2018-11-09 / Arts & Entertainment

Town Theatre kicks off The Buddy Holly Story

Contributed by Town Theatre

Buddy Holly and the Crickets come to life at Town Theatre. Buddy Holly and the Crickets come to life at Town Theatre. Town Theatre kicked off the second show of its centennial season with Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story. Audiences no doubt will enjoy songs such as “Chantilly Lace,” Oh Boy,” “That’ll Be the Day,” “Peggy Sue,” “Everyday,” “Ready Teddy,” “Not Fade Away” and “Rave On.”

Midlands’ performers are having a rocking good time bringing the tunes of Buddy Holly and the Crickets to life. The role of Buddy is played by Charlie Goodrich ( Million Dollar Quartet) with Billy Bishop ( Beauty and the Beast) and brothers Marshall and James Seezen as the Crickets. Bill LaLima ( Big Fish) handles the role of the Big Bopper; Jessie Rivera ( The Drowsy Chaperone) takes on the legendary Richie Valens; and Lee Martin ( Hairspray) blows the rafters off the roof as Marlena Madison. Other longtime Town favorites include Dell Goodrich ( Beauty and the Beast), Kristy O’Keefe ( Big Fish), and Caroline Quinn (member of the Town Teen Troupe).

Charlie Goodrich as Buddy Holly Charlie Goodrich as Buddy Holly The show runs through November 18 with an 8 p.m. curtain on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. curtain on Sundays. The show is directed by Hans Boeschen, with music direction by Lou Boeschen and choreography by Shannon Scruggs. Costumes will be provided by Jillian Carey with technical and lighting design by Danny Harrington.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors 65+/active duty military/ full-time college and $15 for youth 17 and under. Group rates are available for 20 or more.

Buddy is being sponsored by Brandon Davidson Interiors, Shives Funeral Home, and Willis Tax & Accounting.

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