The Wedding Singer AND Buddy, the Buddy Holly Story
by Roxie Theatre Company

Jan. 14

The Wedding Singer takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room. Based on the hit Adam Sandler movie, The Wedding Singer’s sparkling new score does for the ’80s what Hairspray did for the ’60s. Just say yes to the most romantic musical in twenty years.

It’s 1985, and rock star wannabe, Robbie Hart, is New Jersey’s favorite wedding singer. He’s the life of the party until his own fiancée leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Enter Julia, a winsome waitress who wins his affection. As luck would have it, Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark, and, unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever.

 

 

 

On February 3rd, 1959, the man who changed the face of popular music tragically died in a plane crash aged 22. Now,Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story tells the story of the three years in which he became the world’s top recording artist with a show that features over 20 of Buddy Holly’s greatest hits including “Peggy Sue”, “That’ll Be The Day”, “Oh Boy”,“Not Fade Away”, “Everyday”, “Rave On”, “Maybe Baby”, “Raining In My Heart”, Ritchie Valens’ “La Bamba”, and the Big Bopper’s “Chantilly Lace”. Over 20 million people have come to see Buddy all across the globe where the magical talents of Charles Hardin ‘Buddy’ Holly have been shared live with many more people than the real Buddy Holly ever had the chance to perform to. The incredible legacy of the young man with glasses, whose musical career spanned an all-too-brief period during the golden days of rock ‘n’ roll, continues to live on in Buddy.

 
 
The Buddy Holly Story is a jukebox musical in two acts with a book written by Alan Janes, and music and lyrics by a variety of songwriters. Based on the life and career of early rock and roller Buddy Holly, the musical hews closer to Holly’s actual life story than the 1978 film version. One of the first so-called “jukebox musicals,” the show consists mostly of the songs of Holly and other early rockers.
With the support of local radio DJ, Hipockets Duncan, Buddy and his two friends form a Country & Western band-Buddy Holly & the Crickets- and begin to carve out a career in music. After a difficult start at Decca in Nashville, they sign a contract with up-and-coming, innovative record producer Norman Petty. Within hours, Buddy Holly & the Crickets start to churn out hits from the recording studio built in Norman’s backyard, amount them “That’ll be the Day”, which will rocket up the charts to number one in a matter of weeks. Buddy Holly and the Crickets are suddenly the hottest act in the country and out on national tour.

 

 


 

 

 

Roxie Theatre Company 

(via Roxie Theatre)

Audition/Workshop Date: 01/14/2018
Times: Auditions: Sunday, 1/14/18, 3:00pm – 5:00pm.

 

To schedule an audition, send an email to:
auditions@roxietheatrecompany.info

Production/Performance Dates: WEDDING SINGER 

 

FEB 9, FRI – 8PM

FEB 11, SUN – 4pm

FEB 16, FRI – 8PM

FEB 17, SAT – 8PM

MARCH 1, THURS – 8PM

MARCH 2, FRI – 8PM

MARCH 4, SUN – 4pm

 

 

Characters Needed: 

 

Robbie Hart
The lead singer of a band. Handsome and charismatic. A truly ‘nice’ guy that has the classic lead singer aura and personality. Also a bit of a dreamer. In love with love until Linda leaves him at the altar and breaks his heart.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 35
 
Sammy
The bass player in the wedding band and one of Robbie’s best friends. A total guy’s guy, but beneath his pretending to love being a bachelor he is actually in love with Holly.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 35
 
George
The wedding band’s keyboardist and one of Robbie’s best friends. He is sensitive and somewhat flamboyant. The foil to Sammy’s super guy attitude.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 35
 
Julia Sullivan
Waitress. The pretty “girl next door” in looks and personality. Engaged to Glen but falls in love with Robbie and is conflicted as to who to choose. Empathetic, caring, and brave.
Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 35
 
Holly
Julia’s cousin. Sexually promiscuous and always up for a good time, but wants to be loved and is looking for romantic fulfillment in all the wrong places. She is in love with Sammy.
Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 35
 
Glen Guglia
Julia’s fiancé. A Wall Street broker. He is rich, shallow, and materialistic. Constantly tries to buy Julia’s love with money. He is a bit of a womanizer.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 45
 
Rosie
Robbie’s grandmother who raised him. Motherly but adventurous and always trying to remain “hip” despite her age.
Gender: Female
Age: 60 to 80
 
Linda
Robbie’s fiancé who leaves him at the altar. Keeps Robbie around as a back-up plan. Is more in love with the idea of Robbie being a rock star than she actually is with Robbie.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 30
 
Ensemble
Couples (Harold & Debbie, Shane & Donatella, Crystal & Mookie); Wedding Guests; Stockbrokers; Impersonators
Location: 7460 Callaghan Rd., Ste. 333, San Antonio, Texas, 78229

Contact/More Information: To schedule an audition, send an email to:
auditions@roxietheatrecompany.info

 

 

 

Roxie Theatre 

(via Roxie Theatre)

Audition/Workshop Date: 01/14/2018
Times: Audition date is Sunday, 1/14/18 from 3:00pm – 5:00pm.

 

Open auditions, or to received a specific audition time, please send email with audition interest to auditions@roxietheatrecompany.info.

Production/Performance Dates: BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY

 

MARCH 17, SAT – 8PM

MARCH 18, SUN – 4pm

MARCH 23, FRI – 8PM

MARCH 31, SAT – 8PM

APRIL 1, SUN – 4pm

APRIL 6, FRI – 8PM

APRIL 7, SAT – 8PM

APRIL 8, SUN – 4pm

APRIL 13, FRI – 8PM

APRIL 14, SAT – 8PM

APRIL 15, SUN – 4pm

APRIL 20, FRI – 8PM

APRIL 21, SAT – 8PM

APRIL 22, SUN – 4pm

 
Details: 

 

In this musical all singers/actors will double as musicians. Please note the instruments we are looking for in the character breakdown below and more specific info will be given at the auditions.

 

Characters Needed: THE BREAKDOWN:

 

BUDDY HOLLY:
Singer-songwriter and star from Lubbock, Texas. Buddy is intelligent, charismatic, 6ft or over, preferably under 25. Must play guitar, sing and act and have a feel for Rock ‘n’ Roll. Some serious star potential, must have a desire to live as a rock ‘n’ roll superstar every night.

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 chappie with musical ability. Must be able to sing and act.

MARIA ELENA HOLLY:
Attractive, under 25 of Hispanic-American extraction. Classy and well- educated. Must be able to sing and musical ability an advantage.

J.P. RICHARDSON – THE BIG BOPPER:
A former DJ, he is a Texan with an irrepressible larger-than-life character. 6ft and above, with the ability to command the stage on his own as a single performer. His key song is “Chantilly Lace”. Must be able to act and 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, 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 and the ability to play a musical instrument an advantage but not prohibitive.

HIPOCKETS DUNCAN: 
Under 40, 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.

NORMAN PETTY:
Under 40, a record producer from Clovis, New Mexico, with a businesslike manner and a love of making records. Must be able to sing and have the ability to play a musical instrument.

VI PETTY: 
Under 40, the wife of Norman with a heart of gold. Vi must be able to sing and act, and have keyboards ability, with a good sense of humor.

MALE APOLLO PERFORMER: 
Male of African-American extraction with the ability to hold the stage on his own. Key song “Party”. Must have good comic timing and be able to act, and have the ability to play a musical instrument.

FEMALE APOLLO PERFORMER:
Female of African-American extraction with the ability to hold the stage on her own. Key song “Party”. Must have good comic timing and be able to act. The ability to play a musical instrument is an advantage but not a prerequisite.

APOLLO/CLEAR LAKE BAND SAX PLAYER: (Audition piece prepare something 50’s/60’s styled Rock n Roll)
Male of African-American extraction with the ability to play Sax leads. Ability to sing/act would also be a plus.

THE COMPANY(Audition piece prepare something 50’s/60’s styled Rock n Roll)
Must be able to sing and have ability to play a multitude of roles and musical instruments. We shall define the show around the talent which is available. Experience and training are not necessary but ability is a prerequisite for this show.

All types, ethnicities and sizes are encouraged to audition.

To schedule an audition, please email: auditions@roxietheatrecompany.info with your name, which role you’re auditioning for, the instrument you play, your telephone number and email address.

Location: 7460 Callaghan Rd., Ste. 333 , San Antonio, Texas, 78229
Our Website: www.roxietheatrecompany.com
Contact/More Information: Send email to:
auditions@roxietheatrecompany.info