Upcoming Auditions

Bye, Bye, Birdie

(Young Performers Edition)

 

SHOW DATES: April 27, 28, 29

 

AUDITIONS:

     February 10 - Broadway Style (Individual. Requires a time slot.)

     February 11 - Group Auditions

     February 13 - Callbacks

 

LOCATION:      Brainerd United Methodist Church

 

CAST:              Ages 8-Adult

 

(Youth Theater Program) - NOTE: We have permission to cast any age actors in this show giving us the possibility of casting adults in this youth version of the show. If you don't mind sharing the stage with our young actors to help and encourage them as they learn feel free to contact us and plan on taking part in February auditions.

 

“We Love You, Conrad! Oh Yes We Do!”  A loving send-up of the 1960s, small-town America, teenagers, and rock & roll, BYE BYE BIRDIE remains as fresh and vibrant as ever. Teen heartthrob Conrad Birdie has been drafted, so he chooses all-American girl, Kim McAfee, for a very public farewell kiss. Featuring a tuneful high-energy score, plenty of great parts for young actors, and a hilarious script, BIRDIE remains one of the most popular shows across the country. This Tony Award winning Best Musical includes hit songs such as; “Put on a Happy Face,” “One Last Kiss,” “One Boy,” “A Lot of Livin’ to Do,” “Kids!” and “Rosie.”

 

Check back about 1 month before auditions for the audition packet and more information about auditions.

ALBERT PETERSON is the president of the Almaelou Music Corporation and is Conrad Birdie’s agent. He is a nervous, excitable man who spends most of his time trying to control the uncontrollable, with quite comic results. Looking for an actor with excellent comic timing, a great singing voice and a natural likability.

 

ROSIE ALVAREZ is Albert’s girlfriend and secretary at the Almaelou, who is frustrated with Albert’s inability to commit to her. She is willing to do anything it takes to get Albert to give up the music business and settle down. Headstrong and confident, she is often one step ahead of Albert. Looking for a strong actor and a great singer.

 

MRS. MAE PETERSON is Albert’s controlling mother. She loves her son, despite her disapproval of the way he runs the family business and (especially) his affection for Rosie. She has never stopped parenting Albert, and her mounting frustration throughout the show as Albert begins to stand up to her provides recurring comic relief. Looking for an actor with strong comedic timing .

 

 

 

 

CONRAD BIRDIE is a teen heartthrob who has been drafted into the army. This character was written with Elvis Presley in mind. He says little but conveys much with his body language, swagger and, of course, his music. This is someone who knows that good looks and a killer smile will get him more than his personality. Looking for a great singer/dancer with the ability to keep an over-the-top character alive while singing.

 

KIM MACAFEE is the self-confident young member of Conrad’s fan club who is chosen to receive a kiss from Conrad before he leaves for the Army. She sees herself as more mature than the average teenager. Looking for a student with a wholesome, innocent persona who will enjoy letting it go and have some fun along the way.

 

HUGO PEABODY is Kim’s devoted steady boyfriend who is jealous that Conrad is receiving so much attention from Kim. This is a character-driven, non-singing role.

 

URSULA MERKLE is Kim’s best friend and the hyper-enthusiastic teenager who leads the girls in screaming for Conrad. This is a great supporting role with unique one-of-a-kind character voice.

MR. HARRY MACAFEE is Kim’s father who thinks he’s in control of his family and his teenaged daughter (but isn’t). Mr. MacAfee should be a good actor with a decent singing voice who can find the comedy in his character’s frustration and irritability.

 

MRS. DORIS MACAFEE is Kim’s loving mother who knows just how to handle her husband and her household. Mrs. MacAfee should be a good actor/singer. When casting, look for the chemistry between Mrs. MacAfee and her husband — this actor should be able to play off of Mr. MacAfee’s gruffness with ease and charm.

 

RANDOLPH MACAFEE is Kim’s younger brother. This is a great small featured role for a younger actor with an unchanged voice who will get to create a fun character with only a few lines.

CAST of CHARACTERS

Leads & Supports

THE MAYOR is the head figure of Sweet Apple, Ohio, who welcomes Conrad Birdie to town. A bit naïve to the effect Conrad has on the girls of the town, this is a great featured role for an ensemble cast member who can develop a fun character.

 

THE MAYOR’S WIFE, EDNA, is one of the adults in the show who cannot escape the power of Conrad Birdie’s spell.

 

GLORIA RASPUTIN is the dreamy, ambitious knockout whom Mrs. Peterson chooses to replace Rosie. Often played as a ditzy chorus-girl type, this is a good place to utilize a great tap dancer who will have fun with this featured dance solo and can create a gum-chomping, hair-twirling, larger-than-life character.

 

 

MRS. MERKLE is Ursula’s overbearing mother who also gets a touch of Conrad Birdie Fever. Cast a good character actress who can incorporate her character into her singing voice.

 

HARVEY JOHNSON is a typical nerdy teenager who can’t seem to get enough of the gossip going on in Telephone Hour. Cast a young actor who will have fun developing his character throughout this song and subsequent scenes.

 

MR. JOHNSON is Harvey’s father and one of the many parents in Sweet Apple desperate to keep control of their children as Conrad Birdie comes to town.

 

Other TEENAGERS in Sweet Apple include

 ALICE

 DEBORAH SUE

 HELEN

 NANCY

 MARGIE

 PENELOPE

 SUZIE

 FREDDIE

 KARL

various other BOYS and GIRLS.

 

Other ENSEMBLE roles include:

a POLICEMAN

various REPORTERS

a CONDUCTOR

a TRAINMAN,

PARENTS of Sweet Apple

ENSEMBLE

Featured Characters from the Ensemble

CHRISTIAN FAMILY THEATER • 28152 Chattanooga, TN • 37424

Contact Us: Contact@CFTChattanooga.com

Christian Family Theater

Bye, Bye, Birdie

(Young Performers Edition)

 

SHOW DATES:

   April 27, 28, 29

 

AUDITIONS:

   February 10 - Broadway Style

   February 11 - Group Auditions

   February 13 - Callbacks

 

LOCATION:

   Brainerd United Methodist Church

 

CAST:

   Ages 8-Adult

 

(Youth Theater Program) - NOTE: We have permission to cast actors of any age in this show giving us the possibility of casting adults in this youth version of the show. If you don't mind sharing the stage with our young actors to help and encourage them as they learn feel free to contact us and plan on taking part in February auditions.

 

“We Love You, Conrad! Oh Yes We Do!”  A loving send-up of the 1960s, small-town America, teenagers, and rock & roll, BYE BYE BIRDIE remains as fresh and vibrant as ever. Teen heartthrob Conrad Birdie has been drafted, so he chooses all-American girl, Kim McAfee, for a very public farewell kiss. Featuring a tuneful high-energy score, plenty of great parts for young actors, and a hilarious script, BIRDIE remains one of the most popular shows across the country. This Tony Award winning Best Musical includes hit songs such as; “Put on a Happy Face,” “One Last Kiss,” “One Boy,” “A Lot of Livin’ to Do,” “Kids!” and “Rosie.”

 

Check back about 1 month before auditions for the audition packet and more information about auditions.

Christian Family Theater

CHRISTIAN FAMILY THEATER • 28152 Chattanooga, TN • 37424

Contact Us: Contact@CFTChattanooga.com