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BUDDY- THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY Comes to The John W. Engeman Theater

BUDDY- THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY Comes to The John W. Engeman Theater

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for BUDDY -THE Buddy Holly STORY. Performances begin on Thursday, January 17 and run through Sunday, March 3, 2019.

BUDDY - THE Buddy Holly STORY the true story of Buddy's meteoric rise to fame, from the moment in 1957 when "That'll Be The Day" hit the airwaves until his tragic death less than two years later. The show features over 20 of Buddy Holly's greatest hits including "That'll Be The Day," "Peggy Sue," "Everyday," "Oh Boy," "Not Fade Away," "Rave On" and "Raining In My Heart," plus Ritchie Valens' "La Bamba" and The Big Bopper's "Chantilly Lace." Seen by over 22 million people around the world, THE Buddy Holly STORY will have you on your feet and "send you out of the theater on an unstoppable high" (The Boston Globe).

BUDDY - THE Buddy Holly STORY is produced by RICHARD DOLCE the Engeman Theater's Producing Artistic Director.

BUDDY - THE Buddy Holly STORY is Directed and Choreographed by Keith Andrews (Engeman Theater: The Full Monty; Regional: Flashdance the Musical (Gateway Playhouse - Regional Premiere), The Rocky Horror Show (Regional Premiere), Rock of Ages (Regional Premiere), Saturday Night Fever, The Addams Family, South Pacific, Spamalot, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (starring Joe Piscopo), Sister Act, Shrek, Young Frankenstein, The Drowsy Chaperone).

The Musical Director is Angela C. Howell (NYC Theater: Lucky Stiff - West End Theatre, Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, Circle in the Square Theatre School; Regional: Buddy - Westchester Broadway Dinner Theatre & North Carolina Theatre, Yale Summer Series).

The Creative Team includes: JORDAN JANOTA (Scenic Design), Dustin Cross (Costume Design), Doug Harry (Lighting Design), DON HANNA (Sound Design), GAYLE SEAY, SCOTT WOJCIK and Holly Buczek of WOJCIK/SEAY CASTING (Casting Directors), Emily Wright (Props Design), Leila Scandar (Production Stage Manager), Kristie Moschetta (Assistant Stage Manager) and JENNIFER WALSH (Assistant Stage Manager).

The cast of BUDDY - THE Buddy Holly STORY features Michael Perrie JR. as Buddy Holly (National Tours: Million Dollar Quartet, Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story; Regional: Million Dollar Quartet - Laguna Playhouse & Broadway by the Bay, Buddy, The Music Man, Beauty and the Beast, The Producers - Theatre by the Sea, One Man, Two Guvnors - Heritage Theatre); Sam Sherwood as Joe Maudlin (Off-Broadway: Woody Sez - Irish Rep, Fancy - West Side Theatre; Regional: Once & Stand By Your Man - Ivoryton, Million Dollar Quartet - Geva, ...Forum, Lost Highway, Cotton Patch Gospel, Pump Boys & Dinettes - Flat Rock, The Road: My Life with John Denver - People's Light, Buddy - NC Theatre); Armando Gutierrez as Jerry Allison (Off-Broadway: Red Roses, Green Gold - Minetta Lane, Wonderland: Alice's Rock and Roll Adventure - Atlantic Theater Company; Regional: Million Dollar Quartet - Forestburgh Playhouse, world premiere of Mark Hollmann's The Girl, the Grouch and the Goat - Chance Theater); and Eric Scott Anthony as Norman Petty (Broadway: Ring of Fire; National Tour: Buddy, Pump Boys & Dinettes; Regional: Buddy - Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, Westchester Broadway, Flat Rock Playhouse and Ogunquit Playhouse, Ring of Fire - Flat Rock Playhouse, Merry Go Round Playhouse and the Arrow Rock Lyceum).

The cast includes: JOEL D. BAUMAN, LAUREN COSIO, Nathan Yates Douglass, Jayson Elliott, JOSHUA ENDLICH, Diego Guevara, JULIA HOFFMANN, KIM ONAH, Troy Valjean Rucker, Skye Scott, Sarah Statler, Kevin F. Story, Franca Vercelloni and Rik Walter.

BUDDY - THE Buddy Holly STORY will play the following performance schedule: Thursdays at 8:00pm, Fridays at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 3:00pm and 8:00pm, and Sundays at 2:00pm. Some Wednesday and Sunday evenings are available. Tickets are $78 on Saturday evenings, $73 all other performances and may be purchased by calling (631) 261-2900, going online at, or by visiting the Engeman Theater Box Office at 250 Main Street, Northport. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express accepted.

The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport is Long Island's only year round professional theater company, casting actors from the Broadway talent pool. From curb to curtain, we have made it our business to provide affordable, quality, theater in an elegant one-of-a-kind location with outstanding facilities and extraordinary service. The renovated Theater offers stadium-style seating, state-of-the-art lighting and sound, a full orchestra pit, and a classic wood-paneled piano lounge with full bar.

For a complete show schedule and more information contact the theater directly at 631-261-2900, visit the box office at 250 Main Street, Northport or visit

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