Teen Idol: The Bobby Vee Story
History Theatre – St. Paul
November 20, 2018
The smash hit “Teen Idol: The Bobby Vee Story” returns to St. Paul. This is the story about Minnesota music legend, Bobby Vee, featuring songs you know all the words to. If you’ve seen it once, you will definitely want to see it again! This was one of the best shows we saw in 2016 and features Ivey award-winning Tyler Michaels, returning to play American musical icon Bobby Vee. Join Laura and Gary Block on Tuesday, November 20th when our Andy’s Charter Service motor coach departs Little Falls at 9:00 a.m. from the northeast corner of the Wal-Mart parking lot. We’ll also pick up in Royalton, Rice, St. Cloud East Shopko northeast parking lot or any other city on our route. Lunch today is at the Green Mill in Plymouth, where we’ll enjoy a Swedish meatball buffet with mashed potatoes, vegetables, Jello, bread and butter, lemonade, ice tea and coffee. Following lunch, we head to St. Paul where we have reserved seats, on the main floor for the 1:00 p.m. show at the History Theatre for “Teen Idol – The Bobby Vee Story” written by Bob Beverage in collaboration with Bobby Vee’s sons Jeff and Tommy with musical arrangement and direction by George Mauer. It’s 1959. With the tragic plane crash that took the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper, a bright new star from Fargo emerged. Fifteen-year-old Bobby Vee performed at the Winter Dance Party in Moorhead the day the music died. Bobby went on to record his first hit single “Suzie Baby” in Minneapolis and soon would become a teen idol appearing on American Bandstand with Dick Clark and then an international star who thrilled audiences for more than a decade with Top 40 hits like “Devil or Angel”, The Night Has A Thousand Eyes”, “Come Back When You Grow Up Girl” and many more including his #1 hit written by Carole King “Take Good Care of My Baby”. Follow Bobby’s musical journey that includes fellow pop stars like Little Anthony & The Imperials, Ronnie & The Ronettes, Dion and Del Shannon. The music is fantastic, the acting is superb and the story touches us all. We will be returning to Little Falls around 6:30. This will be a fun day with a super show and delicious lunch. Sign up today!!!!
P.S. Did you know that early in Bobby Vee’s career, a musician who called himself Elston Gunnn briefly toured with the band. “Gunnn” later went on to fame as Bob Dylan, another Minnesota music legend.
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