Audition Notice:

Bye Bye Birdie

Audition Notice: Bye Bye Birdie
Audition Dates: January 3 and 5 at 7pm
Callbacks: January 8 at 7pm

Book by Michael Stewart
Lyrics by Lee Adams
Music by Charles Strouse

Producer: Pat Barry 
Director: Kerry White
Choreographer: Christine Baglivio 
Musical Director: Mark Megill 


Audition Location: Spring Lake Theatre, 3rd and Madison Ave, Spring Lake NJ

Performance Dates:
February 16, 17; 23, 24**; March 2, 3** 2018 Curtain at 7:30 PM
**Matinee at 2:00pm and 7:30 PM performance


Audition Requirements: 
Please arrive early to fill out paperwork. Prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song. Bring sheet music in the correct key- an accompanist will be provided. There will be a choreography combination for all auditioners; please wear or bring clothes you can dance in, and jazz or character shoes. There will be cold readings from the script at callbacks. Please bring a resume listing theatrical experience and a headshot, if you have one. 



Plot Summary: 
The musical that "started it all" on the Spring Lake Theatre stage, returns after over forty years! A loving tribute to the 1950's, small town America, teenagers and rock n roll, Bye Bye Birdie remains as fresh and vibrant as ever. Teen heartthrob, Conrad Birdie has been drafted. He chooses All-American girl, Kim McAfee for a very public farewell kiss. Many hilarious sub-plots develop as Sweet Apple, Ohio prepares for the big event. Put on a Happy Face, Kids, One Last Kiss, A lot of Livin' to Do that promise to add to this fun filled treat.

For More Information please contact director: Kerry White at kerrywhite@springlaketheat re.com 



Character Breakdown: 

Albert Petersen (Lead): Male, 30-40: energetic young man, the President of the Almalou Music Corp, nervous type, C flat to F flat.

Rosie Alvarez (Lead): Female, 25-35: his secretary, must be solid dancer and singer, vivacious and fiery, A flat to C.

Conrad Birdie (Lead): Male, 18-29: flamboyant and good dancer/singer, an Elvis type, over the top Rock Star, D flat to E flat.

Kim Macafee (Lead): Female, 15-24: to play 15-16, pretty,self absorbed teenager, must be solid dancer, singer, excitable, A to A flat.

Mr. Harry Macafee (Lead): Male, 40-59: Kim's Dad, very nervous type, controlling but loving, sings and dances, C to E.

Mrs. Macafee (Lead): Female, 40-49: Kim's Mother, typical "50's Mom", trim, pretty, gets excited for her daughter, C flat to F.

Randolph Macafee (Lead): Male, 10-12: Kim's younger brother, typical All American kid, sings and must move well, E to D.

Hugo Peabody (Lead): Male, 15-17: Kim's "steady," fun loving but can be jealous at times, sing/move well.

Mae Petersen (Lead): Female, 50-69: Albert's adoring mother, good comedic timing a must, martyr to the max, sings/moves well.

Harvey Johnson (Supporting): Male, 15-24: teenager, stereotypical "nerd" type, E to F sharp, must sing and move well.

Alice (Supporting): Female, 15-24: teenager, the Mayor's daughter, must sing and move well.

Nancy (Supporting): Female, 15-24: teenager, must sing and move well.

Penelope (Supporting): Female, 15-24: teenager, must sing and move well.

Suzi (Supporting): Female, 15-24: teenager, must sing and move well.

Carl (Supporting): Male, 15-24: teenager, must sing and move well.

Freddie (Supporting): Male, 15-24: teenager, must sing and move well.

Ursula Merkle (Supporting): Female, 15-24: to play 15-16, Kim's best friend, hyper-enthusiastic, sings/dances, E to F, part of teen girl trio.

Deborah Sue (Supporting): Female, 15-24: to play 15-16, part of teen girl trio, bubbly and fun loving, sings/dances, E to F.

Margie (Supporting): Female, 15-24: to play 15-16, part of teen girl trio, shy but hidden agendas, sings/dances, E to F.

Mayor (Supporting): Male, 40-69: typical Mayor type, outspoken, attention getter, pompous, experience a plus, but not necessary, will sing in ensemble.

Mayor's Wife (Supporting): Female, 40-69: his "put upon" wife, experience a plus, but not necessary, will sing in ensemble, may dance.

Gloria Rasputin (Supporting): Female, 25-39: big, broad "tap dancing" secretary, Mae's choice to replace Rosie, experience a plus, but not necessary, will sing in ensemble, may dance.

Mrs. Merkle (Supporting): Female, 39-49: Ursulas' mother, experience a plus, but not necessary, will sing in Ensemble, may dance.

Mr. Johnson (Supporting): Male, 36-49: Harvey's Dad, experience a plus, but not necessary, will sing in ensemble, may dance.

Charles Maude (Supporting): Male, 25-60: owner of "Maude's Roadside Retreat", part of the male quartet, 2nd tenor.

Maude's Dishwasher (Supporting): Male, 18-64: part of male quartet, 1st tenor.

Maude's First Customer (Supporting): Male, 18-64: part of male quartet, baritone.

Maude's Second Customer (Supporting): Males & Females, 18-64: part of male quartet, bass.

Ensemble Players (Chorus / Ensemble): Males & Females, 18-64

All ages and types to play various characters including policemen, reporters, Sweet Apple Parents of teenagers,Sweet Apple Shriners, stage crew for T.V Studio, train Station folks,etc.

Ed Sullivan's Voice: Male, 18-64: will be offstage or can be recorded.

 


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