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Mainstage Season Continues with ‘Bye Bye Birdie’

February 14, 2008

The Lindenwood University Department of Theatre will continue its Mainstage Season March 6 with the musical, “Bye Bye Birdie."

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on March 6, 7, 8, 13, 14 and 15 in Jelkyl Theatre, located in Roemer Hall on Lindenwood’s main campus, 209 S. Kingshighway. Ticket prices are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for students (ages 12-18). For ticket reservations, contact the Lindenwood Box Office at 636-949-4878. Group rates are available.

The director and choreographer for the production is Janet Strzelec. The assistant choreographer is Whitney Cornick. The stage manager is Tara Queen. The cast includes: Peter Colombatto as Birdie; Kayla Doeren as Rosie; Devon Norris as Albert; Katie Lynn McGowan as Kim, Justina Bennett, Mike Dowdy, Sarah Porter, Jimmy Strzelec, James Quiggins, Tara Rispin, Lizzie Nolen, Wendy Bradford, Emily Heitmeyer, Caitlin Brand, Danny Simms, Adam Loyd, Ryan Wood, Lauren Preston, Josh Ressler, Samantha Bonomo, Jordan Breeden, Robert Mitchell, Brian Ebbinghaus, Tara Crafton, Sarah Quaranta, Colleen Kelly, Kevin Hester, Brian Kappler, Lindsay Cook, Nicole Lombardi, Homer Smith, Elizabeth Graveman, Whitney Compton, Michael Juncal, and Keith Parker.

The set designer and technical director is Mike Kantz. The lighting designer is Jane Kohnen. The properties mistress is Jane Kohnen. The costume designer is Cynda Galikin. The musical director and conductor is Pamela Grooms.

“‘Bye Bye Birdie’ is one of the most captivating musical shows of our time,” said Ted Gregory, director of theatre at Lindenwood. “It is a satire done with the fondest affection, and tells the story of a rock and roll singer who is about to be inducted into the army. ‘An English Teacher,’ ‘What Did I Ever See in Him?,’ ‘Put on a Happy Face,’ ‘One Boy,’ ‘A Lot of Livin’ to Do,’ ‘Kids,’ ‘Rosie’ and ‘Spanish Rose’ are musical theatre classics. This show is simply good old fashion fun.”

For more information, contact Gregory at 636-949-4966 or


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Ted Gregory
Lindenwood University

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