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Chandler Center for the Arts

71 N Main Street

Randolph Vermont 05060


Chandler's Summer Youth Musical

July 2020

Performance Dates July 2-5

Auditions March 15h & 22

Join scores of local teens and our indomitable kid chorus. Bye Bye Birdie, is a musical set in Sweet Apple, Ohio in 1958. The story was inspired by the phenomenon of Elvis’ draft notice for the Korean War in 1957. This Tony-award winning Broadway musical is filled with fantastic dance numbers and rock and roll crazed-star-struck teens, lots of small-town humor and big big laughs.

Registration & Audition Information


Virtual Auditions!

Although we are sad we cannot meet you all in person this month, we are happy to announce that we will be hosting auditions virtually for our summer production of Bye Bye Birdie. We are moving forward in the hope that we'll be able to produce the musical this year as scheduled, however the team is also working on some other options in case we are not able to do the show as we usually would. These are tough times and we are all learning a lot so please be patient with this process and ask as many questions as you need! For Audition instructions complete the Online Registration Form and we will email it to you. We will not be collecting registration fees until we confirm that we will be able to put on the show. Need based scholarships will be available.   

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Performance Dates (if we can perform as scheduled)

July 2, 3, 4 at 7 p.m. and July 5 at 2 p.m. Cast party to follow performance on July 5.


Rehearsals start the week of June 15. Attendance at all scheduled rehearsals is important! Sometime in early June you will be sent a schedule that will tell you when your specific rehearsal times will be for each day, given your role. Time is short, so keep your weekends open for rehearsals as needed! 


Teens who are participating in the musical are welcome at Chandler even when their presence is not required on stage.


Elementary chorus rehearsals will be in the afternoons during the week of June 22nd and in the evening during the week of June 29th. We ask that elementary students who are not involved in the Sounds of Summer camp, be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult when not in rehearsal. 


Chandler is offering a new camp “Sounds of Summer” this year for Elementary Chorus age kids. If your child participates in this camp -- running the week before the musical -- kids in the chorus will not need an adult present during musical rehearsals, as the camp counselors will continue to be on site, and will remain with them during the rehearsals. 



Why should the older kids have all the fun?  June 22-June 26-- 10:00AM-5:00PM -- join us for a Sounds of Summer Music and Theater Camp.  We will join Chandler’s teenage cast as a chorus for Bye Bye Birdie, but this summer we will do so much more than just sing.  We will learn fun acting games, create fantastic costumes, learn new songs, and explore beginning stagecraft. 

Kids age 6-12  $350 (includes Elementary Chorus registration).


While teens are at Chandler and not participating in a particular rehearsal, we expect that they will behave in a way that is respectful to other kids and adults, as well as to our historic building. Chandler will make every effort to fully and successfully involve each student in this production. However, if the behavior of your child has a negative effect on the participation of other individuals involved in the production, or to the production as a whole, we reserve the right to terminate your child's participation. In these cases, no refunds will be issued.

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