About Teen Musical Theater of OregonThe Teen Musical Theater of Oregon (TMTO) is the youth theater program of Craterian Performances. TMTO shows are professionally-staged, large-scale and high-energy productions that are fun for the whole family. When you attend a TMTO show, you’ll be giving these talented teens the audience they deserve, and you’ll be getting one of the best entertainment values in Southern Oregon. As a TMTO patron said after a recent show, “The entire production was so professional. We will definitely try to see all of the Teen Musical Theater shows. We will bring some other people along with us, too. It’s something we want to share.” Share the fun and share the excitement: don’t miss the next TMTO show! Depending on the show and casting requirements, the age range for some TMTO shows includes children age 9 – 12; the age range for all TMTO shows is 13 – 19. In order to “anchor” the show and to give cast members the opportunity to work with professional/adult actors, TMTO will often use “Guest Stars” in principal roles. The typical rehearsal and performance schedule lasts seven weeks. In the summer, rehearsal blocks are typically M-F, 12:30 – 5:30; during the school year rehearsals are typically Monday, Wednesday and Friday 5:00 – 8:30, and Saturdays 12:30 – 5:30. Specific rehearsal times are typically announced one week in advance; the amount of rehearsal time required for each cast member varies significantly based on the size of the part and the overall needs of the production. We currently produce a winter, spring and summer show. Click on the “Auditions” tab for more information about our upcoming production. If no information is currently listed, check back soon! Participation Fee: $300 + $100 refundable family volunteer deposit For general inquiries call 541-779-8195, ext 304
Mission StatementThe mission of the Teen Musical Theater of Oregon is to provide professional training and performance opportunities for cast members, and to produce professional quality, affordable, family-friendly entertainment.
Bye Bye Birdie
Audition InformationPLEASE FILL OUT THE ONLINE PREREGISTRATION FORM BELOW. ALSO PRINT AND COMPLETE ALL FORMS LISTED BELOW AND BRING THEM TO AUDITIONS ALONG WITH YOUR TUITION PAYMENT. The minimum age for Bye Bye Birdie is 12. Cast size is limited to 60. Auditions: Saturday, January 3, 9:30 a.m. registration; 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 (approx) auditions Callbacks: Sunday, January 11, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 (approx) Rehearsals: Begin January 19 - see the conflict calendar for more details Performances: March 5 & 6 @ 7:30 p.m., March 7 @ 2:00 p.m. Participation Fee: $300 + $100 refundable family volunteer deposit
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Show Information and Character BreakdownBYE BYE BIRDIE is one of the most captivating musical shows of our time. It tells the story of a rock and roll singer who is about to be inducted into the army. The singer, Conrad Birdie, an Elvis Presley type, has a pompadour and thick sideburns; he wears gaudy gold costumes and speaks in a rugged voice. Albert Peterson, his agent, is a very pleasant mild mannered young man. Albert’s faithful secretary Rose Alvarez keeps him and Birdie moving forward in the world. Rosie concocts one final national publicity plan before Conrad’s induction. Conrad will bid a typical American teen-age girl goodbye with an all-American kiss. Kim MacAfee in Sweet Apple, Ohio wins the honor. All of the phones in her town are already busy during The Telephone Hour as Kim has just been pinned to Hugo, a local boy. She is a pretty girl of fifteen and sings with spring like ardor How Lovely to Be a Woman, as she pulls on the plaid woolen socks and the baggy mustard colored sweater considered stylish and popular among young ladies. The arrival of Birdie in Sweet Apple causes people of all ages to swoon. Birdie says that his success is due to the fact that he is Honestly Sincere when he sings, and the quiet little town goes into a spin. The MacAfee household is completely upset by the visiting celebrity. It is decided that Birdie will give his One Last Kiss on the Ed Sullivan show. Kim’s father who laments the whole uproar, tries to break into the act and behaves like a ham on the TV show. Hymn for a Sunday Evening is a salute to the greater glory of Ed Sullivan. Birdie becomes disgusted with his life and goes out on the town with the teenagers. He feels tense with Albert and is tired of being supervised. The parents of Sweet Apple cannot understand the new generation and express this in Kids. Rosie, still waiting for that band of gold from Albert after eight years, invades a Shriners’ meeting. An extremely hilarious ballet ensues. She then decides to become the Latin American spitfire that she is painted as, by Albert’s lead-footed catastrophe-ridden mother. She is determined to become Spanish Rose. Kim is reunited with Hugo, and Rose with Albert in the lovely number Rosie. Other hit numbers include A Lot of Livin’ to Do and Put on a Happy Face. BYE BYE BIRDIE is a satire done with the fondest affection. It gives an insight into the everyday life that is very much part of us all. It is the tops in imagination and frivolity; a show that will be enjoyed by the cast as much as the audience.
Principals(4 female; 5 male) Albert Peterson Rose Alvarez Conrad Birdie Mr. MacAfee (Harry) Mrs. MacAfee (Doris) Kim MacAfee Randolph MacAfee Hugo Peabody Ursula Merkle
Teenagers(8 female; 3 male) Deborah Sue Margie Alice Harvey Johnson Helen Nancy Penelope Suzie (non-speaking) Karl (non-speaking) Freddie (non-speaking) One Girl
AdultsMrs. Mae Peterson Gloria Rasputin Bartender (member of Male Quartet) Mayor Mayor’s Wife Mrs. Merkle Mr. Johnson Conrad’s Guitar Man (non-speaking) Policeman First Reporter Second Reporter (non-speaking) Third Reporter Traveler TrainmanFill out my online form .
Bye Bye Birdie Cast List:TBA
Creative Team for Bye Bye Birdie:Stephen McCandless - Producer/Artistic Director Doug Warner - Director Cailey McCandless - (Virtual) Choreographer Josh Killingsworth - Music Director Gabriel Ash - Set Designer Sue Quackenbush - Costume Designer Brad Nelson - Lighting Designer/Venue Production Mgr. Meghan DeAngelo - Hair & Makeup Designer Maria Martin - Dance Captain
Teen Musical Theater of Oregon Events
Presented by: Craterian Performances' Teen Musical Theater of Oregon
March 5, 2015 at 7:30 PM
March 6, 2015 at 7:30 PM
March 7, 2015 at 2:00 PM
Tickets: Adults $20, Youth $10
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