Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story

Artistic Team:

Director/Choreographer: Sara Brodie
Musical Director: Richard Marrett

Performance Season:

Wednesday, 22nd September – Saturday, 2nd October 2021
Isaac Theatre Royal

Rehearsal Period:

Music rehearsals commence 15th July 2021.
Staging rehearsals commence 01st August 2021.

Audition Dates and Details:

Friday, 14th May 4pm – 9.30pm
Saturday, 15th May 10am – 4.00pm

Audition appointments will be allocated once application has been received.

Showbiz Christchurch is a not-for-profit society established for community participation and enjoyment of musicals.

Cast Details:
  • Buddy Holly - leading role - cover– high baritone, electric guitar skills to a high standard
  • Jerry Allison - cover; drums to a high standard
  • Joe Maudlin- cover; double bass to a high standard
  • Tommy 4th Cricket; electric guitar to a good standard
  • Maria Elena
  • Hi Pockets Duncan - DJ
  • Norm Petty
  • Vi Petty; competent pianist
  • Shirley
  • Peggy Sue
  • Mary Lou Sokolof - mezzo
  • Marlena Madison - Apollo Singer
  • Tyrone Jones - Apollo Singer
  • Big Bopper - low baritone
  • Ritchie Valens - high baritone or tenor
  • Hayrider #1 - Fiddler
  • Hayrider #2 - Double Bass Player
  • Hayrider #3
  • Apollo Performer #1 - strong, gospel/R&B sound
  • Apollo Performer #2 - strong, gospel/R&B sound
  • Murray Deutch
  • Denzel Jefferson

All roles listed above are based on real people and you can find good imagery and information via Google.

Please email application with photo to or post to:

Showbiz Christchurch,
PO Box 2185,
Christchurch 8140.

Applications close Wednesday 12th May.

Further information and the audition application form can be found below:


Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story

  • Auditions on 14th & 15th May 2021
  • Applications close on Wednesday, 12th May 2021
  • Performance dates September/October 2021