AUDITIONS: Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story

presented by: Porthole Players, Ltd.

Starts:Friday, June 29, 2018  6:30 PMEnds:Friday, June 29, 2018  10:00 PM

No cost


Newport Performing Arts Center

777 W. Olive Street
Newport, OR 97365

Event Description:

Come and be a part of history, The Buddy Holly Story.. Porthole Players is producing, Erik Furuheim is directing, and Howard Lackey will be Music Director for this musical extravaganza and it calls for many 50's musical minded folks. Our Buddy has already been cast by an actor that plays this role all over the US and has for several years now but we are in need of so many other talented actors and singers to pull off this concert style show. If you have questions of schedule conflicts email me at 

Please bring a headshot and resume and prepare a short song to perform 16 to 32 bars. Sides will be provided at the audition. Please share this posting with any and all music lovers, musicians, performers, or just great people that might want in on this once in a life time experience.

Rehearsals begin mid Oct. We are doing only TWO WEEKS of Rehearsal followed by a short tech week. Show opens Nov 16th and closes Dec 2nd.

Roles available:

Ritchie Valens: Male, 18-25
good-looking with charisma, a dedicated eye for the ladies. His key song is “La Bamba.” Must be able to act and move well.
ETHNICITY: Latino/Hispanic

Maria Elena Holly: Female, 18-25
BUddy Holly's Wife attractive, classy and well-educated. Must be able to sing and act. 
ETHNICITY: Latino/Hispanic

Hipockets Duncan: Male, late 20s-40s
an exuberant hometown radio DJ from Lubbock, Texas, with an air of authority and a keen sense of humor. Singing and/or musician a plus
ETHNICITY: Caucasian

Norman Petty: Male, late 20s-40s
a record producer from Clovis, New Mexico, with a businesslike manner and a love of making records. Singer and/or musician a plus
ETHNICITY: Caucasian

Vi Petty: Female, late 20s-40s
the wife of Norman with a heart of gold. Must have exceptional rock ‘n’ roll keyboards ability, with a good sense of humor.
ETHNICITY: Caucasian

Apollo Performers: 2 or 3 males and/or females, any age
Ability to hold the stage on his/her own. Key song “Shout” Must have good comic timing and be able to act, Special chorus part. 
ETHNICITY: African American

The Company: Males & Females, any age,
singer/musicians, mostly under 30 years of age. Must be able to sing and have ability to play a multitude of roles. Musicians a plus. 

The show will be defined around the talent which is available and cast. Experience and training are not necessary but musical ability is a plus.

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