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San Jose Musical Theater
Announces Auditions for:
Buddy: the Buddy Holly Story
By Alan Janes
Directed by Mark Drumm
Music Direction by David Herberg
Producer Lucy Haab
Audition Dates: March 14 and 15th at 7 - 9:30pm
Location: Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 1281 Redmond Ave. San Jose CA
Performances: June 9th - 25th
Location: Hammer Theater in downtown San Jose
The play follows the rise to fame and untimely death of Buddy Holly.
Buddy Holly (20s- Baritone/Tenor - must play rock and roll lead/rhythm guitar) - Carries the show with his talent and energy. MUST play rock guitar and sing/move and act like Buddy Holly
Jerry Allison (20s - backup vocalist and double bass player) - In many scenes but very few lines. MUST play rock bass and who can entertain while playing.
Joe B. Maudlin (20s - backup vocalist and drummer) - Also in many scenes but with very few lines. MUST play rock drums
Tommy (the 4th Cricket - 20s) - MUST play rhythm/lead guitar.
Hipockets (30+ male - non-singing part) - Narrator of the show, a DJ/manager/friend of Buddy’s
Apollo Singer (Black female - 25+ - solo song) Charms the Apollo audience with her talent.
Apollo Performers (Black males - 25+ - backup singers) Not sure what to make of Buddy and the Crickets as they are about to play in Harlem. Good comic timing.
The Big Bopper (30s - Baritone - sings hit song “Chantilly Lace”) - Big presence. MUST do a good job impersonating The Big Bopper.
Ritchie Valens (20s - Hispanic - Baritone/tenor - sings hit song “La Bamba”) - Full of fire and personality.
Maria Elena (20s - Hispanic - non-singing part) - Buddy Holly’s wife
Norman Petty (25+ non-singing part) - Record producer who works with Buddy and the Crickets.
Vi Petty (20s non-singing part - would be great if plays piano) - Works at the record studio and plays piano on several songs.
5-6 back-up singers
Many small non-singing parts
Bring Headshot, resume and sheet music in your key for a Rock (or Rock Broadway) song. Please bring your instrument if you are interested in a role that plays an instrument.
Bring conflict calendar for March - June.
We are open, non-AEA. Non-paid
Questions: email Mark Drumm at firstname.lastname@example.org
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