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 by Michael Stewart, Charles Strouse, and Lee Adams

Performances were held

August 16, 17, 18 and August 23, 24, 25

Friday and Saturday performances  at 7:30 PM

Sunday Matinees at 2:00 PM


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.

     Conrad will bid a typical American teen-age girl goodbye with an all-American kiss. Kim MacAfee in Sweet Apple, Ohio wins the honor. All of the phones in her town are already busy during The Telephone Hour as Kim has just been pinned to Hugo, a local boy. She is a pretty girl of fifteen and sings with springlike ardor How Lovely to Be a Woman, as she pulls on the plaid woolen socks and the baggy mustard colored sweater considered stylish and popular among young ladies.

Winner of 4 Tony Awards, our production is directed by Shane Tierney, Choreography by Lori Bowen of La Danse Academy, Music Direction by Beth Welch. The cast is as follows:

Albert Peterson – Gregory Strange

Rosie Alvarez – Katie Kelsey

Helen – Kaitlyn McPartlan

Ursula Merkle – Lauren Laverdiere

Kim MacAfee – Kayla Miller and Sara Kuchta

Mrs. Doris MacAfee – Becky Colwell

Mr. Harry MacAfee – Marty Kaspar

Mrs. Mae Peterson – Dona Mullen

Conrad Birdie – Kyle Wynn

Hugo – Andrew Casey

One Girl – Rebekah Kerr

Reporter 1 – Alexander Pritz

Mayor/Understudy Mr. MacAfee – Jake Thomas

Mayor’s Wife –

Mrs. Merkle –

Randolph MacAfee – Hunter Ward

Nancy – Abagail Spengler

Gloria Rasputin –

Ed Sullivan – Roger Barra

Traveler/Reporter 2 – Jacob Dunskis

Mr. Johnson – Antonio Williams

Maude – Jon DeVries

Deborah Sue/ Understudy Ursula – Jordan DePhillips


Chorus: Calista Plodzien, Ella Kalnes, Savannah Bishop, Kristy Kesselring, Tiffany Taylor, Anthony McDonald, Ellen McDonald, Juliann Daletski, Kristin Adams, Nicole Verive, Karianne Dugard, Allen Garcia, and Amanda Shanesy

Tickets for musicals are $15 for adults,  $13 for seniors, students, active military, and members of the Joliet Drama Guild. Special additional pricing for “Bye Bye, Birdie”: Children 12 years old and younger are only $8 with a paid adult!  There is also a group discount for groups of 8 or more, 10% off the ticket price,!

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* Taken from the Tams-Witmark website