Auditions: Buddy Holly

Stageworks is considering producing a musical based on the life story of Buddy Holly. The decision to produce it depends on our ability to properly cast the show and elegantly tell this iconic story.

 

We are accepting video auditions for Buddy Holly and the Crickets, as well as several other key roles. All actors are expected to play their character’s musical instruments. The tentative dates for the performance are Friday, Saturday, and Sundays, during the weekends of April 2020.  Exact dates TBD.

 

Below are the roles we’re auditioning for now. (Other roles exist in the show.)

 

To audition, send a 3-minute or less video of yourself performing a song associated with that character.  You may send multiple videos if auditioning for multiple roles. For example, if you would like to audition for Buddy, but also play Double Bass, you may send a video for each Buddy and Joe.

 

We will accept video auditions through February 28, 2019. Please submit an “UNLISTED” YouTube audition link to artisticdirector@stageworkstx.org.  (If your video is listed as private, we won’t be able to view the link. Any video hosting is fine, as long as it’s accessible to us.)  Also, attach a completed audition form, along with headshot/bio in your email.  

Roles

 

BUDDY HOLLY

Singer-songwriter and star from Lubbock, Texas. Buddy is intelligent, charismatic, preferably 6ft or over, stage age under 25. Must play guitar (not advanced), sing and act and have a feel for Rock 'n' Roll. Must possess some serious star potential.

 

JOE B MAULDIN (a Cricket)

Bass player from Lubbock, Texas. Stage age under 25. Serious young man with musical ability. Must be able to sing and act.

 

JERRY ALLISON (a Cricket)

Drummer, stage age under 25 from Lubbock, Texas. Irrepressible cheeky humor with musical ability. Must be able to act. The ability to sing is preferred but not prohibitive.

 

RITCHIE VALENS

Stage age under 25 and of Hispanic-American extraction. Ritchie is a boy with serious charisma, a dedicated eye for the ladies, and the ability to hold the stage in his own right. His key song is "La Bamba". Must be able to sing and act.

 

THE BIG BOPPER

A former DJ, he is a Texan with an irrepressible larger than-life character. 5’10” or taller, stage age 25-35, with the ability to command the stage on his own as a single performer. His key song is “Chantilly Lace.” Must be able to sing, act, and ideally play a musical instrument, but not required.

 

APOLLO PERFORMER

Male of African-American extraction with the ability to hold the stage on his own. Key song "Shout". Must sing and have good comic timing and be able to act. It is preferable to have the ability to play a musical instrument but not prohibitive.

 

APOLLO PERFORMER

Female of African-American extraction with the ability to hold the stage on her own. Key song "Shout". Must sing and have good comic timing and be able to act. The ability to play a musical instrument is an advantage but not a prerequisite.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT

In person callbacks will be held early March. Those not in consideration will be notified via email. Questions?  Email artisticdirector@stageworkstx.org.

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