Marlena – Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story

Emily is joyfully storming the Barn for the first time!  Favorite credits include Tour: Dora’s Pirate Adventure, UK and Australia Tours, SHOUT! A Mod Musical.  Regional: Ragtime, This Only Happens Once, Vegas Nocturne, R&H’s Cinderella, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Phone Calls From The Tub. Emily holds a BFA Musical Theatre Program, Syracuse University.  Thanks to friends, teachers, and Justin who is “Great.”  For Mom, who is everything. Love and pixie dust.





Andy Christopher

Buddy – Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story

We are very excited to welcome Andy to the Barn in one of his favorite roles! Andy was originally on the path to medical school, working as an EMT in Lubbock, TX, when he fell into an audition for this very show in 2010. The audition forced him to pick up a guitar for the first time, and he hasn’t put it down since! He has since performed this titular role on the National Tour as well as in Regional theatres such as The Muny in St. Louis, Casa Mañana in Texas, Maine State Music Theatre, The Fulton Theatre in Lancaster, PA, Pittsburgh CLO, and the Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine. Other regional credits include HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY (Hank Williams), GODSPELL (Jesus), and EDGES (Man 2).

“Many thanks to Brendan and the Barn, Jockey, my wondrously supportive family, and my darling wife, Esther.” Ps100.2. www.andychristopher.net.



Robert Newman


Robert has become a favorite guest star for the Barn the past few years, with starring roles in LOVE LETTERS, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, and THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS being his most recent turns on the Augusta stage. Robert is perhaps best known for his 28-year run as Joshua Lewis on the longest running program in broadcasting history, Guiding Light. The role garnered him 2 Daytime Emmy nomina­tions for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. He has recently guest starred on Homeland, Criminal Minds, NCIS, and Law and Order: SVU.  Film credits include Amazing Spider-Man 2, Dracano, and the short film Deadline, for which he won the Best Actor award at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival. Off-Broadway Credits include PERFECT CRIME, SHE’S OF A CERTAIN AGE, SESSIONS: THE MUSICAL, and QUIET ON THE SET. Regional credits include the world premiere of Naked Influence at Capitol Rep in Albany, Stephen Sondheim’s Putting It Together at Delaware Theatre Company, Other Desert Cities at Cape May Stage; Man of La Mancha and Gypsy (with Tovah Feldshuh) at BRT; Curtains at Paper Mill Playhouse and TUTS; ANNIE at NCT; NINE at NSMT; GYPSY (with Kim Zimmer), A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC and The Full Monty at PCLO. Other Barn credits include PICNIC, BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, ROMANTIC COMEDY, SYLVIA (which he also di­rected), MAN OF LA MANCHA, PETER PAN and DEATHTRAP. He is thankful for his wife Britt, and their now-grown children, Connor and Kendal.


Kim Zimmer

The Lion in Winter