Bye Bye Birdie — Young Performers’ Edition

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The Young Performers’ Edition is a one-hour adaptation specially tailored for elementary school and middle school aged children. The materials have been prepared to help your school or organization mount the best possible production and to give your children an exciting and rewarding experience.
BYE BYE BIRDIE is a satire crafted with the fondest affection telling the story of a rock and roll singer who is about to be inducted into the army. An English Teacher, What Did I Ever See in Him?, Put on a Happy Face, One Boy, A Lot of Livin’ to Do, Kids and Rosie are musical theatre classics. This is the tops in imagination and good old-fashioned fun.

Full performance of The Telephone Hour   from the Staging and Choreography DVD.

Each of the selected numbers on the DVD can also be viewed with audio comments and suggestions for staging and choreography.

*Music samples courtesy of Strada Music Co. and Charles Strouse Music.

  • Credits
  • Rehearsal Materials
  • Book by Michael Stewart
    Music by Charles Strouse
    Lyrics by Lee Adams
    Originally Produced by Edward Padula

    • 1       Director Production Guide
    • 1       Piano-Vocal Score
    • 1       Disc set, consisting of:
        • 1   Rehearsal Music and Lyrics CD
        • 1   Rehearsal/Performance Music CD
        • 1   Choreography DVD
    • 30     Young Performer’s Books

     

    Production Kit Description

    Young Performer’s Books, containing the complete script and all vocal material.
    Sing-Along CD, to help your cast learn the songs.
    Performance CD, with orchestral accompaniment for your production.
    Choreography DVD, containing simple, effective dance steps and staging ideas for selected songs.
    Piano-Vocal Score, as an additional rehearsal tool.
    Production Guide, complete with background material, directorial pointers, details on incorporating the show’s production into the school curriculum and suggestions for involving your community at large.