May 8, 2014 in Washington Voices

‘Birdie’ still makes ’em scream

By The Spokesman-Review
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The cast of “Bye Bye Birdie” poses for a photo during dress rehearsals Friday at West Valley High School.
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If you go

“Bye Bye Birdie”

Where: West Valley High School, 8301 E. Buckeye Ave.,

When: Today, Friday and Saturday, and May 14, 16 and 17. All performances are at 7 p.m.

Tickets: Available at the door for $8.

Call: (509) 922-5488.

A musical inspired by the screaming masses of fans and hoopla that surrounded Elvis Presley back in the 1950s will be performed for a new generation of teenagers this week at West Valley High School.

“Bye Bye Birdie,” revolves around what happens when a rock ’n’ roll superstar visits a small Ohio town.

The cast: Sam Estabrooks as Albert Peterson; Sydney Wallingford as Rose “Rosie” Alvarez; Colton Long and Grant Gallaher as Conrad Birdie; Emily Vermillion and Morgan Pipkin as Kim MacAfee; Noah Strehlou as Mr. MacAffee; Taylor Cummings as Mrs. MacAfee; Shannon Brandvold and Kristin Norman as Randolph MacAfee; Nick Branson as Hugo Peabody; Maddy Stiles and Macey Howe as Mae Peterson; Allie Highberg and Kamara Berland as Ursula Merkle; Hanna Highberg and Tierny Cathcart as Gloria Rasputin; Colton Long and Grant Gallaher as the Mayor; Bri McGarry as the Mayor’s Wife; Tori Fleury as Mrs. Merkle; Micelli Olmstead as Mr. Johnson; Zach Martinez as Maude.

Ensemble cast members: Kamara Berland; Shannon Brandvold; Katie Brown; Tierny Cathcart; Elizabeth Ellis; Tori Fleury; Sierra Geaudreau; Allie Highberg; Ashley Maddox; Zach Martinez; Bri McGarry; Bailee McNeel; Kristin Norman; Micelli Olmstead; Austin Pinkerton; Morgan Pipkin; Haley Ryan; Maddy Stiles; Emily Vermillion; Sara Wagoner; Cassidy Rutter.

Creative team: Delvone Bullis, director; Brendan Biele, assistant director; David Leinweber, set maker; Morgan Ott, stage manager; Breandan Fluno, assistant stage manager; Hailey Crowder, assistant stage manager.

Technical crew: Kristi Mitchell; Jared Ilg; Ezra Way; Garrett Dubois; Dakota Gramlow.

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