Author Archives: Rick Thorne
We’ve almost reached the end of the road for the 2023 UK tour! These past 33 weeks have been nothing short of spectacular, as we've witnessed audiences in every part of the country up and dancing, clapping and singing along, raising many a theatre roof along the way!
Stephanie made her Buddy debut as Maria Elena and Clear Lake Back-Up Vocals/Dancer at Suncoast Broadway Dinner Theatre (Florida) in 2023. Originally from Miami, FL, she is a Cuban actress fluent in Spanish and now based out of Colorado. She'd love to be considered for future productions of the show!
Thrilling audiences and critics alike, the show has seen two incredible runs at the Pickard Theater at Bowdoin College, in Brunswick, in 2014 and 2023!
Benjamin played Joe B.
Mauldin in the well-received Casa Mañana production of Buddy in Fort
Worth, Texas, in 2019, and also at Suncoast Broadway Dinner Theatre in Hudson, Florida, in 2023. He would love to be considered for further
productions of the show, including in the area of musical direction. Based in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, Benjamin is suitable
for Joe B. Mauldin and the 4th Cricket track. He is proficient on upright and
electric bass, guitar, piano and trombone.
Kieran is a Philadelphia-based actor and multi-instrumentalist. He has performed in two Jeff Award nominated productions of Buddy. In 2018, he played Jerry Allison at the American Blues Theater, Chicago (which won 5 Jeff awards) and he received a Jeff nomination for principal performer in a musical as Buddy in Buddy at the Marriott Theatre in summer 2023.
A joyous sold-out run at the Vashon Center for the Arts proved just the tonic for audiences as nights drew in during fall 2022!
Buddy enjoyed a magnificent run at Crossville's wonderful Playhouse in rural Tennessee, in the Appalachian region, during fall 2022. Check out the pics!
This week is Dementia Action Week, the Alzheimer’s Society’sbiggest and longest running awareness campaign.
Following on from this campaign week we are hosting three
dementia-friendly performances during the Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story UK tour, so that people living with dementia, their families, and carers can
experience the show in a more relaxed environment.
It's been incredible performing in front of our audiences again on the 2023 UK tour! Wonderful too, travelling the length and breadth of the country seeing people up, dancing, and clapping along with joy in theatres, and with many more dates still to come we're only just getting started! Check out these pics from our travels so far.
As we leave Chesterfield and head to Edinburgh we wanted to share with you this awesome photo recreation of when Buddy Holly visited Chesterfield on 4th March 1958!
Today's the day the curtain goes up on our sensational 2023 UK tour!
New York, NY
Eric is a New York-based actor and musician who played Jerry Allison in the 2022-23 production of Buddy at BDT Stage in Boulder, Colorado. Eric plays drums and is also proficient at guitar.
The West End and Broadway smash-hit musical Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story announces the full cast for its 2023 UK tour, currently booking until October 2023!
In a high-quality production delayed by the pandemic is was a joy to get the show on at CFRT, thrilling audiences in Fayetteville during late summer/early fall, 2022!
New England audiences enjoyed an unforgettable production of Buddy at NSMT's renowned and unique arena-style theater for two weeks during summer 2022.
Los Angeles, CA
MaryAnn can be seen as Vi Petty in the current U.S. Tour of Buddy. She has been in multiple productions of Buddy on tour and regionally.
Roy James Brown is a Chicago-based AEA Actor/Musician, specializing in Rockabilly Upright Bass (slap and tricks). He has slapped his way through four productions of Buddy now as Joe B. Mauldin, which include Metropolis PAC in Arlington Heights, IL, Timber Lake Playhouse in Mt. Carroll, IL, San Antonio Broadway Theatre in San Antonio, TX, and Tuachan Center for the Arts in Ivins, UT.
A spectacular setting in southwest Utah hosted a fabulous production of Buddy at the Tuacahn Center's indoor Hafen Theatre over eight weeks in the summer of 2022.
Michael is an Actor/Playwright/Composer originally from Baltimore, MD, who plays guitar, piano, bass, drums and harmonica. He has played the role of Buddy on two national tours (2016 and 17-18) and also in a number of regional productions, including Florida Repertory Theatre (Fort Myers, FL), Florida Studio Theatre (Sarasota, FL), and John W. Engeman Theater (Northport, NY).
New York, NY / North Carolina
Ken is an actor/musician who plays guitar, drums, bass guitar, and saxophone at a professional level, and also piano and a handful of other stringed instruments to an intermediate level. He has played the role of Jerry Allison and understudied (and performed as) Buddy, but would also be delighted to be considered for any other roles including the company swing actor/musician. Productions include the Tuacahn Center for the Arts (Ivins, UT), Florida Studio Theatre (Sarasota, FL), and Music Theatre of Connecticut (Norwalk, CT) all in 2022.