Bye Bye Birdie


BYE BYE BIRDIE: Youth Edition

Tuition $375- Full Participation   

Limited scholarships are available, see form below

Ages Grades 5 through 10

There is a maximum of 25 slots available.

  • Auditions will be held in person September 10th
  • Callbacks will be held in person, by invitation, on September 12th
  • Monday & Wednesday from 6p-8:45p beginning September 27th
  • Mandatory tech week begins October 29th 
Performances Friday, November 5th at 7:00pSaturday, November 6th at 3:00p & 7:00p
  • Rehearsal Location- First United Methodist Church, 645 Main St, Melrose


We’re on the brink of 1960 and hip-swingin’ teen idol Conrad Birdie has been drafted into the army. But don’t worry, girls! His manager Albert has cooked up a plan to send him off with a swell new song and one last kiss from a lucky teenage fan…on The Ed Sullivan ShowA loving send-up of the 1950s, small-town America, teenagers, and rock & roll, Bye Bye Birdie remains as fresh and vibrant as ever. 

Brief Synopsis: 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, 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?

Artistic Director’s Thoughts: What an amazingly fun way to jump into fall! I wanted to explore a title that was not a “children’s story” with our youth performers and this fit the bill in every way. Full of great characters, fun music and a healthy dose of 1950’s Americana ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ promises to be something completely new for our youth performers.

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