Bye Bye Birdie

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

This Broadway hit returns to the Footlite stage with performances under the direction of veteran director Bill Hale. Footlite has presented the 1961 Tony Award winner for Best Musical as a main stage production in 1967 and 1996 and as Young Adults and Young Artists productions in 1979, 1989 and 2001.

"Birdie" tells the story of a rock and roll singer who is about to be inducted into the army. A great evening for the entire family, the musical includes such numbers as "Put on a Happy Face," "One Boy," "A Lot of Livin' to Do" and "Kids."


Albert Peterson: Chris Noffke
Rose Alvarez: Shari Raper
Kim MacAfee: Virginia Warner
Harry MacAfee: Jonathan Pittman
Doris MacAfee: Kathleen Clarke-Horrigan
Randolph MacAfee: Grace Dorton
Mae Peterson: Vicki Lynch Young
Conrad Birdie: David Michael Cress
Hugo Peabody: Josh Breece
Gloria Rasputin: Tara Carson
Ursula Merkle: Lauren Kotarski
Mayor Marvin Merkle: Duane Leatherman
Mrs. Myrtle Merkle: Deb Weinmann
Harvey Johnson: Tim Thompson
Mr. Johnson: James Hildreth
Helen: Hannah Boswell
Deborah Sue: Broghan Phelan
Margie: Ellen Turner
Alice: Amanda Wenz
Penelope: Tess Hannon
Suzie: Claire Albert
Molly: Aspen Holmes
Freddie: Bradley Lowe
Karl: Jake DeWitt
Sad Girls: Claire Albert, Aspen Holmes
Charles F. Maude: Curt Pickard
Ed Sullivan (Voice): Tristan Ross
Train Porter: David McElwain
Penn Station Policeman: Kevin McCarty
Conrad's Guitar Man: Jake DeWitt
Sweet Apple Citizens: William Andrews, Tara Carson, Sam Harper, James Hildreth, Shayla Kenworthy, Kevin McCarty, David McElwain, Kerry McMenamin
Reporter #1: William Andrews
Reporter #2: James Hildredth
Reporter #3: Kerry McMenamin
Reporter #4: Shayla Kenworthy
Reporter #5: Tara Carson
Reporter #6: Sam Harper
TV Stage Manager: David McElwain
Stage Hand: Kevin McCarty
Camera Men: James Hildredth, Duane Leatherman
Wardrobe Woman: Shayla Kenworthy
Doctor: Sam Harper
1st Customer at Maude's: David McElwain
2nd Customer at Maude's: William Andrews
3rd Customer at Maude's: James Hildreth
Shriners: William Andrews, Sam Harper, James Hildreth, Duane Leatherman, Kevin McCarty, David McElwain
Sweet Apple Policemen: Kevin McCarty, David McElwain
Train Conductor: Sam Harper


Producer: Debbie Noffke
Director: Bill Hale
Choreographer: Kelly Price
Musical Director: Amy Reynolds
Scenic/Lighting Designer: R. Brian Noffke
Costume Designer: Curt Pickard
Stage Manager: Amanda Lane
Properties Mistress: Carol Kirk
Master Carpenter: Tom Noffke
Assistant Costumer: Cindra Venturella
Properties Assistant: Janet Hannah


November 21, 22, 28, 29 & 30 and December 5, 6 & 7, 2008


Friday, Saturday: 8pm
Sunday: 2:30pm

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