Description:

It is 1960, and a chorus of young girls energetically sings the praises of rock & roll idol Conrad Birdie. At Almelou Music Corp. in New York, Conrad’s managers, Albert Peterson and Rosie Alvarez (who’ve been dating for years), learn that their client has been inducted into the army. Though she’d prefer that Albert settle down and become “An English Teacher,” Rosie concocts a plan: as a publicity stunt, Conrad will bid a typical American teen-age girl goodbye with a public farewell kiss. Come see how Rosie's plot affects a tiny little town in America in this iconic show!
 

Dates / Times:

  • Wednesday, Mar 6th @ 7:30pm
  • Thursday, Mar 7th @ 7:30pm
  • Friday, Mar 8th @ 7:30pm
  • Saturday, Mar 9th @ 2:30pm

Ticket Prices:

All Tickets are General Admission. To honor our hard working actors and paying customers we ask that you not bring babies or toddlers to the show. Handicap seating available, see an attendant on the night of the show. DOUBLE CAST PERFORMANCE NIGHTS WILL BE LISTED BELOW UNDER SHOW NOTES.

The Church at Canyon Creek:

9001 N FM 620
Austin, TX 78726


Show Notes:

Some lead roles for Bye Bye Birdie may be double cast.  Details will be listed here with the order of each cast after auditions and the show has been cast.  Leads will play other roles on their off night.  

Show Roles:

ALBERT PETERSON is the president of the Almaelou Music Corporation and is Conrad Birdie’s agent. 

ROSIE ALVAREZ is Albert’s girlfriend and secretary at the Almaelou Music Corporation, who is frustrated with Albert’s inability to commit to her. 

MRS. MAE PETERSON is Albert’s controlling mother. She loves her son, despite her disapproval of the way he runs the family business and (especially) his affection for Rosie. 

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. 

KIM MACAFEE is the 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. 

HUGO PEABODY is Kim’s devoted steady boyfriend who is jealous that Conrad is receiving so much attention from Kim. 

MR. HARRY MACAFEE is Kim’s father who thinks he’s in control of his family and his teenaged daughter (but isn’t). 

MRS. DORIS MACAFEE is Kim’s loving mother who knows just how to handle her husband and her household. 

URSULA MERKLE is Kim’s best friend and the hyper-enthusiastic teenager who leads the girls in screaming for Conrad. 

RANDOLPH MACAFEE is Kim’s younger brother. 

THE MAYOR is the head figure of Sweet Apple, Ohio, who welcomes Conrad Birdie to town. 

THE MAYOR’S WIFE, EDNA, is one of the adults in the show who cannot escape the power of Conrad Birdie’s spell. 

GLORIA RASPUTIN is the dreamy, ambitious knockout whom Mrs. Peterson chooses to replace Rosie. She is looking for her big break in show business and hopes Albert can help her. 

MRS. MERKLE is Ursula’s overbearing mother who also gets a touch of Conrad Birdie Fever. 

HARVEY JOHNSON is a typical nerdy teenager who can’t seem to get enough of the gossip going on in Telephone Hour. 

MR. JOHNSON is 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. 

Other TEENAGERS in Sweet Apple include ALICE, DEBORAH SUE, HELEN, NANCY, MARGIE, PENELOPE, SUZIE, FREDDIE, KARL and various other BOYS and GIRLS. 

ENSEMBLE roles include a POLICEMAN, various REPORTERS, a CONDUCTOR and a TRAINMAN, and other PARENTS of the Sweet Apple teenagers.
 

Parent Meeting

Saturday, January 5th 9:00am

The first of 2 mandatory parent meetings will be held Saturday, January 5, 2019 starting at 9am. We will review the Parent Manual, Rehearsal schedule, Parent Committees, and hold a Q & A.