Special Event

Written by Alan Janes

Jan 30, 2018 – Feb 10, 2018
2 hours 20 minutes, plus a 15-minute intermission

Featuring a generous helping of Buddy’s greatest hits, Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story is a fast-paced and enormously 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 and moving experience that will have you cheering for more!

This production will be held at the Casino Regina Show Lounge.
Attendees must be 19 years of age or older.

buddythemusical.com

CAST  
Kevin Aichele Norman Petty, Big Bopper, Apollo Musician, Decca Producer, Hayrider
Al Braatz Buddy Holly
Darren Burkett Ritchie Valens, Decca Bass Player, DJ at Apollo, KDAV Engineer, KSPT DJ, Assistant Choreographer
Paul Cournoyer Joe B. Mauldin, Apollo Musician, KRWP DJ
Jocelyn Gauthier Vi Petty, Frigo Singer, Onlooker, Shirley, Snowbird
Galen Johnson Jerry Allison, Apollo Musician, MC
W. Joseph Matheson Hipockets Duncan, Jack Daw, Murray Deutch
Stewart Adam Mckensy Apollo Performer, Clear Lake Singer, WCLS DJ
Alex Panneton Tommy Alsopp, Apollo Musician, English DJ, Hayrider, WWOL DJ
Jess Amy Shead Maria Elena Santiago-Holly, Frigo Singer, Snowbird
Lindsay Warnock Mary Lou Sokoloff, Apollo Musician, Frigo Singer, Onlooker, Peggy Sue, Snowbird, WDAS DJ
   
CREATIVE  
Danny Balkwill Director
Julie Tomaino Choreographer
Craig Salkeld Musical Director
Drew Facey Set Designer
Roger Schultz Costume Designer
Wendy (Greenwood) Lundgren Lighting Designer
Darren Burkett Assistant Choreographer
Liz Campbell Stage Manager
Leigh McClymont Assistant Stage Manager

 

 

CAST  

Kevin Aichele │ Norman Petty, Big Bopper, Apollo Musician, Decca Producer, Hayrider

Globe Theatre: Million Dollar Quartet, Gunmetal Blues, The Last Resort.

Other Theatre: Pinocchio (Torrent Productions); Into The Woods (Opera On The Avalon); From Here To Eternity (Ogunquit Playhouse); Bedtime Stories (Orillia Opera House); Mamma Mia! (Theatre Aquarius/Western Canada Theatre); Closer Than Ever (Gateway Theatre); Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story (Grand Theatre); Evangeline (Charlottetown Festival); Les Misérables (Rainbow Stage); Mary Poppins (Theatre Calgary); Spamalot (Citadel Theatre); Sweeney Todd (Vertigo Theatre); Jesus Christ Superstar (Stage West Calgary); Urinetown (Persephone Theatre); Annie Get Your Gun (Massey Hall).

Film and Television: Something BeneathFaces in The CrowdTrue CrimeThe Pinkertons, and Sunnyside.

Other: Kevin is always happy to be back home in Saskatchewan. Enjoy the show! 

Al Braatz │ Buddy Holly

Globe Theatre: Debut

Other Theatre: Kings and Queens of Country, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Drayton Entertainment); Robin Hood: A Merry Magical Pantomime (Torrent Productions); Drinking Habits, Legends of Rock and Roll (Stage West); Treasure Island (Diversified Theatre); Evil Dead: The Musical (Starvox Entertainment); Aladdin and the Twankeys; The Guinea Pig Club (York Theatre Royal); Company (Edinburgh Fringe).

Film and Television: Web of Lies, Born to Run.

Other: Al is thrilled to work with Globe Theatre and share the stage with such wonderful talent. An alumnus of Sheridan College and The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, since studying he has been fortunate in his career. Thanks to family, friends, the cast and crew for all the support. Instagram: @albraatz

Darren Burkett │ Ritchie Valens, Decca Bass Player, DJ at Apollo, KDAV Engineer, KSPT DJ, Assistant Choreographer

Globe Theatre: Debut

Other Theatre: Matilda (National Tour/Mirvish Productions); Mary Poppins (Western Canada Theatre); The Pirates of Penzance (Thousand Islands Playhouse); Angelina Ballerina (International Tour); Mary Poppins, Hairspray, White Christmas, The Producers, Beauty and the Beast (Arts Club Theatre Company); Rock Legends, Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story, Delicious Lies, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Guys and Dolls, Oklahoma! (Chemainus Theatre Festival); The Wizard of Oz, a Jessie Award for Outstanding Performance for A Year With Frog and Toad, Seussical (Carousel Theatre).

Other: Many thanks to Bruce and the gang at TH and to family and friends for their never-ending love and support!

Paul Cournoyer │ Joe B. Mauldin, Apollo Musician, KRWP DJ

Globe Theatre: Debut

Other Theatre: Million Dollar Quartet (Citadel Theatre).

Other: Paul has a Bachelor’s degree from MacEwan University where he studied Music Composition. You can catch him performing with the indie-folk group Post Script as well as a number of other Edmonton bands.  Many thanks to the team at Globe Theatre and its patrons for a great run! 

Jocelyn Gauthier │ Vi Petty, Frigo Singer, Onlooker, Shirley, Snowbird

Globe Theatre: Debut

Other Theatre: Rock Legends (Drayton Entertainment/Chemainus Theatre Festival); Footloose (Chemainus Theatre Festival); The Little Prince – World Premiere (Theatre Calgary); Snapshots – Canadian Premiere (Presentation House); Les Misérables (Arts Club Theatre Company); the role of Elle Woods in Legally Blonde The Musical (Theatre Under The Stars).

Film and Television: Murder She Baked (Hallmark); Strawman (Short).

Other: Jocelyn holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of British Columbia.  Thanks to Danny, Craig, and the Globe/Buddy team, her family, and remarkable husband. Twitter: @Joce_Gauthier; Instagram: @Jocelyn_Gauthier.

Galen Johnson │ Jerry Allison, Apollo Musician, MC

Globe Theatre: Debut

Other Theatre: A Chorus Line, Crazy For You, Man of La Mancha, Fiddler on the Roof, Tommy, 42nd Street, Pirates of Penzance and The Hypochondriac (Stratford Festival); the role of Double J in the North American tour of Saturday Night Fever (NorthCore); We Will Rock You (Mirvish Productions); Siegfried (Canadian Opera Company); North American tours of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Camelot as well as over two dozen other productions across Canada.

Other: Galen is also a talented drummer and animator. youtube.com/galen5055

W. Joseph Matheson │ Hipockets Duncan, Jack Daw, Murray Deutch

Globe Theatre: Debut 

Other Theatre: World Premieres of The Little Prince (Theatre Calgary) and Luck Be A Lady (Asolo Repertory Theatre); North American Premiere of From Here to Eternity (Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival); To Kill A MockingbirdAnnie (Young People’s Theatre); Company (Theatre20); Flood Thereafter (Canadian Stage); Assassins (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre); For The Pleasure of Seeing Her Again, Spitfire Grill, Could You Wait…? (Grand Theatre); Sketching Sunshine (Theatre Orangeville); Miss Saigon, TOMMY (Mirvish Productions); Ragtime (LiveEnt); Jersey Boys (DanCap). 

Film and Television: Odd Squad, Orphan Black, Murdoch Mysteries, Sworn to Silence.

Other:  Co-lyricist of Louise Pitre - On the Rocks (Theatre Passe Muraille) and Sketching Sunshine (Theatre Orangeville); Book writer and lyricist of Could You Wait…? (Grand Theatre).

 

Stewart Adam Mckensy │ Apollo Performer, Clear Lake Singer, WCLS DJ

 

Globe Theatre: Disney’s The Little Mermaid

 

Other Theatre: Beast in Beauty and the Beast, Canadian Premiere of James and the Giant Peach (Young People's Theatre); Me and My Girl, Ragtime, Trouble In Tahiti (Shaw Festival)Lola/Angel in Kinky Boots, The Wizard of Oz (U.S. National Tour/Mirvish Productions); Ragtime, To Kill A Mockingbird, My One and Only (Stratford Festival); Hairspray, The Producers (Mirvish Productions).

 

Other: Stewart is thrilled to experience the winter in Regina with you. Much love to Globe, NLM, family, friends and Alan for all their love and support.

 

 

Alex Panneton | Tommy Alsopp, Apollo Musician, English DJ, Hayrider, WWOL DJ

 

Globe Theatre: Debut

 

Other Theatre: Beauty and the Beast, Billy Elliot (YES Theatre); Sweeney Todd: In Concert (First Act); Rumspringa Break! An Am-ish Musical (Theatre Passe Muraille); Floyd Collins, Shrek, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, Sunday in the Park With George (Theatre Sheridan). 

 

Other: Guitarist/Assistant Music Director for Floyd Collins (Theatre Sheridan); Trap Door workshop (Anika and Britta Johnson, Morris Panych); Honours Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance at Sheridan College. 

 

Jess Amy Shead | Maria Elena, Frigo Singer, Snowbird

Globe Theatre: Debut

Other Theatre: Spring Awakening and Dogfight (Phantom Moon Collective); Holy Mo: A Christmas Show, Any Night, Wit, The Drowning Girls (Pacific Theatre); Shop Talk and Runaway (Theatre SKAM); Blackbird (Theatre Inconnu); Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story, Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol (Chemainus Theatre Festival).

Other:  Jess recently won Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards for Outstanding Performance and Outstanding Production, for Freddie in The Neighbourhood (The Little Onion Puppet Company). She is thrilled to be here, and to be returning to this wonderful show! jessamyshead.com

Lindsay Warnock │ Mary Lou Sokoloff, Apollo Musician, Frigo Singer, Onlooker, Peggy Sue, Snowbird, WDAS DJ

Globe Theatre: Debut 

Other Theatre:  Resilio (Firepot Performance); A Little Night Music (Patrick Street Productions); City of Angels (PIT Collective); Pride and Prejudice (Chemainus Theatre Festival); Threepenny Opera (Theatre in the Raw); Peter and the Starcatcher (Arts Club Theatre); The Wizard of Oz (Gateway Theatre); Godspell (Arts Club Theatre); Shrek the Musical (Theatre Under the Stars).

Upcoming: To Broadway With Love (Circle Bright Production)

Other: Lindsay is an accomplished pianist who recently composed a contemporary ballet called In Colour for the Evergreen Theatre in Vancouver. Lindsay also holds a Bachelor of Performing Arts and a Musical Theatre Diploma from Capilano University. Huge thanks to Danny, Julie and Craig for this incredible opportunity, Melissa and Shannon at daCosta for their support and to my amazing family and friends for their endless love! Enjoy the show xx

   
CREATIVE  

 

Danny Balkwill │ Director

 

Globe Theatre: Director/Musical Director: Million Dollar Quartet; Musical Director/Actor: Peter and the Starcatcher; Actor: Honk!Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story; Musician: A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline, You’re A Good Man, Charlie BrownAll Shook Up.

 

Other Theatre: (selected): We Will Rock You, Mamma Mia! (Mirvish Productions, U.S. National Tour); Billy Elliot, Godspell, A Christmas Story (Arts Club Theatre Company); Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story, Fiddler on the Roof (Chemainus Theatre Festival); Legally Blonde, Thoroughly Modern Millie (Theatre Under The Stars); Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Vancouver Playhouse); The Last Five Years (Lionfish Entertainment).

 

Other: Danny is now the Artistic Director of SaskExpress and thanks the organization for their support as well as his amazing wife Katie, and son, Jaedan Craig. Enjoy!

 

 

Julie Tomaino │ Choreographer

 

Globe Theatre: Debut

 

Other Theatre: Crazy For You (Gateway Theatre/Jessie Award Winner); Sleeping Beauty (Ross Petty Panto); From Here To Eternity, Saturday Night Fever, Cabaret, On the Town (Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival); Footloose (Chemainus Theatre Festival); Mary Poppins (Western Canada Theatre/Persephone Theatre); How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Chess (Theatre Sheridan); Mamma Mia!, Singin’ In The Rain (Port Hope Festival Theatre).

 

Film and Television: Choreographer: Beaches (Lifetime, starring Idina Menzel); Warrior (NBC/Universal); Blink (CW); Mr. Young (YTV/Disney XD).

 

Upcoming: Directing and Choreographing Crazy For You (Theatre Sheridan).

 

Other: Former Radio City Rockette.  Love and Thanks to Danny, the Talent House gang, Neil, and my family.  www.julietomaino.com

 

 

Craig Salkeld │ Musical Director

Globe Theatre:  Bittergirl – The Musical, Key Change, All Shook Up, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, The Last Resort, A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline.

Other Theatre:  A Christmas Story, Godspell  (Arts Club Theatre Company); Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story, Chickens (Chemainus Theatre Festival); Footloose (Theatre Under The Stars); Forever Plaid, My Way (Casino Regina).

Film and Television:  Composed music for The Discovery Channel and The Learning Channel; Co-Composer of “Something Happened To My Heart” for the movie, Ronnie and Julie starring Teri Garr and Joshua Jackson.

Other:  Craig has worked extensively with SaskExpress and Rory Allen. He has performed with Howie Mandel, Petula Clark, and Wayne Newton and for the Queen, Prince Charles, Prince Andrew and Fergie, Prince Edward and Sophie. 

 

Drew Facey │ Set Designer

 

Globe Theatre: Debut

 

Other Theatre: Me & My Girl (Shaw Festival); The Marriage of Figaro, Stickboy (Vancouver Opera); Bonjour, la, Bonjour ( Théâtre la Seizième ); Comedy of Errors (Western Canada Theatre); Onegin (Arts Club Theatre Company); Das Ding (Canadian Stage); The Merchant of Venice (Bard on the Beach).

 

Upcoming: The Humans (Arts Club Theatre Company); The Silver Arrow (Citadel Theatre); Timon of Athens, Lysistrata (Bard on the Beach).

 

Other: Drew is a graduate of Studio 58 and a recipient of fourteen Jessie Awards for outstanding design. Website: www.drewfacey.com

 

Roger Schultz │ Costume Designer

Globe Theatre:  Around the World in 80 Days, Mary Poppins, Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story (2012), The Alice Nocturne, Mesa, Girl in the Goldfish Bowl.

Other Theatre: Janet Wilson Meets the Queen, Butcher (Great Canadian Theatre Company): Anne & Gilbert, The Sound Of Music (National Arts Centre); Same Time Next Year, Candida (Classic Theatre Festival); Into the Woods, Cabaret (Keyano Theatre); You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Toad of Toad Hall (Alberta Theatre Projects); Dogbarked, Sexy Laundry (Prairie Theatre Exchange); Hosanna, Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Theatre Network).

Upcoming:  How Black Mothers Say I Love You and Gracie (Great Canadian Theatre Company).

Other: Capital Critics Circle Award, Prix Rideau Award, six Sterling Awards.

Wendy Greenwood │ Lighting Designer

Globe Theatre: Bittergirl – The Musical, Romeo and Juliet, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Snow Queen, All Shook Up, Gunmetal Blues, Living in the Spaces, Man of La Mancha, Tuesdays With Morrie.

Other Theatre: HMS Pinafore, The Trials of Ezra Pound, Agamemnon, Elektra (Stratford Festival); Dream A Little Dream, Annie—The Musical, Miracle on 34th Street (Grand Theatre); Peter Grimes, The Handmaid’s Tale, Der Ring Des Nibelungen (Associate Lighting Designer, Canadian Opera Company); eighteen seasons (and counting!) with Lighthouse Festival Theatre.

Film and Television: Zombies (Disney Channel, 2018); Rocky Horror Picture Show 2016 (Fox TV) Theatrical Lighting Designer.

Upcoming: Us (Globe Theatre).

Other: So happy to be back with the Globe Theatre family—coming back is like coming home!

Darren Burkett │ Ritchie Valens, Decca Bass Player, DJ at Apollo, KDAV Engineer, KSPT DJ, Assistant Choreographer

Globe Theatre: Debut

Other Theatre: Matilda (National Tour/Mirvish Productions); Mary Poppins (Western Canada Theatre); The Pirates of Penzance (Thousand Islands Playhouse); Angelina Ballerina (International Tour); Mary Poppins, Hairspray, White Christmas, The Producers, Beauty and the Beast (Arts Club Theatre Company); Rock Legends, Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story, Delicious Lies, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Guys and Dolls, Oklahoma! (Chemainus Theatre Festival); The Wizard of Oz, a Jessie Award for Outstanding Performance for A Year With Frog and Toad, Seussical (Carousel Theatre).

Other: Many thanks to Bruce and the gang at TH and to family and friends for their never-ending love and support!

Liz Campbell │ Stage Manager

Globe Theatre: A Christmas Carol, Bittergirl – The Musical, The Last Wife.

Other Theatre: Barefoot in the Park, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Touch and Go, Stag and Doe, Lend Me a Tenor, A Christmas Carol, The Cemetery Club, Not Now Darling, (Upper Canada Playhouse); Grand Hotel, Sweet Charity, A Man of No Importance, Brantwood (Theatre Sheridan); Clybourne Park, Our Class, Parade, The Overwhelming, Stuff Happens (Studio 180/Mirvish Productions); The 39 Steps (Thousand Islands Playhouse); various credits at Tarragon Theatre, Canadian Stage, SilverMist Productions and the Sudbury Theatre Centre.

Upcoming: I and You (Globe Theatre).

Other: Liz is excited to be joining Globe Theatre and would like to thank her husband for all his love and support.

Leigh McClymont │ Assistant Stage Manager

Globe Theatre: Debut

Other Theatre: Nine seasons as Assistant Stage Manager with the Shaw Festival including Dracula, Our Town, The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide…, Ragtime, The Sea, Sweet Charity, My Fair Lady, Our Betters; Selected Stage Manager credits: The Little Prince, Peter Pan (Yellow Door Theatre); The Gifts of the Magi (Chemainus Theatre Festival); East of Berlin, Leo (Tarragon Theatre); Oh My Irma (Theatre Passe Muraille); Le Nozze di Figaro (Centre for Opera Studies Italy); The Barber of Seville (University of Toronto Opera); Selected Assistant Stage Manager credits: Don Pasquale (Manitoba Opera); The Seagull (Crow's Theatre).

Upcoming: Grand Hotel, Oh What a Lovely War (Shaw Festival).

Other: Leigh graduated with an Honours degree in Drama from the University of Waterloo.

 

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