Session: Summer 2020
Chapter:  Master Class
Location:  Mid-America Nazarene University
Time:  12:00am - 12:00pm
Day:  Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Starts:  07/19
Ages:  14-18
Tuition:  $495.00
Current Tuition:  $475.00
Camp Discount:  $10.00 off , ends Apr 12
Early Bird Discount:  $10.00 off , ends Apr 12

Camp Description

Bye Bye Birdie
Ages 14-18*
Overnight Camp: July 19-24 at MNU
Performances July 24 at 7 p.m., July 25 at 7 p.m., and July 26 at 2 p.m. at MNU
Auditions: May 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the CYT Studios
Callbacks: May 31 from 1 to 6 p.m. at the CYT Studios
*Campers may be 19 if they have just graduated high school in the spring of 2020.

In addition, we ask that campers make every effort to attend the following dates —
Read Through: June 5 from 6 to 10 p.m.
Costume Parade: June 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A musical inspired by the phenomenon of Elvis Presley and his draft notice into the Army ,with a book by Michael Stewart, lyrics by Lee Adams and music by Charles Strouse. Bye Bye Birdie won the Tony for Best Musical in 1961. Set in 1958, Conrad Birdie has been drafted to the army. As a farewell, the rock and roll star is scheduled to sing Albert Peterson's "One Last Kiss" and kiss a girl from Sweet Apple, Ohio live on the Ed Sullivan Show. However, Conrad's hip-thrusting makes more than one man in town uncomfortable, many of whom attempt to stop the show from happening. Meanwhile, Rosie wonders if Alfred, for whom she does everything, will ever leave his mother's shadow. Many memorable songs from the show include “How Lovely to be a Woman,” “Telephone Hour,” “Put On a Happy Face,” “One Last Kiss,” and “A Lot of Livin’ to Do.”

One parent (or adult family representative) of each camper is required to volunteer as part of a Parent Production Team.

We will hold auditions for those who would like an opportunity for a role, solo, or featured dancer; however, you do NOT need to audition in order to participate in this camp. Auditions will be held on May 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and callbacks will be held on May 31 from 1 to 6 p.m. Both will occur at the CYT Studios (6800 W. 153rd St. Suite A). Students who choose not to audition will be placed in the ensemble.

Those who wish to audition must prepare a one-minute song, be prepared for a short dance audition, and perform a memorized monologue, which will be posted on this page by early April.

Students MUST provide sheet music to be played by our accompanist. We understand this is a different expectation than a regular season CYT audition; however, as this is a master-level camp, we strive to prepare students for the world beyond CYT. Community and professional theatres typically require those auditioning to provide sheet music for an accompanist to play. An audition for high school camp provides students a chance to practice this skill. If you have never auditioned with an accompanist before, check out THIS ARTICLE written by CYT teacher and parent Michelle Evans and/or THIS VIDEO from Playbill to learn more about preparing your music and interacting with the accompanist.

Students should wear jazz shoes and comfortable/modest clothing for their dance audition. 

Video Submissions: In person auditions are strongly encouraged for the benefit of both you and our directing teams, however, we understand families sometimes have conflicts with our audition dates. If you would like to submit a video audition, you may film a video of your student singing 60 seconds or less of a song of their choice, performing one of the provided monologues (posted on this page by early April), and dancing 60 seconds or less of a choreographed routine. The dance routine should include at least one turn and a demonstration of your flexibility (i.e. kicks or splits). The audition video should be emailed to no later than May 29 by 5:00 p.m. 
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Camp Location:

2030 E. College Way, Olathe, KS 66062-1899