Bye Bye Birdie Show Poster
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Bye Bye Birdie show poster




            Bye Bye Birdie








Bye Bye Birdie show poster



Bye Bye Birdie show poster

Bye Bye Birdie show poster

Bye Bye Birdie show poster

Bye Bye Birdie show poster


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ALL OUTDOOR Performances begin at 8:30pm.  TIP Box Office opens at 7pm on performance evenings.  Gates to the seating area open at 7:30pm.

Bye Bye Birdie runs approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes with one 15 minute intermission.


A loving send-up of the 1950s, small-town America, teenagers, and rock & roll, Bye Bye Birdie remains as fresh and vibrant as ever. Teen heartthrob Conrad Birdie has been drafted, so he chooses All-American girl Kim MacAfee for a very public farewell kiss. Featuring a tuneful high-energy score, plenty of great parts for teens, and a hilarious script, Birdie continues to thrill audiences around the world.

Bye Bye Birdie opened on Broadway on April 14, 1960 and played for 607 performances at the Martin Beck Theatre (later at the 54th Street and the Shubert Theatres) starring Chita Rivera as Rose and Dick Van Dyke as Albert. The show played for 268 performances in London at Her Majesty's Theatre. In 2009, it was revived on Broadway at Henry Miller’s Theatre.


A Musical Comedy

Book by Michael Stewart 
Music by Charles Strouse 
Lyrics by Lee Adams 
Originally Produced by Edward Padula 

BYE BYE BIRDIE is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC.


Production Team:

Director: Emily Vargo
Stage Manager: Catherine Lewis
Asst Stage Managers: Amelia O'Berg and Christina Foltz
Accompanist: Andrea Biggs         
Vocal Director/Conductor: Ashley Jones Rivers
Co-Choreographer: Mandy Dulny
Co-Choreographer: Alex Gumminger 
Costume Designer/Coordinator: Grant Martin
Wardrobe Supervisor: Libby Bradley
Props Designer/Coordinator: Lacey Pacheco
Scenic Designer: Lindsay Webster
Hair & Makeup Designer: John Hollan
Lighting Designer: Justin Dudzik
Sound Designer: Brady Rose

Bye Bye Birdie Orchestra

Conductor: Ashley Jones Rivers
Keyboard 1: Annie Biggs
Keyboard 2: Deana Wagoner
Trumpet 1: Cynthia Szczesny
Trumpet 2: Lee Hake
Trombone: Lee Finch
Horn: Audrey Hartwell
Guitar & Banjo: Jimmy Bloomquist
Bass: Colvin Hooser
Reeds 1: Kassidy Toomay
Reeds 2: Holly Hauge
Percussion: Roger Caliman

Cast List

Albert Peterson – Brian Houchin
Rose Alvarez – Alisha Richardson
Kim MacAfee – Tess Sollars
Mrs. Doris MacAfee – Martha Allen
Mr. Harry MacAfee – Chris McCoy
Randolph MacAfee – Samuel Eddy
Mrs. Mae Peterson – Linda Taylor
Conrad Birdie – Zane Champie
Hugo Peabody – Tola Abitogun
Ursula Merkle – Katelynn Quick-McCormick
Ensemble Teen - Deborah Sue – Julia Balino
Ensemble Teen - Alice – Myel White
Ensemble Teen - Helen – Holly Lichtenauer
Ensemble Teen - Nancy – Anjali Hocker Singh
Ensemble Teen - Margie – Abby Allen
Ensemble Teen - Penelope – Elliana Farrow
Ensemble Teen - Harvey Johnson – Charlie Tietjen
Ensemble Teen – Quartet – Cooper Holmes

Ensemble Teen
Wyatt Ricker
Hew McKoy
Samuel Homolka
Devin Cunagin
Jonah Kahn

Ensemble Adult
Starr Peterson
Tiffany McIlvain
Emily Alphin
Cassandra Castaneda
Jenny Hines

Ensemble Adult/Male Quartet
Robert Hays
Cody Kreutzer
Will Oliver

Ensemble Kid
Annabelle Bartlett
Isla Castaneda
Harrison Madigan
Olive Hays
Hayden Homolka



Act I
It is 1960, and a chorus of young girls energetically sings the praises of rock & roll idol Conrad Birdie. At Almelou Music Corp. in New York, Conrad's managers, Albert Peterson and Rosie Alvarez (who've been dating for years), learn that their client has been inducted into the army. Though she’d prefer that Albert settle down and become “An English Teacher,” Rosie concocts a plan: as a publicity stunt, Conrad will bid a typical American teen-age girl goodbye with a public farewell kiss. Rosie randomly selects the name of the lucky girl: fifteen-year-old Kim MacAfee of Sweet Apple, Ohio.

Meanwhile, in Sweet Apple, every teenager in town is on the phone, gossiping about Kim and her new steady, Hugo Peabody (“The Telephone Hour”). Kim, who proudly celebrates her new maturity (“How Lovely To Be A Woman”), is astonished to hear the news about Birdie.

In New York’s Penn Station, Albert cheers up a downcast Birdie fan (“Put On A Happy Face”). Mae, Albert’s overbearing mother, voices her objections to his Spanish girlfriend, Rose, and Albert withers, failing to stand up for Rosie. Birdie arrives, pursued by reporters, but Albert and Rosie deftly manage the press (“Healthy Normal American Boy”). In Sweet Apple, Hugo is a bit jealous of the attention Kim pays to Birdie, but Kim assures Hugo he is the “One Boy” for her. On the courthouse steps, the Mayor welcomes Conrad, who bowls everyone over with his powerhouse hit, “Honestly Sincere.”

With Conrad staying for the week, the MacAfee household is completely turned upside down. A frustrated Mr. MacAfee threatens to put his foot down, until he hears the family will be appearing on The Ed Sullivan Show (“Hymn For A Sunday Evening”). Mae, who followed Albert and Rosie by bus, introduces Albert to a “sensational broad,” Gloria Rasputin, whom Albert begrudgingly hires as a typist. Rosie, enraged by Albert’s behavior, enlists the aide of Hugo in a plan to undermine the big show. On The Ed Sullivan Show, Conrad prepares to give Kim “One Last Kiss,” but at the last minute, Hugo steps onstage and punches Conrad, knocking him to the floor. Everyone scatters, and Rosie bids Albert a bitter farewell, leaving him alone on national television. Smiling nervously, Albert desperately tries to recover (“Healthy Normal American Boy” Reprise).

Act II
Rosie and Kim furiously pack up to leave their men (“What Did I Ever See In Him?”). Albert and Mae make a new plan: Conrad will now kiss Kim at the train station before he leaves. But Conrad is tired of being locked up in a suburban household, and he invites the kids to join him in a wild night out (“A Lot of Livin’ To Do”). Mr. and Mrs. MacAfee, fearing the worst, join up with other parents to find their teens (“Kids!”). Meanwhile, Rosie makes her way to a dive bar, where she refuses to take a phone call from Albert (“Baby, Talk To Me”) and parties with a roomful of businessmen (“The Shriner Ballet”). Mae continues to pester Albert and berate Rosie. Finally, Albert stands up to his mother, demanding that she go home.

At the Ice House, a popular “make-out spot” for teens, Kim tries to ward off Conrad’s advances. The parents and Hugo arrive just in time, and Kim realizes that she belongs with Hugo. Rosie and Albert make up, too, and Rosie has a bit of fun mocking Mae (“Spanish Rose”). The next morning, Albert sneaks Conrad out of town and tells Rose he’s accepted a teaching job in Pumpkin Falls, Iowa. Albert and Rose celebrate their new future (“Rosie”) and dance off into the sunset.

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