Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Revisit Early Rock with Bye Bye Birdie

(Left to right) Jenny Weber, Katie Moore, Collins Rush, Philip Bevers, Elsa Moen and
Caitlin Ehlinger. Photo by Claire Sharp
Stratford Playhouse high school players take to the stage this week with the musical Bye Bye Birdie, which focuses on up and coming rock and roll singer, Conrad Birdie.

When the character Birdie is drafted into the army, it produces a huge effect on the teenagers of the small Ohio town in which the musical is set. When a “Last Kiss” contest is created to mark Birdie’s departure, the whole town is sent into frenzy.

Directed by CeCe Prudhomme, Bye Bye Birdie is based on the incredible national sensation of Elvis Presley, and the effect that being drafted into the U.S. Army had on his later career.

Playhouse Director Prudhomme is thrilled to bring this fun, music and dance filled production to the Memorial/Spring Branch community, along with the fun and the nostalgia of 1950’s music and style.

Tickets for Bye Bye Birdie are $16 in advance. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29-31 and Feb. 5-7, with 2:30 p.m. matinees on Jan. 31 and Feb. 7.

Tickets are available online, or may be purchased at the Box Office at Stratford High School.

For more details or to buy tickets, visit www.shsplayhouse.org or phone 713-251-3449.


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