The Buddy Holly Story Character Breakdown/Sides
A Drum kit, and upright bass will be provided, if your guitar is electric, an amp will be available. All musicians should be prepared to play all three of the musical sides, Its so easy, not fade away and that’ll be the day.
HIPOCKETS DUNCAN / CLEARLAKE PERFORMER
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 have the ability to play a musical instrument is a plus.
JOE B MAULDIN/CLEAR LAKE PERFORMER
Double bass player from Lubbock TX. Serious man with musical ability. Must be able sing and act.
JERRY ALLISON/CLEAR LAKE PERFORMER
Drummer from Lubbock TX. Cheeky sense of humor. Must be able to play, act and sing is a plus.
TOMMY ALLSUP/CLEAR LAKE PERFORMER
Tommy is the 4th Cricket. He plays lead guitar and acts. Must be able to play guitar and act. Singing is a plus.
JP RICHARDSON (THE BIG BOPPER)
A former DJ, he is a Texan and larger than life character. His key song is “Chantilly Lace”. Must be able to act and sing and should have a comedic flair. The ability to play guitar would be great but not required.
RITCHIE VALENS / DJ
Good looking and of hispanic-american heritage. Ritchie is an attractive, handsome man with some 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, sing and dance is a plus.
NORMAN PETTY / MC / CLEARLAKE PERFORMER
Record producer from Clovis, New Mexico. He has a business-like manner and loves making records. Must be a strong actor and ability to sing and dance is a plus.
VI PETTY / CLEARLAKE PERFORMER
The wife of Norman Petty she has a good heart and sense of humor. Must be able to act, sing and playing the piano is a plus. She does play a small piano piece in the show.
APOLLO PERFORMER / CLEARLAKE PERFORMER
MALE or FEMALE of African-American heritage with the ability to hold the stage on their own. Must act and sing.
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