Advanced Musical Theatre Intensive

SUMMER SHOW: Auditions

Bye Bye Birdie – Young Performer’s Edition

Auditions open to grades 6-12 or ages 11-18. 

Director: Madison Falkenstine

Auditions: May 18th & 19th (By appointment)
Audition Call Backs: May 20th from 4:00-8:30 pm
Performances: July 30, 31, and August 1

IT IS IMPORTANT TO READ ALL THE INFORMATION POSTED ON THIS PAGE.

Auditions 

AUDITION INFORMATION

Auditions: May 18th & 19th* (By Appointment Only)
*If you are unable to attend the audition date listed, please contact us at Director@ACTcolorado.net 

Location: 481 Windchime Place 

Casting Eligibility: Anyone from 11-18 years old may audition

Tuition: There is no fee to audition.  IF cast, tuition will be charged. (See section on tuition for further details.)


CHARACTER INFORMATION

Albert-President of the Almaelou Music Corporation, and 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. Great singer, great comic timing.

Rosie-Albert’s girlfriend and secretary at Almaelou Music Corporation. She is frustrated with Albert’s inability to commit to her, and is willing to do anything it takes to get Albert to give up the music business and settle down. Headstrong and confident, strong actress and great singer.

Mrs. Mae Peterson-Albert’s controlling mother. She loves her son, despite her disapproval of the way he runs the family business. She does not approve of Rosie. She is always parenting Albert and provides much comic relief during the show. Strong actress with great comic timing.

Conrad Birdie-teen heartthrob who has been drafted into the army. Think Elvis Presley. He says little, but conveys much with his body language, swagger, and music. He knows that good looks and a killer smile will get him more than his personality. Must be a great singer/dancer with an over-the-top character.

Kim MacAfee-A 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. Great singer, soprano.

Hugo Peabody-Kim’s devoted steady boyfriend who is jealous that Conrad is getting so much attention from Kim. Comic role, a bit nerdy.

Mr. Harry MacAfee-Kim’s father, thinks he is in control of his family (but isn’t). Great actor, good singer, must be able to find the comedy in his character’s frustration and irritability.

Mrs. Doris MacAfee-Kim’s loving mother who knows just how to handle her husband and her household. Good actor/singer.

Ursula Merkle-Kim’s best friend and the hyper-enthusiastic teenager who leads the girls in screaming for Conrad. A unique character with a one of a kind voice.

Randolph MacAfee-Kim’s younger brother, fun young character.

The Mayor-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. Comic actor.

The Mayor’s Wife, Edna-one of the adults of the show who cannot resist the charms of Conrad Birdie.

Gloria Rasputin-dreamy, ambitious knockout who Mrs. Peterson chooses to replace Rosie. She is looking for her big break in show business and hopes Albert can help her. A ditzy chorus girl, larger-than-life character. Great dancer.

Mrs. Merkle-Ursula’s overbearing mother who also gets a touch of Conrad Birdie fever.

Harvey Johnson-a typical nerdy teenager.

Mr. Johnson-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.

Helen- A teenager of Sweet Apple Ohio

Nancy- A teenager of Sweet Apple Ohio

Alice- A teenager of Sweet Apple Ohio

Margie- A teenager of Sweet Apple Ohio

Freddie- A teenager of Sweet Apple Ohio

Karl- A teenager of Sweet Apple Ohio

Penelope Ann- A teenager of Sweet Apple Ohio

Deborah Sue- A teenager of Sweet Apple Ohio

THE AUDITION PROCESS

  1. Schedule your audition time.

    Auditions: May 18th & 19th* (By Appointment)
    *If you are unable to attend the audition date, please contact us at Director@ACTcolorado.net

    Once your audition has been scheduled you will receive a confirmation e-mail. If you do NOT receive a confirmation e-mail from Sign Up Genius, please contact us at director@ACTcolorado.net to confirm we received your audition time.     

  2. Complete audition form 
    Audition Form
  3. Fill out consent form.
    Parental Consent Form
  4. Audition (10 minutes)

    Initial Audition:

    Please prepare the entirety of an upbeat audition song that fits your voice and is appropriate to the era of Bye Bye Birdie. You will need to find an accompaniment/karaoke version of your song and send an MP3 or Youtube link to the following email address before auditions: megan@actcolorado.net

    In addition, please prepare a one-minute comedic monologue that showcases your acting abilities.

  5. Bring a headshot and resume to your audition.

  6. By the evening of May 19th, you will receive an email letting you know if you are being called back for a second audition or not. (If you are not called back, you are not in the running to be cast.)

  7. Call backs will be held on May 20th from 4:00-8:30 pm (All those who are called back will be called for the entire time)

  8.  The show will be cast by May 22nd. All performers who are called back will receive an email announcing if they were cast or not.

  9. There will be a cast and parent meeting on Tuesday, May 25th at 6:00 PM in the studio. If cast, you will need to register your student online and pay the deposit or payment in full.

Schedule Audition

Audition Dates: May 18th & 19th (By Appointment)

Please prepare the entirety of an upbeat audition song that fits your voice and is appropriate to the era of Bye Bye Birdie. You will need to find an accompaniment/karaoke version of your song and send an MP3 or Youtube link to the following email address before auditions: megan@actcolorado.net

In addition, please prepare a one-minute comedic monologue that showcases your acting abilities.

Once your audition has been scheduled, you will receive a confirmation from Sign Up Genius. If you do NOT receive a confirmation, please contact us at director@ACTcolorado.net.  

Tuition

Tuition:  $395 (If paid in full before May 24th.)

Tuition Payment Option: 

  • $125 Non-refundable deposit due at registration
  • $100 due on June 15
  • $100 due on July 1
  • $100 due on July 15

Those who opt for the payment plan will automatically have their debit or credit card charged on the above due dates.

What is included in the tuition:  

  • Training during scheduled rehearsals
  • All performances
  • Script (to keep)

What is not included in the tuition:

  • Tickets to the performances
  • Bye Bye Birdie T-shirts or Hoodies (These may be ordered at the initial cast meeting if desired.)
  • Shoes (Actor will provide his/her own shoes that fit the character.) 
  • Costume (Students are responsible for their own costumes, however, ACT may be able to provide certain pieces of the costumes depending on availability.) 
  • Stage make-up  

Rehearsals & Performances

Rehearsals
Please note that all performers will be scheduled for every rehearsal. Attendance is mandatory for all in-studio and tech rehearsals. 

First Meeting (Cast & Parents)

    • Tuesday, May 25th: 5:30-8:15 PM
      • Students: 5:30-7:45 PM
      • Students & Parents: 7:45-8:15 PM

In-Studio Rehearsals (ACT Studios, 481 Windchime Place)

    • Monday, July 19-Friday, July 23 from 9:00 am-3:00 pm

On-Stage Rehearsals (Colorado Springs Charter Academy (CSCA), 2577 N. Chelton Rd.)

    • Monday, July 26-Thursday, July 29 from 9:00 am- 3:00 pm

Performances

There are 4 performances.
Call time will be 2 hours before your show. 

    • Friday, July 30: 6:30 PM 
    • Saturday, July 31: 3:00 PM
    • Saturday, July 31: 6:30 PM
    • Sunday, August 1: 3:00 PM