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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).
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
The Springer Theatre in beautiful Gananoque - the Gateway to the 1000 Islands - played host to the wonderful and memorable Thousand Islands Playhouse production of Buddy over four weeks in summer 2018!
The students of Wellington College did themselves and Buddy proud with a truly rockin' production of the show at the Brierley Theatre in New Zealand's capital, in the summer of 2018!
The Thoresen Theatre at Randolph College in Lynchburg was the setting for a exuberant run of Buddy, which thrilled audiences in June 2018.
Buddy returned to the Roswell Cultural Arts Center in spring 2018 for a fabulous three-week run!
The music of Buddy Holly filled the Maine-Endwell High School auditorium for the Spartan Theater (High School) Company's production of Buddy over three fun-filled performances in spring 2018!
2019 will see Buddy, 'The World's Most Successful Rock & Roll Musical', celebrate its 30th year, while making a triumphant homecoming to its birthplace - Theatre Royal, Plymouth - where it was first developed in 1989!
Following its triumphant (and record-breaking) run of Buddy in 2012, Globe Theatre brought the show back to Regina in early 2018 - this time to play the larger Casino Regina Show Lounge.
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.
Check out these Lego men performing 'Oh Boy!', lovingly created by Galen Johnson, who plays Jerry Allison in the Globe Theatre (Regina, Canada) production of Buddy, currently running at the Casino Regina Show Lounge until February 10th!
The fabulous Dutch Apple cast of Buddy had audiences dancing in the aisles for seven memorable weeks in fall 2017, at this beautiful 328-seat venue in the heart of the Amish Country in southeastern Pennsylvania.
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.
The students and staff of Cypress Woods High School - just outside Houston - overcame Hurricane Harvey to stage a wondrous production of Buddy in September 2017, and qualified for the school state thespian finals in November in the process!
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.
A sold-out production of Buddy was staged as a fringe event for the annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Town weekender in summer, 2017!
The 213-seat Hackmatack Playhouse was rocking to a fun-filled production of Buddy over three weeks in summer, 2017.
The Duchess Theatre in Long Eaton, Nottingham,
played host to a memorable week of Buddy in September 2017, courtesy of a sell-out run staged by Amici
Southern California kept on rockin' during summer 2017, in the New Village Arts/Intrepid Theatre Company co-production of Buddy, which saw an amazing run over 14 combined weeks at the Horton Grand Theatre in San Diego followed by New Village Arts Theatre in Carlsbad!
The Barn Theatre in Augusta, Michigan, produced a fabulous production of Buddy which rocked the rafters over two weeks in summer 2017!