Auditions – Bye Bye Birdie: Youth Edition

Bye Bye Birdie logo in red font, 50s style man behind logo. Levoy Summer Camp Logo in white color, right side. Red block at bottom with white text "Auditions"

*Please note only participates of Levoy Theatre’s Summer Camp can audition for this production*


Book by Michael Stewart

Music by Charles Strouse

Lyrics by Lee Adams

Originally Produced by Edward Padula

BYE BYE BIRDIE:YOUTH EDITION is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC.


Presented by: The Levoy Theatre Summer Camp

Co-Director/Music Director: Walter Webster

Co-Director: Rich Curcio

Choreographer: Deserea Byrd

Stage Manager: Curtis Matias

Education Director: Renee Brecht-Mangiafico




A loving send-up of the 1950s, small-town America, teenagers, and rock & roll, Bye Bye Birdie remains as fresh and vibrant as ever. Bye Bye Birdie is a lively and hilarious musical, tailor-made for teens seeking a blast from the past and a whole lot of fun! Teen heartthrob Conrad Birdie has been drafted, so he chooses All-American girl Kim MacAfee for a very public farewell kiss. Featuring a tuneful high-energy score, plenty of great parts for teens, and a hilarious script, Birdie continues to thrill audiences around the world.




Friday, 7/19/24 @ 7PM

Saturday, 7/20/24 @ 2PM

Located at: The Levoy Theatre
126 N. High Street, Millville, NJ 08332




ALBERT PETERSON – The president of the Almaelou Music Corporation and is Conrad Birdie’s agent. He is a nervous, excitable man who spends most of his time trying to control the uncontrollable, with quite comic results. 


ROSIE ALVAREZ Albert’s girlfriend and secretary at the Almaelou Music Corporation, who is frustrated with Albert’s inability to commit to her. She is willing to do anything it takes to get Albert to give up the music business and settle down. Headstrong and confident, she is often one step ahead of Albert.


MRS. MAE PETERSON Albert’s controlling mother. She loves her son, despite her disapproval of the way he runs the family business and (especially) his affection for Rosie. This is a non-singing role.


CONRAD BIRDIE – Teen heartthrob who has been drafted into the army. This character was written with Elvis Presley in mind. He says little but conveys much with his body language, swagger and, of course, his music.


KIM MACAFEE – Self-confident young member of Conrad’s fan club who is chosen to receive a kiss from Conrad before he leaves for the Army. She sees herself as more mature than the average teenager.


HUGO PEABODY – Kim’s devoted steady boyfriend who is jealous that Conrad is receiving so much attention from Kim. This is a non-singing role.

HARRY MACAFEE – Kim’s father who thinks he’s in control of his family and his teenaged daughter (but isn’t).

MRS. DORIS MACAFEE – Kim’s loving mother who knows just how to handle her husband and her household.


URSULA MERKLE – Kim’s best friend and the hyper-enthusiastic teenager who leads the girls in screaming for Conrad.


RANDOLPH MACAFEE – Kim’s younger brother.


THE MAYOR – Head figure of Sweet Apple, Ohio, who welcomes Conrad Birdie to town. A bit naïve to the effect Conrad has on the girls of the town.


THE MAYOR’S WIFE, EDNA – One of the adults in the show who cannot escape the power of Conrad Birdie’s spell.


GLORIA RASPUTIN – The dreamy, ambitious knockout whom Mrs. Peterson chooses to replace Rosie. She is looking for her big break in show business and hopes Albert can help her. 


MRS. MERKLE – Ursula’s overbearing mother who also gets a touch of Conrad Birdie Fever.


HARVEY JOHNSON – Typical nerdy teenager who can’t seem to get enough of the gossip going on in Telephone Hour.

MR. JOHNSON – Harvey’s father and one of the many parents in Sweet Apple desperate to keep control of their children as Conrad Birdie comes to town.




Orientation will take place at 6:00 PM at the Levoy Theatre before auditions take place on June 19th. Introductions of staff, overview of camp process, and questions or concerns will take place during this time. This is for parents and is NOT mandatory.





Audition Dates: June 19th 6:30-8:30PM.

Auditions are optional. All campers who wish to not audition will be part of the ensemble.

Bring a typed list of conflicts from June 24th – July 20th. Be thorough and specific as this will be used to create our rehearsal schedule.

NO conflicts will be accepted during our final tech week, July 15th – July 18th, or for any performances for which your group is performing.

All performances will take place at The Levoy Theatre, 130 High St N, Millville, NJ 08332.

Rehearsals during the duration of camp will take place at The Levoy Arts & Education Center located at 16 E. Pine Street.





Prepare one musical theater song to sing from a show similar to the style of Bye Bye Birdie. 16-32 bars or 1-1/2 minutes is enough. Please be as memorized as possible.


Bring sheet music if you’d like, live piano accompaniment will be available to you. Bluetooth speaker also available if using accompaniment tracks.

Sign up for an audition time slot here:

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After auditions, a list of callbacks will be emailed out. Callbacks will consist of cold readings and learning an excerpt of a song from Birdie.

Callbacks will take place at the Levoy Theatre on June 20th from 7 PM – 9 PM.



We also have a 2023 Summer Camp Parents’ Group on Facebook. This group is created for communication, updates, reminders, and questions that come up throughout the entirety of the Levoy Theatre’s 2024 Summer Camp. Please click the button below to join! 



– This year, lunch is not provided. Please send your child with water, and lunch each day!

– Before care starts at 7:30AM – 9:30AM (Ed Center)

– After care 3:30PM – 5:00PM (Ed Center)

– Campers must wear sneakers and movement clothes every day of camp.

We are looking forward to a great summer. Please email with any questions!

– Levoy Summer Camp Staff