Want to be in ‘the World’s Most Successful Rock & Roll Musical’?
Can you play a musical instrument?
Can you sing?
Can you act?
Then please read on!
A note from Director Matt Salisbury:

In advance of our main auditions in May for our upcoming U.K. Tour of BUDDY, we are making some advance enquiries and holding preliminary auditions for some roles detailed below. PLEASE NOTE THAT AT THIS STAGE ONLY THOSE ROLES BELOW WILL BE CONSIDERED – A FURTHER BREAKDOWN WILL BE SENT OUT SHORTLY.

In the first instance, due to the vast amount of submissions we receive and the limited audition slots available we invite potential auditionees interested in the following roles to submit A SHORT VIDEO REEL of them playing their main instrument(s).

• Buddy Holly and Tommy/4th Cricket: electric guitar 
• Joe B Mauldin: stand up double bass and electric bass 
• Jerry Allison: Drums
• Swing Actor/Musician: electric guitar, bass, drums, piano, etc. (we are looking for a highly skilled multi-instrumentalist for this role)

Video submissions do not need to be of any great filmic quality; smart phone or tablet footage would be acceptable and can be filmed at home or wherever is convenient. What IS important is that we need to see how well potential auditionees can play each instrument.
While putting together a reel for us remember that we also need to hear your singing voice (though we don’t need a full song).

Video reels should be sent via email or DropBox or similar, together with a current CV to: casting@buddyshow.com

We look forward to receiving your submissions soon. The cut-off date for receiving your video submission is Monday 28th March, 2016. It is anticipated that first round auditions will be held in early April. Main and second round auditions w/c 9th May with recalls the same week.
Should you have any queries about any of the roles then please do email me for clarification.

Thanks very much in advance,

Matt Salisbury


Production dates: Rehearsals from w/c 15th August 2016. Previews/Performance begin w/c 28th August. Touring thereafter through to 25th November 2016, and then following a break for Christmas, touring again from w/c 9th January 2017 through to June 2017.

Buddy is not a tribute show but play with music and therefore acting ability for all roles is essential.

BUDDY HOLLY (Male, 18 - 25)
Singer song writer and star from Lubbock Texas. Buddy is intelligent, charismatic, 5'10" or over, under 25. Must play lead and rhythm guitar to a very good standard, sing and act and have a feel for Rock and Roll. We are looking for an actor with serious star potential who has a desire to live as a rock and roll superstar every night. The successful applicant will share the role with another performer and when not playing Buddy Holly, will perform the role as the 4th Cricket.
Main instrument: Guitar
Height: 165cm - 195cm
Appearance: White
Pay category: Equity Minimum

TOMMY 4th CRICKET (Male, 18 - 25)
18-35, Experienced and proficient actor/musician with excellent rhythm and lead guitar. Electric and double bass a distinct advantage. May suit a musician with some stage/acting experience, or an actor with lots of musical experience. Previous acting credits not essential. The ability to sing in harmony is essential.
Main instrument: Guitar
Height: 165cm - 195cm
Appearance: White
Pay category: Equity Minimum

JERRY ALLISON (Male, 18 - 25)
Excellent drummer, Under 25 from Lubbock Texas. Good looking, cheeky, cheerful and full of personality and a keen sense of humour. Must be able to sing. Could suit a young drummer or musician with limited acting experience.
Main instrument: Drums.
Other instruments which would be useful: double bass, sax, trumpet
Height: 165cm - 180cm
Appearance: White
Pay category: Equity Minimum

JOE B. MAULDIN (Male, 18 - 25)
Serious and talented bass player from Lubbock. Texas. Under 25. Stand-up Bass playing required. May suit a musician with minimal acting experience.
Playing age 18 - 25
Main instrument: Double bass
Other instruments which would be useful: drums, sax, trumpet
Height: 165cm - 180cm
Appearance: White
Pay category: Equity Minimum

18-35, Experienced and proficient musician/actor with excellent rhythm and lead guitar, piano, electric, drums and double bass. Must be able to sing and have a serious ability to play a multitude of roles and musical instruments. May suit a musician with some stage/acting experience.
Main instrument: Piano, guitar, double bass, drums
Other instruments which would be useful: sax, trumpet
Height: Any
Appearance: Any
Pay category: Equity Minimum