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Sturgeon Bay Students Perform “Bye Bye Birdie”

Sturgeon Bay High School’s (SBHS) production of Bye Bye Birdie opens Friday, February 12 at 7 pm in the SBHS Auditorium. Additional performances will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, February 13, with the final performance on Monday, February 15 at 7 pm. General admission tickets are available at the door (no advance sales). Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students

 

 

Bye Bye Birdie is set in 1960. The small town of Sweet Apple, Ohio is thrown into a frenzy when rock star Conrad Birdie arrives to deliver “One Last Kiss” to Kim McAfee before going to join the Army! What’s even more exciting, the kiss will be broadcast live on the Ed Sullivan show! Meanwhile, the romance between Conrad’s manager Albert and Rosie, Albert’s able assistant, has nearly fizzled out and the success or failure of the TV show will determine their future together – that’s if Albert’s mother doesn’t ruin everything! Bye Bye Birdies‘ exuberant “kids” and their frazzled parents hilariously prove that the more things change, the more they stay the same!

 

 

In a cast of more than 40, Bye Bye Birdie features Grectchen Hathaway as Rosie Alverez, Greg Grohman as Albert Peterson, Andrea Malek as Kim McAfee, and Brent Coisman as Conrad Birdie. SBHS choral teacher, David Robertson, who also serves as music director, coordinates the production. Renée Bauernfeind is drama director and her husband Bill Bauernfiend is the assistant director. Celeste Munson and Sarah Chayer are providing choreography and dance instruction. A pit orchestra led by Principal Robert Nickel and made up of SBHS teachers and students provides live music for the show. The set construction was completed under the direction SBHS Tech. Ed. teacher, Brian Pahl.