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Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts presents John Mueller’s Winter Dance Party: A Tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper

The Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) is hosting John Mueller’s Winter Dance Party: A Tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper on Friday, March 18, 8:00 PM. Tickets, priced from $40, are available at the CCPA Ticket Office, at cerritoscenter.com, or by calling (562) 467-8818.

John Mueller’s Winter Dance Party: A Tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper is a live re-creation of the Rock ‘n’ Roll icons’ final concert in 1959 before the trio tragically died in a plane crash. Endorsed by the estates of the three music legends, the exciting concert features John Mueller in a “stunning portrayal” of Holly, hails the Chicago Sun-Times. Rock to the hits of the 1950s: That’ll Be the Day; Peggy Sue; Oh, Boy; Rave on; La Bamba; and Chantilly Lace. The tribute is “flawless!” cheers the Chicago Tribune.

Mueller, who received wide acclaim for his performance as Buddy Holly in Buddy … the Buddy Holly Story, once again portrays the Rock legend. “Mueller is living proof that Buddy Holly’s legacy lives on,” raves the Chicago Sun-Times. “His lovingly detailed portrayal rings as clearly as a chord from a Fender Stratocaster.”

The renowned star of the Legends of Rock and Roll show in Las Vegas, Ray Anthony performs as the late Ritchie Valens, who, at age 17 captivated America as its first Mexican-American Rock star; in 2001, Valens was posthumously inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Linwood Sasser plays The Big Bopper. Sasser has worked with Hollywood heavyweights, including Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, and Ellen DeGeneres.

The Winter Dance Party has toured extensively throughout the United States and Canada in front of more than 2 million fans. The show began in 1999 in honor of the 40 th anniversary of the original tour and has grown immensely popular with fans as well as critics.

For tickets or more information on the Winter Dance Party tribute, call (562) 916-8500 or go to
cerritoscenter.com.

This article was released by the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts.