The full cast includes Andy Christopher (Buddy Holly), Nicholas Rodriguez (Ritchie Valens), John Scherer (Hipockets Duncan), Jo Lynn Burks (Vi Petty), Joe Cosmo Cogen (Jerry Allison), Christopher Ryan Grant (Big Bopper), Ben Nordstrom (Clearlake MC), Michael James Reed (Norman Petty), Sharone Sayegh (Maria Elena) and Sam Weber (Joe Mauldin) with Theodore Brookins, Richard Costa, Nathan Douglas, Margaret Dudasik, Jahi Eskridge, Lamar Harris, Teressa Kindle, Kyle Lacy, Shawn Platzker, Troy Valjean Rucker, Nick Savage, Nasia Thomas and Brinie Wallace.
Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, according to press notes, is "based on the all too short life and career of Buddy Holly. Buddy Holly created the sounds and styles that defined American rock 'n roll." Songs include “That’ll Be The Day,” “Why Do Fools Fall in Love?,” “Peggy Sue” and “Johnny B. Goode.” The musical opened in London’s West End, where it ran for over 12 years. It premiered on Broadway in 1990.
The Muny production will also have scenic design by Robert Mark Morgan with costume design by Tracy Christensen, lighting design by Nathan W. Scheuer, sound design by John Shivers and Hugh Sweeney and video design by Matthew Young. Wig design is by John Metzner, and the production stage manager is Nevin Hedley.
For ticket information visit Muny.com.