Bye Bye Birdie is a stage musical with a book by Michael Stewart, lyrics by Lee Adams, and music by Charles Strouse. Open auditions has been announced by the Candlelight Dinner Playhouse for the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, BYE, BYE BIRDIE. Get detailed information about ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ Auditions 2010.
“Bye, Bye, Birdie” is story about the big-city rock star who comes into a small town in Ohio. The impending visit pits parents against kids and old values against new ideas. Before Conrad Birdie, the most popular rock ‘n’ roll legend of his time, leaves for the Army, Teen sweetheart, Kim, of Sweet Apple, Ohio, has been selected for a last kiss. Bye, Bye, Birdie has become one of the most beloved musical comedies of all time with songs like “Put on a Happy Face” and “A Lot of Livin’ to Do.” There are lead roles for 3 women ages 14-75, four men ages 21-75, one boy age 9-13, plus teen and adult choruses, which include featured roles.
Auditions for ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ will be organized on Monday, September 13, 2010 from noon to 7pm at the Candlelight Dinner Playhouse. On Sunday, September 19, 2010 Callbacks will be held at 5:30p.m. Auditions are made by appointment only. Appointment can be made by calling the Box Office at 970-744-3747. BYE, BYE BIRDIE will open from January 21, 2011 to March 20, 2011. Participates will perform from Thursday to Saturday nights and Sunday matinees. Additional performances may be added.
For audition purpose, actors should carry headshot and resume and prepare 16-32 bars of an up tempo musical theater piece in the style of the show as well as a ballad. An accompanist will be provided at the time of performance. It is advisable to bring sheet music in the appropriate key. No a Capella or recorded music. Dance call will be held at callbacks. Rehearsals will start about January 3, 2011 with rehearsal times to be determined.
Information about audition role:
- Albert Peterson (Baritone, plays 28-38, dance, pratfalls) Strong acting, good voice needed.
- Rosie Alvarez (Alto, plays 25-35) A true “triple-theat” role. Strong acting, singing and dancing needed.
- Conrad Birdie (Baritone, plays 21-30, dance) Elvislike. Strong ‘pop’ voice. Dancing is required but not difficult.
- Mr. Harry MacAfee (Baritone, Comedic, plays 40-55) A comedic role. Singing is required but is not difficult.
- Mrs. Doris MacAfee (Mezzo, plays 40-50) Singing is required but is not difficult.
- Mae Peterson (Alto, Comedic, plays 50-75) Strong acting and good comic timing
- Adult Ensemble (4 men, 4 women, plays 26-40) Covers several featured chorus roles. Dancing is required but not difficult.
Crossover Roles (will consider both high school teens and adults):
- Kim MacAfee (Soprano/Mezzo, plays 15, high A) Strong acting and singing, group dancing.
- Hugo Peabody (Non-Singing role, plays15-18) May double into teen chorus as tenor or baritone.
- Randolph (Tenor, plays 10-13) Singing is required but is not difficult. Will audition 10-16 year old boys only.
- Teen Ensemble (4 boys, 4 girls, plays 15-18) Covers several featured chorus roles. Strong singing and dancing skills needed
Candlelight Dinner Playhouse is located at 4747 Marketplace Dr., Johnstown, CO.
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