Chambersburg Community Theatre Presents
Bye Bye Birdie
(Musical, Rated PG)
Book by Michael Stewart
Lyrics by Lee Adams
Music by Charles Strouse
Directed by Jon Meyer
Musical Direction by Valerie Merriman
Choreography by Kelly Kozlowski
Assistant Direction by Emily Sanders
Produced by Matthew Henning
Sept 21, 22, 28, & 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Sept 23 & 30 at 2 p.m.
Students (Age 13 to College w/ ID): $16
Children (Age 12 & Under): $11
For phone orders and group (10+) sales, please call the Capitol Theatre Box Office at (717) 263-0202.
The year is 1958, and the much-adored rock-and-roll idol -- Conrad Birdie -- has been drafted into the US army. His songwriter and agent, Albert, and Albert’s secretary and some-time girlfriend, Rosie, hatch a plan for a farewell performance to take place on The Ed Sullivan Show, which they hope will help sell Birdie’s new song “One Last Kiss,” and ultimately save Almaelou records from going under. To cap off the performance, Birdie will actually give ‘one last kiss’ to Kim MacAfee, an avid member of the Conrad Birdie fan club from Sweet Apple, Ohio.
When Albert and Rosie head to Sweet Apple to prepare for Birdie’s arrival, things start to unravel. Kim’s father is starstruck at the thought of being on The Ed Sullivan Show with his daughter, and Kim’s new steady, Hugo gets jealous at the thought of Kim kissing Conrad on national television.
Albert Peterson - Kramer Hardman
Rosie Alvarez - Alaina Wheelis
Mae Peterson - Vicki Gontz
Conrad Birdie - Joshua Delaney
Kim MacAfee - Olivia Woolf
Harry MacAfee - Lee R. Merriman
Doris MacAfee - Jean Lessard
Randolph MacAfee - Gavin Dingle
Hugo Peabody - Jude Musolino
Ursula Merkle - Ella Snyder
Gloria Rasputin - Elizabeth Hill
Mrs. Merkle - Angel Stewart Snowberger
Charles F. Maude - Matt Henning
Harvey Johnson - Julius Pretlow
Mayor - Patrick McNamee