The Buddy Holly Story
By Alan Janes
Director/Choreographer: Parker Esse
Music Director: Vonda K. Bowling
Producer: Wally Jones
Rehearsals begin August 26, 2019—Performances are September 7-15, 2019 at Casa Mañana Theatre.
Please note that Casa Mañana holds rehearsals during the day time hours.
All auditioning must bring a headshot, resume, and sheet music in their key for 16-32 bars in the style of the show, 50’s Country/Rock&Roll. An accompanist will be provided but will not transpose. Please bring an instrument or video of playing.
No submissions at this time, please.
Auditions will be held at Casa Mañana Theatre on stage, 3101 West Lancaster Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76107 (please enter through the main lobby). Please arrive early and sign in with headshot and resume.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 – Vocal Auditions
By appointment only!
Vocal appointments begin at 10 a.m.
All characters are strong actors and singers of all genders, ethnicities, ages and types.
Buddy Holly – American musician and singer-songwriter from Lubbock, Texas. A central figure of mid-1950s rock and roll.
Joe B. Mauldin – Serious character with musical ability from Lubbock, Texas. Must be able to sing, act, and play the Double Bass.
Jerry Allison – 25 to 35 years old. Good looking from Lubbock, Texas. Must be able to sing and play the drums. Must have cheeky humor and ability to act.
Hipockets Duncan – Lubbock, Texas disc jockey who gave Buddy his first opportunity.
Maria Elena – Young, Puerto Rican receptionist of Buddy’s music publisher, married Buddy after 5 hours of meeting.
Big Bopper – 25 to 35 years old, male. Must command the stage, be able to sing and play a musical instrument, and possess a comedic flair. A former DJ from Texas, larger-than-life character.
Norman Petty – American musician and record producer of Buddy, from Clovis, New Mexico.
Ritchie Valens – 25 to 35 years old, Hispanic male. Must be able to sing and play a musical instrument. Good looking character with serious charisma, a dedicated eye for women and the ability to command the stage with his presence.
Vi Petty – Founded the studio with husband, Norman Petty. Lots of soul and a visionary from Clovis, New Mexico.
Marlena – 20 to 25 years old, Big voice, young, energetic. Sings ‘Shout’ in the show.
Ensemble – (Performers at Apollo/DJ/Hayriders) of strong singers/movers.