Bye Bye Birdie
Presented by: Gulfport Little Theatre
Where: Pass Road at 13th Ave., Gulfport
Show times/dates: Aug. 18-20, and Aug. 25-27. Friday and Saturday curtains are 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinee is 2 p.m.
Starring: Albert Peterson (Taylor Barnes); Rose Alvarez (Jordan Bell); Conrad Birdie (Sami Sabbagh); Mr. MacAfee (David Reeves); Mrs. MacAfee (Juliana Lewis); Kim MacAfee (Megan Walters); Randolph MacAfee (Porter Lewis); Hugo Peabody (Christian Longino); Ursula Merkle (Mabry Johnson)
Teenagers: Deborah Sue (Caitlyn Hailes); Margie (Mandy Fulton); Alice (Erikka Miller); Harvey Johnson (Corbin Jones); Helen (Stephanie Hailes); Nancy (Olivia Ruiz); Penelope (Bailey McDyer); Suzie (Emma Smith); Karl (Sully Wilson); Freddie (Jonathan Lewis); One Girl: Stephanie Hailes; Two Sad Girls: Emma Smith, Emma Gibson; Ensemble: Emma Hankins, Katie Lynn, Olivia Marcum, Sidney Grove, Carrie Plunk; Adults: Mrs. Mae Peterson (Logan Tribble); Gloria Rasputin (Caitie Gutierrez del Arroyo); Maude (Jose Gutierrez del Arroyo); Mayor’s Wife (Reatha Pitman); Mrs. Merkle (Melanie Jones); Policeman (Cody Ghiloni); Reporter, Mr. Johnson (Jim Russell);
Production Staff: Director Bonnie Hoeg; Producer Angel Barnes; Assistant Director Janice Murphy; Music Director Melinda Jones; Choreography Michelle Davis-Walker; Choreography Assistant Josie Davis; Stage Manager Rachel Thone; Set Design Bonnie Hoeg; Light Design Trey Brazeal; Assistant Light Design: Janice Murphy; Costume Design: Bonnie Hoeg; Set Construction: Sean Murphy; Light Operator: Janice Murphy; Prop Mistress: Mandy Johnson; Photographer: Joe Molina.
Synopsis: A loving send-up of the 1960s, small-town America, and rock ’n’ roll, “Bye Bye Birdie” is about teen heartthrob Conrad Birdie who has been drafted, so he chooses All-American girl Kim MacAfee for a very public farewell kiss. Hit songs include “Put on a Happy Face,” “One Last Kiss,” “One Boy,” “A Lot of Livin’ to Do,” “Kids!” and “Rosie.”
Tickets: $16 general admission, $13 military/seniors, $11 students.
Reservations/details: 228-864-7983 or www.gulfportlittletheatre.org