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Auditions planned for Prairie Wind Players Theatre

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Prairie Wind Players Community Theatre will hold auditions at Roosevelt Hall in Barrett for its upcoming production Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story.

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The auditions will take place Fridays, April 17 and 24 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays, April 18 and 25 from 1 to 3 p.m. The production will take place August 19-23 at Roosevelt Hall in Barrett.

Following is a list of the characters that will be cast April 17 and 18. For any of these roles, you must sing and play all or part of the song listed:

Buddy Holly - Peggy Sue or Rave On! (must accompany yourself on guitar).

Ritchie Valens - LaBamba (may accompany yourself on guitar, a CD is available to sing along with).

The Big Bopper - Chantilly Lace (CD available).

Jack Daw - Why Do Fools Fall in Love? (sing a cappella or a CD is available).

The Crickets - must demonstrate ability on drum set and stand-up bass. Bring your own instruments if you have them.

During the second weekend of auditions, April 24-25, numerous non-singing, speaking parts will be cast including:

Maria-Elena Holly - Buddy's wife. She has only one scene.

MaryLou Sokolof - Must be able to sing the National Anthem.

Highpockets Duncan - a radio DJ who will have numerous scenes.

Decca Record producer - this part is only in one scene.

Norman Petty - a record producer with multiple scenes.

Vi Petty - Must be able to play piano.

There are a number of other parts of mixed ages and gender, which are all essential to filling out the cast. Parts include onlookers and dancers, announcers, emcees and many others.

For more information or questions, call Darla Johnson at (218) 458-2432.

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