Upsala Drama Club
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Upsala Drama Club


Upsala High School, Upsala MN

Bye Bye BirdieBye Bye Birdie

By Michael Stewart

Performed in the 2002-03 school year

It's the late 1950s and teenagers from across the United States are going crazy for the handsome rock star, Conrad Birdie. Meanwhile, his manager, Albert Peterson, is going into debt and has staked his financial future on Conrad's success. Albert's secretary, Rosie, is increasingly frustrated with the time and money Albert is losing on his project. Disaster strikes when Conrad receives a draft notice to join the military. Thus, Albert attempts to stage a farewell party for Conrad in which he is to kiss one lucky fan on the Ed Sullivan Show before he leaves for the army. Kim MacAfee, from Sweet Apple, Ohio, is the lucky girl chosen to be kissed. But conflict arises when her boyfriend, Hugo Peabody, gets jealous, and Rosie becomes fed-up with the abusive treatment she receives from Albert's mother. Eventually, things turn out alright. Kim and Hugo resolve their problems while Albert agrees to leave managing, become an English teacher, and marry Rosie.

CAST
Albert: Adam Gapinski
Rosie: Mary Jo Koopmeiners
Kim: Pam Evens
Conrad Birdie: Joey Fuchs
Mr MacAfee: Rich Boeckermann
Mrs MacAfee: Mary Gerth
Mrs Peterson: Iris Westman
Hugo: Adam Theisen
Randolph: Matthew Koczur
Ursula: Megan Doran
Chorus: Beth Westman
Chorus: Ashley Vos
Chorus: Thomas Schneider
Chorus: Janel Scholz
Chorus: Summer Raatikka
Chorus: Brent Pepin
Chorus: Adam Pangrac
Chorus: Kara Koczur
Chorus: Beth Kiley
Chorus: Jessica Johnson
Chorus: Andy Benson
Chorus: Marie Benson
Chorus: John Brau
Chorus: Barb Czeck
Chorus: Chantelle Frie
Chorus: Amy Gunderson
Chorus: Sara Gunderson
Chorus: Brooke Johnson
Chorus: Shawn Wolbeck
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