Not Fade Away is a tribute to the music of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper, and more! This is not your typical tribute show. Six talented young artists bring us back to the days of swoonin’, boppin’ and rockin’! With fresh new takes on classic hit songs including That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Everyday, Summertime Blues, Oh Donna, La Bamba, Chantilly Lace, Beggar to a King, and Twist and Shout, audiences won’t be able to resist getting up on their feet and dancing the night away!
The musicians/actors of Not Fade Away will take you on a fun journey through the music of an era that lives on. Buddy Holly is considered by many to be the father of rock and roll. Holly who died in the infamous 1959 plane crash at age 22 along with Valens and The Big Bopper, will be paid tribute to by Jared Mancuso. The 30 year old Mancuso is a singer, dancer, actor, song writer and musician who has portrayed the rock legend from coast to coast. Mancuso will be performing with fellow musicians and actors who have shared the stage with him on many national tours.
“With his short, curly hair and thick framed glasses, Mancuso captures not only the look and sound of Buddy Holly but also the spirit of the young rock ‘n roller … for all sense and purposes, Jared Mancuso is Buddy Holly!”
-David Appleford (American Theatre Critics Association) from AZ
“The absolutely sensational Mancuso has been spending the past couple years as Buddy, either in regional revivals of the musical that bears his name or in his own self-penned tribute show Buddy’s Back!, and this immersion into Buddy’s life and music shows. Not only is the triple-threat pretty darned sexy even in Buddy’s extra-heavy-rimmed horn rims, he totally convinces us that he is indeed the legendary singer-musician-songwriter, capturing every iota of Buddy’s infectious charm, good nature, and enthusiasm. Mancuso sounds just like Buddy, accompanies himself to perfection on the guitar, and following in the real-life Buddy’s footsteps, holds the audience in the palm of his hand.”
-Steven Stanley (Stage Scene LA)