Author Archives: Rick Thorne

SPENCER COMMUNITY THEATRE, Spencer, IA

Buddy had audiences dancing in the aisles in 2008, becoming the biggest hit in the theatre's history. The show was such a success, SCT remounted the production the following year in Mason City, IA, as part of the 50th Anniversary commemoration of 'the Day the Music Died'. And a very special person joined the cast on stage for the encore! 

BUDDY ANNOUNCES 2016 UK TOUR

On the back of an incredibly successful 25th anniversary worldwide tour, Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story, ‘the World’s Most Successful Rock & Roll Musical’, is back in the U.K. in 2016! The autumn tour opens at Harlow Playhouse on Wednesday 31 August ahead of a 14-week tour.

MATT McCLURE

Atlanta, GA

Originally from Kennesaw, GA, Matt played Buddy for the first time at the sold-out run of the show at Venice Theatre in Florida (January 2015), and repeated the feat at Tacoma Musical Playhouse in Washington (May 2015).

MIKE BRENNAN

New York, NY

Mike is a New York based actor/singer who has portrayed the Big Bopper to much acclaim in many highly successful runs of Buddy including the recent 2015 US National Tour. He has also appeared as the Bopper in productions of Buddy at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre (Fort Myers, FL), Laguna Playhouse (Laguna Beach, CA), Cortland Repertory Theatre (Cortland, NY), and Casino Rama Resort & Casino (Rama, ON).