The Chippewa Falls High School Music Department will present three performances of “Bye Bye Birdie” this weekend at the school.

Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17 and Saturday, Feb. 18 and at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19. All shows will be performed in the high school auditorium. The musical is directed by Wayne Marek of the Eau Claire Children’s Theater.

All tickets are reserved seating. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. Tickets may be purchased at Gordy’s County Market, downtown and Lake Wissota locations, as well as at the Mega Foods in Chippewa Falls.

Tickets may also be reserved by calling the high school music department at (715) 726-2406, extension 1422.

In addition, on Saturday night the high school’s orchestra department is sponsoring a spaghetti dinner in the high school cafeteria. The Chi-Hi Wire Choir, along with other small ensembles, will provide music throughout the dinner. The cost is $6 for adults and $5 for student/senior citizens and children 12 and under.

Dinner tickets will be available at the door and may be purchased ahead of time through the orchestra program. For more information, call the orchestra department at (715) 726-2406, extension 1427.

Discount combination tickets for the dinner and the musical are $14 for adults, $8 for students/senior citizens and children 12 and under.

Production

Artistic director: Wayne Marek; Musical director: Ron Buckles; Orchestra conductor: Tim Baumann; Choreographer: Bailey Couture; Musical chairperson: Sharon McIlquham; Costumes: Ann Behrens, Sharon McIlquham, Pam Moran; Set design: Chuck Nielsen; Set construction and painting: Andrea Gardner, Joe Gardner, Terry Huppert, Dale King, David Marten, Brandon Nielsen, Chuck Nielsen, Mitch Nielsen, Paul Nielsen, Ann Pearson, Scott Vosters; Stage crew: Travis Hibbard; Properties: Tammi Buhrow, Paula Kassera, Sharon McIlquham; Hair and makeup: Destiny Sperry, Paula Taylor; Program & poster design: Pam Moran, Bridget Reiter; Ticket coordinator: Pam Moran; Publicity: Tammi Buhrow, Dan Ropa; Lighting: Adam Jeffers; Sound: Cory Jeffers; CFMA chair: Lisa Cleven; Photos: Tom Arneberg.

Cast

Jake Pritchard (Albert Peterson), Ashlei Buhrow (Rose Alvarez), Markel Moran (Kim Macafee), Alex King (Conrad Birdie), Heidi Schaus (Mrs. Doris Macafee), Jamie Krause (Mr. Harry Macafee), Angel Jackson (Mrs. Mae Peterson), Tucker Caron (Hugo Peabody), Mitch Nielsen (Mayor, Sweet Apple Shriners), Dawn Paukner (Mayor's Wife), Cassie Pearson (Ursula Merkle), Jordyn Gardner (Mrs. Merkle), Theresa Hunt (Gloria Rasputin), Tanner Huppert (Mr. Johnson, Sweet Apple Shriners), Savannah Shaurette (Helen), Kat Taylor (Nancy), Rachel Eckwright (Alice), Rachel Hakes (Suzie), Anna Petzke (Penelope), Noah Mutter-Schulz (Harvey Johnson), Emma McIlquham (Margie), Becca Fuller (Deborah Sue), Michael Stokes (Policeman), Kyle Lunderville (Policeman, Sweet Apple Shriners), Brent Moen (Policeman, Sweet Apple Shriners), Andy Gunderson (reporter, Sweet Apple Shriners), Clarissa Cleven Peterson (reporter), Marissa Pearson (reporter), Forrest Cleven Peterson (barbershop quartet, Sweet Apple Shriners), Josiah Wahl (barbershop quartet), Tyler Atchison (barbershop quartet, Sweet Apple Shriners), Kyle Baldeshwiler (barbershop quartet, Sweet Apple Shriners).

Singing & dancing chorus members: Michael Stokes, Kyle Lunderville, Brent Moen, Andy Gunderson, Kyla Morgan, Sami Ludington, Jasmine Bluedorn, Marissa Pearson, Emma Nordstrand, Clarissa Cleven Peterson, Sam Vosters, Trisha January, Emily Kassera, Julia Nunes, Caroline Fangstrom.

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