Bye, Bye Birdie to be Performed at Westerville South

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Bye, Bye Birdie, a timeless and classic musical, will be performed by Westerville South High School students and Thespian Troupe 513 at 7:00 p.m. on Friday April 25; at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 26; and at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 27.  Tickets cost $10 and are available at the door.  Westerville South is located at 303 S. Otterbein Avenue.

Bye, Bye Birdie is one of the most captivating musical shows of our time.  It tells the story of a rock and roll singer Conrad Birdie (Curtis Mitchell), who is about to be inducted into the army.  Albert Peterson (Scott Barclay), his agent, is a very pleasant mild mannered young man.  Albert’s faithful secretary, Rose Alvarez (Gaby Robinson), keeps him and Birdie moving forward in the world.  Rosie concocts one final national publicity plan before Conrad’s induction.  Conrad will bid a typical American teen-age girl goodbye with an all-American kiss. Kim MacAfee (Caitlin Cahoon) in Sweet Apple, Ohio wins the honor.  All of the phones in her town are already busy during “The Telephone Hour,” as Kim has just been pinned to Hugo (Dexter McNabb), a local boy.  The arrival of Birdie in Sweet Apple causes people of all ages to swoon.  The MacAfee household (Jacob Williams, Kelsi Gross, and Sam Johnston) is completely upset by the visiting celebrity.  It is decided that Birdie will give his “One Last Kiss” on the Ed Sullivan show.  Conrad goes out on the town, Albert and Rosie fight and make up and Mae Peterson (Miranda Cotman) tries to stop the pending love story

Bye, Bye Birdie is a satire done with the fondest affection.  It gives an insight into the everyday life that is very much part of us all.  Accompanied by a full student orchestra and tech crew, Bye, Bye Birdie is sure to please.  For further information, please contact Director Matt Wolfe at