Art Center Theatre - Plano

Artisan Center Theater

by arrangement with Alan Janes



The Buddy Holly Story

Written by Alan Janes


Directed by Bill Brooks

Music Direction by Richard Gwozdz

Stage Management by Phyllis Huaute


BUDDY – THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY runs April 28, 2017 through June 3, 2017.


            Hurst, Texas, April 24, 2017 – BUDDY – THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY opens at Artisan Center Theater on Friday, April 28, 2017 and runs through Saturday, June 3, 2017.  The 196 seat theater-in-the-round is located at 444 East Pipeline Road in Hurst.  Performances are at 7:30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday with 3:00pm matinees on Saturdays beginning May 6. Reserved seating tickets are $24.00 for adults, $22.00 for students and seniors, and $12.00 for children 12 and under.  Monday through Thursday tickets are $22.00 for adults and $10.00 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased online at, or by calling the box office at 817-284-1200.


In 1957 a young guitar player changed the face of popular music forever. In two years’ time this young man with glasses became the world’s top recording artist. Some of the songs that became hits include “Peggy Sue”, “Rave On”, “Maybe Baby”, “La Bamba”, and “Chantilly Lace”. Buddy Holly’s brief life is immortalized in this dynamic and heart-rending stage show. It’s a celebration of the man, his music and life, that catches that unique mixture of innocence, determination, humor and charm that was Buddy Holly. Witness his story explode onto the stage in a toe-tapping, hand-clapping extravaganza, which will have you ‘up and dancing in the aisles’! 


BUDDY – THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY will be interpreted for the hearing impaired on Tuesday, May 2 at 7:30pm.



Buddy Holly - Jeremiah Massie, Thomas Goetz

Joe Maudlin - Brandon Scheiber

Jerry Allison - Hunter Muncrief       

Tommy Alsop (4th Cricket) - Tevin Cates, Jeremiah Massie                

Hipockets Duncan - Mark Scott  

Maria Elena/FBV - Samantha Bajonero, Jordan DeLaO

Big Bopper - Clint White, Billy Myers

Ritchie Valens - Alvaro Aguilar, Elias Roman

Murray Deutch - Daniel Orges

Norman Petty - Robert Hamilton                        

Vi Petty/FBV - Meg Jakubik, Katy Hill

Aunt Santiago - Connie George, Sonia Alcala

DECCA Producer - Deedle Muncrief, Dan Johnston

DECCA Assistant - Seth Fagan, Brendon Ramsey

Clear Lake Backstage MC - Seth Fagan, Brendon Ramsey

Clear Lake Onstage MC - Daniel Orges

Apollo DJ Reporter - Daniel Orges               

Apollo Emcee - Charles Bryant, Twana Barber

Apollo Performer - Sheridan Keyton

Apollo Performer - Genine Ware

Shirley/Mary Lou Sokolov/FBV - Heather Sturdevant, Lindsey McCallum

Hayrider Singer - Tevin Cates, Deedle Muncrief



Who:               Artisan Center Theater, a 196 seat theater-in-the-round


When:             April 28, 2017 – June 3, 2017

Where:           Artisan Center Theater - Main Stage, 444 East Pipeline Road, Hurst, Texas

Director:         Bill Brooks

Showtimes:    7:30pm on M/T/Th/F/Sat with 3:00pm matinees on Saturdays beginning May 6.

Tickets:          Reserved seats are: $24.00 for adults, $22.00 for students and seniors, and $12.00 for children 12 and under.  Monday through Thursday tickets are $22.00 for adults and $10.00 for children 12 and under.

Reservations: Call 817-284-1200; website:



Artisan Center Theater produces nine big Broadway style musicals in their 195-seat theater-in-the-round. Artisan also stages three additional productions, two plays and one ongoing musical revue, on the new 150-seat thrust stage located on Second Stage.  Also on Second Stage, Artisan Children's Theater produces seven children's shows each year where children perform for children.  As part of their mission to create opportunities to experience uplifting family-friendly theater, Artisan offers a complete program of theatrical education, dance and performing arts classes throughout the year. Opening in 2003 and now serving more than 90,000 patrons each year, Artisan Center Theater is located at 444 E Pipeline Rd. in Hurst, Texas. The theater is closed on Sunday. For more information on Artisan visit


Photographer – Al Smith

Featured in Photo (Top to Bottom) – Brandon Scheiber, Thomas Goetz, Hunter Moncrief


Coming next to Artisan Main Stage is

Mary Poppins

June 16, 2017 – July 22, 2017