Audition notice for:

“Buddy” – The Buddy Holly Story

By: Alan Janes

Directed by: Jerry Allen

Musical Director: Justin Hiscox

Performance Dates

May 6 to 14, 2016

Audition Dates

Sunday, Nov.22 from 7:00-9:00
Monday, Nov.23, from 7:00-9:00


Sunday, Nov. 29, 7:00-9:00

Audition Location

Gwen Brown Studio at the Peterborough Theatre Guild, 364 Rogers St. in Peterborough
Enter through the backstage door.


Buddy Holly *
20-35 years - Must be able to sing and play electric guitar well.
* Those auditioning for the role of Buddy Holly are asked to audition with two particular Buddy Holly songs, "Oh Boy" and "Raining in My Heart"
20-35 yrs. -must be able to sing and play bass well (preferably stand-up bass).
20-35 yrs. - must be able to sing and play drums well.
20-35 years, must be able to sing and play guitar.
Hi-Pockets Duncan
30-50 years old, radio announcer – speaking role, some singing.
Norman, the record producer
30-50 yrs. - major speaking role, some singing
Vi, (Norman's wife)
30-50yrs.- some piano playing helpful but not required, and some singing.
Maria (Buddy's wife)
20-30 yrs., - may have some singing and dancing.
The Big Bopper
20-35 yrs of age, baritone singer. An outsized personality with lots of stage presence who exudes humour.
Richie Valens
20-35 years, good tenor voice, some dance required.
There are many more great secondary roles, all require singing, dancing and acting, 15-45yrs.
*** Performers of colour are also needed!

For more information:

Contact the director, Jerry Allen at 705-742-2481 or by e-mail

About the Production

“Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story” is a celebration of the life and music of one of the most original, exciting and influential performers of the 20th Century. The story of Buddy Holly is well-known, a great artist who rose up and dazzled the world with his musical gifts but was unexpectedly taken from us far too early. The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen and countless others have named Buddy Holly as the greatest single influence on their musical development.

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