Date(s) - Dec 27, 2013 - Jan 2, 2014
Various Times
Location - Community Center Theater

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“Sends you out of the theater on an unstoppable high.” – The Boston Globe In just three short years, Buddy Holly set the music world on fire, breaking the mold and forever changing the face and sound of rock and roll. Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story charts his meteoric climb, legendary adventures and tragic fall on the fateful day the music died. Armed with a Fender Stratocaster guitar, his signature specs and a charismatic blend of rockabilly swagger, Buddy explodes onto the stage in a jukebox musical fully loaded with classics “Peggy Sue,” “Oh Boy,” “That’ll Be the Day,” “Well All Right,” “Not Fade Away” and many more.


Director – Steve Steiner
Scenic Designer – John Iacovelli
Lighting Designer – Jeffrey M. Greenberg
Costume Designer – P&G Designs
Sound Designer – Concert Quality Sound/Barry Friedman
General Manager – Theatre Management Associates/Maria Di Dia
Production Manager – Gail Anderson
Production Coordinator – Paul M. Rambacher
Production Stage Manager – Cirby Hatano
Technical Director – Adam G. Apell
Musical Supervisor – Steve Steiner
Associate Producer – Moonglow Productions, LLC
Assistant Stage Manager – Erika Graff

Danny Caraballo (Ritchie Valens, WWOL DJ)
Lisa Carlson (Vi Petty)
Nathan Yates Douglas (Norman Petty)
Logan Farine (Jerry Allison)
Greg Kalafatas (The Big Bopper)
Jaime Maraviglia (Hayrider, Shirley)
Todd Meredith (Buddy Holly)
Bill Morey (Joe B. Mauldin)
Martin Murray (Hi-Pockets Duncan, Jack Daw)
James S. Patton (Mr. Tyrone Jones)
Romain Rachline (Hayrider, Murray Deutch)
David Reed (Mr. Marvin Madison)
Jeremy Renner (Hayrider, 4th Cricket)
Keith Allen Scott (Ensemble)
Jenny Stodd (Maria Elena Santiago)
Christopher Wren (Lead Hayrider, Clear Lake MC)

Run Time: 2 hours 30 minutes, which includes one intermission

Content Guide: Recommended for ages 10 and over. Based on Buddy Holly's quick rise to fame becoming the world's top recording artist, this musical contains the singer's best well-known hits from the golden days of rock 'n' roll. The show contains mild profanity. The plane crash that took his life at the age of 22 is only referenced and is not acted out.

  • Sign Interpreted Performances
  • Disabled and Wheelchair Seating
  • Audio Described Performances
  • Open Captioned Performances