Author Archives: Rick Thorne

JOHN DEWEY

New York, NY

John has played Buddy to great acclaim in two smash-hit productions of the show at the Bucks County Playhouse (New Hope, PA) in 2016 and '17. The second run transferred to the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia (2017) where John once again donned the frames in the lead.

AMERICAN BLUES THEATER TAKES HOME FIVE JEFF AWARDS FOR BUDDY!

The 50th annual Joseph Jefferson Awards, recognizing the work of Equity productions in the Chicago area (held October 22, at the Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook, Illinois) saw American Blues Theater take home five Jeff Awards for their 2018 production of Buddy—The Buddy Holly Story, including the prizes for: Best Production Musical (Midsize); Best Director, Midsize Theater (Lili-Anne Brown); Best Ensemble, Musical; Best Performer in a Principal Role, Musical (Zachary Stevenson); and Best Music Direction (Michael Mahler).

MAYALIN QUINONES

New York, NY

Mayalin is an actress/singer/dancer originally from Houston, TX, who recently relocated to NYC. She is in her early 20s and played Maria Elena in Endstation Theatre Company’s production of Buddy in June 2018 (Lynchburg, VA). 

QUINN Q. CASON

Tennessee


Quinn portrayed the role of the Apollo performer, Jack Daw, and back-up singer/dancer in the Clear Lake concert in the fall 2017 production of Buddy at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre in Lancaster, PA. Also suited to play Keys 2.

SARAH GODWIN

New York, NY


Sarah is a Southern-born singer, songwriter, and actress living in New York. She recently played Vi Petty/Hayrider/Snowbird and keys in productions of Buddy at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre (Lancaster, PA) and Palace Theater in the Dells (WI), both in 2017.

JONAH M. MARTIN

Lancaster, PA


A multi-instrumentalist and versatile actor, Jonah played the role of Joe B. Mauldin with Prather Entertainment Group in Buddy at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theater, in the fall of 2017.