NOW:53219:USA00949
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA00949
73°
H 87° L 73°
Clear | 8MPH

Greenfield High School to Perform Bye Bye Birdie in New Performing Arts Center

Nov. 25, 2009

The Greenfield High School music and drama departments will be performing the first musical in the school’s brand new performing arts center. The musical Bye Bye Birdie will be performed on Thursday, December 3rd at 7pm; Friday, December 4th at 7pm; Saturday, December 5th at 2pm; and Saturday, December 5th at 7pm. Tickets for reserved seats are $10 for adults and $8 for students and senior citizens. To reserve seats, please call 414-281-6200 ext. 2531 and leave a message that includes your name, phone number, number of adults/students/senior citizens attending, and the performance night you are interested in attending.

 

The musical Bye Bye Birdie first opened on Broadway on April 14, 1960, and starred Dick Van Dyke, who also starred in the movie version. The story was inspired by the first celebrity to be drafted into the army, Elvis Presley. The book was originally written by Michael Stewart, with music by Charles Strause, and lyrics by Lee Adams. The original show was produced by Edward Padula.

 

In the musical, it is 1960 and Conrad Birdie (Kyle Solis) is heading off to the army. His agent, Albert Peterson (Derek Buyan), and Albert’s secretary, Rose Alvarez (Katie Ruesch), want to make sure they get in one last publicity stunt before Conrad is sent overseas. The plan is for him to sing his next big hit song and kiss one lucky girl from his fan club on the Ed Sullivan Show. According to Rose, that would make Albert enough money to quit the music business and go back to college to become an English teacher. She dreams of marrying Albert and living happily ever after as an English teacher’s wife. Unfortunately, Albert has to break this news to his slightly overprotective mother (Tiann Nelson-Luck), who loves her son and the music business, but does not care much for Rose. Meanwhile, in the little town of Sweet Apple, Ohio, Hugo Peabody (Merle Patnode) just got pinned to Kim MacAfee (Jaime Elftman) and everyone is talking about it. Kim just happens to be the lucky fan that will appear on the Ed Sullivan Show with Conrad Birdie, which doesn’t sit well with her new boyfriend. When Rose and Hugo, who were both set aside by their respective partners for Conrad, team up to make sure the kiss never happens, chaos occurs.

 

The production is lead by Co-directors Ms Josie Treinen Clarey and Ms Lynn Ludwig, instrumental music director Mrs. Stacy Bruegl, choreographer Mrs. Deb Solis, and technical and set director Mr. Steve Rader. The cast includes over 30 students who have been practicing after school, during the evenings, and on weekends to get their parts down. The backstage crew of about 30 students has been working equally as hard getting the set built and painted and getting lights, sound, props, and costumes set for the show. The pit orchestra of around 20 students has also been practicing hard to make sure that the music sounds its best. All of the students involved in the show are very happy with the new theatre and are excited to perform in it for the first time. Everyone involved in the drama and music programs would like to thank the voters of Greenfield for the wonderful gift of the new theatre.

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» West Allis superintendent named to school advocacy group leadership 7/28

» Educator from Anchorage likely to take reins of West Allis school 7/28

» 'Milwaukee lion' spotted in Glendale Updated:  7/28

» The Suburban 16 Power Rankings: Watt, Niebrugge, and others on the next level 7/22

» Greenfield denies Goodwill store but maybe not for long 7/22

» Initial Reaction Podcast: A dumb-sports-fan's guide to the Bucks arena financing situation 7/21

» West Allis school officials worry parents can't monitor iPads 7/20

» Whitnall baseball team uses big fifth inning to stun Muskego in regional title contest 7/17

» Fortman pitches Franklin past Greenfield in WIAA regional championship baseball game 7/17

» Major development in Greenfield hits snag 7/16

» Greenfield's Bella Matthias headlines the 2015 All-Suburban Softball Team 7/16

» New St. Vincent de Paul store in Greenfield receives blessing 7/15

» Hale nips New Berlin West, 2-1, in regional opener 7/14

» Walker announces presidential run in Waukesha among hometown Wauwatosa supporters 7/13

» Greenfield ready to move ahead with Kulwicki Park maintenance 7/13

» West Allis considers request to allow pot-bellied pigs in city 7/13

» West Allis police seek man in attempted sexual assault 7/10

» Menomonee Falls wins GMC baseball tourney title, 8-6, over Hale 7/9

» Applicants sought for Whitnall facilities advisory committee 7/6

» Beekeeping idea is abuzz in Greenfield 7/6

» Accident causes two lanes of I-894/US 45 to close 7/1

» Blindness couldn't keep Hojnicki off the links or the slopes Updated:  6/24

» Concordia Legion post to assemble care packages 6/18

» Proposed West Allis sewer lateral help program may be dead 6/17

» Greenfield reschedules hearing on proposed Goodwill on 76th Street 6/16

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Advertisement

Advertisement

Local Business Directory

CONNECT    

Advertisement

Most Popular