Bye Bye Birdie Takes the Stage

York Prep is proud to announce its spring musical, Bye Bye Birdie. Set in the late 1950s, the show tells the story of a rock ‘n roll singer about to be inducted into the Army. To publicize his departure, the singer (Conrad Birdie) will bid a typical American teenage girl good-bye with an all-American kiss. A faithful fan hailing from Sweet Apple, Ohio, wins the honor. Of course, complications arise with Birdie’s arrival in town…

 

Bye Bye Birdie premiered on Broadway in April 1960 and earned four Tony awards, among them for Best Musical and Best Choreography. Many of its musical numbers—”A Lot of Livin’ To Do,” “Kids,” “Put On a Happy Face”—are musical theater classics.

 

Drama Director Lisa Powers and Music Director Sheri Martucci-Cicero lead a talented cast, which includes veteran student actors as well as newly discovered performers.

 

Performances are scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on both Thursday, April 17, and Friday, April 18.