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Set in 1958, the Rock-and-roll industry’s biggest star, Conrad Birdie, has been drafted into the US army. Birdie’s agent organize for a farewell performance on The Ed Sullivan Show to promote sales for Birdie’s new music. The event becomes complicated and comedy ensues as a fan is selected for a farewell kiss from Birdie and jealousy and star-struck wonder jeopardize the show.

Book by Michael Stewart. Music by Charles Strouse. Lyrics by Lee Adams

Director & Choreographer: David Connolly

Musical Director: Greg Andrews

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Sheridan Hall, Sheridan


Deborah Sue Merkle: Erin Archer
Mayor: Christian Bell-Smith
Mayor’s Wife: Sonia Bentivoglio
Conrad Birdie: Matt Cassidy
Alice: Genevieve Cholette
Harry Macafee: Shawn Firlotte
Mr. Johnson: Santiago Garcia
Doris Macafee: Sherry Garner
Gloria Rasputin/Margie: Danielle Gauthier
Charles F. Maude: Franc-Anton Harwart
Kim Macafee: Krista J. Konkin
Mae Peterson: Rebecca Llewellyn
Albert Peterson: Derek Marshall
Randolph Macafee: Jet Matas
Rose Alvarez: Melanie Phillipson
Hugo Peabody: Andrew Pike
Mrs. Merkle: Liana Primerano
Penelope Ann Henkle: Sarah Rankin
Harvey Johnson: Tony Rauchberger
Nancy: Marianne Turner
Ursula Merkle: Danielle Wolstat

Jenny Smith: Marion Abbott
Delores Delaney: Sheri Cormier
Skip: Peter Deiwick
Muffie Johnson: Renita Greener
Renee: Nikki Hechavarria
Francis Peabody: Colleen O’Brien
Ruthie Henkle: Sophie Schottlander
Karl Johnson: Sean Andrews
Michael Gregg: Greg Csefko
Kenneth James: Scott Freethy
Kitty MacDonald: Michelle Anjali Hardie
Ernie Henkle: Joe Morris
Helen Henkle: Jana Rydell
Freddie: Blaine Totten


Bye Bye Birdie, Theatre Sheridan, musical theatre

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Theatre and Performance Studies


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Original Citation

Connolly, D. (Director). (1998, February 12 – 28). Bye bye Birdie [Theatre Performance]. Oakville: Theatre Sheridan.

Bye Bye Birdie, February 12 – 28, 1998



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