For Immediate Release
December 12, 2019
Contact: Cheryl King, Marketing Associate

6th Street Playhouse to Present
Buddy- The Buddy Holly Story
“The true story of a rock & roll legend.
January 10 to February 9, 2020

SANTA ROSA, CA (December 12, 2019) 6th Street Playhouse—Jared Sakren, Producing Artistic Director—presents Buddy-The Buddy Holly Story , written by Alan Janes and directed by DJ Salisbury.

After the rousing success of Million Dollar Quartet , 6th Street Playhouse brings another great jukebox musical to Santa Rosa. 

BUDDY—THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY tells the true story of Buddy’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.” 

Starring Kyle Jurassic* as Buddy Holly, the show features over 20 of Buddy Holly’s greatest hits, including “That’ll be the Day,” “Peggy Sue,” and “Oh, Boy.”
Back in the 1950’s, Buddy formed his band, The Crickets in Lubbock, Texas. The world had never seen anything like it. His twangy delivery and hard rock rhythms took him on a fast track to fame. 

Buddy got together with a drummer, a bass player and a rhythm guitarist (played in our production by Nick Ambrosino, Engin Yesilyemis, and Steve Lasiter) and soon musicians like The Beatles and the Rolling Stones were copying his style.
Buddy is directed by DJ Salisbury, with musical direction by John Banister, Music Supervisor for Buddy Worldwide. John plays Norm Petty, Buddy’s manager, and re-wrote the music score that is used across the world.

Buddy Holly
Kyle Jurassic as Buddy Holly
The show runs for five weeks from January 10 to February 9 with regular performances each weekend:

Friday at 7:30 pm 
Saturday at 7:30 pm
Sunday at 2:00 pm

Additional performances:
Saturday, January 18 at 2:00pm
Thursday, January 23 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, January 25 at 2:00pm  

Tickets are $35-$48, with Under 30 for $35, and are available at or the Box Office at (707) 523-4185.

*The Actor appears through the courtesy of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

Please reply with a desired date if you would like to reserve press tickets to attend any performance, request photos or to arrange interviews. 
About 6th Street Playhouse

6th Street Playhouse is a performing arts organization that has been producing live theatre and providing education programs of the highest quality since 2006. The Playhouse is the central hub of the Sonoma County arts scene. It is known throughout the region for its high level of artistry, professionalism, educational opportunities and the bravery of its approach to works both new and old.  

The Playhouse has two venues: the 184-seat proscenium GK Hardt Theatre and the 99-seat intimate Monroe Stage.  

As the most award-winning theatre company in the North Bay Area, 6th Street Playhouse has been named “Best Theatre Troupe” by the North Bay Bohemian readership for the last eight consecutive years, and “Best Local Theatre Company” by the Press Democrat “Best of Sonoma County” Awards for the last five out of six years.

6th Street Playhouse has received over fifty nominations for excellence in all areas of production from the leading Theatre Arts adjudication organizations in the Bay Area, including the San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle (SFBATCC), Theatre Bay Area (TBA), and Sonoma One Theatre Awards (SOTA).

In 2018, the Playhouse’s production of Equus received a five-star rating from the North Bay Bohemian and was named a “Go See!” production by the San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle. In its 2017-18 Season, Equus , Noises Off and Illyria were named Theatre Bay Area recommended productions.