Show Synopsis:
BYE BYE BIRDIE is one of the most captivating musical shows of our time. It tells the story of a rock and roll singer who is about to be inducted into the army. 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.

BYE BYE BIRDIE is a satire done with the fondest affection. It gives an insight into the everyday life that is very much part of us all. It is the tops in imagination and frivolity; a show that will be enjoyed by the cast as much as the audience.

Show History:
BYE BYE BIRDIE is a stage musical with a book by Michael Stewart, lyrics by Lee Adams, and music by Charles Strouse.

Originally titled Let's Go Steady, the satire on American society is set in 1958. The story was inspired by the phenomenon of popular singer Elvis Presley and his draft notice into the Army in 1957. The rock star character's name, "Conrad Birdie", is word play on the name of Conway Twitty. Twitty is best remembered today for his long career as a country music star, but before that, in the late 1950s, he was one of Presley's rock 'n' roll rivals.

The original Broadway production was a Tony Award-winning success. It spawned a London production and several major revivals, a sequel, a 1963 film and a 1995 television production. The show also became a popular choice for high school and college productions.

Cast
Albert Peterson Ken Preuss
Rose Alvarez Alexis Armstrong
Conrad Birdie Todd D. Bulmash
Kim MacAfee Annie Jo Fischer
Harry MacAfee Thad W. Fisher
Doris MacAfee Laura Immergluck
Mae Peterson Marian Kaderbek
Hugo Peabody Brent Walker
Randolph MacAfee Logan Pastron
Ursula Merkle Morgan Dietkus
Mrs. Merkle Pamela Anderson
Gloria Rasputin Gretchen Peters
Mayor Joe Schmitt
Mayor's Wife Carol Lee Wax
Mrs. Johnson Toni Mansfield
Charles F. Maude Jamie Davidson
Alice Becky Keeshin
Nancy Erica Chin
Penelope Ann Sarah Glieberman
Helen Abaigeal O'Donnell
Deborah Sue Jenna Makkawy
Suzie Kristin Kapinos
Sad Girl (Featured Dancer) Marissa Hockfield
Teenagers Patrick Butterfield, Jessica Cary, Jacob Cohen, Matthew Evans, Marissa Hockfield, Chip Kass, Dahlia Maleh
Ensemble Pamela Anderson, Jolie Armstrong, Patrick Butterfield, Jacob Cohen, Quinn Coretti, Jamie Davidson, Matthew Evans, Toni Mansfield, Aaron Miller, Gretchen Peters, Joe Schmitt, Carol Lee Wax, Greg Winston
Production Crew
Executive Producer Bradley A. Rose
Producer Ira Rosenthal
Producer David Shaw
Director Bradley Lee Kisner
Choreographer Peter Rasey
Assistant Choreographer Marissa Hockfield
Music Director David Belew
Costumer Kathy Bruhnke
Costume Assistant Janice Gemp
Lighting Designer Kurt Ottinger
Light Board Operator Bob Berman
Sound Designer / Operator Alec Kinastowski
Stage Manager Maggie Neumayer
Props Mistress Mary Elizabeth Beavers
Scenic Director Emily Guthrie
Accompanist Claire Birmingham

AUDITIONS:
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PERFORMANCES:
- October 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29 at 8:00PM
- October 22 and 29 at 4:00PM
- October 23 and 30 at 2:00PM
- Shows are 2 hours and 15 minutes with one 15 minute intermission
- Northbrook Theatre 3323 Walters Ave, Northbrook, IL

TICKETS:
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