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The Palace Theater in Wisconsin Dells is seeking SUBMISSIONS for the following roles in its upcoming production of Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story.

The Buddy Holly Story tells the true story of the last few years of Buddy Holly’s life, spotlighting his meteoric rise to fame from the moment in 1957 when That’ll be the Day hit the airwaves until his tragic death on “the day the music died.”

Rehearsals start approximately 4/4/17, Show opens 4/21/17 and closes 5/21/17. Seeking all roles listed below.  Please send your headshot, resume and performance clip (if you have one) to dellspalacecasting@gmail.com.  Please put Buddy Holly in the Subject Line.  You can see the full performance schedule at www.dellspalace.com.  Directed by Matt McClure. 

 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

JOE B MAULDIN

Double Bass player from Lubbock, Texas. Preferably under 25. Serious, square young man with musical ability. Must be able to sing and act. Must play upright Bass.

JERRY ALLISON

Drummer, preferably under 25 from Lubbock, Texas. Good looking, irrepressible cheeky chappie with musical ability. Must be able to sing and act.

MARIA ELENA HOLLY

Attractive, under 25 of Hispanic-American extraction. Classy and well- educated. Must be able to sing and musical ability an advantage.

J.P. RICHARDSON – THE BIG BOPPER

A former DJ, he is a Texan with an irrepressible larger-than-life character. 6ft and above, with the ability to command the stage on his own as a single performer. His key song is “Chantilly Lace”. Must be able to act and the ability to play a musical instrument an advantage but not prohibitive.

RITCHIE VALENS

Good looking, under 25 and of Hispanic-American extraction. Ritchie is an attractive, handsome 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 act and the ability to play a musical instrument an advantage but not prohibitive.

HIPOCKETS DUNCAN

Under 40, an exuberant hometown radio DJ from Lubbock, Texas, with an air of authority and a keen sense of humor. Must be able to sing and prefer to have the ability to play a musical instrument.

NORMAN PETTY

Under 40, a record producer from Clovis, New Mexico, with a businesslike manner and a love of making records. Must be able to sing and have the ability to play a musical instrument.

VI PETTY

Under 40, the wife of Norman with a heart of gold. Vi must be able to sing and act, and have keyboards ability, with a good sense of humor.

4th CRICKET

Male, early 20’s.  Must play guitar.

 

ENSEMBLE GIRLS

Must be able to sing and have ability to play a multitude of roles. We shall define the show around the talent which is available. Early 20’s preferred.

 

All roles PAID

Non-Union ONLY

Anthony and Joseph Tomaska Casting Authority

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