Season: 59 (2004 - 2005)

Run Date(s): Oct. 1, 2004 - Oct. 24, 2004

Description: ìI saw Buddy Holly at the Playhouse,î claimed Margaret Susan Kravitz, a star-struck LCP box office volunteer. ìHe just walked up to the ticket window with his guitar. I said, ëCan I help you, Sir?í and he replied, ëMaybe, Baby.í I knew in a Heartbeat he was the real deal.î Ms. Kravitz notes that she is Buddy Hollyís number one fan ñ and was heartbroken for weeks after the rock legend perished at age 22 in a tragic plane crash. ìOh, Boy,î Kravitz gushed. ìItís So Easy to get excited when someone like Buddy Holly comes back from the dead and starts talking Words of Love.î According to Kravitz, Holly said he would return to the Playhouse on October 1 ñ Thatíll Be The Day that BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY (book by Alan Janes; music by Buddy Holly) opens on the LCP Mainstage. The rock star will Rave On with fellow rock & rollers Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper, as well as the incomparable Crickets, through October 24. ìIt Doesnít Matter Anymore!î exclaimed Kravitz, who announced that from now on she will answer only to the nickname, Peggy Sue. ìIím buying four punch cards and making my reservations in advance so I can be in the audience for every show. Itíll be Raining in My Heart until I can see Buddy again.î SHOW DATES & TIMES Friday, Oct. 1, 7:30 PM Saturday, Oct. 2, 7:30 PM Sunday, Oct. 3, 2:00 PM* Thursday, Oct. 7, 7:30 PM Friday, Oct. 8, 7:30 PM Saturday, Oct. 9, 7:30 PM Sunday, Oct. 10, 2:00 PM Thursday, Oct. 14, 7:30 PM Friday, Oct. 15, 7:30 PM Saturday, Oct. 16, 7:30 PM Sunday, Oct. 17, 2:00 PM Thursday, Oct. 21, 7:30 PM Friday, Oct. 22, 7:30 PM Saturday, Oct. 23, 7:30 PM Sunday, Oct. 24, 2:00 PM *The 2:00 p.m. performance on Sunday, Oct. 3, will be interpreted for the deaf and hard of hearing by request only. If you will require the services of a sign language interpreter, please call DeAnna at 489-7529 no later than Sept. 20, 2004.


Buddy Holly

Greg Flattery

HiPockets Duncan/Backup Singer

Paul Durban

Decca Producer

Bruce Thiel

Fourth Cricket/Backup Singer

Ken Morton

Norman Petty/Hayrider

Kelly McGovern

Performer at the Apollo

Angelia Onuoha

Main Man at the Apollo

Max Antoine

Maria Elena

Andrea R. Swartz

Murray Deutch/Clearlake Emcee

Scott R Glen

Maria's Aunt

Linda Nettland

The Big Bopper/Decca Musician

Shawn Carlson

Ritchie Valens/Decca Engineer

Buddy Miller

Jingle Singer/Snowbird/Backup Singer

Amanda Benson

Jingle Singer/Snowbird/Backup singer

Melissa Morton

KDAV Engineer/DJ at the Apollo/Tommy

Eric Ojeda

Joe B. Mauldin

Calvin Hughes

Lead Hayrider

Tony Seeger


Irish Donahoo


Bill Hill


Leon Hadley


Sue Hadley

Bopper/Mary Lou/Snowbird/Backup singer

Erin Elaine Sexton

Jerry Allison/Jack Daw

Seth Petersen

Bopper/Jingle Singer/Snowbird/Shirley

Bailey West



Jeremy Kendall

Set Designer

Patric Vendetti

Stage Manager

Michelle Zinke

Assistant Stage Manager

Josh Weixelman

Costume Designer

Karen Liseth Cornejo

Assistant Technical Director

Nick Turner


Jessica Lindsey


Stephen Buhler


Tess Buhler


Max Antoine


Jerry Bonzo Frye


Jacob Harring

Costume Crew

Claire Bellin

Costume Crew

Ann Meyer

Run Crew

Barbara Armstead

Run Crew

Barbara Griffith

Run Crew

Ashton Kinsey

Run Crew

Jeri Kohn

Run Crew

Ann Meyer

Run Crew

Matt Streff

Assistant Director

Laura Kendall

Assistant Director

Erick Mishler

Property Master

Robie Hayek

Technical Director

Patric Vendetti

Lighting Designer

Patric Vendetti


Interview on station KDAV
Buddy joins Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper for "Johnny B. Goode"
Buddy Holly at the Surf Ballroom
Buddy comforts Maria Elena
Buddy and the Crickets
Clear Lake Emcee with Big Bopper and Buddy
Jerry sulks
Buddy and his Groupies
Buddy makes his last call to Maria
Main Man at the Apollo greets Buddy Holly
"That'll Be the Day"

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