Columbia College Chicago Theatre Dept. Alums and Faculty Bring Rock ‘n’ Roll Musical ‘Buddy’ to Marriott Theatre June 21-Aug. 13

Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alums and faculty are in the cast and production team of the rock musical Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story, running June 21 through August 13 at Marriott Theatre in the Chicago suburb of Lincolnshire. For tickets, click here.

David Stobbe

Michael Kurowski

Kelan Smith

The show’s cast includes Columbia College alums David Stobbe ’16, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Musical Theatre, and Michael Kurowski ’16, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BFA Program in Musical Theatre Performance. In addition, Columbia College alum Kelan M. Smith ’20, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BFA Program in Musical Theatre Performance, is an understudy.

Susan Gosdick

The show’s production team includes Columbia College alums Jesse Klug ’05 and Milo Bue ’16, both graduates of the Theatre Department’s Theatre Design Program, who are the show’s lighting designer and scenic design assistant respectively. And Theatre Department faculty member Susan Gosdick is the show’s dialect coach.

Buddy celebrates the life and art of singer-songwriter Buddy Holly, who set the music world on fire and forever changed the face and sound of rock ‘n’ roll in the 1950s. Charting the true story of Buddy Holly’s meteoric rise in popularity from the moment in 1957 when “That’ll Be the Day” hit the airwaves until his tragic death less than two years later, this rocking musical features several of the decade’s greatest hits, including “Peggy Sue,” “Everyday,” Ritchie Valens’ “La Bamba,” The Big Bopper’s “Chantilly Lace”, “Oh Boy,” and many more.