Auditions open for the show, ‘Buddy’

Buddy Holly.

The production is being produced by Springs’ Lefra Productions who are currently looking for men between the ages of 20 and 28 who can play double bass or drums to be part of the cast. They would be required to be playing members of Buddy Holly’s band, The Crickets.

Musicians who audition must be able to act as well.

There are a number of other roles as described below.

Auditions will be held for the following parts:

• 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.

• Jerry Allison: Drummer, preferably under 25 from Lubbock, Texas. Good-looking, irrepressible cheeky humour with musical ability. Must be able to act. The ability to sing is preferred but not prohibitive.

• Maria Elena Holly: Attractive, under 25 of Hispanic-American extraction. Classy and well-educated. Must be able to sing. Musical ability an advantage but not prohibitive.

• J.P. Richardson – The Big Bopper: A former DJ, he is a Texan with an irrepressible larger-than-life character, 6ft tall and above, with the ability to take command of the stage on his own as a single performer. His key song is Chantilly Lace. Must be able to act and should possess a comedic flair. 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, has 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.

• Hipockets Duncan: Under 40, an exuberant hometown radio DJ from Lubbock, Texas, with an air of authority and a keen sense of humour. Must be a strong actor. The ability to sing and/or play a musical instrument an advantage but not prohibitive.

• Norman Petty: Under 40, a record producer from Clovis, New Mexico, with a business-like manner and a love of making records. Must be a strong actor. The ability to sing and/or play a musical instrument an advantage but not prohibitive.

• Vi Petty: Under 40, and wife of Norman with a heart of gold. Vi must be able to sing and act and have keyboard ability, as well as a good sense of humour.

• Apollo Performer: Male of African-American extraction with the ability to hold the stage on his own. The key song is Shout. Must 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. The key song is Shout. Must have good comic timing and be able to act. The ability to play a musical instrument is an advantage but not a prerequisite.

• The Company: Must be able to sing and have the ability to play a multitude of roles and/or musical instruments. We define the show around the talent that is available. Experience and training are not necessary, but the ability to act is a prerequisite for the show.

Anyone who is interested in being part of this production can contact Charl Senekal at Lefra on 011 815 3000.

Send your CVs to Lefra by fax on 086 219 4834 or email [email protected]

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