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Starbright players to hold open auditions for "Bye Bye Birdie"

The Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department’s award-winning children’s theatre group, the Star Bright Players, present open auditions for “Bye Bye Birdie”  on Sunday, September 15 at Freedom Middle School Theatre, 750 Highway 96 West. 

Auditions for new participants in Star Bright will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., followed by returning Star Bright Player auditions from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. For this production, all children must be age 7 through 17 at the time of the audition.

Children may arrive anytime during these time periods, but must be prepared to wait. Parents must remain in waiting areas and may not observe auditions. Children will be required to sing a song and some may be called back for a second audition on Monday, September 17 from 5:30 p.m.  to 7:30 p.m. at Freedom Middle School.  If preparing a selection to sing, please choose something in the musical theatre genre.

“Bye Bye Birdie” is a Tony-Award winning musical based on the book by Michael Stewart. Originally produced in 1960, “Bye Bye Birdie” is the story of Conrad Birdie, an American rock and roll star, and how his fans are affected when he is drafted into the Army. It contains the classic songs: A Lot of Livin’ to Do,”  “Put on a Happy Face,” and “We Love you, Conrad!” Music is by Charles Strouse, and lyrics by Lee Adams; originally produced by Edward Padula. The Star Bright Players presentation is produced by arrangement with Tams-Whitmark Music Library, Inc., 560 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY, 10022.

Rehearsals for “Bye Bye Birdie” will be held at Freedom Middle School on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for nine weeks. If cast, children must be able to meet the commitments of this rehearsal schedule. There is a $70 activity fee for all children cast in the show (includes costume rental and cast t-shirt).

Performances of “Bye Bye Birdie” are scheduled for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and December 5, 6, and 7 at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, December 8 at 3:00 p.m. All performances will be at Freedom Middle School, 750 Highway 96 West in Franklin.
For more information regarding auditions, rehearsals or performances contact Janey Mason at (615) 790-5719, ext. 2030. Williamson County Parks and Recreation is a public organization. Anyone may register for and participate in the department’s programs, teams, classes and events.

Posted on: 8/20/2013


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