Fine Arts

2018 – Bye Bye Birdie

Bye Bye Birdie is a satire that takes place in 1958 and centers around an Elvis Presley type rock and roll superstar (Conrad Birdie) who is drafted into the army. His agent and song writer (Albert Peterson) and Albert’s secretary and love interest (Rosie Alvarez) plan a farewell performance for
Birdie on the Ed Sullivan television show, which they hope will provide the publicity to sell his new song “One Last Kiss” and bring Albert’s company out of debt. At the conclusion of the performance, Birdie will give a real kiss to a lucky girl from his fan club.

The lucky girl, randomly chosen, is Kim MacAfee from Sweet Apple, Ohio, and is a avid member of the local Conrad Birdie fan club. Albert and Rosie come to Sweet Apple to prepare for Birdie’s arrival and things begin to unravel. Kim’s father (Harry MacAfee) begins to get
excited about the thought of being on the Ed Sullivan Show with his daughter and Kim’s new steady (Hugo Peabody) starts to get jealous of the thought of Kim kissing Birdie on national television.

After Birdie’s arrival in Sweet Apple, things continue to come undone as Birdie’s charms enrage Hugo to punch him out on national television as he embraces to kiss Kim. Later, Birdie confesses that he is tired of show business and goes out on the town with the kids to show them how to
party. This leads to Birdie’s arrest. Meanwhile, Rosie is getting tired of waiting for Albert to propose and figures that eight years is long enough. She is also tired of Albert’s domineering mother (Mae Peterson) who is constantly interfering in their relationship. Rosie goes out on the
town and stumbles into a Shriner’s meeting, leading to a humorous ballet sequence.

The show ends with Albert bailing Birdie out of jail prompting Birdie to ask Albert to be his agent forever as he gets on the train to New York and his induction into the army. Kim and Hugo make up as Hugo proposes to Kim and Albert finally decides to propose to Rosie to tie up the
remaining romantic knot before the show’s finale.



Albert Peterson Caleb Jackson
Rose Alvarez Grace Apgar
Kim MacAfee Isabel Houston
Conrad Birdie Elijah O’Dell
Harry MacAfee Jakob Hall
Doris MacAfee Hannah Elliott
Randolph MacAfee Garret Wright
Mae Peterson Amelia Walters
Hugo Peabody Dustin Wagner
Ursula Merkle Kaylee Ellis
Gloria Rasputin Jana Tuttle
Maude Ben Huffman
Harvey Johnson/Ed Sullivan’s Voice Luke Walters
Helen/Stage Manager Sarah Stephenson
Nancy Leigha Fishburn
Alice Alexis Odgers
Margie Kayla Kovacs
Deborah Sue Zoie Manship
Penelope Danielle Whitney
One Girl Sierra Trisler
Reporter Marissa Jent
Reporter Cameron Northern
Reporter Jaelynn Hicks
Karl/ Conrads Guitar Man Andrew Cruse
Sad Girl  Jessica Miller
Sad Girl Jillian McCabe
Fred/Trainman Tyler Roigan
Freddie Drew Graves
Maude’s Dishwasher Rose O’Neal
Maude’s Customer Zoie Manship
Maude’s Customer Lee Cole Boyer
Wardrobe Woman Izzy Reed
Mr. Johnson Nate Plowman
Doctor Holly Overton
Mayor Gerrit Huizinga
Mayor’s Wife “Edna” Allison Christie
Policeman Drew Graves
Mrs. Merkle Kelly Hagist
Phylis Andrea Cottongim
Girl’s Voice Sydney Trisler
Parent Sarah Honaker
Camera Person Cameron Northern
Camera Person Marissa Jent
Audio Person Hannah Farley
Audio Person Hannah Hatfield
Tech Theater
Construction Dustin Wagner
Design Leigha Fishburn
Design Megan Todd
Design MaKenzie Kraezig
Lights Kaitlyn Goodrum
Sound Brady Wright
Sound Jack Kovacs
Sound George Apgar
Orchestra Parker Bengston