APRIL 27 — MAY 26, 2018
Written by: Alan Janes
Directed by: Lili-Anne Brown
Music directed by: Michael Mahler*
Before the Beatles or the Rolling Stones ever played a note, rock & roll was forever changed by the bespectacled kid from Texas. Buddy tells the true story of Buddy Holly through his short – yet spectacular – career and features the classic songs “That’ll be the Day”, “Peggy Sue”, and the Big Bopper’s “Chantilly Lace”, Richie Valens’s “La Bamba”, plus many more. To learn more, read our Artistic Director’s note and Backstage Guide.
*Ensemble member of American Blues Theater
This production closes May 26, 2018.
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- Thursday: 7:30pm
- Friday: 7:30pm
- Saturday: 3:00pm & 7:30pm
- Sunday: 2:30pm
Additional shows on 5/2, 5/14 @ 7:30pm; 5/24 @ 2:30pm.
No shows on 5/5, 5/19 @ 3:00pm; 5/26 @ 7:30pm
- Duration: 2 hrs; one intermission
- Location: Stage 773 at 1225 W Belmont Ave
- Ticket Price: $19-$49
- Recommended for all ages
- Town Halls: We offer free post-show discussions on Sundays
CAST (in alphabetical order): Angela Alise, Chuckie Benson, Liz Chidester, Ian Paul Custer, Ann Delaney, Vasily Deris, Alex Goodrich, Derek Hasenstab, Molly Hernandez, Cisco Lopez, Michael Mahler*, Kieran McCabe, Daniel Riley, Zachary Stevenson, Lauren Vogel, and Shaun Whitley.
PRODUCTION TEAM: Alan Janes (book), Lili-Anne Brown (director), Michael Mahler* (music director), Sarah E. Ross* (scenic), Jared Gooding* (lights), Samantha C. Jones* (costumes), Rick Sims* (sound), Kevin Rolfs (props), Aaron Shapiro (production manager), and Cara Parrish* (stage manager).
We raise awareness of other non-profit organizations’ great causes through creative collaborations. We’re proud to partner with Northwestern University’s The Family Institute, Chicago Public Schools, and Guitars Over Guns. We continue our “Pink Previews” to donate proceeds to The Lynn Sage Foundation for breast cancer research.
MORE INFORMATION ON BUDDY – THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY
Read the cast and creative team’s biographies for BUDDY – THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY.read more
Learn about our audience engagement events.
Read about our free events for audiences of BUDDY – THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY.read more
Welcome to the final production of American Blues Theater’s 32nd season “The Beat Goes On”. We proudly present a revival of BUDDY – THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY for Chicago audiences. Charles Hardin Holley (nicknamed “Buddy” in childhood) was born in Lubbock, Texas.read more
Inside look at BUDDY-THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY – read interviews, see designs, and learn more about the production.read more
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