Central High School
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?
What should auditionees prepare? * On Friday, August 30th you can pick up the General Audition packet in front of Room 109 or at our meeting at 3pm in the auditorium. (This will include a list of characters with detailed descriptions, a song list and sides for general auditions. * On Tuesday, September 3rd you can work the General Audition song (you will pick 1 of the 4 options) with Mr Minx in the Vocal Music room. 3-4 pm. * On Wednesday, September 4th we will have General (Open) Auditions. Please meet in the Auditorium at 3:10 pm. Auditions will go from 3:15 - 6:30. Once you have auditioned you will be excused. (Please let your parents know that you will call when you are done. 6:30 would be the latest it would be) (The Production Staff will post the Thursday callback list on Wednesday night on our website: www.centraltheatre.info .) * On Thursday, September 5th we will have callbacks. Callbacks are reserved for casting most of the Leads and Secondary parts (Please note that if you are not asked back to callbacks it DOESN"T mean that you haven't been cast in the show.) The production staff uses Callbacks to get a second look for the larger roles. What will be the format? * General Auditions will be a "Open Call Format". This Format is designed to allow students to sing in small groups. It is recommended that each performer demonstrates their musical theatre skills. We will be looking for performers with personality and charisma. Don't be afraid to show off your hard work and preparation. YOU NEED TO take advantage of every audition opportunity. As a performer, you can only control what you do! Just do your best.
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