The Crickets


Denver, CO

Kyle Wells is an actor/musician who has performed as Joe B. Mauldin in productions of Buddy, including The Wick Theatre (Boca Raton, FL) in 2024, and the Palace Theater (Wisonsin Dells, WI) in 2017. This role has a special place in his heart, having been the catalyst for his love of rockabilly bass.


California (Central Coast)

Brandon is an actor-musician, drummer, and percussionist trained in drumset and orchestral percussion. He has played the role of Jerry Allison in the Suncoast Broadway Dinner Theatre (Hudson, Florida) production of Buddy in 2023 and at the Wick Theatre (Boca Raton, Florida) production of the show in 2024.


Dallas–Fort Worth, TX

Benjamin played Joe B. Mauldin in the Casa Mañana production of Buddy in Fort Worth, Texas, in 2019, and also at Suncoast Broadway Dinner Theatre in Hudson, Florida, in 2023. In 2024 at the Wick Theatre in Boca Raton, Florida, he played the 4th Cricket, trombone in Clear Lake, as well as member of the Hayriders. He would love to be considered for further productions of the show, including in the area of musical direction. Based in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, Benjamin is suitable for Joe B. Mauldin and the 4th Cricket track. He is proficient on upright and electric bass, guitar, piano, trombone and mandolin.


New York, NY

Eric is a New York-based actor and musician who played Jerry Allison in the 2022-23 production of Buddy at BDT Stage in Boulder, Colorado. Eric plays drums and is also proficient at guitar. 


Chicago, IL

Roy James Brown is a Chicago-based AEA Actor/Musician, specializing in Rockabilly Upright Bass (slap and tricks). He has slapped his way through four productions of Buddy now as Joe B. Mauldin, which include Metropolis PAC in Arlington Heights, IL, Timber Lake Playhouse in Mt. Carroll, IL, San Antonio Broadway Theatre in San Antonio, TX, and Tuachan Center for the Arts in Ivins, UT.


New York, NY / North Carolina

Ken is an actor/musician who plays guitar, drums, bass guitar, and saxophone at a professional level, and also piano and a handful of other stringed instruments to an intermediate level. He has played the role of Jerry Allison and understudied (and performed as) Buddy, but would also be delighted to be considered for any other roles including the company swing actor/musician. Productions include the Tuacahn Center for the Arts (Ivins, UT), Florida Studio Theatre (Sarasota, FL), and Music Theatre of Connecticut (Norwalk, CT) all in 2022.  


New York, NY

A multi-instrumentalist - drums, piano, and guitar - Armando has played the role of Cricket Jerry Allison in productions of Buddy at John W. Engeman Theater in Northport, Long Island, NY (2019), Forestburgh Playhouse, Forestburgh, NY (2019), and the Palace Theater in the Wisconsin Dells (2017). In 2021-22 he played the roles of both Ritchie Valens and Tommy (4th Cricket) in the Florida Studio Theatre production of the show in Sarasota, and at Florida Rep in Fort Myers. 


Chicago, IL

James is a bassist/actor from Chicago, who performed the role of Joe B. Mauldin in the 2019 production of Buddy at Beef & Boards Dinner Theater in Indianapolis. Both Upright and Electric Bass are his main instruments.


New York, NY

Matt, 20, is an EMC performer based out of NYC, who attended Wagner College, graduating in 2018 with a B.A. in Theatre Performance. He played the role of Jerry Allison (drums) at Highlands Playhouse (Highlands, NC) in their record-breaking production of Buddy in June 2019. Matt also plays electric bass, guitar, piano, and saxophone all to a performance-ready standard.


Raleigh, NC

Andrew is an actor/musician and has played Jerry Allison (drums) in the summer 2019 production of Buddy at the Palace Theatre in Manchester, New Hampshire. 


Lancaster, PA

A multi-instrumentalist and versatile actor, Jonah played the role of Joe B. Mauldin with Prather Entertainment Group in Buddy at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theater, in the fall of 2017.


Phoenix, AZ

Alex is actor/singer/musician/dancer from Phoenix, Arizona. He's played Jerry Allison in the Barn Theatre production of Buddy in Augusta, Michigan (summer 2017), and also at Theatre West Summer Repertory in Scottsbluff, Nebraska (2016).


Lubbock, TX

Bill Zauner is from Buddy Holly’s hometown Lubbock, Texas. He has played the role of Joe B. Mauldin in four productions of the show, and is also proficient on the ‘4th Cricket’ part of Tommy Allsup.


New York, NY

Joe is a musical theatre percussionist/actor originally from Atlanta, currently residing in New York. He has performed in numerous Buddy productions across North America, playing the role of Jerry Allison.


New York, NY
John has played the role of drummer Jerry Allison in three productions of Buddy at the Arvada Center (CO), Carousel Dinner Theatre (OH) and Westchester Broadway Dinner Theatre (NY).


New York, NY
Steven has performed in the Circa '21, Broadway Palm West, and Wagon Wheel Theatre productions of Buddy, playing Jerry Allison (the Crickets), Buddy understudy and Tommy Alsop (4th Cricket).


Davenport, IA
A multi-skilled artist, Tristan received great reviews as Jerry Allison of the Crickets at Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse (Rock Island, IL) in 2008. He reprised the role of Jerry in 2009 at Eastlight Theatre (Peoria, IL).


Minneapolis, MN
Justin is based in the Minneapolis area, and played Joe B. Mauldin in Allenberry Playhouse's (PA) 2011 production of Buddy, as well as at Circa '21 Dinner Theatre (IL), receiving great reviews.