Bye Bye Birdie coming to Greencastle-Antrim High School stage

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

The Greencastle-Antrim High School Drama Club will present “Bye Bye Birdie” in three performances this weekend. They are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 21 and 22; and at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 23. The shows are in the high school auditorium.

The play is set in Sweet Apple, Ohio in 1958. Rock star Conrad Birdie is drafted into the Army, but first travels from New York City to give the winner from his fan club his real “last kiss”. His appearance turns the town upside down.

Cast members are: Zach Hendricks, Albert Peterson; Skyler Allen, Rose Alvarez; Matthew Mowen, Conrad Birdie; Brady Smith, Harry MacAfee; Megan Witmer, Doris MacAfee; Kayleigh Smith, Kim MacAfee; Anthony Coda, Randolph MacAfee; Adam Oliver, Hugo Peabody; Destiny Rodgers, Ursula Merkle; Jane Eberhardt, Helen/Gloria Rasputin; Grace Boscolo, Nancy/Edna, the mayor’s wife; Maddie Durniak, Alice/sad girl dancer; Te’a Smith, Margie; Rowan Lewis, Deborah Sue; Hannah Salazar, Penelope Ann; Breanne Carter, Suzie; Ian Rohrbaugh, Harvey/Shriner/trainman/reporter3; Nikki Garns, Mae Peterson; Bradan Smith, mayor/Shriner; Marissa Smith, Mrs. Merkle; Jaydon Fravel, Mr. Johnson/Shriner; Jason Palmer, policeman/Shriner; Kristian Sheeley, reporter1/Shriner; Denton Rice, reporter2/Shriner; Kevin Carley, Charles F. Maude/voice of Ed Sullivan; Bill Doll, Jerry Crable and Curtis Martin, men at Maude’s. The teen choir, adult choir and townspeople are Izzie Waddelow, Jenn Murphy, Morgan Hill, Lexie Jentzsch, Bailey DeShong, Marley Pensinger, Hannah Boschert, Shelby Kayga, Madisson Bear and Andrew Becknell.

The crew consists of Chloe Yoder, Sarah Martin, Luke Horochowski, Bridget Arnoult, Tabi Rudi, Matt Alexander, Sean Heraty, Paden Johnson and Emily Wolf.

The stage musical is directed by Roz Bingaman, with Randy Bingaman as set designer, Randa Bingaman as choreographer, and Kevin Carley as producer/acting coach.