Audition Notice: BYE, BYE BIRDIE at Plaza Theatre Company

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Audition Notice: BYE, BYE BIRDIE at Plaza Theatre Company

Plaza Theatre Company is pleased to announce open auditions for its upcoming production of BYE, BYE BIRDIE. The audition is being held on Monday April 22nd and Tuesday April 23rd. Auditioners need only make an appointment for one of the available days. Audition appointments are available by calling the Plaza Box Office at 817-202-0600 or by visiting here: Plaza Audition Appointments

The audition will be held at Plaza Academy which is located at 221 Mill Street in Cleburne about 1 block from Plaza Theatre Company. The show will be directed by Tina and Tabitha Barrus with choreography by Tabitha Barrus and stage management by Dave and Amy Sorter.

AUDITION INFORMATION

Those auditioning are asked to come prepared to sing 32 bars of music in the style of the show that will best display their vocal ability. An accompanist will be provided. Additionally, those auditioning will be asked to read cold from the script during the initial audition. The directors will spend around 5 to 10 minutes with each individual performer at this initial audition.

A call back audition will be held on Saturday April 27th at 9am. Those who the Directors wish to see further will be invited to the call back audition which may last up to 4 hours time. PLEASE REFER TO THE PLAZA AUDITION GUIDELINES AS WELL AS THE PLAZA AUDITION CREDO WHEN PREPARING YOUR AUDITION. The guidelines and Credo can be found at plaza-theatre.com/auditions

PRODUCTION INFORMATION

The production will play on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Saturday afternoons opening on June 28th and playing through August 3rd. Rehearsals will commence on May 13th and will usually take place Monday thru Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings till opening. No Sunday rehearsals or performances.

SHOW INFORMATION

1950’s American teenagers are crazy for rock star Conrad Birdie. When he is drafted, a publicity stunt is staged in which Conrad is to kiss a lucky fan on the Ed Sullivan Show before he leaves for the Army. Kim from Ohio is the lucky girl, much to the chagrin of her boyfriend Hugo. Things turn out alright as this musical becomes the tops in imagination and good old-fashioned fun.

ABOUT THE THEATRE

Plaza Theatre Company is a 158 seat theatre-in-the-round located at 111 S. Main in Cleburne, TX. The Company produces 10 shows a year usually in the style of family-friendly comedies and musicals. PlazaCo opened in November of 2006 and is currently producing it’s 62nd show. The Company has been the proud recipient of over 46 Column Awards including winning “Best Musical” in 2009, 2010 and 2012 in addition to recently being named “Best Theatre Group” by the WFAA A-List for 2011. Further information about PlazaCo is available by visiting http://www.plaza-theatre.com

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

Conrad Birdie

male

baritone

21 – 30

lead

Rosie Alvarez

female

alto

26 – 35

lead

Kim MacAfee

female

soprano

14 – 17

lead

Albert Peterson

male

baritone

28 – 37

lead

Mr. Harry MacAfee

male

baritone

40 – 55

supporting

Mae Peterson

female

spoken

55 – 75

supporting

Hugo Peabody

male

spoken

15 – 18

supporting

Helen

female

mezzo

12 – 17

cameo

Nancy

female

mezzo

12 – 17

cameo

Margie

female

mezzo

12 – 17

cameo

Karl

male

baritone

12 – 17

cameo

Harvey

male

baritone

12 – 17

cameo

Penelope

female

mezzo

12 – 17

cameo

Suzie

female

mezzo

12 – 17

cameo

Mrs. MacAfee

female

mezzo

40 – 50

cameo

Randolph

male

tenor

7 – 14

cameo

Gloria Rasputin

female

spoken

21 – 30

cameo

Alice

female

mezzo

12 – 17

chorus

Ursula Merkel

female

mezzo

13 – 17

chorus

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