Author Archives: Rick Thorne

SPENCER COMMUNITY THEATRE, Spencer, IA

Buddy had audiences dancing in the aisles in 2008, becoming the biggest hit in the theatre's history. The show was such a success, SCT remounted the production the following year in Mason City, IA, as part of the 50th Anniversary commemoration of 'the Day the Music Died'. And a very special person joined the cast on stage for the encore! 

BUDDY ANNOUNCES 2016 UK TOUR

On the back of an incredibly successful 25th anniversary worldwide tour, Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story, ‘the World’s Most Successful Rock & Roll Musical’, is back in the U.K. in 2016! The autumn tour opens at Harlow Playhouse on Wednesday 31 August ahead of a 14-week tour.

MATT McCLURE

Atlanta, GA

Originally from Kennesaw, GA, Matt first played Buddy back in 2015 in the sold-out run of the show at Venice Theatre in Florida. Since then, he has gone on to perform in seven other productions across the country, five as Buddy and two as the fourth Cricket. This summer (2019), he will don the horn-rimmed glasses twice more!

MIKE BRENNAN

New York, NY

Mike is a New York based actor/singer who has portrayed the Big Bopper to much acclaim in many highly successful runs of Buddy including the recent 2015 US National Tour. He has also appeared as the Bopper in productions of Buddy at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre (Fort Myers, FL), Laguna Playhouse (Laguna Beach, CA), Cortland Repertory Theatre (Cortland, NY), and Casino Rama Resort & Casino (Rama, ON).

DAVID REED

New York, NY

Originally hailing from Decatur, IL, David Reed has performed as Marvin Madison (Apollo Performer) on two national tours of Buddy (2015 U.S. and 2013 U.S. and Canada), and six productions of the show overall.