Patrick Robinson
The West Seattle High School Drama Club presents musical classic, Bye Bye Birdie. A special performance was added for May 15. CLICK THE IMAGE ABOVE TO SEE MORE

UPDATE: Bye Bye Birdie will sing at West Seattle High School; Special Performance added 5/15

Another set of performances set for May 16-18

UPDATE: 5/14

Due to an unexpected illness, the May 11 performance of Bye Bye Birdie at West Seattle High School was cancelled but a performance has been added for Tuesday May 15 at 7:30pm. Excellent seats are available for this added performance.

The West Seattle High School Drama Club is presenting "Bye Bye Birdie" starting May 10.

BYE BYE BIRDIE (1960) is a satire, and tells the story of a rock and roll singer who is about to be inducted into the army. For more background on the musical see the wikipedia entry here.

Songs, 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.

Drama instructor Andrew Finley said, ""This production marks my 10th musical at West Seattle High and my first return to the 1950s since doing "Grease" my first year. These shows are a blast to be in and to see - full of memorable songs and good old fashioned fun. This cast is a great mix of theatre vets and newbies, freshman to seniors. Everyone is having a blast and you can feel it from the seats. It's sure to be great fun for all."

May 10, 11 and 16, 17, 18
@ 7:30pm

Special Benefit Performance
May 12 @ 8:00pm


$7 with reservation
$12 at the door

Reservations Contact: or 206-252-8834

All performances at West Seattle High School, 3000 California Ave SW

Here's a list of who's in the production including the band:

  • James Bailey Ross
  • Matthew Bohl
  • Brittany Chambers
  • Vannda Chea
  • Megan Chong
  • Jo Clark
  • Zira Cook
  • Jake DeVrieze
  • Ryan Gluckman
  • Patrick Gordon
  • Miranda Green
  • Kit Hall
  • Aleczandr Jackson
  • Jasmine Jones
  • Kyndahl Jones
  • Viviann Kapuaala
  • Adam Keene
  • Myka Kielbon
  • Mary MacDonald
  • Stephen Mansfield
  • Ben Martin
  • Emma McGrath
  • Kalani Meligro
  • Allie Nelson
  • Rafael Newman
  • Jordan Sanabria
  • Ian Sax
  • Taylor Schueler
  • Taryn Smith
  • Kelly Swanson
  • Rashaila Tackett
  • Miles Thornton
  • Maaza Tsegai
  • Rebecca Van de Ende
  • Joseph Vargas
  • Hannah White
  • Jessica White
  • Brandon Wuesthoff

For a cast list check here.

Looking ahead to next year Finley said, "Next year is still a bit up in the air. Our music program is changing so we're not sure how that will affect the musical but rest assured, we'll have a couple of great shows in the fall and spring not to mention the student directed production in January. We are so grateful for the support of WSHS families and the West Seattle community. The arts in schools couldn't exist without this kind of critical involvement. Looking forward to exciting adventures ahead - onward and upward!"

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