Urbandale Community Theatre

Welcome to Urbandale Community Theatre. We are a non-profit community theater organization based in Urbandale, Iowa. Our mission is to provide creative and cultural opportunities to the Des Moines area through producing classic, Broadway productions for people of all ages.

Our Summer 2022 Production is....Bye Bye Birdie

Get your tickets HERE

Urbandale Community Theatre is still looking for a Technical Director to join the production team for our summer 2022 musical, Bye Bye Birdie!

If interested and available let us know by filling out a form here

DIRECTOR: Barb Wagner
MUSIC DIRECTOR: Frances Paterik
CHOREOGRAPHER: Lorainna Nedved
STAGE MANAGER: Quinnlyn Sobek

Get those poodle skirts on and dial those tube TVs to the Ed Sullivan Show for this family friendly musical. Teen heartthrob Conrad Birdie has been drafted, so he chooses All-American girl Kim MacAfee for a very public farewell kiss. Featuring a rockin’ high-energy score, plenty of great parts for all ages, and a hilarious script, we can’t wait to take the Des Moines community back to the 1950’s. 

Nominated for 8 Tony Awards in 1961 and winner of 4, including Best Musical, this comedic show is sure to have you “Put on a Happy Face.”



Show dates:  7/22-7/31

Show times:  Fridays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:00 p.m. 

Location:  Urbandale High School Performing Arts Center – 7111 NW Aurora Ave., Urbandale, IA 50322



Albert Peterson – Adam Haselhuhn

Rose Alvarez – Ashley Rogers

Conrad Birdie – Mitchell Nieland

Kim MacAfee – Kamryn Waymire

Hugo Peabody – Bryson McGowan

Mr. Harry MacAfee – Kevin Allemagne

Mrs. Doris MacAfee – Melanie Hall

Randolph MacAfee – Luke Parker

Mrs. Mae Peterson – Susan Casber

Mayor/Barbershop Quartet – Greg Kephart

Mayor’s Wife (Edna) – Heather Tragesser

Ursula Merkle – Paige Thacker

Mrs. Merkle – Karen Buffington

Gloria Rasputin – Stacie Bendixen

Charles F. Maude/Barbershop Quartet – Nick Flynn

Sylvia – Judy Blessington

Karl/Barbershop Quartet – Lucas White 

Helen/Teen Trio – Maddie Topliff

Nancy/Teen Trio – Addison Jurgens

Margie/Teen Trio – Shelby Kephart

Alice –  Lyndsey Hall

Harvey Johnson – Price Jacobsen

Deborah Sue – Katelyn Gallagher

Phyllis – Ember Tragesser

Freddie/Barbershop Quartet – Jack Pearson

Raymond – Derek Hillabolt

Jerry – Simon Janelle

Ernie – Shiloh Mortenson

Sad Girl (1st Friday/Saturday) – Gwendalyn Nedved

Sad Girl (Remainder of Production) – Ellie Cole

Shriners/Townspeople – Al Price, Ryan Ingram, Jim Leeper


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Thank You For Joining Us

Thank you for joining us for our 2022 summer production of Bye Bye Birdie. We hope to see you again very soon!