Birdie Schedule (1/29 – 2/18)



Choreography Review

7-7:30 PM “Put on a Happy Face” (Ben, Lindsey and Brianna called)

7:30-8 PM “Spanish Rose” (Rose called)

8-8:30 PM “Shriner Ballet” (Rose and Adult Male Chorus)

8:30-9 PM “Honestly Sincere” (Ursula, Teen Chorus, Adult Male Chorus called) Conrad, Kim and Hugo called if available after concert rehearsal

9-10 PM “Telephone Hour” and “A Lot of Livin to Do” (Ursula, Teen Chorus called) Conrad and Kim called if available after concert rehearsal


Tuesday, January 30 at GMSW

7-8:30 PM Everyone called for work through of scenes 2.6-2.8 (A Mother Doesn’t Matter Anymore, Kids Reprise, Ice House Livin’, Spanish Rose and Rosie)

8:30-9 PM Review Full Chorus staging for scenes 1.4 and 1.5 (No big numbers, just Penn Station Transition and Sweet Apple Band)

9-10 PM Work One Boy (Kim, Hugo, Deborah Sue and Alice) and Kids (Mr. and Mrs. MacAfee)



7-10 PM Work Through of Act One and Two with Principals (OFF-BOOK)


Thursday, February 1 at GLHS

7-10 PM ACT ONE with ORCHESTRA (Everyone called)


Monday, February 5 at GLHS 

7-7:30 PM Everyone called for Costume Parade

7:30-8 PM 1.5 with everyone (work the transition between 1.4 and 1.5)

8-8:30 PM Review 2.8 last scene with everyone (no music)

8:30-9 PM Work 1.9 (“One Last Kiss”)

9-9:30 PM Work 2.7 (“Lot of Livin” reprise)

9:30-10 PM Work 1.2 (“Telephone Hour”)


Tuesday, February 6 at GLHS

7-10 PM ACT TWO with ORCHESTRA (Everyone called)



7-10 PM Work Through of Act One and Two with Principals and select characters

(Deborah Sue and Alice called at 7:30)

(Gloria called at 8 PM)

(Maude and Quartet called at 9 PM)


Thursday, February 8 at GAHANNA LINCOLN HS BAND ROOM

7-10 PM Everyone called for Curtain Call, Music review, Choreography review and Line Through


Monday, February 12 at GLHS

7-10:30 PM First Dress Rehearsal


Tuesday, February 13 at GLHS

7-10:30 PM Second Dress Rehearsal


Wednesday, February 14 at GLHS

7-10 PM Dry Tech (Possible call for Principals and Full Chorus if need be, but we will try to make this a night off for the cast)


Thursday, February 15 at GLHS

7-10:30 PM Final Dress!


Show performances on:

Friday, February 16 at 8 pm (TBA call time for cast and crew)

Saturday, February 17 at 8 pm (TBA call time for cast and crew)

Sunday, February 18 at 2:30 pm (TBA call time for cast and crew)

December Music Rehearsals

We will have music rehearsals on Saturday, December 2nd and December 9th from 9:30 am to 11:30 am at Computer Helper located at 450 Beecher Road, Columbus OH 43230. It’s the building across from Graeter’s Ice Cream. Principals are called to the first rehearsal for introductions and measurements, but we will be working on group numbers those two days. A rehearsal schedule for the first two weeks will be on the website shortly with more to follow. Chorus, please bring pencils and a highlighter to these rehearsals.



Cast List for “Bye Bye Birdie”

Albert Peterson – Ben Rosen

Rosie Alvarez – Susan Wilson

Mama Peterson – Sandy Howard

Conrad Birdie – Xavier McAfferty

Kim MacAfee – Sydney Cannon

Mr. Harry MacAfee – Tim Adler

Mrs. Doris MacAfee – Adriane Gray

Randolph MacAfee – David Cremean

Ursula Merkle – Sara Tuohy

Hugo- Keaton Ward

Maude – Tim Cremean

Thank you to everyone who came out. If you auditioned for us (or have previously been in a Gahanna Community Theatre production), you are considered a member of the ensemble. Many supporting parts will be cast out of that ensemble. More details to follow soon!

Bye Bye Birdie Audition and Callback Information

Auditions will be held Tuesday, November 14th, from 7 to 9 pm at Gahanna Middle School West (350 North Stygler Road). Each auditionee will be asked to sing 16-32 bars (approximately 30 to 60 seconds) of a prepared song. Please bring piano music for the accompanist. Callbacks will be on Thursday, November 16th, at the same location. If you are only interested in being in the adult or teen chorus, you still need to bring prepared music, but you do not need to attend callbacks.

PLEASE BRING YOUR CALENDAR! You will be asked to list all rehearsal conflicts ahead of time at auditions. It is vital in casting that we know of any work conflicts or vacations in advance, so that we can work around them. Resume and headshots are optional.

Performances will be February 16, 17 and 18 at Gahanna Lincoln High School.

Director – Ian Short
Music Director – Chuck Miller
Choregrapher – Tony Ingham
Producer – Char McCasland

Roles being auditioned for (if a part isn’t listed below, it will be cast based on the auditions for the characters that are listed):

Albert Peterson – Young man, President of the Almaelou Music Corp. (Tenor/Baritone)

Rose Alvarez – Albert’s secretary, Principal dancer and singer (Alto)

Conrad Birdie – Rock Star (Baritone)

Kim MacAfee – A self possessed and excitable teenager around 15 years old (Soprano)

Harry MacAfee – Kim’s Dad (Baritone)

Doris MacAfee – Kim’s Mom (Mezzo Soprano)

Hugo Peabody – Kim’s steady boyfriend

Ursula Merkle  – Hyper-enthusiastic teenager, Kim’s friend and neighbor

Mrs. Mae Peterson – Albert’s mother, the quintessential “Mamma” (Alto)