Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story

Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story

Written by: Alan Janes , Rob Bettinson 

Category:  Musical

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Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story charts the meteoric rise of the legendary Buddy Holly, from his country roots in Lubbock, Texas, to his debut at Harlem’s Apollo Theater, to the fateful concert with Ritchie Valens (La Bamba) and the Big Bopper (Chantilly Lace) in Clear Lake, Iowa. Starring Billy McGuigan as Buddy Holly and WWL Radio’s own Spud McConnell as The Big Bopper among other local theatre personalities, Buddy brings down the house with over 20 hits, including ‘Peggy Sue’, ‘That’ll Be The Day’, ‘Oh Boy’, ‘It’s So Easy’ and ‘Rave On’. Packed with raw energy and an infectious eat,
this rollicking rock ’n’ roll tribute to one of the giants of popular music is sheer unadulterated fun. The legend lives on at JPAS. Rated G.
(9 performances in 2006; 12 performances at EJ in 2007, 5 more in Mandeville)

Total performances: 26

Billy McGuigan.... Buddy Holly *
J. Michael Tramontin.... Richie Valens; Hayrider; Decca Engineer; Apollo DJ *
John "Spud" McConnell.... The Big Bopper; Decca Producer *
Aimee Gaubert.... Mary Lou Sokolof, Autograph Girl, Jingle Singer
Alan Payne.... Norman Petty; Hayrider
Anthony Rand.... Joe Mauldin
Arvilla Riddick.... Maria Elena's Aunt
Brian C. Rosenthal.... Ensemble
Donald Lewis.... Apollo Musician
Dwayne Sepcich.... Engineer
Jason Rosoff.... Jerry Allison
Jeff Riddick.... Hayrider; Murray Deutch; Clear Lake MC
Jennifer Bason.... Apollo Musician
Kenya Lawrence.... Jingle Singer; Apollo Performer
Kristin Popich.... Autograph Girl
Lynne Lawrence.... Autograph Girl
Mark Burton.... Hipockets Duncan
Matt McGuigan.... 4th Cricket; Hayrider; Tommy
Melanie Russell.... Maria Elena; Mary Lou Sokolof
Michael Indest.... Hayrider, Ensemble
Natalie Boyd.... (2006 cast only)Candy; Autograph Girl; Jingle Singer
Trina Beck.... (2006) Vi Petty; Autograph Girl; Jingle Singer; Shirley
*=featured role

Kris Shaw ....  Director
Lynne Lawrence ....  Choreographer
Alan Payne ....  Musical Director
Joyce Liao ....  Lighting Design
Isabel Curley-Clay ....  Set Design
Moriah Curley-Clay ....  Set Design
M. Brady McKellar ....  Costume Design
Stewart Becnel ....  Sound Design
Dwayne Sepcich ....  Prop Master
Angela Papale ....  Stage Manager
Bryce Turgeon ....  Crew
Arvilla Riddick ....  Crew
Hunter McGregor ....  Crew
Michael Jefferson ....  Crew
Carmen Rose ....  Crew
LaBarbara ....  Crew; Wardrobe
Pepper Sessum ....  Crew; Wardrobe
Scott Gaudin ....  Technical Director
Suzanne Duarte ....  Asst. Stage Manager; Spotlight Operator
Tara Hinds ....  Asst. Director
Wayne Gonsoulin ....  Sound Technician
Leah Burton Stonum ....  Piano; Rehearsal Accompanist
Matt Owen ....  Lighting Operator; Set Construction
Mark Edw. Andrews ....  Photographer
Nicholas Frederick ....  Production Manager
Roy Berthelot ....  Set Construction
Tiffany Neill ....  Trumpet
Hayley Crappel ....  Spotlight Operator
Ryan Gideon ....  Trombone
Rachel Jeandron ....  Wardrobe
Lea Aymor ....  Tenor Saxophone
Patrick Larson ....  Tenor Saxophone


Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
by David Cuthbert
Times-Picayune Lagniappe 3/17/06

References: Program; Review; Media; MPC
Record created by: mfouchi

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