Bye Bye Birdie — Young Performers’ Edition


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.

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

  • 1  Director’s Production Guide
    1  Piano-Vocal Score
    30 Young Performer’s Books
    1  Disc Set, consisting of:
    1 Sing-Along CD
    1 Performance CD
    1 Choreography DVD

    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.

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    Organization City, State First Performance Last Performance
    Odyssey Institute BUCKEYE, AZ 03/05/2015 03/07/2015
    Stanford Middle School LONG BEACH, CA 03/05/2015 03/07/2015
    Maple School NORTHBROOK, IL 03/05/2015 03/06/2015
    St. John Catholic School SEATTLE, WA 03/05/2015 03/08/2015
    Springton Lake Middle School MEDIA, PA 03/06/2015 03/07/2015
    Lynbrook North Middle School LYNBROOK, NY 03/06/2015 03/07/2015
    Derby Academy HINGHAM, MA 03/10/2015 03/12/2015
    L. Armstrong Intermediate School E. ELMHURST, NY 03/11/2015 03/11/2015
    Bay View Middle School GREEN BAY, WI 03/12/2015 03/14/2015
    Central Dauphin Middle School HARRISBURG, PA 03/12/2015 03/14/2015
    Tri-City Buffalo High School BUFFALO, IL 03/13/2015 03/14/2015
    Philadelphia Academy Charter School PHILADELPHIA, PA 03/19/2015 03/22/2015
    Koda Middle School CLIFTON PARK, NY 03/19/2015 03/21/2015
    Box Elder Middle School BRIGHAM CITY, UT 03/19/2015 03/28/2015
    Baldwin Middle School BALDWIN, NY 03/19/2015 03/21/2015
    Nativity of Mary School WILLIAMSVILLE, NY 03/20/2015 03/20/2015
    Memorial Middle School MENTOR, OH 03/20/2015 03/21/2015
    Lincoln Orens Middle School ISLAND PARK, NY 03/20/2015 03/22/2015
    Hixson Middle School HIXSON, TN 03/23/2015 03/24/2015
    Grand Avenue Middle School BELLMORE, NY 03/25/2015 03/26/2015
    Garden Street Academy SANTA BARBARA, CA 03/25/2015 03/26/2015
    Mahopac Public Library's Teen Players MAHOPAC, NY 03/26/2015 03/26/2015
    Calavera Hills School CARLSBAD, CA 03/26/2015 03/28/2015
    Sts. Peter & Paul School NAPERVILLE, IL 03/26/2015 03/26/2015
    Prodell Middle School SHOREHAM, NY 03/26/2015 03/29/2015
    McKinney Area Christian Homeschoolers MCKINNEY, TX 03/27/2015 03/28/2015
    Middle Township Middle School CAPE MAY COURTHOUSE, NJ 03/27/2015 03/28/2015
    South Jr. High School NEWBURGH, NY 03/27/2015 03/28/2015
    Creative Kids Playhouse Theatre of O.C. LAKE FOREST, CA 03/28/2015 05/16/2015
    Lehrman Community Day School MIAMI BEACH, FL 03/31/2015 04/01/2015
    Tanque Verde High School TUCSON, AZ 04/01/2015 04/03/2015
    Warner Robins High School WARNER ROBINS, GA 04/15/2015 04/18/2015
    Liberty Middle School CLIFTON, VA 04/16/2015 04/18/2015
    Middlesboro High School MIDDLESBORO, KY 04/16/2015 04/17/2015
    Eisenhower Intermediate School BRIDGEWATER, NJ 04/16/2015 04/17/2015
    Alexandria Middle School PITTSTOWN, NJ 04/17/2015 04/19/2015
    Clinton High School CLINTON, AR 04/17/2015 04/19/2015
    Teaneck Community Charter School TEANECK, NJ 04/23/2015 04/25/2015
    Trinity Hall LEONARDO, NJ 04/23/2015 04/26/2015
    Citrus Heights Academy CLERMONT, FL 04/23/2015 04/25/2015
    Piney Grove Middle School CUMMING, GA 04/24/2015 04/25/2015
    Chirst Community Lutheran School KIRKWOOD, MO 04/24/2015 04/25/2015
    Aprende Middle School CHANDLER, AZ 04/24/2015 05/02/2015
    St. Clare School LYNDHURST, OH 04/24/2015 04/25/2015
    Music Makers of Western Springs WESTERN SPRINGS, IL 04/24/2015 04/25/2015
    Northwest Youth Theatre HILLSBORO, OR 04/25/2015 04/25/2015
    Cedarwood School MANDEVILLE, LA 04/25/2015 04/25/2015
    St. Pauls Inter-Parochial School RAMSEY, NJ 04/28/2015 04/30/2015
    Bernardo Yorba Middle School YORBA LINDA, CA 04/29/2015 04/30/2015
    John Adams Middle School SANTA MONICA, CA 04/30/2015 05/02/2015
    Presbyterian School HOUSTON, TX 04/30/2015 05/01/2015
    Glacier Point Middle School FRESNO, CA 04/30/2015 05/05/2015
    Musical Theatre Academy At Theatre 3 DALLAS, TX 04/30/2015 05/02/2015
    Lighthouse Christian School POMPANO BEACH, FL 05/01/2015 05/02/2015
    St. Dorothy Elementary School DREXEL HILL, PA 05/01/2015 05/03/2015
    Berryhill Elementary School TULSA, OK 05/01/2015 05/02/2015
    Bloomfield Hills Middle School BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI 05/05/2015 05/06/2015
    St. Matthew School GAHANNA, OH 05/05/2015 05/05/2015
    Lexington Middle School FORT MYERS, FL 05/06/2015 05/06/2015
    Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, NJ 05/06/2015 05/07/2015
    Bullis Charter School LOS ALTOS, CA 05/07/2015 05/09/2015
    The Saklan School MORAGA, CA 05/08/2015 05/09/2015
    Brampton Music Theatre BRAMPTON, ON 05/08/2015 05/09/2015
    University School of Milwaukee MILWAUKEE, WI 05/08/2015 05/09/2015
    Stewartsville Middle School STEWARTSVILLE, NJ 05/15/2015 05/16/2015
    Parma Community Middle School PARMA, OH 05/15/2015 05/16/2015
    St. Raymond Church MT. PROSPECT, IL 05/21/2015 05/24/2015
    Community School of Roanoke ROANOKE, VA 05/22/2015 05/22/2015
    Vanderhoof Children's Theater VANDERHOOF, BC 05/24/2015 06/02/2015
    Milford Middle School QUAKERTOWN, PA 05/28/2015 05/30/2015
    Pierce Middle School MILTON, MA 05/28/2015 05/29/2015
    Mary R. Stauffer Middle School DOWNEY, CA 06/04/2015 06/05/2015
    St. Helena School EDISON, NJ 06/05/2015 06/06/2015
    Bloomington Park & Rec. Dept. BLOOMINGTON, IL 06/05/2015 06/07/2015
    Florida Repertory Theatre FORT MYERS, FL 07/03/2015 07/03/2015
    Richmond Hill Centre for the Perf. Arts RICHMOND HILL, ON 07/09/2015 08/20/2015
    Osceola Center for the Arts KISSIMMEE, FL 07/24/2015 07/26/2015
    Coral Springs Inst. for the Perf. Arts CORAL SPRINGS, FL 07/24/2015 07/24/2015
    Logan-Magnolia High School LOGAN, IA 11/03/2015 11/07/2015