Theater auditions: ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ in Kissimmee

Here’s an audition notice from the Osceola Center for the Arts:

The Osceola Center for the Arts is holding auditions for the musical comedy Bye Bye Birdie Sunday, June 20 and Monday, June 21 at 6 pm.  Auditions will be held at the Center and are open to the public.  Actors may attend either evening and should prepare 16 bars of a song and be ready to learn a short dance routine and read from the script. All roles are available and include the following characters (actors must be age 10 + up):

  • Albert Peterson – a young man in his early 30’s; President of Almaelou Music Corp.
  • Rose Alvarez – Albert’s secretary & long-time girlfriend
  • Kim MacAfee – 15 years old; pretty & self-possessed
  • Randolph MacAfee – Kim’s younger brother
  • Mrs. Doris MacAfee – Mother of Kim & Randolph
  • Mr. Harry MacAfee – Father of Kim & Randolph
  • Mrs. Mae Peterson – Albert’s mother; the quintessential “Mamma”
  • Conrad Birdie – Rock Star
  • Hugo Peabody – Kim’s “steady”
  • Gloria Rasputin – A big broad, tap dancing secretary; Mae’s choice to replace Rosie
  • Ensemble:  Teen Chorus (friends of Kim & Hugo); Policeman; Reporters; Mayor; Mayor’s Wife; Traveler; Townspeople

Bye Bye Birdie runs August 6-22 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm and will be directed by Central Florida resident Jeremiah Krivinchuk. Krivinchuk recently directed The Odd Couple at the Center and has appeared on-stage in several musicals and plays including You Can’t Take It With You, Oliver, Greater Tuna, Bleacher Bums, and Flaming Idiots.

Tickets for Bye Bye Birdie are $15 and can be purchased by calling 407.846.6257 x 0.  The Center is located at 2411 E. Hwy 192 between Kissimmee and St. Cloud.  For more information, please call 407.846.6257 or visit

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