Buddy – the Buddy Holly Story chronicles the rise to fame of pop music icon, Buddy Holly, as from his first performances with Buddy Holly and the Crickets to the tour that saw him die in the infamous plane crash that also claimed the lives of J.P. Richardson (also known as The Big Bopper), Ritchie Valens and their pilot, Roger Peterson.
The Civic Theatre: 1993
Produced by PACT. Directed by Pierre van Pletzen.
Book by Alan Janes. Music and lyrics by Paul Jury, Robert Blackwell, John Marascalco, Buddy Holly, Norman Petty, Jerry Allison, Chuck Berry, Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley, Frankie Lymon, Morris Levy, J. P. Richardson, Bob Montgomery, Richie Valens, Felice Bryant, Boudleaux Bryant, Paul Anka and Bill Tilghman.
Cast: Craig Urbani (Buddy Holly), Terence Reis (Buddy Holly), Paul Ditchfield, Lindelani Buthelezi, Judy Ditchfield, Heidi Edeling, Mike Huff, Terry Hunt, Alistair Isobell, Bella Jardim, Simon Jones, Johnny Lang, Helene Lombard, Elzette Maarschalk, Sipho Mabaso, Stompie Manana, Scott Miller, Barney Ratchabane, Cindy Sampson, Clayton Stewart, Jonathan Taylor and Jennifer Wellsted, Greg Plotz (The Big Bopper).
Reviews: None filed. Overall Review Score: TBC.
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Ashley Taylor was not in the original production Greg Plotz played the Big Bopper
Thanks for the correction, and the update!
Hi. Please advise on the music CD that was released with this production. I would love to have a copy.
Hi Johan. I’ve hunted around and it seems like you can only track down copies of the South African cast album that are being resold. There are currently three at this link
– https://www.discogs.com/release/6957138-South-African-Cast-Recording-Buddy-The-Buddy-Holly-Story – via Discogs. If you’re looking for other cast albums of this show from around the world, some of these are available more readily. Hope that helps!