Nu Musical Productions Presents BUDDY! THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY Written by Alan Janes Performances begin October 14, 2014 Winter Garden Theatre

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Nu Musical Productions Presents
Written by Alan Janes
Performances begin October 14, 2014
Winter Garden Theatre

Tickets on Sale Wednesday, August 27 at 10am


Before The Beatles, Dylan, Hendrix or Cobain, there was Buddy! Nu Musical Productions (NuMu) is proud to present BUDDY! THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY with a Canadian company of established and emerging musical theatre artists including: Troy Adams (Angels in America, Part 1 & 2/Soulpepper, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown/Stratford Theatre Festival); Danny Balkwill (We Will Rock You, Mamma Mia National Tours); Susan Dunstan (The Lion King US/National Tour, Lord of the Rings/Mirvish Productions); Zachary Knowles (A Midsummer Nights Dream/Saint Lawrence Shakespeare Festival); Judy Kovacs (CATS/NuMu, The Little Mermaid and Snow White/Ross Petty Productions; Oscar Moreno (West Side Story/Grand Theatre, Urinetown/Stageworks Toronto); Dana Jean Phoenix (The Musical of Musicals, The Musical!/Mirvish Productions, The Remarkable Journey of Prince Jen/Summerworks); Jay T. Schramek (CATS/NuMu, Mamma Mia/Mirvish Productions); Kent Sheridan (Dirty Dancing, Mamma Mia/Mirvish Productions); David Silvestri: (42nd Street/Stratford Festival, Guys and Dolls/Drayton Festival); Jeremy Walmsley (Harvey, Jane Eyre/ Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre).

And who will be wearing Buddy’s iconic frames?

NuMu will make the final casting announcement on the heels of Buddy Holly’s birthday–Sunday, September 7–when he would have turned 78.

BUDDY! THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY will be directed by Charles Roy, with music direction by Mark Camilleri, choreography by Gino Berti, set and prop design by Scott Penner, sound design by William Fallon, lighting design by Siobhán Sleath, and costume design by Joanna Yu.

“Buddy was the first rock ’n’ roll bad boy; a pioneer who blazed a trail for every pop star who came after him. He embodied the speed, youth, fire and rebelliousness that every rock star has tried to emulate ever since,” explains director Charles Roy. “We are searching for a performer with the charisma and talent to bring to life all that Buddy was: the original rock maverick who rose from nothing to change the face of popular music forever.”

BUDDY! THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY tells the true story of Buddy Holly’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 on “the day the music died.” The show features over 20 of Buddy Holly’s greatest hits including That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Oh Boy, Everyday and Maybe Baby plus other hits of the era such as Ritchie Valens’ La Bamba and The Big Bopper’s Chantilly Lace.

Marlene Smith, Geoffrey Smith, David Galpern, Charles Roy
by arrangement with Alan Janes
Written by Alan Janes
Winter Garden Theatre, 189 Yonge Street
October 14-November 16, 2014

Directed by Charles Roy
Musical Direction by Mark Camilleri
Choreography by Gino Berti
Lighting Design by Siobhán Sleath
Set and Prop design by Scott Penner
Sound Design by William Fallon
Costume Design by Joanna Yu
Projection Design by T. Erin Gruber
Creative Supervisor Matt Salisbury

Featuring Troy Adams, Danny Balkwill, Susan Dunstan, Zachary Knowles,
Judy Kovacs, Oscar Moreno, Dana Jean Phoenix, Jay T. Schramek,
Kent Sheridan, David Silvestri, Jeremy Walmsley

Official Opening Night: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 @ 7:30pm

Previews begin October 14, 2014, with performances on sale until Sunday, November 16 ONLY!
Tuesday-Saturday @ 7:30pm (please note a few performances in October will begin @ 8pm)
Wednesday matinee @ 2pm, Saturday and Sunday matinee @ 1:30pm

Ticket prices range from $29 to $120 and can be purchased in person at the
Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre Box Office, 189 Yonge Street,
by calling 1-855-622-ARTS or online at

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