BYE BYE BIRDIE - New Vision Players Non Equity Auditions

Posted: May 14, 2014
Audition Location: New Milford, NJ

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From the theater company who brought you sold-out performances of hit musicals such as Legally Blonde: The Musical, Into The Woods and Les Miserables, New Vision Players holds auditions for their Summer 2014 musical -- BYE BYE BIRDIE!

Winner of four Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Direction, Best Choreography, and Best Performance By A Featured Actor, BYE BYE BIRDIE is one of the most captivating musical shows of our time. Set in the 1950s, it is a satire done with the fondest affection and gives an insight into the everyday life that is very much part of us all. BYE BYE BIRDIE tells the story of a rock-and-roll singer who is about to be inducted into the army and the effects his one final national publicity stunt has on the teenage girls and boys (and their families) in the small town of Sweet Apple, Ohio. This musical is the tops in imagination and frivolity; a show that will surely be enjoyed by the cast as much as the audience. Book by Michael Stewart, Music by Charles Strouse, Lyrics by Lee Adams.

DATES:
Tuesday, June 3rd
Thursday, June 5th

TIME:
7 - 11 PM

LOCATION:
Woodcrest Health Care Center
800 River Road
New Milford, NJ
* Go through in the front entranceway. There will be signs and/or people helping you get to the audition area.

FOR AGES 10 AND UP!

WHAT TO PREPARE:
-Two songs, one upbeat and one ballad, that best show off your vocals. Please cut it down to 16-32 bars each. An accompanist will be present at the auditions, but you are welcome to perform your songs a cappella instead.
-There will be a dance call, so please dress comfortably
-There will be no cold reading at auditions

CALLBACKS
Sunday, June 8th from 10 AM to 7 PM. Location to be announced.

REHEARSALS:
Three weeknights (Monday, Tuesday & Thursday nights, from 7 - 10/10:30 PM).

PERFORMANCE DATES:
August 14th at 8 PM
August 15th at 8 PM
August 16th at 2 PM & 8 PM
August 17th at 2 PM

All performances will be at the Fair Lawn Community Center, in Fair Lawn, NJ!

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“BYE BYE BIRDIE” Cast of Characters

Albert Peterson - An English teacher in his early 30s who is the president of his family-owned music company, Almaelou Music Corp. He is very much a momma’s boy. Needs to be a triple threat - excellent comic actor, dancer and singer.

Rose Alvarez - Albert’s secretary, about Abert’s age. She is very much in love with him. She is also a triple threat - good actress and singer and above all, an excellent dancer.

Kim MacAfee - A very pretty and quite self-possessed 15-year-old who is the lucky girl who will bestow “one last kiss” to Conrad Birdie before he goes into the army. Needs to be a singer, actress and dancer.

Mr. Harry MacAfee - The father of Kim and her brother, Randolph. Late 30s to mid-40s. Harry is very put upon by Conrad’s visit to Sweet Apple. Essential that he be an excellent comic actor and singer.

Mrs. Doris MacAfee - The mother of Kim and Randolph. She is the calming influence on Harry. The same age range as her husband. A mother very much in the manner of June Cleaver. Good comic actress and singer.

Mrs. Mae Peterson - Albert’s mother. She can be in her late 40s to 50s. She is the quintessential “mamma”, always on the lookout to keep tabs on her son, even if it effects him negatively. Excellent comic actress who can sing.

Conrad Birdie - A vain rock and roll singer in the manner of Elvis, aged 22 to 24. He is about to be inducted into the army. An excellent singer who can move is required.

Hugo Peabody - Kim’s “steady.” He should be about 15 or 16. Very innocent compared to Conrad. Good singer and dancer.

Randolph MacAfee - Kim’s younger brother, aged 10. Good singer with comic presence.

Gloria Rasputin - A big broad, tap dancing “secretary” in her mid-20s to 30s. She is not particularly bright, but she is Mae’s choice to replace Rosie.

Ursula Merkle - A hyper-enthusiastic teen about 15 and best friend of Kim. Singer and dancer with comic flair.

Harvey Johnson - Member of the teen chorus and featured in the musical number “The Telephone Hour.” Comic role.

Alice, Margie, Helen, Nancy, & Deborah Sue - Teen friends of Kim MacAfee.

Two Sad Girls - Non-speaking teen dancers who are featured in the musical number, “Put On A Happy Face” with Albert.

Charles F. Maude - Proprietor/bartender of “Maude’s Roadside Retreat.” He is second tenor in a male quartet.

Ed Sullivan’s Voice - The TV showman does not appear on stage, but we need an actor to pre-record his distinctive voice.

Teen Girls and Boys - Friends and classmates of Kim’s in Sweet Apple, Ohio.

Other Adult Male Roles - Policemen, Reporters, Mayor of Sweet Apple, Ohio, Mr. Johnson (Harvey’s father), Maude’s dishwasher and two customers, train station personnel, travelers, Conrad’s guitar man, stage crew for TV show, doctor, Shriners and Sweet Apple parents.

Other Adult Female Roles - Reporters, Mayor‘s Wife, Mrs. Merkle (Ursula‘s mother), wardrobe ladies for TV show, travelers, Sweet Apple parents.

We are casting 35-40 people, of all performers ages 10 and up. All roles are available!
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PRODUCTION STAFF
Director/Lighting Designer: MICHAEL HABER
Musical Director: KEVIN M. LYNCH
Choreographer: NICOLE BOSCARINO
Stage Manager: TBA
Technical Directors: AARON DOBBIN & DREW VILLAFUERTE
Properties Master: LAURA IACOMETTA
Costumer Designers: TBA
Production Manager: AMANDA VILLAFUERTE

Please visit our website, www.newvisionplayers.com, for more information! We hope to see everyone there!

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