Description:

A loving send-up of the early 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 MacAfee for a very public farewell kiss. Featuring a tuneful high-energy score, plenty of great parts for teens, and a hilarious script, BIRDIE continues to thrill audiences around the world.

Hit songs include “Put on a Happy Face,” “One Last Kiss,” “One Boy,” “A Lot of Livin’ to Do,” “Kids!” and “Rosie.”

Dates / Times:

  • Thursday, Apr 30th @ 9:30am  
  • Friday, May 1st @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, May 2nd @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, May 2nd @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, May 3rd @ 2:00pm
  • School Days Performance
Tickets go on sale Sunday March 8, 2020 at 12:00am

Ticket Prices:


Charles Bender Performing Arts Center:

611 Higgins Street, Humble, TX 77338


Show Notes:

Auditions:
Venue - TBD
February 21st: Dance & Vocal Auditions
February 22nd: Callbacks

Rehearsals:
Venue - TBD
Fridays & Saturdays
Call times may vary and will be posted each week on the Callboard by Wednesday evening. 

Rehearsal Schedule:
February 28-29
March 6-7
March 13-14
March 20-21
March 27-28
April 3-4
April 17-18
April 24-25

Mandatory Parent Meetings - Saturday, February 29 @ 10:00am & Friday, April 25 @ 7:00pm
Feedback Sessions - TBD
Promo Shoot - March 14th @ 5:30 Those called for promo shoot: Albert, Conrad, Rosie, Kim, Ursula, Harvey
Character Portraits - April 3rd @ 4:00-6:00
Tech Week - April 26-30
Performances - May 1st - May 3rd,  Charles Bender Performing Arts Center
School Day Show -  April 30th @ 9:30am, Charles Bender Performing Arts Center

Artistic Team:
Director/Choreographer - Tony Smith
Assistant Director - Abby Cleverly
Vocal Director - Krista Broomhead
Choreographer Assistant - 
Intern - Stephanie Cleverly 


Please email the show coordinator, Robyn Flanery, robyn@cythouston.org with any questions. 

For more information, please visit CYT Houston's Parent Hub
 


Characters:

Albert Peterson

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. 
C flat to F flat

Rosie Alvarez

Albert’s girlfriend and secretary at the Almaelou Music Corporation, 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. 
 A flat to C

Ursula Merkle

Kim’s best friend and the hyper­enthusiastic teenager who leads the girls in screaming for Conrad.

Kim Macafee

Is the self­confident 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. 
A to A flat

Mrs. Doris Macafee

Kim & Randolph's loving mother who knows just how to handle her husband and her household. C flat to F

Mr. Harry Macafee

Kim’s father who thinks he’s in control of his family and his teenaged daughter (but isn’t). 
C to E

Mae Peterson

Albert's adoring mother, good comedic timing a must.

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. 
D flat to E flat

Hugo Peabody

Kim’s devoted steady boyfriend who is jealous that Conrad is receiving so much attention from Kim. This is a character­driven, non­singing role.

Helen

Teen Chorus

One Girl

Member of Teen Girls chorus. Speaking role.

Policeman

In New York train station. Speaking role.

First Reporter

Speaking Role

Second Reporter

Cameraman

Third Reporter

Speaking Role

Mayor

The head figure of Sweet Apple, Ohio, who welcomes Conrad Birdie to town. A bit naive 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. 


Edna (Mayor's wife)

Is one of the adults in the show who cannot escape the power of Conrad Birdie’s spell — also a great featured role for an ensemble cast member to have some fun with.

Mrs. Merkle

Ursula's Mother

Randolph Macafee

Kim’s younger brother.

Nancy

Teen Chorus

Gloria Rasputin

A tap dancing "secretary". Mae's choice to replace Rosie

Ed Sullivan

Traveler

Part of crowd in N.Y. train station. Speaking Role

Mr. Johnson

Harvey's Father

Maude

Proprietor of "Maude's Roadside Retreat".

Maude's Dishwasher

Speaking Role

Maude's First Customer

Speaking Role

Maude's Second Customer

Speaking Role

Alice

Sweet Apple teenager and Mayor's daughter. Teen Chorus

Margie

Teen Chorus

Harvey Johnson

Teen Chorus

Deborah Sue

Sweet Apple teenager. Teen Chorus

Trainman

Speaking Role

Fred

Speaking Role

Lee

Speaking Role

Phyllis

Speaking Role

Penelope

Speaking Role

Train Conductor

Speaking Role

Sad Girl 1

Sad Girl 2

Sweet Apple Shriners