Bye, Bye Birdie

Book by Michael Stewart, lyrics by Lee Adams, and music by Charles Strouse

Directed by Suzanne Gamble and Jerry Williams
May 1 and 2, 1980
Lee Hall Auditorium, Mississippi State University

Featuring – Marilyn Blake, Richard, Chapman, Katherine Conroy, Suzi Cooper, Ricky Crick, Gary D. Jackson, E. O. Hawkins, Denise Martin, David Mattox, Matthew Moore, Jamie Oakman, Phil Posey, Lori Red, Ray Still, Susan Sudbury, John Sullivan

Teen chorus – Matthew Moore, Cary Carter, Julie Watts, Ryan Powe, Bubba Carroll, John Conroy, Jami Conroy, Jill Stanphill, Jim Stanphill, Eliana Hidalgo, Jill Hidalgo, Pam Lyles, Nannette Corey, Julie Kolb, Valorie Sharpe, Cathy Tomlinson, Tricia Frnka, Kim Hopkins, Amy Hall, Kent Curtis, Shannon Sharpe, Laurie Bennett, Donna Althen, Susie McGovern, Rebecca Smithson, Christi Rast, Ken Hawkins, Jamie Oakman, David Mattox, Scott Sudbury, Shay Hill and Natalie Goldman

When the draft selects rock star Conrad Birdie, his fans are devastated, but none more than struggling songwriter Albert Peterson, whose song Birdie was just about to record. Albert's longtime girlfriend, Rosie, pushes Albert to write a new tune that Birdie will perform on television to a fan selected in a contest. The scheme works, with young Ohio teenager Kim McAfee declared the winner, but no one has counted on the jealous wrath of her boyfriend, Albert’s mother, or the dizzying effect of Ed Sullivan!

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