The CM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER is holding auditions for BYE BYE BIRDIE on Thursday, May 19 at 7:30PM  and Saturday, May 21 at 12:00PM.

Please prepare 16-32 bars of a song from or in the style of the show. Callbacks will follow by appointment. Please be prepared to dance. Dance call can be in whatever shoe you are most comfortable in (heels or flats, including sneakers). Rehearsals will begin immediately. Performance dates are below. Please bring possible rehearsal and/or performance conflicts to the audition. The CM Performing Arts Center is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in the casting and encourages actors of diverse backgrounds and underrepresented groups to audition. We are also accepting video submissions for this production. Video auditions should be sent to with a resume by Saturday, May 21st at 12PM. ALL ROLES ARE OPEN!

Production Team:


Music Director – KEVIN MERKEL

Choreographer – MELISSA RAPELJE



Health & Safety Protocols:

For the safety of all performers, staff, and our CM community, all performers and staff must be either fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or present proof of a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test or COVID-19 molecular PCR test on a weekly basis. Unvaccinated performers and staff must wear masks or approved face coverings at all rehearsals and performances. Individuals will be considered fully vaccinated 14 days after their second dose of the Pfizer/BioTech or Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine or 14 days after their single dose of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine.

About the Show:

Rock star Conrad Birdie is the biggest thing to top the charts. Women love him, men want to be him and teenage girls around the country scream with glee at the mere mention of his name. But when the United States Army drafts Birdie, manager Albert Peterson sees his meal ticket preparing to fly the coop (much to the delight of longtime love Rose Alvarez, who can’t wait for Albert to ditch the music biz and become something respectable, like an English teacher). Desperate for a publicity stunt big enough to help them survive Birdie’s departure, Albert and Rose hatch a plan: send Conrad to small-town America to plant his goodbye kiss on one lucky fan for the entire world to see. Their selection of super fan Kim Macafee sends the wholesome enclave of Sweet Apple, Ohio into chaos. Kim’s boyfriend, Hugo, can’t take the humiliation of his lady love’s televised lip-lock. Rose can’t take another minute of Albert’s distracted ways. And Sweet Apple can’t take its teens’ riotous rebellion, inspired by the arrival of bad-boy Birdie. Will Sweet Apple ever be the same?

Performance Dates:


Character Descriptions:

ALBERT PETERSON (Male, to play 33 years old) – President of Almaelou Music Corp., Conrad Birdie’s agent and songwriter, energetic nervous type. Tap ability a plus. (Baritone, Bb2-Gb4)

ROSE ALVAREZ (Female, 25-35) – Albert’s secretary and love. Strong dancer. Latinx. (Mezzo-Belt, Gb3-C5)

CONRAD BIRDIE (Male, 20s-30s) – Rock and Roll Elvis-like superstar. (Baritone, Ab2-Gb4)

KIM MACAFEE (Female, to play 16 years old) – pretty, self absorbed, teenage girl from Sweet Apple Ohio who’s selected to kiss Conrad Birdie on live television (Soprano, G3-Ab5)

MR. HARRY MACAFEE (Male, 40s-50s) – Kim’s dad, very nervous, controlling but loving, comic character (Baritone, C3-E4)

MRS. DORIS MACAFEE (Female, 40s) – Kim’s mom, stereotypical 50s housewife (Mezzo, Bb3-F5)

RANDOLPH MACAFEE (Male, 10-12) – Kim’s younger brother, typical All American kid (Alto, D4-D5)

MRS. MAE PETERSON (Female, 50s-60s) – Albert’s adoring mother, martyr to the max, comedic role (Non-singing role)

HUGO PEABODY (Male, 15-17) – Kim’s “steady” boyfriend, very jealous over Kim kissing Conrad (Non-singing role)

URSULA MERKLE (Male, 15-17) a hyper enthusiastic teen, best friend and neighbor of Kim (Soprano, D4-F5)

TEEN ENSEMBLE (Male & Female, 13-18) to play a variety of roles including 2 Sad Girls, Harvey Johnson, Telephone Hour Soloists and more. Seeking strong singers and dancers.

ADULT ENSEMBLE (Male & Female, 30s and up) to play a variety of roles including the Mayor, Mayor’s Wife, Charles Maude, Gloria Rasputin, Mrs. Merkle, Parents and Shriners. Seeking strong singers who move well.


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