Description:

CYT Chicago: Lake Presents...

A loving send-up of the early 1960s, small-town America, teenagers, and rock & roll, BYE BYE BIRDIE remains as fresh and vibrant as ever. Teen heartthrob Conrad Birdie has been drafted, so he chooses All-American girl Kim MacAfee for a very public farewell kiss. Featuring a tuneful high-energy score, plenty of great characters, and a hilarious script, BIRDIE continues to thrill audiences around the world.

Auditions will be held on March 1st.

Please call for handicap seating. School field trip ticketing information is available here.

Dates / Times:

  • Thursday, May 2nd @ 10:00am  
  • Friday, May 3rd @ 10:00am  
  • Friday, May 3rd @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, May 4th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, May 4th @ 6:00pm
  • Sunday, May 5th @ 2:00pm
  • School Days Performance

Ticket Prices:

* Prices may vary by performance.

All ticket sales are final.

Christian Arts Auditorium:

2500 Dowie Memorial Drive, Zion, IL 60099


Show Notes:




CYT Chicago - Lake County
Bye Bye Birdie
Cast List


Albert Peterson - Jeremy Podolske
Rosie Alvarez - Hope Reed
Kim MacAfee - Debbie Wells
Conrad Birdie - Caleb Christensen
Mrs. Peterson - Grace Ricci
Mr. MacAfee - Caleb Engelhardt
Mrs. Mae MacAfee - Ally Kline
Randolph MacAfee - Louie Perry
Hugo Peabody/Telephone Hour/Teen Ensemble - Luc Rochelemagne
Ursala Merkle/Telephone Hour/Teen Ensemble - Ellen Anderson

Teen Ensemble

Telephone Hour Dancers (Also Teen Ensemble)
Helen - Grace Kjedbjerg
Nancy - Kassie Sigafus
Alice - Ella Halverson
Margie - Paige Dolin
Harvey - John Ricci
Penelope - Nora Junge
Suzie - Ellory Jezuit
Emma Dolin
Matthew Gattone
Seager Johnson
Philip Kolterman
Becca Mayo
Melody Mayo
Lilly Parrott
Russell Rawhoof
Sophia Rizzo
Josh Zientara

Fan Club Tappers/Patriotic Dancers/Teen Ensemble
Julianna Bullock
Laura Gundlach
Emily Haverkampf
Nora Glenn Lynch
Sophia Martinelli
Makenzie Robson (Sad Girl)
Mariel Sebby
Hazel Swain

Teen Ensemble
Emma Bell
Ella Bruinius
Christian Luvianos
Ellie McFeggan
Clare Medina

Spanish Rose Dancers
Maude - Luke Bruinius
Matthew Gattone/Emma Dolin
Seager Johnson/Lilly Parrott
Philip Kolterman/Melody Mayo
Russell Rawhoof/Becca Mayo

Adult Ensemble
Mayor Johnson - Carter Losch
Mayor’s Wife - Elizabeth Mrowiec
Mrs. Merkle - Kaylee Paxton
First Reporter - Anders Johnson
Second Reporter - Francesca Rizzo
Parent - Emily Finkbeiner
Train Conductor - Will Engelhardt

Adult Ensemble
Abby Anderson
Luke Bruinius
Kaitlyn Flynn
Rebecca Finkbeiner
Sophie Heiserman
Addison Klein
Abigail Lindemann
Rachel McCulloch
Delaney Rybicki
Gabriella Wychers

Sweet Apple Kids

Jr. Fan Club Tappers/Sweet Apple Kids
Sarah Anderson
Audrey Brazda
MacRae Jezuit
Britta Lynch
Siena Pietraszak
Jocelyn Sanders
Janelle Tezzo
Colette Winandy

Sweet Apple Kids
Francesca Billotto
Aubrey Bongard
Natasha Boruta
Zachary Carlson
Samantha Crow
Ella Evans
Finley Jezuit
Nico Lopez
Isaiah Mayo
Lucy Mayo
Sienna Mendoza
Adam Paxton
Brooklynne Petersen
Liam Peterson
Emmanuel Tezzo
Delainey VanHaverbeke


Additional Featured Roles
Gloria Rasputin- Hazel Swain
Deborah Sue - Nora Glenn Lynch
One Girl - Laura Gundlach
Second Girl - Melody Mayo
Gus the Dancing Janitor - Matthew Gattone
Ed Sullivan’s Cameraman - Adam Paxton
Ed Sullivan’s Assistant Cameraman - Zachary Carlson



Dear Cast of Bye Bye Birdie:
Thanks so much for auditioning for Bye Bye Birdie. We are so overwhelmed with all that we saw from you this weekend.
Your hard work was obvious in all you did. There may be some disappointments as you view the cast list, but know this is part of the process. We are praying and have been praying for the cast God would have for us to work with. Our spring rehearsal schedule is shorter than most, so be ready at the first rehearsal to work hard. Thanks for trusting us and working with us. This is going to be an amazing spring session.
Your Spring Directing Team