• About Teen Musical Theater of Oregon

    The 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 Statement

    The 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 Information

    PLEASE 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

    Audition Forms

     

    Show Information and Character Breakdown

    BYE 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

     

    Adults

    Mrs. 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
    Trainman

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  • Bye Bye Birdie  Cast List:

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  • 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

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Bye Bye Birdie

Presented by: Craterian Performances' Teen Musical Theater of Oregon

Sponsored by: Hunter Communications

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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