Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story

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Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story

By ALAN JANES

JAN. 28 - FEB. 16, 2020
Marx Theatre

About

Directed by MARCIA MILGROM DODGE

Experience the sensational musical about the bespectacled, 1950s rock and roll icon. This non-stop entertaining rock show recounts Buddy Holly’s 18-month, meteoric rise to fame and the indelible impact he left on the industry after his untimely death at the age of 22. Influencing artists from The Beatles to Bruce Springsteen and plenty of musicians in between, the early rocker is immortalized in this mesmerizing musical memoir. Performances include over 20 of his greatest hits like “That’ll Be the Day,” “It’s So Easy to Fall in Love” and “Peggy Sue,” along with Ritchie Valens’ “La Bamba” and The Big Bopper’s “Chantilly Lace.”

“The never-ending stream of hits keeps the audience tapping their toes for hours.” — D.C. Metro Theater Arts
“High-octane and infectious … A gem of a musical.” — Daily Express


ADVISORY:
Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story is recommended for ages 12 and up. Buddy’s thick-framed glasses may seem nerdy and innocent today, but his songs about teenage romance, lust and heartbreak were edgy for their time period. Lyrics contain mild sexual innuendo, and there are other mature themes.

RUNNING TIME:
The show runs approximately 2 hours, including one intermission.


Promotional photo by Tony Arrasmith/Arrasmith & Associates.

 

 

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Rock and Roll 'til the Early, Early Night!

Jan 9, 2020
Erica Reid

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story explores Holly’s meteoric rise to rock and roll stardom in the most fitting way possible: through an electrifying performance of his iconic catalogue of music.

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Rock to the Rhythm and the Blues

Jan 9, 2020
Erica Reid

Director Marcia Milgrom Dodge gives us a closer look at the sensational musical memoir Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story.

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Artists

Andy Christopher

Buddy Holly / Guitar / Music Director

Joe Cosmo Cogen

Jerry Allison / Drums

Jayson Elliott

Hipockets Duncan / The Big Bopper & Others / Guitar / Harmonica / Bass

Ryan Jagru

Tommy Allsup / Ritchie Valens & others / Guitar

Shayna Nicole Small

Apollo Headliner / Maria Elena Santiago & others / Keyboard

Byron St. Cyr

Apollo Headliner & others/ Saxophone & Guiro

Spiff Wiegand

Joe B. Mauldin / Bass & Trumpet

Alan Janes

Playwright

Marcia Milgrom Dodge

Director / Choreographer

Christian Boy

Set Designer

Tracy Christensen

Costume Designer

Rob Denton

Lighting Designer

Matt Kraus

Sound Designer

Andrea L. Shell

Stage Manager

Jenifer Morrow

Second Stage Manager

Stephanie Klapper, CSA

Casting Director

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