FOUNTAIN HILLS THEATER, Fountain Hills, Arizona

Not even the pandemic could stop Copperstate Productions’ wonderful staging of Buddy at Fountain Hills Theater’s outdoor showmobile in early 2021. Proof that the music very definitely lives on!

“Copperstate Productions was thrilled to have such a terrifically popular show to present at our outdoor theater! The virus proved no match for our socially distanced outdoor production. While weather was occasionally a factor, it was amazing to see crowds braving the admittedly mild Arizona elements in January to come out to see Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story. Audiences loved it – it’s quite different outdoors, especially during the matinees which have no lighting changes. By Clear Lake everyone was on their feet dancing and singing along!”
– Peter J. Hill, Artistic/Technical Director, Copperstate Productions, Fountain Hills Theater, Fountain Hills, Arizona

Production photos by Patty Torrilhon
Cast list: Tom Mangum (Buddy), Dave Lopez (Jerry), Stephan Hettinger (Joe B.), Alex Gonzalez (Hipockets), Leah Klein (Vi Petty), Peter J. Hill (Norman Petty/MC at Clear Lake/Director), Sidney Lover (Mary Elena), Bill Bennett (Big Bopper), Julian Mendoza (Ritchie Valens), Thomas Oliver (Guitar) , Cherylandria Banks (Apollo Performer), Lance Wilson (Trumpet), Javone Patton (Trombone), Jay Melberg (Keyboard, Reporter/Music Director)  

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