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Meramec Theatre Holds Auditions for “Bye, Bye Birdie”

theater masksThe St. Louis Community College-Meramec Theatre will hold auditions for “Bye, Bye Birdie” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, and Wednesday, Feb. 19, in the Meramec Theatre on campus, 11333 Big Bend Road in Kirkwood. 

Those who are auditioning should prepare a one- to two-minute comic monologue and a one-minute song with sheet music in the correct key. Please arrive dressed for a dance audition. Scripts are on reserve in the STLCC-Meramec Library. 

Performance dates are April 16-20. 

“Bye, Bye Birdie” tells the story of teenage pop idol Conrad Birdie, who is about to be inducted into the U.S. Army. Birdie’s agent, Albert Peterson, and Albert’s faithful secretary Rose Alvarez, keeps Birdie moving forward in the world. Rosie concocts one final national publicity plan before Conrad’s induction. Conrad will bid a typical American teenage girl goodbye with an all-American kissing contest. Kim MacAfee in Sweet Apple, Ohio, wins the honor.  She is a pretty girl of 15 and sings with spring-like ardor. The arrival of Birdie in Sweet Apple causes people of all ages to swoon. The MacAfee household is completely upset by the visiting celebrity. The decision made is that Birdie will give hisOne 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. 

“Bye, Bye Birdie” is directed by Michelle Rebollo and designed by Rick Willmore. This will be the final show of the STLCC-Meramec Theatre season. 

For more information, call the Box Office at 314-984-7562.