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The Summer Production for 2007

birdie

Book by
Michael Stewart

Music by

Charles Strouse

Lyrics by

Lee Adams

"Bye Bye Birdie" was performed August 3 5, 2007

Cast of Characters
Albert Peterson
Rose Alvarez
Helen/Chorus
Ursula Merkle
Kim MacAfee
Doris MacAfee
Harry MacAfee/Maude's Dishwasher
Mrs. Mae Peterson
Conrad Birdie
Hugo Peabody
Reporter
Mayor/Mr. Johnson
Mayor's Wife
Mrs. Merkle
Randolph MacAfee
Nancy
Gloria Rasputin
Maude
 Maude's First Customer
Maude's Second Customer
Alice
Margie
Harvey Johnson
Deborah Sue

Brody Murray
Madison Henry
Rachel Pashon
Shelby Westart
Lauren Styczynski
Lindsey Sturch
Dane Styczynski
Jaymee Digman
Matt Gasper
Connor Price
Dan Mendez
Dylan Hinrichs
Emily Thompson
Samantha Cameron
Bradley Schlegel
Kathy West
Andrea Boerger
Austin Eckle
Andrew Haglund
Jeff Boerger
Leti Estrata
Molly Pashon
Elliot Campos
Kayla McCawley

CHORUS

Jeff Boerger
Samantha Cameron
Elliot Campos
Hanah Cassens
Alix Corwell
Chelsea DePasquale

Austin Eckle
Leti Estrata
Andrew Haglund

Mary Rose Dukelow
Mackenzie Grell
Dylan Hinrichs
Lindsey Katzman
Kayla McCawley
Cora Mancera
Dan Mendez
Maci Mitchell
Hannah Munson
Molly Pashon
Mary Poulter
Mikalah Rhodes
Kayleen Shaw
Emily Thompson
Connie West

Staff
Directors

Music Director/Accompanist
Set Design/Tech Director
Choreographer

Production Manager/Stage Manager
Costumer
Hair and Props
Lights



Sound

Construction Crew

Stage Crew


Box Office

Tim Schlegel
Jill Price
Patrick Sheehan
Chuck Price
Heather Krick
Shae Cooper
Mary Lynn Tedrick
Marilyn Henry
Chuck Price
Dane
Styczynski
Connor Price
Freddy Rastide

Craig Deets
Jim Henry
Tim Tedrick

Tori Duffin
Katrina Fancher

Abby Petrosky
Sam Twining

Pam McAleese

Pit Orchestra
Conductor/Keyboards
Piccolo/Flute
Clarinet/Alto Sax

Clarinet/Alto Sax
Clarinet/Tenor Sax
Trumpet I
Trumpet II
Trumpet III
Franch Horn
Trombone I
Trombone II
Drumset
Percussion
Violin
Cello
Bass

Patrick Sheehan
Aubrey Hinrichs
Emily Nunemaker-Bressler
David Vrablic
Cathy James
Jon James
Dan Monnier
Bill Friedrich
Samantha Pashon
Mark Bressler
Ryan Neumann
Dr. Charles Lyon, DMD
Heather Faivre
Melissa Crawford
Katherine Styczynski
Brad Linboom

Special Thanks
Edwin Davis
Diana Westart


From the description by Tams-Witmark:
BYE BYE BIRDIE is one of the most captivating musical shows of our time. It tells the story of a rock and roll singer who is about to be inducted into the army. The singer, Conrad Birdie, an Elvis Presley type, has a pompadour and thick sideburns; he wears gaudy gold costumes and speaks in a rugged voice. Albert Peterson, his agent, is a very pleasant mild mannered young man. Albert's faithful secretary Rose Alvarez keeps him and Birdie moving forward in the world. Rosie concocts one final national publicity plan before Conrad's induction.
     Conrad will bid a typical American teen-age girl goodbye with an all-American kiss. Kim MacAfee in Sweet Apple, Ohio wins the honor. All of the phones in her town are already busy during The Telephone Hour as Kim has just been pinned to Hugo, a local boy. She is a pretty girl of fifteen and sings with springlike ardor How Lovely to Be a Woman, as she pulls on the plaid woolen socks and the baggy mustard colored sweater considered stylish and popular among young ladies.
     The arrival of Birdie in Sweet Apple causes people of all ages to swoon. Birdie says that his success is due to the fact that he is Honestly Sincere when he sings, and the quiet little town goes into a spin. The MacAfee household is completely upset by the visiting celebrity. It is decided that Birdie will give his One Last Kiss on the Ed Sullivan show. Kim's father who laments the whole uproar, tries to break into the act and behaves like a ham on the TV show. Hymn for a Sunday Evening is a salute to the greater glory of Ed Sullivan.
     Birdie becomes disgusted with his life and goes out on the town with the teenagers. He feels tense with Albert and is tired of being supervised. The parents of Sweet Apple cannot understand the new generation and express this in Kids. Rosie, still waiting for that band of gold from Albert after eight years, invades a Shriners' meeting. An extremely hilarious ballet ensues. She then decides to become the Latin American spitfire that she is painted as, by Albert's lead-footed catastrophe-ridden mother. She is determined to become Spanish Rose. Kim is reunited with Hugo, and Rose with Albert in the lovely number Rosie. Other hit numbers include A Lot of Livin' to Do and Put on a Happy Face.
     BYE BYE BIRDIE is a satire done with the fondest affection. It gives an insight into the everyday life that is very much part of us all. It is the tops in imagination and frivolity; a show that will be enjoyed by the cast as much as the audience.

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