Main Stage

By Arrangement with Alan Janes

Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story

Written by Alan Janes
Directed by Valerie Ann Pearson

May 23, 2012 – Jul 15, 2012
2 hours and 30 minutes, including one 15 minute intermission

Extended for a record breaking SIXTH time!   See Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story until July 15!

Featuring a generous helping of Buddy’s greatest songs and other epochal hits from rock and roll’s early years, Buddy - the Buddy Holly Story is a fast-paced and endlessly entertaining journey through one of the most unlikely and incredible success stories in the history of popular music. From his first gigs as a traditional country-and-western singer to “the day the music died,” Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story is an energizing, inspiring and moving experience that will leave you cheering and singing for more!

Special thank you to Aubree Erikson, a very appreciated addition to the noted wardrobe crew as an additional stitcher.

Additional material and originally directed by Rob Bettinson |

For performances from July 1 to close, the roles of  Hipockets / Surf Ballroom MC / Band Member will by played by Mark Oddan

For performances from July 3 to close, the roles of 
Joe Mauldin / Band member will by played by Joel Stephanson

Read the preview by Joe Couture of the Regina Leader-Post

Read the review by Joe Couture of the Regina Leader-Post

 Read the preview by Alex MacPherson of Verb Magazine

Danny Balkwill Jerry Allison / Dion / Manager / Band member
Michael Clarke Apollo Performer (King Curtis) / WWOL Radio / Photographer / Band Member
Adam Cope Hayrider / Norman Petty / Big Bopper / KCLS Radio
Fraser Elsdon

Engineer KDVA / Hayrider / Tommy (4th Cricket ) / WDAS Radio / Murray Deutch / Jack Daw / Buddy Understudy

Nick Fontaine

Hayrider / Decca Producer / KSPT Radio / DJ (Apollo) / English DJ /

Ritchie Valens
Leora Joy Godden Jingle Singer / Vi Petty / Snowbird
Mark Oddan Hipockets / Surf Ballroom MC / Band Member
Kaitlyn Semple Hayrider / Jingle Singer / Shirley / Peggy Sue / Mary Lou / Snowbird
Joel Stephanson Joe Mauldin / Band member
Selina Wong Hayrider / Jingle Singer / Maria Elena / Snowbird
Sef Wood Buddy Holly
Valerie Ann Pearson Director
Joe Slabe Musical Director
Roger Schultz Set & Costume Designer
Sharon Huizinga Lighting Designer
Esther Howie Stage Manager
Amanda Smart Assistant Stage Manager
Melanie Rogowski Apprentice Stage Manager


Mathew Baker | Joe Mauldin / KRWP Radio / Band member (TO JULY 3, 2012)
Globe Theatre: Debut in Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story
Other Theatre: Les Miserables, Beauty and The Beast, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, (Arts Club);Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, West Side Story (RCMT), My Fair Lady, Thoroughly Modern Millie, (Gateway Theatre), Jesus Christ Superstar, Oklahoma!, (TUTS), Fiddler On The Roof, (Chemainus Thr. Fest.), The Wild Party, (PSP), Little Shop of Horrors, (URP), Evil Dead, (DSR Pro.), Little Women, (BE Pro.), The Three Musketeers, (Exit 22)
Upcoming: Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story with Vancouver's Arts Club
Other: Mat is a graduate of Capilano College Musical Theatre Program, as well as holding a degree from Regent College in Theology which he uses as a Minister and Music Director at Richmond Presbyterian Church in Richmond BC. Mat would like to thank all his family for their love and support and also to welcome his family that is seeing him perform for the very first time. God Bless.

Danny Balkwill | Jerry Allison / Dion / Manager / Band member
Globe Theatre: Honk!
Other Theatre: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Vancouver Playhouse); We Will Rock You! (Mirvish Productions); North American/ pre-Broadway cast of Mamma Mia! (Mirvish/Little Star); Thoroughly Modern Millie (Theatre Under The Stars); Seussical the Musical (Sunshine Theatre); Fiddler on the Roof (Chemainus Theatre); All Shook Up (Gateway). Other: Danny is excited to be back in his hometown and part of the Globe family again. He was in the Top 30 for the premiere of Canadian Idol, which led to his CD, titled “Dorsey Park”. Danny gives his love to Katie, his family, and all of Riderville!

Michael Clarke | Apollo Performer (King Curtis) / WWOL Radio / Photographer / Band Member
Michael is thrilled to be at the Globe Theatre for the first time in Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story, a show he loves to perform. He has performed in over 10 productions of the show across Canada -  "each time it's a different journey, working with different actors and creative teams to tell Buddy's story". Other theatre credits include: Miss Saigon, The Who's Tommy, The Lion King, Seussical the Musical, A Christmas Carol and Legends. Michael thanks his agents Sandie and Yanick for all their support and work, his friends, family and Josée for all the love.

Adam Cope | Hayrider / Norman Petty / Big Bopper / KCLS Radio
Globe Theatre: Adam Is thrilled to be making his debut performance at the Globe Theatre.
Other Theatre: Midsummer Nights Dream, The Three Musketeers (Citadel Theatre); Nevermore (Catalyst Theatre); The End of Civilization, Vice Versa (Punctuate! Theatre); Edmund (Murfolk Productions); The Rocky Horror Show (Broadway West)  Other: Adam Cope is a graduate of the BFA acting program from the University of Alberta, and an Artistic Associate with Punctuate! Theatre.  All the love and gratitude to his supportive friends and family.
Fraser Eldson | Engineer KDVA / Hayrider / Tommy (4th Cricket ) / WDAS Radio / Murray Deutch / Jack Daw / Buddy Understudy
Globe Theatre: Debut in Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story 
Other TheatreHero and Leander (Common Descent); Breaking News (Triangle Pi); The Corpse Bride (Theatre Panik); Shakespeare's Clowns (Theatre by the Bay); Love's Labour's Lost (George Brown); The Rocky Horror Show (Hart House); The Pied Piper of Hamelin (GADZ/Theatre Aquarius). Film & Television: Murdoch MysteriesOther: Fraser's first play, Vacant, will appear in Toronto this fall in association with Triangle Pi Theatre. Fraser is a graduate of the George Brown Theatre School.
Nick Fontaine | Hayrider / Decca Producer / KSPT Radio / DJ (Apollo) / English DJ /
Ritchie Valens
Nick is thrilled to be in his first show at the Globe Theatre! Selected credits include RENT (Fighting Chance), The Master Builder (Theatre @ UBC), Titanic (Applause Musicals), and You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Kimberley Summer Theatre). Hailing from Cortes Island, BC, Nick is a graduate of acting programs at both Capilano University and the University of British Columbia. During his career, he has won the Beatrice Wood Scholarship for Acting and two Ovation Awards for outstanding performances. Look for him in Little Shop Of Horrors in Vancouver this August!

Leora Joy Godden | Jingle Singer / Vi Petty / Snowbird
Globe Theatre: Shout Sister, Honk!, Anne of Green Gables, Disney’s Beauty & the Beast.
Other Theatre: Joni Mitchell in Songs of a Prairie Girl (National Arts Centre), The Full Monty, Little Women, Little Shop of Horrors, Evita in Evita, Strike! The Musical, Disney’s Beauty & the Beast (Persephone Theatre), Snow White (Chemainus Theatre), Canada’s Songbird… Anne Murray (Eastern Front Theatre, NS), Jasper Station (Souris Valley Theatre), It’s Raining in Barcelona, Caberlesque! (National Fringe Festival Tours). Other: Leora is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (New York City), and holds her Associate in Vocal Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto).

Mark Oddan | Hipockets Duncan / Surf Ballroom MC
Globe Theatre: Debut in Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story
Other Theatre: Favourites include Urinetown The Musical, The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, Little Women, Disney’s Beauty & The Beast, The Guardsman, Strike! The Musical (Persephone Theatre); john & jen (Top Drawer Dramatics); The Tempest, Henry IV (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan); Into The Woods, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Metro Theatre); Jasper Station, Quiet in the Land, Tent Meeting (Station Arts Centre). Other: Mark has been a vocalist with the Regina, Saskatoon and Victoria Symphony Orchestras, Saskatoon Opera and ensembles in Canada, Wales, Germany, Greece & Israel. Much love to his beautiful wife Tracey and their five month-old son, Carter.
Scott Perrie | Hipockets / Surf Ballroom MC / Band Member / WSRW Radio (TO JULY 1, 2012)
Globe Theatre: Debut in Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story
Other Theatre: Favourite credits include Bat Boy The Musical (Patrick Street Productions), La Cage Aux Folles A Little Night Music (Vancouver Playhouse), Les Miserables (The Arts Club) & The Fantasticks (Quintessence Theatre). Film & TelevisionPsych and EndgameOther: Born and raised on the west coast, Scott's delighted to make his debut at the Globe Theatre and to experience spring on the Prairies for the first time!  A graduate of the Capilano University Theatre program, Scott is also a passionate songwriter and multi-instrumentalist as a member of the roots rock band Redgy Blackout.  A great song can change the world! 
Selina Wong | Hayrider / Jingle Singer / Maria Elena / Snowbird
Globe Theatre: Debut in Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story
Other Select Theatre Credits: Nicky in Jeremy de Bergerac (Forte Musical Theatre Guild); Narrator for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Ida in Honk! (Storybook Theatre); Yum-Yum in The Mikado (Morpheus Theatre); and Kim in Miss Saigon (UCalgary Operetta Company). Other: Selina is thrilled to be making her debut at Globe Theatre! She is a singer, performer and vocal teacher in Calgary. She has won numerous awards including the Calgary Stampede Youth Talent Showdown, First Runner-up at the National Youth Talent competition and the Young Albertan Award. Special thanks to mom, dad, family and friends for their support and encouragement. Love and gratitude to Nicolas.


Kaitlyn Semple | Hayrider / Jingle Singer / Shirley / Peggy Sue / Mary Lou / Snowbird
Globe Theatre: Shout Sister, Cope, Jake and the Kid, Metamorphoses.
Other Theatre: Cope (Live Five Theatre); The Fan (Odyssey Theatre); Pheobe in As You Like It (Citadel Theatre); Jo in Little Women (Persephone Theatre); Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Octavia in Antony and Cleopatra (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan). Other: Kaitlyn placed in the top 6 of CBC’s Triple Sensation. She holds a BFA in Acting from the University of Regina and is a graduate of the 2010 Globe Theatre Conservatory. Kaitlyn was the winner of the 2010 Mayors Arts and Business Award for Emerging Artist Award and in 2008 received the Hnatyshyn Foundation Developing Artist Grant for Theatre. Love to my family and fiancé!

Joel StephansonJoe Mauldin / Band member
Globe Theatre: Debut in Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story
Other Recent Theatre Credits: Father Matthew in 100 Saints You Should Know, Ensemble in Godspell (Pacific Theatre); City Him in Gifts of the Magi, Bassist for Man of La Mancha (Rosebud Theatre); Constable and Bassist in Fiddler on the Roof (Chemainus Theatre Festival); Albany in King Lear (Honest Fishmongers Equity Co-op); Dr. Kroll in Rosmersholm (United Players of Vancouver). Other: Joel makes his home in Vancouver, where he keeps busy with acting, writing, and playing live music.


Sef Wood | Buddy Holly
Globe Theatre: Debut
Other Theatre:   12 Angry Men, Camelot – North American Tour  (Drayton Entertainment); A Soldier’s Tale, Jacque Brel (Open Corps Theatre); Forever Plaid (1000 Islands Playhouse, Victoria Playhouse).  Upcoming:   Rum Runners – World Premiere (Lighthouse Theatre) Television & Film: Curious and Unusual Deaths (Newroad Media); Urban Legends (Nextfilm); King of the Camp (YTV); American Pie: Beta House (Higher Learning Productions). Other: Sef could not be more pleased to be your Buddy, and would like to thank his family and friends…. especially if they came from Ontario to see him!


Valerie Ann Pearson | Director
Globe Theatre: Directing: The Glass Menagerie, Dogbarked, and MD for Anne of Green Gables. Acting: The Tempest, Twelfth Night, A Perfect Ganesh, Elizabeth Rex, and Doubt, a parable.
Other Theatre: To Kill a Mockingbird, Sisters Rosensweig, An Ideal Husband, (Theatre Calgary); The Stone Angel, Angels in America, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Alberta Theatre Projects); If We Are Women, Oliver, Our Town (Citadel Theatre); Cyrano de Bergerac, Memories of You (National Arts Centre). Film & Television: Shoebox Zoo (the series) Solitaire, Cowboys Don’t Cry, and the soon to be released  Horses of McBride directed by Ann Wheeler. Other: Winner of a Betty, a Sterling, two Rosies and a Genie nomination.

Joe Slabe | Musical Director
Globe Theatre: Debut in Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story
Other Theatre: The Wizard of Oz, Seussical: The Musical (Alberta Theatre Projects); The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Theatre Calgary); Jeremy de Bergerac, [title of show], Twisted, Austentatious (Forte Musical Theatre); Fascinating Ladies, In Flanders Fields (Lunchbox Theatre). Upcoming: Joe will be premiering two of his original works next season: Maria Rasputin Presents (Forte Musical Theatre) and If I Weren’t With You (Lunchbox). Other: Joe is a published writer and composer, the founding Artistic Director of Forte Musical Theatre and won the Betty Mitchell Award for outstanding musical direction in 2010 and 2011.

Roger Schultz | Set & Costume Designer
Globe Theatre: The Alice Nocturne, Mesa, The Girl In The Goldfish Bowl
Other Theatre: The Madonna Painter, The Seagull (University of Lethbridge); True Love Lies, Toad of Toad Hall, The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, Unity 1918, Oliver – A Street Boy’s Progress (Alberta Theatre Projects); The Flyfishers Companion, Dogbarked, Sexy Laundry (Prarie Theatre Exchange); The Leisure Society, Hosanna, A Skull in Connemara, Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Theatre Network); Little Shop of Horrors, A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline, Footloose, Wizard of Oz (Mayfield Dinner Theatre). Other: Instructor at Univeristy of Lethbridge; 6 Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Awards; 3 fish


Sharon Huizinga | Lighting Designer
Globe Theatre: Mary’s Wedding, The Red Priest, Mesa and Strawberries in January
Other: Sharon designs internationally for theatre, music and corporate events.  Credits include Lighting Design for Diana Krall’s From this Moment On tour, Asst. Head of Lighting for Cirque du Soleil’s Dralion, Moving Light Programming for Shrek, the Musical on Broadway.  In Vancouver: Lighting Design for Cymbeline (Bard on the Beach); Sleuth, The Sound of Music (Richmond Gateway Theatre); Ali and Ali and the Axes of Evil (Neworld/Cahoots Theatre).  In New York credits include Lighting Design for Macbeth, Ghost on Fire, Merry Wives of Windsor and Sweet Love Adieu for the Oberon Theatre Ensemble.  She is delighted to be back at Globe Theatre.


Esther Howie | Stage Manager
Globe Theatre: Robin Hood, Copenhagen, Having Hope at Home, Metamorphoses, Tuesdays with Morrie, The Alice Nocturne, A Christmas Carol, Beauty and the Beast, Twelfth Night, Cinderella, Just So, Mom’s the Word, Doubt, A Parable, Rage ( For the Shumiatcher Sandbox Series)
Other Theatre: Stage Manager, Johnny Belinda, An Inspector Calls, Ton’s of Money, A Doll’s House (Montgomery Theatre/TNB); Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story (Persephone Theatre); Making Love in a Canoe, Jacques Brel (Golden Apple Theatre);  Assistant Stage Manager, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Julius Caesar (Citadel Theatre); A Skull in Connemara, Berlin Blues (Persephone Theatre); Seussical:The Musical (Silvermist Productions); Anne & Gilbert, The Drawer Boy (Victoria Playhouse, PEI).  Other: Esther is a graduate from the U of R stage management program.

Amanda Smart | Assistant Stage Manager
Amanda is happy to be visiting Regina from Winnipeg, Manitoba . She has been in the Winnipeg Theatre scene for over 10 years working as a Stage Manager and designer and has worked across Canada and Europe. She has also been working as a Production Assistant and an Assistant Director in film and has written, produced and directed a series of shorts in which she was nominated Best New Talent and Outstanding Mentorship at a variety of festivals. Amanda is a graduate of the University of Manitoba with an honours degree in Art History. In addition to Stage Management, Amanda freelance writes for CBC's Manitoba SCENE on Winnipeg Performance Radio.
Melanie Rogowski | Apprentice Stage Manager
Globe Theatre: Sexy Laundry, Copenhagen, A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline, The 39 Steps Other Theatre: Bonjour, La, Bonjour, The Unseen (University of Regina); Maggie’s Getting Married, Mending Fences, Kitchen Witches, The Drawer Boy, The Medicine Line, River Street: A Musical, Ain’t We Got Fun (Mae Wilson Theatre); Service: With A Smile (Burning Sun Productions). Other: Melanie holds a BFA in Stage Management from the University of Regina and is currently completing an Arts Education degree at the same school. She also works as the Apprentice Director of Production here at Globe Theatre.


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