Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story

June 4 – 21, 2014

On February 3rd, 1959, the man who changed the face of popular music tragically died in a plane crash aged 22. Now, BUDDY – THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY tells the true story of the three years during which he became the world’s top recording artist with a show that features over 20 of Buddy Holly’s greatest hits including Peggy Sue, That’ll Be The Day, Oh Boy, Maybe Baby, Raining in My Heart, as well as Ritchie Valens’ La Bamba and the Big Bopper’s Chantilly Lace. The incredible legacy of the young man with glasses, whose musical career spanned an all-too-brief period during the golden days of rock ‘n’ roll, continues to live on in BUDDY.



Donna Drake* Director/Choreographer
Aaron McAllister Musical Director
Robert Andrew Kovach Scenic Designer
Colleen Grady Costume Designer
Anthony Lascoskie, Jr. Wig Designer
Jeffrey S. Koger Lighting Designer
Jacob Mishler Sound Designer
Katelin Walsko Props Designer
Jason Wetzel Musical Supervisor
Colin Whitely Sound Manager
Mark Johnson* Stage Manager


Buddy Holly Andy Christopher*
Jerry Allison Joe Cosmo Cogen*
Joe B. Maudlin/ Dance Captain Sam Weber*
Ritchie Valens Xander Chauncey*
Big Bopper Jayson Elliot*
Norman Petty Luke Darnell*
Vi Petty Lori Eure*
Hipockets Duncan Steve Gagliastro*
4th Cricket Matthew J. Riordan
Maria Elena Ester Stilwell*
Apollo Singer Jayne Trinette*
Apollo Performer Troy Valjean Rucker*
Clear Lake MC, Murray Deutch Chris McBurney*
Mary Lou Sokolof, Shirley Margaret Dudasik
Backstage Apollo DJ Chris Baron
Decca Musician Jason Wetzel

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association