Author Archives: Rick Thorne
Stratford, ON / Chicago, IL
Karack is a classically trained actor and rock & roll guitarist from Chicago, IL, but currently living in Stratford, ON, where he is currently a company member with the world renowned Stratford Festival of Canada. He has appeared in Buddy both as the Big Bopper/rhythm guitar (Wisconsin Theatreworks, WI), and as Tommy Allsup (Highlands Playhouse, NC).
Los Angeles, CA
MaryAnn has most recently been seen as Vi Petty in the 2015 U.S. National Tour of Buddy. Previously she played Vi in the Laguna Playhouse production of the show in Southern California in 2014.
New York, NY
Originally from the mountains of North Idaho and a graduate of New York City’s The Circle In The Square, Dalen’s Buddy
credits in the lead role include two sold-out runs at the Civic Theatre of Spokane, WA, Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse in Rock Island, IL (2014), and the Alhambra Dinner Theatre in Jacksonville, FL (2015).
New York, NY
Todd is a New York-based actor/musician originally from Albany, New York, who has starred as Buddy Holly in numerous productions of Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story. Most recently he has toured the country with the latest North American tour of the show.
In more exciting news, America's oldest and largest outdoor musical theatre (est. 1919) - the Muny in St. Louis, Missouri - has announced Buddy as part of its 97th season. The show, making its premiere at the Muny, will run July 13-19, 2015, and will be produced by the Muny.
New York, NY
Jenny, a Midwest native now based out of New York, has been fortunate to travel the country with Buddy. She has played the role of Maria Elena on the 2013-2014 National Tour and at regional venues including Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, The El Dorado Casino (Reno), Little Theatre on the Square (IL), Casino Rama in Ontario, Canada, and most recently at Laguna Playhouse in California during summer 2014. Jenny will reprise her role on the forthcoming 2015 Buddy U.S. tour.
BUDDY – THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY has announced a tour of New Zealand in March and April 2015, taking in 21 venues around the country!
New York, NY
A graduate of the Hartt School of Music, David has performed as Ritchie Valens in a number of productions of Buddy, including smash-hit runs at Forestburgh Playhouse (NY) and Alhambra Theatre & Dining in Jacksonville (FL).
Fort Myers, FL
Jayar is thrilled to have logged over 300 performances as the “hip-shaking, heart-breaking” Ritchie Valens in the show. He also plays guitar and has a background in dance.
Check out the cast of the recently completed Laguna Playhouse (California) production of Buddy, getting down to the Weezer hit 'Buddy Holly'!
Join hometown hero Roger Rowley as he previews our week at the world famous Alhambra Theatre
in Bradford, where the show runs Monday 7th - Saturday 12th July.
Join our Buddy, Roger Rowley, for an impromptu performance with the Crickets, and come out and see us this week (1st-5th July) at the New Theatre, Cardiff!
We are delighted to be back at the Birmingham Hippodrome as part of the 25th Anniversary tour. Here's local lass Lydia Fraser to preview our week from 23rd to the 28th June.
Los Angeles, CA / New York, NY
A veteran actor/singer/musician, Luke has performed in about a dozen productions of Buddy around the U.S. as Joe B. Mauldin, 4th Cricket and Norman Petty… and still loves every note.
Join local lass Vivienne Smith, who plays Buddy's wife Maria Elena in the show, as she previews our week at the King's Theatre in Glasgow.
We are delighted to be back at the Sheffield Lyceum from the 9th - 14th June 2014, as part of the 25th Anniversary tour of Buddy.
We are delighted to be back at the Bristol Hippodrome from the 2nd - 7th June 2014 as part of the 25th Anniversary tour of Buddy.
Check out this video as we reminisce on where the show started 25 years ago...
Catch us at the Richmond Theatre from the 27th - 31st May as part of the 25th Anniversary UK Tour.
We're having an excellent time in Wolverhampton this week, at the Grand Theatre. Here's what audiences have to say...