AUDITIONS: BRUNDAGE PARK PLAYHOUSE: Bye Bye Birdie

Posted By on August 16, 2014


Brundage Park Playhouse on Carrell Road in Randolph, NJ is pleased to announce auditions for its upcoming show, Bye Bye Birdie on Sunday, August 17th from 6 – 9 pm and Tuesday, August 19th from 6 – 9 pm.
Call Backs on Thursday, August 21 from 7 – 9 pm.

Bye, Bye, Birdie

Book by Michael Stewart

Music by Charles Strouse

Lyrics by Lee Adams

Directed by Ray Gelpke

Performance Dates: October 10, 17 at 8:00 pm and October 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 at 2:00 pm 

This Tony Award-winning musical is an American theater classic. When teenager Kim MacAfee wins a contest to be the fan chosen to kiss rock and roll star Conrad Birdie goodbye before he goes into the Army, life in Sweet Apple, Ohio is never the same again. Featuring well-known hits such as “Kids”, “A Lot of Livin’ To Do”, “One Boy” and many others, Bye Bye Birdie is nothing but good ol’ fashioned fun.

  • Albert Peterson – Age 19-25 (Baritone)- The nervous, excitable, President of the Almaelou Music Corporation, pays more attention to his mother than to his girlfriend; large role requiring good comic timing and pleasant singing voice for three nice solos; some dancing skill a plus.
  • Rose “Rosie” Alvarez – Age 19-25 (Alto) Albert’s secretary and want-to-be fiancé with a touch of sarcasm, she gets fed up with waiting for him to propose; lots of featured singing and STRONG dancing role.
  • Conrad Birdie – Age 16-25 (Baritone) The “Elvis-style” type rock star who is headed into the army; he must be able to sing well, and move like a rock star.
  • Kim MacAfee – Age 16-18 (Soprano) A self-possessed teen-aged girl, she is more mature than her “Conrad-Crazy” girlfriends, and is chosen to receive the ‘one last kiss’ from Conrad Birdie.
  • Mr. Harry MacAfee – Age 18-25 (Tenor)
    The frustrated father of Kim and Randolph, who feels his stature as a parent is continually challenged; a very funny role for a good, loud, singer.
  • Mrs. Doris MacAfee – Age 18-25 (Alto) The tireless, caring mother of Kim and Randolph who knows just how to handle her irritable husband.
  • Randolph MacAfee – Age 8-10 (Tenor) – Kim’s perky well behaved younger brother; sings one feature song.
  • Hugo Peabody – Age 15-17 (Spoken) Kim’s boyfriend or “steady” who is quite jealous of Conrad.
  • Mae Peterson – Age 19-25 (Spoken) Albert’s mother, the quintessential “Mamma,” who never stops parenting Albert; one of the funniest roles in the show. Overbearing and prejudiced.
  • Ursula Merkle – Age 14-17 (Mezzo) The hyper-enthusiastic teen-aged girlfriend of Kim’s who leads the fans screaming for Conrad Birdie.
  • Gloria Rasputin – Age 16-20 (Spoken) The gum-chewing, lame-brained, dancing secretary who is Mae Peterson’s choice to replace Rosie as Albert’s fiancé. A curvaceous blonde.
  • The Mayor – (Spoken) Age 17-25 the mayor of Sweet Apple.
  • The Mayor’s Wife – (Spoken) Age 17-25 his repressed wife.
  • Mrs. Merkle – Ursula’s mother (Spoken) – Age 17-25
  • Mr. Johnson – Harvey’s father (Spoken) – Age 17-25
  • Maude - Owner of Maude’s Roadside Retreat; Age 17-25 (Tenor) 2nd tenor in male quartet and part of the ensemble.

Supporting Sweet Apple Teens

  • Deborah Sue Miller – Age 13-17 One of Kim’s best friends. Solo in “Telephone Hour”.
  • Margie Johnson – Age 13-17 (Mezzo) Harvey’s sister (this is not mentioned in most versions). Solo in “Telephone Hour”.
  • Alice - Age 13-17The Mayor’s daughter, another one of Kim’s best friends. Solo in “Telephone Hour”. Girlfriend of Freddie
  • Helen – Age 13-17 (Mezzo)Solo in “Telephone Hour”.
  • Nancy – Age 13-17 (Mezzo)Solo in “Telephone Hour”.
  • Harvey Johnson Age 13-17 (Tenor) – The nerdy son of Mr. Johnson. Solo in “Telephone Hour”.
  • Penelope Ann Henkel Age 13-17 (Mezzo) – Solo in “Telephone Hour”.
  • Charity Garfein- Age 13-17 (Mezzo) – Solo in “Telephone Hour”, asked out by Harvey Johnson
  • Suzie - Age 13-17 (Mezzo) possible friend, but has doubt in Hugo and Kim’s relationship. Solo in “Telephone Hour.”

Bring picture and resume if available.

Auditions will be at the playhouse on Carrell Road in Randolph, New Jersey. For further information, please call (973) 989-7092.

Fall Theater Classes

Posted By on August 15, 2014

 

Acting 1

(ages 8-14) 8 sessions
Wednesdays: 4:00 –5:00 pm

September 17 – November 12 (no class11/5)
Instructor:  Alicia Vega

Location:  Theater
Cost:  $150

 

This course is designed to introduce the student to the “craft” of acting.  This course will enable the students to access and refine the foundations on which all great actors build.  Through exercises and application the student will practice the fundamental skills used by actors.  These skills include: listening, concentration, creativity, trust, focus, emotional access and teamwork.  Even though this class is designed for those with limited acting experience, students who have taken this class before will find the elements of this class invaluable in the strengthening of their already developing skills. 

 

 

Tap for the Older Set

(ages 8-14)

Wednesdays: 5:00 –6:00 pm

September 17-November 12 (no class 11/5)
Instructor:  Alicia Vega
Location:  Theater
Cost:  $150

This program is geared towards improving basic tap skills and providing further knowledge of this style. We will introduce and review movement vocabulary while providing a fun, positive and non-competitive atmosphere. There will be a small performance at the end of the session.

Tap/Jazz for the Younger Set

(ages 5-7) 8 sessions

Saturdays: 1:00 – 2:00 noon

September 20-November 15 (no class 11/8)

Instructor: Alicia Vega

Location: Theater

Cost: $150

The Tap portion of the class will concentrate on building confidence through mastering rhythmic patterns and steps. Jazz class includes an introduction to proper warm-ups and stretches for the body combined with across-the-floor progressions and mini combinations.

 

Theater Mash-up

(ages 4-5) 8 sessions

Saturdays: 10:00 – 11:00 am

September 20 – November 15 (no class 11/8)

Instructor: Alicia Vega

Location: Theater

Cost: $150

The 8 week session will be divided into 4 themes. Each theme will be comprised of activities including arts and crafts, singing, dancing, stories and short skits. Our young performers will be given the opportunity learn what it is to be part of an ensemble and be introduced to the art of theater performance.

 

Musical Theater for the Younger Set

(ages 6-7) 8 sessions

Saturdays: 11–12:00 p.m.

September 20 – November 15 (no class 11/8)

Instructor: Alicia Vega

Location: Theater

Cost: $150

This class is for the young performer who loves to sing and dance! This workshop guides students at their level of experience through the three facets of musical theater: acting, singing, and dance. In a relaxed, fun environment students will explore all three disciplines while rehearsing musical numbers from Broadway hits and favorites. Students engage in the fun, yet challenging process of learning through experience, which builds skills in listening, responding, creativity, problem-solving, risk taking, and group awareness.

 

 

Makeup classes are determined by the theater in case of weather or theater conflict not on student social conflicts.

Parents and friends are NOT permitted to watch or participate in classes unless noted.

Registration is on a first come, first served basis and enrollment is strictly limited for each class.

Class Instructors are subject to change.

Classes can be cancelled due to lack of enrollment.

 

Playhouse is located on Carrell Road in Randolph.

 

Brundage Park Playhouse is a division of the Randolph Township Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services.

 

 

THE STAFF…

Alicia Vega has a wealth of experience in musical theatre. She has been a part of nineteen productions at Brundage Park Playhouse, including The Wizard of Oz as Dorothy and My Son Pinocchio as the Blue Fairy. Alicia has had twelve years of dance training in various styles; Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Lyrical, Hip Hop, and Modern. She has been and is currently a Co-Director/Choreographer for BPP’s Advanced Performer’s Workshop and Budding Stars theatre camps. She will be the Director of the Kid’s Cabaret in our 2015 Season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

REGISTRATION FORM

 

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I am registering for the following:

___ Acting 1(ages 8-13) $150

___ Tap (ages 8-14) $150

___ Theater Mashup (ages 4-5) $150

___ Musical Theater Young (ages 6-7) $150

___ Tap/Jazz (ages 5-7) $150

 

Total amount $_____________

 

Please make checks payable to:

Township of Randolph

Payment is due at time of registration. No registration will be processed without payment.

Send to: Brundage Park Playhouse

c/o Municipal Bldg.

502 Millbrook Avenue

Randolph, NJ 07869

     Attn: Vivian Lenyk        

 

I give my child permission to participate in theatre classes and understand that the Township does not insure participants with accident insurance. I also understand that all fees are non-refundable unless the offered class is cancelled due to lack of enrollment.

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