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.

  • 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
    Theatre Arts For Children SPOKANE, WA 10/17/2014 10/26/2014
    Seven Hills School CINCINNATI, OH 10/24/2014 10/25/2014
    Century Jr. High School ORLAND PARK, IL 11/13/2014 11/15/2014
    Jeter Backyard Theater GIBSONIA, PA 11/13/2014 11/15/2014
    West Hempstead Middle School WEST HEMPSTEAD, NY 11/13/2014 11/14/2014
    Ellinwood High School ELLINWOOD, KS 11/14/2014 11/15/2014
    Carroll County Arts Council WESTMINSTER, MD 11/14/2014 11/16/2014
    Brittany Hill Middle School BLUE SPRINGS, MO 11/14/2014 11/15/2014
    Great Valley Middle School MALVERN, PA 11/14/2014 11/16/2014
    St. Petersburg City Theater ST. PETERSBURG, FL 11/15/2014 11/15/2014
    Cinco Ranch Jr. High School KATY, TX 11/20/2014 11/21/2014
    Cape Henry Collegiate School VIRGINIA BEACH, VA 11/20/2014 11/22/2014
    Next Generation Theatre Company NEEDHAM, MA 11/21/2014 11/23/2014
    Madison Middle School MADISON, OH 11/21/2014 11/22/2014
    Starland Creative Center DEERFIELD, IL 12/11/2014 12/13/2014
    Spotlight Studios for the Perf. Arts FAIRPORT, NY 12/12/2014 12/14/2014
    Original Kids Theatre Company LONDON, ON 12/20/2014 12/21/2014
    Joyce Kilmer School MILLTOWN, NJ 01/22/2015 01/24/2015
    Center Stage Theater TUSTIN, CA 01/23/2015 01/25/2015
    Stafford Intermediate School MANAHAWKIN, NJ 01/29/2015 01/31/2015
    Pleasant Grove Jr. High School PLEASANT GROVE, UT 01/29/2015 01/31/2015
    Coatesville 9-10 Center COATESVILLE, PA 02/01/2015 02/01/2015
    Centennial Lane Elementary School ELLICOTT CITY, MD 02/17/2015 02/18/2015
    Timpanogos Valley Theatre HEBER CITY, UT 02/27/2015 02/28/2015
    Central Dauphin Middle School HARRISBURG, PA 03/12/2015 03/14/2015
    Bay View Middle School GREEN BAY, WI 03/12/2015 03/14/2015
    Grand Avenue Middle School BELLMORE, NY 03/25/2015 03/26/2015
    Calavera Hills School CARLSBAD, CA 03/26/2015 03/28/2015
    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
    Creative Kids Playhouse Theatre of O.C. LAKE FOREST, CA 03/28/2015 05/16/2015
    Liberty Middle School CLIFTON, VA 04/16/2015 04/18/2015
    Northwest Youth Theatre HILLSBORO, OR 04/25/2015 04/25/2015
    The Palace Youth Theatre MANCHESTER, NH 05/05/2015 05/13/2015
    Bloomfield Hills Middle School BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI 05/05/2015 05/06/2015
    Brampton Music Theatre BRAMPTON, ON 05/08/2015 05/09/2015
    Christian Youth Theater WESTFIELD, IN 05/15/2015 05/17/2015