KCMT Presents “Bye Bye Birdie” in October 2023!
- Performances: October 12-29, 2023
- Performing at North Kitsap Auditorium, 1881 NE Hostmark Street, Poulsbo
- Special Performances: Our benefit performance for NK Fishline is October 12 @ 6 PM and Royal Family Kids’ Camp Benefit is October 14 @ 6 PM.
The year is 1958, and the much-adored rock-and-roll idol – Conrad Birdie – has been drafted into the US Army! His songwriter and agent, Albert, and Albert’s secretary (and some-time girlfriend), Rosie, hatch a plan for a farewell performance to take place on The Ed Sullivan Show, which they hope will help sell Birdie’s new song “One Last Kiss,” and ultimately save Almaelou records from going under. To cap off the performance, Birdie will actually give ‘one last kiss’ to Kim MacAfee, an avid member of the Conrad Birdie fan club from Sweet Apple, Ohio.
When Albert and Rosie head to Sweet Apple to prepare for Birdie’s arrival, things start to unravel. Kim’s father is starstruck at the thought of being on The Ed Sullivan Show with his daughter, and Kim’s new steady, Hugo gets jealous at the thought of Kim kissing Conrad on national television.
Featuring a tuneful high-energy score, featuring well-known songs like “Got a Lot of Living To Do,” “Put on a Happy Face,” “Kids,” and more, Bye Bye Birdie is a loving poke at family values and the never-ending generation gap.
WANT TO BE IN OUR NEXT SHOW?
Online cast enrollment for “Bye Bye Birdie” will open at noon on Wednesday, July 5, 2023, and will run through Tuesday, July 18 at 6 PM. Online cast enrollment includes updating (or registering) the actor’s information, signing student waivers, and enrolling in an audition prep session. Parents are required to attend the in-person audition prep session with their child on July 18, 2023, to finalize payment, security, and volunteer opportunities.
Audition materials can be found by clicking on the AUDITIONS TAB.
REGISTRATION/AUDITION PREP SESSIONS
Registration is held at our Rehearsal Venue, During this time you will be taught and coached on the songs, lines and dance to be performed for your audition. There are multiple registration sessions (see list below) to choose from and you can sign up for the one that works for your family when you enroll online. All enrollment is handled online via “STUDIO DIRECTOR” and should be completed before arriving. Your Conflict Calendar must be submitted on Registration Night. Here is the link: BBB 2023 Conflict Calendar.
A parent or guardian must be present during Audition Prep. Each session takes approximately an hour and a half, and at the conclusion, you will receive your audition appointment which includes the date and time of your audition. If you have any questions or experience difficulty with registration, please email our Auditions Manager. The sessions will run as follows:
- SESSION 1, 3:30 – 5:00 PM
- SESSION 2, 4:45 – 6:15 PM
- SESSION 3, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
- SESSION 4, 7:15 – 8:45 PM
KCMT AGE REQUIREMENTS
- KCMT is open to performers eight (8) years of age (by the date of auditions) through age 18.
- Under-aged siblings of KCMT veteran actors may register on a case-by-case basis. Please get in touch with our Auditions Manager for details.
- Non-refundable Registration Fee = $50
- First Child = $200
- Each Additional Child = $150
Each tuition includes a participant’s t-shirt, a printed copy of our full-color program, and a non-personalized DVD (or digital copy) of your cast’s performance.
For those who are in financial crisis, single-parent families, a parent in the military, a parent out of work, or a participating foster child. KCMT may be able to help offset PART of the tuition cost if funds are available. To apply, please follow this online registration link and pay the $50 registration fee. Then download the KCMT Scholarship Request Form and follow the instructions for submitting your request as indicated.
- Within TWO weeks of AUDITION DAY – Refunds will be granted, including tuition and volunteer deposits, minus the $50 registration fee.
- AFTER TWO weeks of AUDITION DAY – NO Refunds will be granted, including all tuition.
Auditions Lines can be found HERE.
Auditions Songs & Music will be posted soon.
- July 5, ONLINE Registration opens @ 12 PM
- July 18, Required Registration is due
- July 19, Auditions by assigned appointment (the afternoon is mandatory for those new to KCMT)
- July 21, 22, and 25, 26, Callbacks by assignment (mandatory for those desiring a lead, including KCMT veterans)
PLEASE NOTE: You must attend the following:
- Required Registration on July 18, 2023, when your paperwork and deposit fee are due by 6 PM
- Every Callback you are invited to attend
- Every teaching rehearsal (new blocking, choreography and vocal material)
Audition appointments for all roles are required including chorus and will be assigned by the Audition Manager.
Callbacks – attendance at Callbacks is required in order to be considered for a lead role. Actors must attend the callback(s) for any role(s) indicated by the director. If an actor misses a callback for a specific role, the actor will not be considered for that role.
TO PREPARE FOR YOUR AUDITION
Audition lines and links to access the music and audio files will be posted soon.
SPECIAL NOTES FOR DANCERS
If you wish to be considered as a specialty dancer, please be sure to indicate so on your online registration that you are available for ALL the following rehearsals.
- Dance Callbacks on Thursday, July 20, 1:30-4:00 PM, by appointment.
- August 1-24 – Dancer Rehearsals Tuesdays AND Thursdays, 2:00-3:00 PM.
- September 1 – October 6 – Dancer Rehearsals Fridays, 4:00-7:00 PM.
Please check out KCMT tips HERE.
Summer & Fall Rehearsal Specifics
- August 1-24 Rehearsals – Tuesdays 4-7, Wednesdays 10-6, Thursdays 4-7. Dancers Tuesdays & Thursdays 2-4
- August 29 – October 7 Rehearsals – Tuesdays 4-7, Thursdays 4-7, Saturdays 10-6. Dancers Fridays 4-7
- October 8-29 Dress Rehearsals & Performances at North Kitsap Auditorium
- When Saturdays begin on August 29, the schedule will be: 10-1 Cast CD, 1-3 Leads, 3-6 Cast AB
- You can print a copy of the current schedule HERE.
Updates are sent via email at the beginning of each week. You can also check the online Rehearsal Calendar (under the “Rehearsal Calendar” tab).
Each actor can expect to spend from 3 to 10 hours in rehearsal each week. They will learn dancing and vocals for chorus numbers, as well as scene blocking and character development. Rehearsals are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00 – 7:00 PM, and a three-hour block on Saturdays, either 10 AM – 1 PM or 3 – 6 PM, depending on your cast assignment. Specialty dancers and leads may have additional Friday and Saturday rehearsals. Actors are expected to attend all scheduled rehearsals.
Please pick your child up on time after rehearsal. Actors should only be at KCMT (rehearsals and performances) only when they are scheduled. We are not equipped to watch children who are not actively involved in rehearsals/performances.
The Conflict Calendar plays an important role in casting a show. “Conflicts” that arise AFTER a show is cast are the same as “missing a rehearsal.” All KNOWN conflicts must be declared at registration. Absences arising after the Conflict Calendar is submitted, must go through the Attendance Supervisor and could jeopardize your casting in the production. You can download a copy of the Conflict Calendar KCMT Parent Handbook August 2022. It will also be emailed to you when you complete your registration.
Production Weeks are the last two weeks on our rehearsal schedule. Leads are required not to participate in any overnight activities during production weeks. We require that you clear your child’s schedule of all outside activities during production weeks. Extra activities during production weeks sap the energy from their performances.
If at any time an actor or actress needs to be replaced due to unforeseen circumstances, permission and arrangements for their replacement MUST be coordinated through a Director.
The Cast Schedule can also be found HERE in document form.
KCMT’s 2023 cast list for Bye Bye Birdie
Here is where you can check out which cast your favorite actor will be performing in!
Thursday, 10/12 @ 6 PM Cast D, Fishline Benefit; Friday, 10/13 @ 6 PM Cast B
Saturday, 10/14 @ 2 PM Cast C; @ 6 PM Cast A RFKC Benefit; Sunday, 10/15 @ 2 PM Cast D
Friday, 10/20 @ 6 PM Cast C; Saturday, 10/21 @ 2 PM Cast A; @ 6 PM Cast D
Sunday, 10/22 @ 2 PM Cast B; @ 6 PM Cast C
Friday, 10/27 @ 6 PM Cast A; Saturday, 10/28 @ 2 PM Cast D; @ 6 PM Cast B
Sunday, 10/29 @ 2 PM Cast C; @ 6 PM Cast A
LEADS CAST A CAST B CAST C CAST D
ALBERT PETERSON Cor Ellis Gabe Montanez Everett Whitemarsh Ethan Effinger
ROSIE / BIRDIE SINGER Gillian Hart Pallas Doyle June Phelps Emma Knight
HARRY MACAFEE Gray Nichols Quinn Heim Liam Clement
CONRAD BIRDIE John Ellis Colton Agor KIM MACAFEE / BIRDIE SINGER Jessalyn Northey Lilah Wakefield Ashley Dylan Paisley Black
MAE PETERSON / BIRDIE SINGER Taitum Finley Brielle Weston Ella Schulz Rylee Stayley
DORIS MACAFEE / BIRDIE SINGER Loris Martin Beatrice Brown Elizabeth Zinkhon Ruby Wright
HUGO PEABODY Rylee Foreman Avie Bogdan Colby Austin
RANDY Breesa Paar Hunter Williams Charlotte Agor Dabney Rey
URSULA / BIRDIE SINGER Livia Paar Camden Brown Charlotte Anderson Eva Clement
ALICE / BIRDIE SINGER Maya Moyer Ava Engelbrecht Parker Juhl
HELEN / BIRDIE SINGER Davanie Lissy Frankie Rohan Rose Clement
MARGIE / BIRDIE SINGER Mallory Day Isabella Loucks Cassidy Wood
NANCY / BIRDIE SINGER Lucy Martin Bronwyn Seaman Tove Brevik
PENELOPE / BIRDIE SINGER Harriet Brown Hana Knight Lily Barrett
DEBORAH SUE Amelia Parks Naomi Lesco Jordan Bates
CHARITY Elise Lnaghan Maddie Harlow
MRS. MERKLE/TRAVELER Brianna Boulch Leona Brown Maya Knight Paige Raley
GLORIA RASPUTEN Gail Corns Mallory Day Maeve Ludwig Lily Barrett
MAYOR Jackson Tapper Mac Hook
HARVEY JOHNSON Gail Corns Cole Horschman Aidan Harlow Luca Foley
FREDDIE Aislinn Ruley Livia Bogdan
KARL Cole Horschman Gail Corns Luca Foley Aiden Harlow
MR. JOHNSON Gabe Montanez Cor Ellis Liam clement Quinn Heim
REPORTER BARBARA GLUCK Emma Layton Stella Mock Maeve Ludwig Paisley Woods
REPORTER ANNE MERICK Leah Burns Piper Johnson
MAYORS WIFE EDNA Stella Mock Emma Layton Aria Anderson HAPPY FACE DANCER Davanie Lissy Lucy Martin Hana Knight Lily Barrett
SULLIVAN STAGE MANAGER Brielle Weston Taitum Finlay, Gillian Hart, Davanie Lissy, Loris Martin, Lucy Martin, Jessalyn Northey Rylee Staley Ella Schulz
DANCERS Mallory Day, Pallas Doyle, Emma Layton, Davanie Lissy, Lucy Martin, Lilah Wakefield Taitum Finlay, Gillian Hart, Davanie Lissy, Loris Martin, Lucy Martin, Jessalyn Northey Ethan Effinger, Emma Knight, Hana Knight, Maya Knight, Maeve Ludwing, Rylee Stayley Ashley Dylan, Hana Knight, Maya Knight, June Phelps, Everett Whitemarsh, Elizabeth Zinkhon
ADULT & KID CHORUS Brianna Boulch, Beatrice Brown, Leona Brown, Leah Burns, Pallas Doyle, Cor Ellis, John Ellis, Taitum Finlay, Gillian Hart, Emma Layton, Loris Martin, Stella Mock, Gabe Montanez, Gray Nichols, Jackson Tapper, Brielle Weston
AND Augie Alaxander, Breesa Paar, Hallie Trueb, Hazel Trueb, Hunter Williamson
Colton Agor, Aria Anderson, Liam Clement, Ethan Effinger, Quinn Heim, Mac Hook, Piper Johnson, Emma Knight, Maya Knight, Maeve Ludwig, Paige Raley, June Phelps, Ella Schulz, Rylee Staley, Everett Whitemarsh, Paisley Woods, Ruby Wright, Elizabeth Zinkhon
AND Charlotte Agor, Sophie Barrett, Runa Brevik, Audrey Boxman, Dabney Rey
TEEN CHORUS Charlotte Anderson, Camden Brown, Harriet Brown, Miriam Burns, Gail Corns, Mallory Day, Abbi Duke, Rylee Foreman, Cole Horschman, Ravenna Lane, Elise Langner, Davanie Lissy, Lucy Martin, Margaret Meier, Maya Moyer, Jessalyn Northey, Amelia Parks, Aislinn Ruley, Adelaide Ryan, Lilah Wakefield, Zoey Wells Colby Austin, Lily Barrett, Jordan Bates, Paisley Black, Avie Bogdan, Livia Bogdan, Tove Brevik, Eva Clement, Rose Clement, Ashley Dylan, Ava Engelbrecht, Luca Foley, Aidan Harlow, Maddie Harlow, Parker Juhl, Hana Knight, Naomi Lesco, Isabella Loucks, Livia Paar, Frankie Rohan, Bronwyn Seaman, Cassidy Wood