Musicians sought for ‘Bye Bye Birdie’

— Valley Theater Company will hold a special open audition for performance musicians for the spring 2018 production of “Bye Bye Birdie” in the Princess Theatre.

Instrumentalists needed are a percussionist/drummer, saxophone player, guitar player, clarinet player and flute player, as well as rehearsal pianists.

Auditions will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, in the Green Room at the Princess Theatre, 1226 Meade Avenue. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m.

Instrumentalists must bring one prepared music piece of their choice to play solo. 

The prepared piece does not have to be related to “Bye Bye Birdie,” but a selection of similar style is preferred.

In addition, each musician will be given a “Bye Bye Birdie” piece in the key appropriate to his or her instrument to sight read and play with the ensemble.

Percussionists must provide their own sticks, brushes, and mallets. VTC will provide a drum set to use for auditions.

All other musicians must provide their own instruments.

All participants in VTC productions provide their talents on a volunteer basis.

The tentative rehearsal schedule for musicians will include eight to 12 “band-only” rehearsals, most likely on Tuesday or Thursday nights, as well as several rehearsals with the full cast.

Music Director David Riddle will coordinate exact rehearsal days with the selected musicians. Those auditioning should bring their personal calendars with them to the audition.

Performances of “Bye Bye Birdie” will be April 27, 28, 29 (Sunday matinee), and May 4, 5 at the Princess Theatre.

Kimberly Starr is the show director, and Candace Andrews is the producer.

Musicians may contact Assistant Director LJ Da Corsi at or 509-781-1529 with any questions.


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