Buddy rocked the Ogunquit Playhouse’s 80th Anniversary season to a close in fall 2012. It became the most popular musical in the Playhouse's history, and returned by popular demand in 2013!


Buddy is a show that is near and dear to our hearts – not only does it have a charming and heartbreaking story filled with some of the most irresistible and infectious songs from the early days of rock & roll, but it is also one of the highest-grossing shows in our theatre’s history. It was so popular that the public demanded a return; again, our cast performed to sold-out audiences who left the theatre dancing and singing all the way to their cars!”
- Bradford T. Kenney, Executive Artistic Director, Ogunquit Playhouse, Maine

Ogunquit Playhouse production photos, featuring Kurt Jenkins as Buddy Holly:

Kurt Jenkins (L) and Nikki Arnone as Maria Elena

Luke Darnell (L) (Norman Petty), Kurt Jenkins, and Danielle Erin Rhodes (Vi Petty)


“Special News Advisory: Please be aware that the classic rock 'n' roll in this performance is so fabulous you might experience leg cramps from forcing yourself to sit still!”
- Tourist News

“Uproariously fun... Powerful, punchy show for the whole family… Magic”
- Portsmouth Herald

"Kurt Jenkins looks like Buddy Holly, sounds like Buddy Holly, and plays guitar even better than Buddy Holly!... The action never lets up… Oh boy, what talent!”
- New Maine Times

Jayson Elliott (L) (the Big Bopper), Kurt Jenkins, and Xavier Cano (Ritchie Valens)

Trista Dollison (Apollo Performer)

Sam Weber (L) (Joe. B. Mauldin), Joe Cosmo Cogen (Jerry Allison), and Kurt Jenkins (Buddy Holly)

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