony awards, including Best Musical, The Sound of Music, was the final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein. Having proven too high-spirited for the religious life, Maria is sent to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Though she has an awkward start, she gradually captures the Captain’s heart, and they marry.Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain’s immediate service in their navy. The family’s narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre.

Tickets for all performances at BDT Stage, including the Main Stage performances mentioned in this release, as well as BDT’s Concert Series, are on sale now. Call (303) 449-6000 or visit for reservations.