The Buddy Holly Story Audition Information

Director/MD: Lannie Hilboldt
Choreographer: Jesee Smart
Stage Manager: Maria Kruger

The Georgetown Palace Theatre will hold auditions for our 2019-2020 Season production of The Buddy Holly Story.

The production will open Friday, October 11th, 2019 and close on Sunday, November 10th, 2019. 

About the Musical: Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story tells the true story of Buddy’s meteoric rise to fame, from the moment in 1957 when ‘That’ll Be The Day’ hit the airwaves until his tragic death less than two years later on “The Day The Music Died”. The show features over 20 of Buddy Holly’s greatest hits including ‘That’ll Be The Day’, ‘Peggy Sue’, ‘Everyday’, ‘Oh Boy’, ‘Not Fade Away’, ‘Rave On’ and ‘Raining in my Heart’, plus Ritchie Valens’ ‘La Bamba’ and The Big Bopper’s ‘Chantilly Lace’. The incredible legacy of the young man with glasses, whose musical career spanned an all-too-brief period during the golden days of rock & roll, continues to live on in Buddy.

Casting calls for talented actors and instrumentalists split between 11 separate roles, who will be very busy helping us create this fantastic show on The Springer Memorial Stage. The roles of Buddy and Maria Elena have already been cast.  Actors and musicians will receive a non-union stipend.

Auditions will be held Saturday, July 27th, 2019, from 2:00-5:30 PM, Sunday, July 28th, 2019, from 6:00-10:00 PM.  Call-backs will be held on Tuesday, July 30th, 2019, from 6:30-10:00 PM.  While the roles in this production will move, a dance audition will not be held.

Auditions/callbacks are in the Palace proper on the Springer stage 810 S Austin Ave. Georgetown, TX 78664

Auditions on Saturday and Sunday will consist of singing, reading and playing an instrument.  Sides are all listed and linked to pdf’s on the character breakdown page.  

Please click [HERE] to view the character breakdowns/sides.

Callbacks will be by invitation only and held Tuesday, July 30th, 2019, from 6:30-10:00 PM.  Callback invitations are posted on the Georgetown Palace Theatre website, not delivered via email.

Auditions are scheduled online via the Palace website. You will need to fill out the audition form, sign up for a time, and fill out the conflict calendar, as well as upload a personal headshot and resume. Please email any questions to productions@georgetownpalace.com.

You will receive an email confirming your appointment. If you are unable to attend any of the audition times, please send productions@georgetownpalace.com an email (NOT THE PRODUCTION TEAM) and we will try to work with you to schedule an alternative time.

Please click [HERE] to fill out The Buddy Holly Story audition form.

Rehearsals will begin on August 6th, 2019. We will distribute scripts and music before the first rehearsal. Rehearsals are typically held Monday through Thursday 7:00-10:00 PM, and Saturday 1:00-5:00 PM. Performances are Friday and Saturdays at 7:30 PM, and Sundays at 2:00 PM. Sometimes, ticket demand causes us to add additional Saturday matinee performances at 2:00 PM.

Georgetown Palace Theatre Background Check Policy: Everyone involved with the production must submit to a background check at the Georgetown Palace Theatre’s expense. If you are cast in our 2019-2020 Season production of The Buddy Holly Story, you will receive a secure link where you can complete the background check. There is no cost to you.

The Georgetown Palace Theatre is a 501c3 Non-profit organization.  We practice non-traditional casting, and all roles are open. All ages, abilities, gender, and ethnicities are encouraged to participate.

If you have any questions, please email productions@georgetownpalace.com.