Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story • June 27 – July 9

BUDDY tells the story of the tragically short life of Buddy Holly, played by Barn Theatre Newcomer and Guest Star, Andy Christopher, who along with high-school friends the Crickets (second year apprentice Quinn Moran and first year apprentice Alex Crossland), turned country music upside down to create some of the best rock ‘n’ roll songs ever written. We share Buddy’s frustrations through his first recording contract; the excitement America felt when ‘That’ll Be The Day’ hit #1; his naïve determination to be the first white act to play the Apollo Theatre, Harlem; his whirlwind romance and marriage to Maria Elena, (played by second year apprentice Andrea Arvanigian), concluding with the ill-fated ‘Winter Dance Party’, featuring Ritchie Valens (Jamey Grisham) and J.P. Richardson – ‘the Big Bopper’ (Charlie King). Featured in the cast also is Barn newcomer Emily Agy portraying Morlena and Barn regulars Eric Parker and Penelope Alex as well as apprentices Chase Gray, Jonathan Gerry, and Jabri Johnson. With over 20 classic songs including ‘Peggy Sue’, ‘That’ll Be The Day’, ‘Oh Boy’, ‘Heartbeat’, and ‘Everyday’, don’t miss out, this is your chance to see Buddy sing his way through two hours of the best rock ‘n’ roll you’ll ever hear!

Buddy will “send you out of the theater on an unstoppable high” – THE BOSTON GLOBE

Book by Alan James

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Cast List & Link to Bios

Buddy Holly – ANDY CHRISTOPHER*

Joe B. Mauldin – QUINN MORAN

Jerry Allison – ALEX CROSSLAND

Hipockets Duncan – HANS FRIEDRICHS*

Maria Elena – ANDREA ARVANIGIAN

Big Bopper –  CHARLIE KING*

Norman Petty –  ERIC PARKER*

Ritchie Valens –  JAMEY GRISHAM*

Vi Petty – PENELOPE ALEX*

Marlena – EMILY AGY*

Performers at the Apollo – JONATHAN GERRY, CHASE GRAY, JABRI JOHNSON

Tommy – LUKE RAGOTZY*

*Denotes member of Actors Equity Association