Bye Bye Birdie

Directed by Trish Reardon & Steve Marcotte

August 1 to August 24, 1997

The 4th production of the 1997 Season

Book by: Michael Stewart
Music by: Charles Strouse
Lyrics by: Lee Adams

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 and the arrival of Birdie in Sweet Apple causes people of all ages to swoon. A satire done with the fondest affection. It gives an insight into the everyday life that is very much part of us all.

The Production Team

Steve Marcotte Director
Trish Reardon Director & Choreographer
Alex Bootzin Music Director
Pat McNutt Rehearsal Accompanist
Michelle Simmons Stage Manager
Candy Plato Costume Designer
Dottie Chenier Hair & Make-up Designer
Joyce Perkins Prop Designer
John Sanna Lighting Designer
Hunter Gilliam Board Operator
Ryan Boschetti Follow Spot Operator
Rick Deovlet Special Effects & Sound Designer
Jack Magee Set Designer
Frank Beller Set Construction
John Magee Set Construction
Jake Magee Set Construction
Jim Pruitt Set Construction
Steven Chase Set Construction
Cindy Skelton Scenic Artist
Veronica Wheless Scenic Painter
Dana Eaton Scenic Painter
Pat Flagiello Scenic Painter

The Cast

Ron Smith Albert Peterson
Diane Ratto Rosie Alvarez
Erin O'Brien Ursula Merkle
Kimberly Christian Kim MacAfee
George Mauro Mr. MacAfee
Lennon Smith Mrs. MacAfee
Cathy Fithian Mrs. Peterson
Russ Bohard Conrad Birdie
Brett Baker Hugo
Kimberly Kasich Randi MacAfee
Debra Paul Gloria Rasputin
Roger Genereux Voice of Ed Sullivan
Al Lefcourt Mayor/Ensemble
Sharon Maffei Mayor's Wife/Ensemble
Paulette Magee Mrs. Merkle/Ensemble
Matthew MacCombs Maude/Ensemble
Jason Perkins Harvey Johnson/Ensemble
Roy Well Reporter/Ensemble
Jan Momuto Reporter/Ensemble (Gloria Rasputin u/s)
Nick Boschetti Ensemble (Hugo u/s)
Janice Duroncelet Ensemble
Caroline Futrell Ensemble
Freddy Halabi Ensemble
Joe Barros Ensemble
Travis Bruley Ensemble
Shaun Cashew Ensemble
Corinne Cottrell Ensemble
Robyn Gleason Ensemble
Mike Keating Ensemble
Claire Kooyman Ensemble
Bonnie Maffei Ensemble
Dani Van Asch Ensemble