Barrington Stage Company’s Youth Theatre program is designed to extend the professionalism of our mainstage productions to local youth between the ages of 13-19. Once accepted, students are given the experience of an Equity production process (rehearsals, tech, press and performance) under the guidance of professional director and choreographer. Actors will be asked to sign a contract committing to a full-time schedule of rehearsals, performances and special events as scheduled throughout the summer (June 28 – August 13) and will be paid a monetary stipend for participation in the program. The production’s professional performance schedule teaches the students the discipline and spontaneity necessary for a professional actor to repeat a performance for 8 shows each week for three weeks. Youth Theatre actors will also have the opportunity to attend BSC’s Mainstage productions, engage in talkbacks with the casts, and participate in master classes led by professional theatre artists.

2017 Youth Theatre Production

BYE BYE BIRDIE

A Musical Comedy

Book by Michael Stewart
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Lee Adams
Directed and Choreographed by Julianne Katz

When hip-swiveling rock’n’roll heartthrob Conrad Birdie and his agent plan a contest to choose a lucky girl to receive “one last kiss” before he joins the Army, teens go crazy, parents lose their patience, and rock’n’roll turns the town upside down. Hit songs include “Put on a Happy Face,” “A Lot of Livin’ to Do,” and “Kids”.

Bye Bye Birdie will be directed and choreographed by Julianne Katz (AEA) A performer since the age of four, Julianne began teaching and directing in her hometown of Tucson, Arizona when she was sixteen years old.  Julianne currently works as an Assistant Choreographer to Broadway Living Legend, Susan Stroman, on various projects, most recently working on the new Ahrens and Flaherty musical, LITTLE DANCER and on the 25th Anniversary concert production of CRAZY FOR YOU at Lincoln Center. Julianne also served as Assistant Director/Choreographer a brand new musical, Chasing Rainbows, under director Jeff Whiting at the Flat Rock Playhouse. She has been coaching and teaching professionally in New York City since 2011 and in 2013, co-founded Broadway Kids Auditions, NYC’s premier audition coaching company for kids.  Performing Credits Include: Hodel in Fiddler On The Roof (National Tour), Adele Rice in A Man of No Importance (Gallery Players, NY) and Jenny Brinker in Allegro (APAC). Regional Credits include: Berkshire Theatre Festival, Artpark, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Sacramento Music Circus, and many more! Julianne is a proud graduate of Elon University with a BFA in Music Theatre, minor in dance. She graduated Magna Cum Laude and conducted her Undergraduate Honors Thesis in Music Theatre Choreography with a focus on Dream Ballets.

March 3rd 4 pm – 8 pm
March 4th 10 am – 7 pm

By appointment only.

Barrington Stage Company is seeking actors between the ages of 13-19 to audition for our 2017 Youth Theatre Production of Bye Bye Birdie, Book by Michael Stewart, Music by Charles Strouse, and Lyrics by Lee Adams.

Auditions are scheduled by appointment only, during one of the following two-hour slots:

When:  Friday, March 3rd 4-6pm or 6-8pm
Saturday March 4th 10am-12pm, 12pm-2pm, 3-5pm, or 5-7pm
If selected, actors must also be available to attend Callbacks on Saturday March 11th from 10AM – 6PM.

Where:
Barrington Stage Company’s Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, 30 Union Street, Pittsfield, MA

Who:
Seeking Performers, Ages 13-19. Performers should be able to sing, dance and act well. All roles are available. All ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

Prepare: 16-32 Bars of two contrasting songs from the contemporary musical theatre canon. Please bring sheet music in the appropriate key and come dressed to move.   An accompanist will be provided for auditions.

To schedule an audition appointment, please email the BSC Education Department at education@barringtonstageco.org.

Youth Theatre rehearsals for Bye Bye Birdie begin on June 28 and performances run from July 26 through August 13 in Pittsfield at the Berkshire Museum. Performers must commit to the full rehearsal and performance schedule. The Youth Theatre production models BSC’s professional Mainstage productions and, as such, performers are required to sign a contract for this important commitment and will be paid a stipend for their participation. Youth Theatre actors will also have the opportunity to attend BSC’s Mainstage productions, engage in talkbacks with the casts, and participate in master classes led by professional theatre artists.

Click here to learn more about our 2016 Youth Theatre Production, The Wiz!

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2016 YOUTH THEATRE

The cast of The Wiz performing at PCTV’s Pre-Parade Show on July 4th!

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2015 YOUTH THEATRE

The cast of Shrek The Musical (TYA) performing at PCTV’s Pre-Parade Show on July 4th!

This video has been posted with permission from PCTV.