BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY
Written by Alan James
By arrangement with Maria Elena Holly
Music and Lyrics by Buddy Holly and others
Directed and Produced by BRENDAN RAGOTZY
OPENING JUNE 27 at 8:00 p.m.
(Augusta, MI) BUDDY – THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY is the multi- award winning, worldwide smash hit musical celebration of the life and tragic death of Buddy Holly who shot to stardom in 1957. This rockin’ musical plays 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!
With over 23,000 performances, BUDDY has been enjoyed by more than 22 million people around the world. The show opened in London’s West End in 1989 and has been seen on Broadway, throughout the U.S. and Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Scandinavia, The Netherlands, Japan, South Africa, and Singapore, winning numerous awards along the way!
Performances for BUDDY – THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY are
June 27 – July 9.Tuesday – Saturday at 8:00 pm and Sunday at 5:00 pm
Sign Language Interpretation Wednesday, July 5, 2017: The Barn Theatre School and Eaton are proud to present an American Sign Language interpreted performance of BUDDY – THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY on Wednesday, July 5, 2017.
Location & Ticket Details
The Barn Theatre is located on M-96, west of Augusta. Tickets are $37 for adults and $25 for children 12 and under for all performances. Rehearsal Shed reservations can now be made on line – day of show. Order tickets online via our Box Office.
- Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are accepted.
- Group rates available.
- Tickets may now be purchased on the internet or on your smart phone via PayPal.
- To reserve tickets at the Box Office – Call today: (269) 731-4121 ~ open daily 10:00 am-10:00 pm.
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*
Performers at the Apollo – JONATHAN GERRY, CHASE GRAY, JABRI JOHNSON
Tommy – LUKE RAGOTZY*
*Denotes member of Actors Equity Association