Author Archives: Rick Thorne
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!
Des Moines, IA
Eric was an ensemble member in the summer 2017 Barn Theatre (Augusta, MI) production of Buddy, where he also played the Apollo DJ and Hayrider roles. He plays guitar and piano.
New York, NY
A multi-instrumentalist - drums, piano, and guitar - Armando has played the role of Cricket Jerry Allison in productions of Buddy at the Palace Theater in the Wisconsin Dells (2017), and John W. Engeman Theater in Northport, Long Island, NY (2019).
Audiences raved on to Buddy over three weekends at the 400-seat Bradley Playhouse in Putnam in spring 2017!
Erik's first time performing as “J.P.” was at Tacoma Musical Playhouse in Washington state. His performance was so well received by reviewers and patrons alike that he was cast again three months later for the same role at The Palace Theater in Wisconsin Dells, WI (spring 2017).
It's always a bit special going back to Plymouth, as we did last week. It was at the Theatre Royal in August 1989, that the Buddy adventure began. Little did anyone involved back then know we'd still be rockin' all over the world 28 years later!
Buddy had a terrific run at this German-themed dinner theatre, nestled in the beautiful Appalachian mountains of southwest Virginia, in spring 2017.
New York, NY
Anie made her Buddy debut at The Palace Theater in Wisconsin Dells, WI (Spring, 2017),
as Maria Elena and a backing singer and dancer during the Clear Lake concert.
In his Nobel Prize for Literature speech from June 4th, Dylan explained the impact Buddy had on him as a young man.
The students of Sanborn Regional High School put on a great show, getting their audiences up and dancing for three performances of Buddy in March '17!
Manasquan, New Jersey, enjoyed a fabulous - and highly successful - production of Buddy at Algonquin Arts Theatre in April, 2017.
Check out the 'Buddy Car', wrapped especially for our forthcoming week in Carlisle (22-27 May)!
Based in Rochester, NY, Adam is an accomplished singer, dancer, and pianist, who appeared as Ritchie Valens in the Palace Theater production of Buddy in the Wisconsin Dells (April-May, 2017).
Check out Glen Joseph and Alex Fobbester performing 'Peggy Sue' on STV's Live at Five this week, with interview alongside Kerry Low.
This week we join our multi-talented cast to hear about the actor/musician nature of the show and playing the music live on stage.
February 3rd of course, marks 'the Day the Music Died'. Join our cast as they reflect on our heroes Buddy, the Bopper, and Ritchie... Young lives which we celebrate with every performance.
It's great to be back, as we open 2017 at Southampton's Mayflower Theatre. Oh boy, we're ready to rock with you folks!
The North Peace Cultural Center in northeastern British Columbia was home to a record-breaking run of Buddy over eight performances in fall, 2016!
So it's another week on the road with Buddy! Hear from our cast and director about life on the road, and what it takes to get the show ready for when the curtains part...