St. Francis High School Presents Bye Bye Birdie!
March 11-14 and 18-21

2021 marks a special year in the St. Francis Musical Program…it’s the 15th anniversary of musicals gracing the Kohler Stage after a long hiatus! This year’s show is sure to be a crowd-pleaser and bring some much-needed joy to the lives of our students and patrons.

In special arrangement with licensing agent, Concord Theatricals in partnership with Tams-Witmark in New York City, Bye Bye Birdie is a satire done with the fondest affection and tells the story of an Elvis-type rock and roll singer who is about to be drafted into the Army. This musical is delightful in imagination and good, old-fashioned fun and sure to be enjoyed by the audience. It gives insight to everyday life that is part of us all! Some of the songs include: “The Telephone Hour” and “Put on a Happy Face”.

  • Tickets are General Admission and $15 each. 
  • Due to capacity restrictions, there are a limited number of tickets for each show. 
  • Masks must be worn by audience members.

Show Dates and Times

March 11 at 7 pm
March 12 at 7 pm.
March 13 at 7 pm
March 14 at 2 pm – also available via live stream
March 18 at 7 pm
March 19 at 7 pm – also available via live stream
March 20 at 7 pm – also available via live stream
March 21 at 2 pm – also available via live stream

You may pick up your tickets at the Box Office on M/W/F 11 am-1 pm or mailed to you by calling 231-946-0715. Flowers will be available for purchase before the show and during intermission.

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New for 2021: Live Stream Option

This year, friends and family can enjoy the musical from the comfort of their living rooms! Be sure to let patrons of the arts everywhere know about this exciting new option – or host a watch party with members of your own household! The following shows will be livestreamed:  March 14, 19, 20, 21.

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Cast List

Since four roles are double-casted, please peruse the cast list prior to purchasing your tickets.

Cast and Crew Listing



Misha Blodgett, Co-Director
Minda Nyquist, Co-Director and Choreographer
Jamie Hardesty, Music Director
Harold Kranick, Associate Director
Jeff Block, Scenic and Lighting Designer
Maureen DeYoung, Producer

Become one of Jordan’s Angels

Previously performed in 1981 and 2010, this show has particular meaning as it is a tribute to Jordan Blodgett (‘10), who lost his battle with cancer in April 2020, and it was the last production he was in as the lead Albert Peterson his senior year. Jordan’s mother, Misha (McCormick) Blodgett (‘82) was in the 1981 show and is co-director of this year’s production. Perhaps you were a classmate of Jordan, are a family member or friend, or performed in the 2010 show, we invite you to consider becoming one of “Jordan’s Angels” this year. Revenues raised will not only benefit the production, but will help establish the “Jordan Blodgett Memorial Scholarship” to be given annually to a graduating senior who emulated Jordan’s spirit of bringing joy to others.

Cost is $50 and all names will be listed on a special page in the program. Make your commitment by March 5. Click the image below to donate.