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Auditions for BLT’s ‘Bye Bye Birdie’

February 1, 2018 all-day
Togi's Playhouse
18 Welch Ave
Bradford, PA 16701
Auditions for BLT's 'Bye Bye Birdie' @ Togi's Playhouse | Bradford | Pennsylvania | United States

Audition dates:
Wednesday January 24, 6:30-9pm
Saturday, January 27, 10a-1pm
Thursday, February 1, 6:30-9pm
Saturday, February 3, 10a-1pm

Auditions will be held at Togi’s Playhouse, 18 Welch Ave., Bradford (behind Togi’s Restaurant)

Show dates: April 13-15 at Bradford Area High School.

At the auditions, you will read lines and sing a short vocal selection. If you are auditioning for a singing role, please come with a prepared number of your choosing on a media device. If you wish to audition for a specific principal character, you must also prepare a musical number sung by that character. Please wear comfortable clothing, as you will be asked to learn a small dance routine. (You do not need to come to more than one audition.)

Cast listing:

Principal characters: all parts require strong vocals, acting, and dancing ability:
Albert Peterson (man in early 30’s)
Rose Alvarez (young woman, Albert’s girlfriend and secretary, 25-35 years old)
Ursula Merkle (hyper female teen, Kim’s best friend; 15 years old)
Kim MacAfee (15-year old girl)
Randolph MacAfee (Kim’s younger brother; aged 10-14)
Doris MacAfee (Mother of Kim and Randolph)
Harry MacAfee (Father of Kim and Randolph)
Conrad Birdie (Rock star; 20-35 years old)

Principal characters that require only strong comedic acting:
Hugo Peabody (Kim’s steady boyfriend; male teen)
Mrs. Mae Peterson (Albert’s mother)

Non-principal parts that require strong vocals and/or dancing:
Teen chorus (approximately 10-15 girls and 7-10 boys, ages 14-20; several are featured)
Gloria Rasputin (tap-dancing secretary)
Mayor’s wife (Edna)
Mrs. Merkle
Mr. Johnson
Sweet Apple Shriners (all men; adults)
Guitar man (must be able to play guitar; no speaking, singing, or dancing required)

Other speaking and non-speaking parts, including adult chorus members:
Approximately 10 men, all ages
Approximately 10 women, all ages

Other than Randolph MacAfee, ALL persons wishing to audition must be at least 14 years old at the time of auditions.


Rock star Conrad Birdie is the biggest thing to top the charts. Women love him, men want to be him, and teenage girls scream at the mere mention of his name. But when the United States Army drafts Birdie, manager Albert Peterson and his longtime love Rose Alvarez hatch a plan: send Conrad to small-town America to plant a goodbye kiss on one lucky fan to be televised on live TV. Their selection of Kim MacAfee sends wholesome Sweet Apple, Ohio, into chaos. Kim’s boyfriend, Hugo, can’t take the humiliation, Rose can’t take another minute of Albert’s devotion to the music business, and Sweet Apple can’t take its teens’ riotous “Rock-n-Roll” rebellion. Will Sweet Apple ever be the same?

Bye Bye Birdie is a family show through and through. Colorful, cute, and sweet, this classic includes some of the most famous songs in musical theater, including “Put On a Happy Face,” “Kids” and the lively number “A Lot of Livin’ to Do.”

Bye Bye Birdie opened on Broadway, April 14, 1960, and played for 607 performances starring Chita Rivera and Dick Van Dyke as Rose and Albert. The stage show earned four Tony Awards for Musical, Director, Choreography, and Featured Actor. It also won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Musical.

A Musical Comedy
Book by Michael Stewart
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Lee Adams
Originally Produced by Edward Padula

Production team:
Dani Newman and David Merwine, Co-Directors
Shane Oschman, Musical Director
Ruth Fuller, Conductor
Tiffany Mager, Producer
Todd Wagner, Set Designer
JessAnn Coder, Stage Manager
Brie Lara, Choreographer
Kira Leck, Sound Engineer
Chelsea Place, Marketing


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