Bye Bye Birdie 2018 Audition Info

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June 27 - 30, 2018

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C. Hook Theater auditions for the 2018 production of Bye Bye Birdie will be held:

Monday, January 22 from 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Tuesday, January 23  from 4:00pm – 5:30pm

All current 9th – 12th grade students

La Mesa Arts Academy
4200 Parks Ave. La Mesa, 91941

Open auditions. You may come either day. Must choose a song from C. Hook Theater website. 

If under 18 you must have a parent signed audition form.

Bring a current (school type) photo with you (photos will not be returned). Auditions are on a first come basis, so come early. If you are under 18 years of age, you MUST have parent signed audition form. Auditions will be closed and private; therefore no one (including parents) will be allowed to watch auditions. The wait time should be approximately 30 minutes.

Audition Songs:
(Please note the information below is an important change from previous years).

All prospective cast members must choose songs provided by C. Hook Theater via the “Auditions” section of the C Hook Theater website. Music and lyrics are provided. One of these songs must be chosen for the audition. On the day of the audition, C. Hook Theater will provide the music for the song that is chosen. There is no need to bring an iPod, CD etc. 


Call Backs:
Call back selections will be posted according to your audition number on the website on Wednesday, January 24 at 3:00pm. Call back auditions will be held Thursday, January 25, from 4:30pm - 6:00pm in the La Mesa Arts Academy.  It is your responsibility to check the posted "call back" list. NO phone calls will be made. Potential cast is required to be there the entire 1.5 hours. Be on time. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes that you can move in.

Cast Selection:
Final cast selections will be posted Friday, January 26 at 4pm on the website. No phone calls will be made. Cast Members will be expected to register online after the Cast Selections are announced.

Registration/Script Night:
Thursday, March 8, 2018  from 6:00 - 7:30pm at La Mesa Arts Academy.   We will discuss cast and parent responsibilities.   We will have refreshments during this orientation.

Production Fee:
Each cast members will be required to raise $330 to participate in the production.
All cast member production fees are due on Monday, February 28, 2018. Production fees may be paid during online registration.

Family support is necessary for this production to be successful. All parents will be asked to be a part of a production committee.  Everyone will be required to sell tickets.  

Two Initial Read Through Rehearsals are scheduled for Tuesday, February 20, 2018 and Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 5-7pm.

A complete rehearsal schedule will be posted on this web site after Registration/Script Night. Rehearsals are generally held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 5-7pm and most Saturdays 8am-11am at La Mesa Arts Academy. The final week of rehearsals will be held at the Joan B. Kroc Theater.

C. Hook Theater:
This is a self-supporting production relying on volunteer time and fund raising efforts. It takes a spirit of cooperation among the directing team, the production team and the families of the cast to create an experience of lasting value. The cast learns character analysis and how to interpret the parts, songs and dances as part of the complete performing arts process.

Audition Music

Download Name Play Size Length
download 01 Oh What A Beautiful Morning

0.9 MB 0:56 min
download 02 Doe A Deer

1 MB 1:03 min
download 03 Loverly

1 MB 1:04 min
download 04 Never Never Land

0.9 MB 0:59 min
download 05 Maybe

1 MB 1:07 min
download 09 Put On A Happy Face

0.7 MB 0:46 min
download 10 Getting To Know You

1 MB 1:03 min
download 11 Matchmaker

0.9 MB 0:58 min
download 12 Til There Was You

1 MB 1:05 min
download 13 Favorite Things

1 MB 1:02 min
download 14 I Could Have Danced All Night

1 MB 1:02 min