Theseus Productions, LLC and Theater of the Stars has announced that the musical Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story will hold an open casting call in select cities for the role of "Buddy Holly" in the upcoming North American Tour. Auditions will be held in Nashville, Austin, Toronto and Atlanta between March 16 and March 23, 2013. Finalists will be invited to audition in New York later that month.
In just three short years, Buddy Holly set the music world on fire and forever changed the face and sound of rock and roll. Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story charts his meteoric climb, legendary adventures and tragic fall on that fateful day the music died. Armed with a Fender Stratocaster guitar, his signature specs and a charismatic blend of rockabilly swagger, Buddy explodes onto the stage in this jukebox musical fully loaded with classics "Peggy Sue," "Oh Boy," "That'll Be the Day," "Well All Right," "Not Fade Away" and many more with an encore that will have you on your feet and dancing in the aisles.
Buddy will be directed and choreographed by Norb Joerder with music direction by John "Jockey" Banister and creative consultation by Matt Salisbury. The North American Tour is scheduled to launch in May, 2013, with a tour route to be announced at a later date.
Open casting calls will be held at the following locations (all times local):
CITY DATE TIME LOCATION
Nashville, TN 3/16/2013 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tennessee Performing Arts Center (505 Deaderick Street Nashville, TN 37243)
Austin, TX 3/18/2013 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Rollins Theatre @ The Long Center (701 W. Riverside Drive Austin, TX 78704)
Toronto, ON 3/20/2013 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Harbourfront Community Centre (627 Queens Quay West Toronto, ON M5V 3G3)
Atlanta, GA 3/22/2013 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. The Atlanta Opera Rehearsal Space (1575 Northside Drive, Bldg 300, Ste 350 Atlanta, GA 30318)
Additional audition information and role requirements are available at www.theaterofthestars.com
One of the first jukebox musicals, Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story has been seen by millions of fans in fifteen countries around the world, including the United States. The musical premiered in London's West End in October, 1989, where it ran for twelve years and over 5,000 performances, A Broadway production followed in 1990. The score includes over twenty of rock and roll's greatest hits by Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper and more.
Theseus Productions, LLC (Executive Producer) was created in 2010 by Christopher B. Manos and Nicholas F. Manos to acquire, manage and nurture long term touring rights for established musical theater titles. The company's first touring production is Irving Berlin's White Christmas with the hope of many touring productions with the company in the future. Chris is the producer of Theater of the Stars, Inc (TOTS) and has been with TOTS for over 50 years. Nick is the president of TOTS and has been with the company for 10 years. Both are committed to executive producing exceptional musical Theater Productions.
Theater of the Stars (Tour Producer - Christopher B. Manos, Producer; Nick Manos, President) is one of America's premier not-for-profit regional theaters with a 58-year mission of producing and presenting the best of musical theater. Based in Atlanta, TOTS mounts lavish productions of new and classic musicals at affordable prices with the goal of expanding traditional audiences, enhancing the availability of quality family entertainment, and exposing new audiences to the magic of live theater. Visit us at www.theaterofthestars.com.