BYE BYE BIRDIE is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of 

Tams-Witmark LLC. www.concordtheatricals.com




Producers & Casting Directors: David & Corrin Dietlein

Director: Cambrian James

Music Director: Lincoln Wright

Choreographer: Cambrian James

Head of Carpentry: Kyle Webb

Costume Designer: Tia Hawkes

Lighting Designer: Ryan Terry

Scenic Designer & Prop Master: McKenna Carpenter

Sound Designer: Boyd Cluff

Set Painting Assistants: Brittany Arwine, Liz de la Torre, & Mikel Waszazak

Carpenters: Kyle Webb & Michael Pratt

Costume Stitchers: Toni Anne Smith, Molly Hill, & Diana Gallegos

Wigs & Makeup: Cambrian James

Stage Manager: Kyle Webb

Rehearsal Stage Manager: Boyd Cluff

Audio Engineer: Jackson Zyontz

Assistant Stage Managers: Trevor Leavitt & Kinsey Moore

Dance Captain: Brie Wadsworth-Gates


Albert Peterson: Tyler Brignone

Rosie Alvarez: Michala Montaño

Conrad Birdie: Matthew Dodaro

Kim MacAfee: Brie Wadsworth-Gates

Harry MacAfee: Hector Coris

Doris MacAfee: Kathleen Richards

Randolph MacAfee: Benicio "Beni" Bermudez & Zachary Nelson

Mae Peterson: Gina Guarino

Hugo Peabody: Truman Regard-Whipple

Mayor: Raymond Barcelo

Mayor's Wife: Ivana Martinic

Male Ensemble: Jack Walton

Ursula Merkle / Teen Ensemble: Shaylee Flanagan

Teen Ensemble: Sophia Castelluccio

Teen Ensemble: Jacob Currie

Teen Ensemble: Ava Cusiter

Teen Ensemble: Charlie Hall

Teen Ensemble: Josephine Maldonado

Teen Ensemble: Brandt Norris

Teen Ensemble: Taylor Peel

Teen Ensemble: Joshua South

Teen Ensemble: Diana Stapley

Teen Ensemble: Joseph Strode

Teen Ensemble: Bennett Wood


Mae Peterson u.s.: Kathleen Richards

Harry MacAfee u.s.:  Raymond Barcelo

Doris MacAfee u.s.: Ivana Martinic

Albert Peterson u.s./ Mayor u.s.: Jack Walton

Conrad u.s.: Joshua South

Kim MacAfee u.s.: Diana Stapley

Rosie Alvarez u.s.: Emma Elsberry Tenebruso


Setting: New York and Ohio. 1960.


Scene 1: Office of Almaelou Music, New York

Scene 2: Sweet Apple, Ohio

Scene 3: MacAfee Home, Sweet Apple

Scene 4: Pennsylvania Station, New York

Scene 5: Railroad Station, Sweet Apple

Scene 6: Courthouse Steps, Sweet Apple

Scene 7: MacAfee Home, Sweet Apple

Scene 8: Stage and Backstage Office, Central Movie Theatre, Sweet Apple

Scene 9: Stage, Central Movie Theatre, Sweet Apple


Scene 1: MacAfee Home, Sweet Apple

Scene 2: Street Outside MacAfee Home

Scene 3: MacAfee's Back Door

Scene 4: Maude's Roadside Retreat

Scene 5: Private Dining Room, Maude's Roadside Retreat

Scene 6: Back Door, Maude's Roadside Retreat

Scene 7: The Ice House

Scene 8: Railroad Station, Sweet Apple




An English Teacher

The Telephone Hour
Teen Ensemble

How Lovely to be a Woman

Put On a Happy Face

A Healthy, Normal, American Boy
Albert, Rosie, & Teen Ensemble

Penn Station to Sweetapple
Full Company 

One Boy
Kim & Rosie

Honestly Sincere
Conrad & Ensemble

Ursula, Margie, Deborah Sue

Hymn for a Sunday Evening - Ed Sullivan
MacAfees & Chorus

One Last Kiss
Conrad, Albert, Teen Ensemble



What Did I Ever See in Him
Rosie & Kim

A Lot of Livin'  To Do
Conrad, Kim, & Teen Ensemble

Mr. & Mrs. MacAfee

Baby, Talk to Me
Albert & Male Quartet

Shriners' Ballet

Kids - Reprise
Mr. & Mrs. MacAfee, Randolph,
Mayor & Mayor's Wife, Chorus

Ice House Livin'
Conrad, Kim & Teen Ensemble

An English Teacher - Reprise

Spanish Rose

Rosie (Finale)
Albert & Rosie

Full Company

Tyler Brignone
as Albert Peterson

Tyler was most recently seen at the Hale in 42nd Street, Footloose and The Music Man. Recent credits include Tommy, Titanic, Avenue Q, Jekyll and Hyde, Side Show, and White Christmas. In 8th grade he danced in the ensemble of “Birdie” for his first show ever. Thank you Dave, Corrin, Cambrian, and Lincoln. All his love to his wife Emily, his sons James and Adam, and the rest of his family… and his best friend Zach.

Michala Montaño
as Rosie Alvarez

Michala is thrilled to be returning to the Hale Centre Theatre stage! Some of her favorite past credits include: The Unsinkable Molly Brown (Molly Brown), The Andrew’s Brothers (Peggy Jones), and The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Esmeralda). She is honored to be sharing the stage with such a talented cast and crew. Special thanks to Dave, Corrin, Cambrian, and Lincoln for this wonderful opportunity. Thank you to all of her family and friends for their support!

Matthew Dodaro
as Conrad Birdie

Matthew is sincerely grateful that Bye Bye Birdie! is his second show at Hale. He is coming off his debut here as Johnny Brown in The Unsinkable Molly Brown and has performed in theater productions around the valley including Camelot (Lancelot), Grease (Danny), YAGMCB (Snoopy),  and Beauty and the Beast (Lumiere). Matthew gives special thanks to the folks at Hale Theater for the amazing experiences and love to his family and friends! Keemo Kimo!

Brie Wadsworth-Gates
as Kim MacAfee

Recent HCT Credits: Peggy Sawyer (42nd Street), Annabel Glick (Lucky Stiff), Meg Brockie (Brigadoon), Urleen/Rusty U.S. (Footloose), and Sister Leo (Nunsense). Other: Martha (Secret Garden), Cat in the Hat (Seussical), Silly Girl (Beauty and the Beast), two-time recipient for the Open Jar Institute Scholarship (National Thespian Society), KCACTF Irene Ryan Participant and two-time ariZoni nominee. She thanks her husband and family, the Dietleins, Cambrian, Lincoln, and her incredible cast and crew.

Hector Coris
as Harry MacAfee

Hector thanks Hale Theatre for letting him play this role again - his first show at Hale in 2012. He was last seen here as Vinny in Lucky Stiff. Prior Hale credits: 9 to 5, Secret Garden, Phantom, Man Who Came to Dinner. Elsewhere in the Valley, he’s recently been seen as Clopin (Hunchback of Notre Dame) and the D’Ysquiths (Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder).

Kathleen Richards
as Doris MacAfee/
Mae Peterson u.s.

Kathleen was last seen as Mrs. McGlone (The Unsinkable Molly Brown). Previous HCTAZ appearances include Annie, Scarlet Pimpernel, Sister Act, Big River, Guys and Dolls, Mary Poppins, Nunsense, Footloose, Lucky Stiff and 42nd Street. Other productions include Sound of Music at PTC, and Hello Dolly! at MET. When not on stage, she is teaching voice at her Gilbert home. Thanks to Dave, Corrin, Cambrian and Lincoln for this opportunity.  Love to Scott, Amelia, Gwendolyn, Mom & Dad who make it all possible! 

Benicio "Beni" Bermudez
as Randolph MacAfee

Beni is beyond excited to make his Hale Centre Theatre debut. His past shows include Disney The Lion King Jr, Yes, Virginia, There’s a Santa Claus, The Frog Prince, and The Little Mermaid with East Valley Children’s Theater. When not singing and acting, Beni enjoys piano, puppeteering, making movies, and perfecting his best Elvis impersonation. He would like to thank Mom, Dad, Nico, Nora, Lee Meschino, Nichole Jensen, EVCT, and everyone at Hale.

Zachary Nelson
as Randolph MacAfee

Zachary is thrilled to be back on the Hale Centre Theatre stage.  Favorite roles include Fletcher Blake in  Freaky Friday at Hale Centre Theatre and Jojo in Seussical at Zao Theatre.  Thank you to Dave, Corrin, Cambrian & Lincoln for this opportunity and to his parents for their support.

Gina Guarino
as Mae Peterson

Gina is thrilled to be at the Hale again. She was last seen as Maggie/Dorothy u.s. (42nd Street). Hale credits: Sister Mary Lazarus (Sister Act), Betty Blast (Footloose), Ursula (The Little Mermaid). She recently debuted at The Phoenix Theatre Company as part of their Festival of New American Theatre. Select credits: Frau in Young Frankenstein (Lake Forest Theatre, IL), Tracy in Hairspray (Star Plaza Theatre, IN). "Many thanks to Cambrian, the Dietleins, my beautiful wife Deb, and amazing family and friends!"

Truman Regard-Whipple
as Hugo Peabody

Truman is honored to be taking to the stage again at the Hale Centre Theatre as the role of Hugo Peabody in Bye Bye Birdie! He was most recently seen in the male ensemble of 42nd Street. He is excited to bring his best to this role, while performing alongside such a wonderful cast and crew! He would also like to thank the directing team for making this show possible!

Raymond Barcelo
as Mayor/
Harry MacAfee u.s.

Raymond is a Los Angeles native where he appeared in Les Miserables (Thenardier) and Man of La Mancha. Favorite Hale credits include: The Andrews Brothers, The Little Mermaid (Scuttle/ Chef) , The Addams Family (Fester), The Music Man (Marcellus), 39 Steps, Hello, Dolly!  (Vandergelder), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Baron) , and Lucky Stiff. Special thanks to Cambrian, Lincoln, Dave, Corrin, Tia, Cast and Crew. Love to Dominick. Dedicated in memory of his brother, Russell. 

Ivana Martinic
as Mayor's Wife/
Doris MacAfee u.s.

Ivana is happy to be back at the Hale Center theater once more as the Mayor's Wife/ Gloria Rasputin and understudy for Mrs. MacAfee. Her most recent engagements on this stage have been Mrs. Cratchet in Christmas Carol and Sister Mary Patrick in Sister Act. Her other favorite roles include Phoebe D'Ysquith (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murde) Cunegonda (Candide), Rapunzel (Into the Woods), Lisette (La Rondine), and Sister Constance (Dialogues of the Carmelites).

Jack Walton
as Male Ensemble/ Albert Peterson u.s./ Mayor u.s.

Jack is excited to be making his Hale debut! Jack has performed in theaters across the Valley. Most recently he played Nick Bottom in Something Rotten at MCC. Other favorite roles include Mark Cohen (RENT) at SCP/Greasepaint and Pulitzer in Newsies at VYT. Special thanks to Dave, Corrin, Cambrian, and Lincoln for this wonderful opportunity to perform with this amazing cast. Much love to his family and friends for their continued support.

Shaylee Flanagan
as Urusla Merkle/ Teen Ensemble

Shaylee is thrilled to return to the Hale after appearing in Sister Act (Michelle) and The Unsinkable Molly Brown (Ensemble). Other favorite roles: Taylor McKessie (High School Musical), Oda Mae Brown (Ghost), Matron Mama Morton (Chicago), and Lorraine (All Shook Up). Shaylee has appeared in several commercials and was an original host of the local teen talk show, The Cube”. Shaylee would like to thank Cambrian, Lincoln, The Dietleins, and the whole staff at Hale, and her family for their support.

Sophia Castelluccio
as Teen Ensemble

Sophia is thrilled to reappear on the Hale stage. She is grateful to the entire team for their amazing artistry and her family’s support through every endeavor. Select Credits: Ensemble in The Unsinkable Molly Brown (Hale Centre Theater), Ensemble Swing in Cinderella (The Phoenix Theatre Company), Ensemble in Thoroughly Modern Millie (Scottsdale Musical Theatre Company) and Local Princess with the Broadway Princess Party.

Jacob Currie
as Teen Ensemble

Jacob has on a happy face for his 3rd Hale show! He is a 3-time AriZoni Award winning actor with 4 nominations. Favorite credits: 42nd Street (Ensemble), Matilda (Rudolpho), Singin’ in The Rain (Don Lockwood), Tarzan (Tarzan),The Addams Family (Gomez), Beauty and The Beast (Lumiere), Peter and The Starcatcher (Black Stache), You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown! (Snoopy), and A Chrismas Carol (Fred/Ebenezer). Thank you to friends, teachers, and especially family!

Ava Cusiter
as Teen Ensemble

 Ava is thrilled to perform another musical here at Hale Center Theatre! Most recently Ava was seen as Phyllis Dale in 42nd Street. Other credits include A Chorus Line (Judy Turner) and Saturday Night Fever (Doreen) at the Laguna Playhouse. Ava is currently pursuing a BMU in Music Theatre with a minor in Educational Studies at Arizona State University. Ava thanks her family and friends for the support, and her current ASU teachers for their guidance.

Charlie Hall
as Teen Ensemble

Charlie is thrilled to be back for his 12th Hale Theatre production! Favorite credits: A Christmas Carol, Big Fish, Addams Family, Hello Dolly, and Drowsy Chaperone. Special thanks to Cambrian, Lincoln, Dave and Corrin for this wonderful opportunity.

Josephine Maldonado
as Teen Ensemble

Josephine is so excited to be back at the Hale Theatre. She was most recently seen on Hale’s stage as a nun in Sister Act. Other credits include: Footloose (Wendy Jo), Freaky Friday (Hannah), YAGMCB (Lucy), and Rent (Mimi). She would love to thank Cambrian, Lincoln, Corrin, Dave, the cast, and crew for everything that went into putting on this amazing show. She sends love to her family and friends. Enjoy the show! 

Brandt Norris
as Teen Ensemble

Brandt is thrilled to be back at Hale for his sixth show! He was recently on the Hale stage as Billy Lawlor (42nd Street). Past credits: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Ensemble), Pippin (Pippin), Newsies (Specs), and West Side Story (Tony). Regional Credits include Mystic Pizza (Ensemble/Tim Understudy) and Footloose (Teen Ensemble) at the St. Louis Muny. He thanks his friends, and family for always supporting him. Also thanks Cambrian, Lincoln, Dave, and Corrin for giving him this special opportunity!

Taylor Peel
as Teen Ensemble

Taylor is a Highland High School junior who loves singing and performing. With a decade of musical theatre experience, she is so excited to be a part of Bye Bye Birdie. Taylor recently performed as Martha Cratchit (Christmas Carol) at the Hale, as well as in MCC’s Something Rotten. She thanks the directors and instructors for this wonderful opportunity to be able to perform! She also is so grateful for the cast for being so amazing to work with!

Joshua South
as Teen Ensemble/ Conrad Birdie u.s.

Joshua is happy to join his fourth show this 2022-2023 season. He was recently seen in HCT's production of 42nd Street and The Unsinkable Molly Brown. He performed in the ensemble in five of HCTs shows in the 2021-2022 season. The Addams Family, Brigadoon, The Music Man, Footloose, and The Little Mermaid. He is grateful for the opportunity to share the stage with a wonderful cast. 

Diana Stapley
as Teen Ensemble/
Kim MacAfee u.s.

Diana is delighted to be back at Hale with this fantastic cast and crew! Previous HCT credits include: 42nd Street (Lorraine Flemming) The Unsinkable Molly Brown (Ensemble) and A Christmas Carol (Martha Cratchit). She was also seen as Samantha Brown in The Mad Ones at MCC. Outside of theater, she is currently pursuing her Bachelor's at ASU. Diana is grateful for everyone involved, with special thanks to her family for their unending support.

Joseph Strode
as Teen Ensemble.

Joseph is originally from Mississippi where he got his BFA in musical theatre from the University of Mississippi. His past credits include The Little Mermaid, and Footloose at Hale Center Theatre. The Secret Garden, and Little Women at Places Productions. Chicago, Assassins, Macbeth, and Hair at Ole Miss theatre. As well as performing at the historic Grand Ole Opry and Carnegie Hall. He would like to thank his family and fiancé for their unbelievable support.

Bennet Wood
as Teen Ensemble

Bennet is elated to dance with the kids of Sweet Apple! Recent Hale credits: Flounder (The Little Mermaid) and Jeter/Ren (cover) (Footloose). Other credits: Fly More Than You Fall (World Premiere, Broadway World Winner), RENT (Angel), Into the Woods (Jack), and Nevermore (Edgar Allan Poe). Bennett thanks his family, friends, & boyfriend for their endless love and support, as well as Cambrian, Lincoln, & the cast and crew involved in making us Honestly Sincere. We love you Conrad! 

Emma Elsberry Tenebruso
as Rosie Alvarez u.s.

Emma is thrilled to make her Hale Centre Theatre debut! Emma has attended The Boston Conservatory for Music Theatre, and is currently attending Arizona State University for Music Therapy. Other Shows include: Shrek The Musical, The Bartell Theater (Fiona); Mamma Mia, Verona Area Community Theater (Sophie); Footloose, Sun Prairie Theater (Ariel); The Music Man, Monona Grove Theater (Zaneeta). Thanks to family, friends and teachers for their endless love and support.

Cambrian James
Director / Choreographer

Cambrian is well-known for his versatile staging throughout the Valley and nationally. He is a multi-award winning director and choreographer for Tarzan, The Wizard of Oz, Footloose, Damn Yankees and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Cambrian has enjoyed a long career as an actor and dancer in Annie (Daddy Warbucks), Crazy For You (Bobby Child), The King and I (the King) and Hairspray (Edna Turnblad).

Lincoln Wright
Music Director 

Lincoln is excited for you to see this hilarious musical! He has music directed over 60 Hale shows, most recently Little Mermaid, Daddy Long Legs, and Mary Poppins. Some of his favorites have been West Side Story, Secret Garden, Andrews Brothers, Drowsy Chaperone, and Hairspray. Although the arts world beckons, he's kept his day job as an attorney handling nursing home abuse cases at the Udall Shumway law firm in Mesa. Many thanks to Dave, Corrin, Cambrian, and this outstanding cast for all their hard work.