Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in downtown Arlington Heights, IL. announces auditions for specific roles for "Buddy-The Buddy Holly Story" Summer 2019. Synopsis: 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."
Casting non-Equity adult actors/singers/musicians/dancers for four ensemble roles and understudy roles. Particularly seeking actors of diversity who are strongly encouraged to audition. Gender-fluid casting available.
Playwright: Alan Janes
Composer: Paul Jury featuring music by Buddy Holly
Directed by Executive Artistic Director: Joseph Keefe
Associate Director: Robin Hughes
Choreographer: Allyssa O'Donnell
Music Director: Ken McMullen.
Casting Dates: Video Auditions Only
Call Back Dates: TBD
Show Dates: See Below
Location: Arlington Heights, IL
Note: Local Hire Only.
Rehearsals Dates; Monday, May 20, 2019. Sunday, July 7, 2019: Weekly rehearsals include Mondays-Thursdays, 7:00pm- 10:00pm; Saturdays, 1:00pm-5:00pm; and Sundays, 6:00pm-10:00pm. Fridays are the designated evening off.
Tech Week: Monday, July 8, 2019ndash; Wednesday, July 17, 2019: Actors with multiple tech week conflicts will not be under consideration.
Schedule is as follows: Monday 7/8-Thursday 7/11, 6:00pm-11:00pm; Sunday 7/14, 12:00pm-11:00pm Monday 7/15-Wednesday 7/17, 6:00pm-11:00pm. There are no rehearsals on Friday 7/12-Saturday 7/13.
Previews Performances Dates; Thursday, July 18, 2019 ndash; Saturday, August 31, 2019.
Standard performance schedule includes: Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30pm; Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00pm. There is no show on Saturday, July 27 and Saturday, August 17 at 3:00pm.
How to submit: Please provide your current headshot, resume with phone number, rehearsal conflicts, and video audition.
Contract Details: Metropolis PAC contracts prohibit discrimination. Metropolis PAC is committed to diversity and engages in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Metropolis PAC encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers of all abilities, to attend every audition.
Material to Prepare: Please prepare 32 bars of a rockabilly, rock n' roll, or country song in the style of the show. You are welcome to choose a Buddy Holly song or a song from the show. Please prepare a monologue in the style of the show 1-2 minutes in length. Musicians may accompany themselves, or a track may be used. You must audition and submit an updated headshot and resume even if you have been seen at Metropolis for past shows.