Prince William Little Theatre presents-the last few days of performances of “Bye Bye Birdie”, a musical parody based on American society in the 1950’s.
“Bye Bye Birdie” takes place in the 1950’s and centers around an Elvis Presley type rock and roll superstar (Conrad Birdie) who is drafted into the army. His agent and song writer (Albert Peterson) and Albert’s secretary and love interest (Rosie Alvarez) plan a farewell performance for Birdie on the Ed Sullivan television show, which they hope will provide the publicity to sell his new song “One Last Kiss” and bring Albert’s company out of debt. At the conclusion of the performance, Birdie will give a real kiss to a lucky girl from his fan club. Hijinks ensue.
Performances are in the new Gregory Family Theater at the Hylton Performing Arts Center, located on the George Mason University campus at 10960 George Mason Circle in Manassas, VA on the following dates and times:
Thursday July 25th at 8:00pm
Friday July 26th at 8:00pm
Saturday July 27th at 2:00pm AND 8:00pm
Sunday July 28th at 2:00pm
With a book by Michael Stewart, lyrics by Lee Adams, and music by Charles Strouse, Bye Bye Birdie is directed by Don Petersen, produced by Melissa Jo York-Tilley, music directed by Laura Boyles, choreographed by Danica Shook and stage managed by Mary Ann Hall.
This hit musical features local actors Joshua Wilson (Albert Peterson), Holly McDade (Rose Alvarez), Megan Griggs (Kim Macafee), Clare Baker (Ursula Merkle), Danica Shook (Mrs. Macafee), Dave Ermlick (Mr. Macafee), Susy Moorstein (Mrs. Mae Peterson), Landon Dufrene (Conrad Birdie), Danny Waldman (Hugo Peabody), Owen Orwig (Randolph Macafee), Tyler Parowski (Harvey Johnson) and Caroline Simpson (Gloria Rasputin) with Candi Baker, Katy Chmura, Zach Fletcher, Cana Wade, Amber Armstrong, Victoria Baker, Sarah Barlow, Dan Bellotte, Amber Elston, Jonathan Faircloth, Carleigh Hopkins, Laura Kline, Jennifer LePaige, Tina Mullins, Gwenyth Murphy, Stephanie Powlen, Paul Rubenstein, Alyssa Ryberg, Sarah Scott, Taylor Shook, Kyle Turnage, Don Wilson, Declan Murphy, and Alden Lester.
PWLT’s production team also includes Becca Jackson (ASM); Tigan Harrison (ASM); Stacy King (lighting design); Stan Harris (sound design); Jarrett Baker (set design); Susy Moorstein (costume design); Jennifer Busse (costume assistant); Carl Brandt Long (Fight Choreography); Veronica Thomas (sound tech); Amanda Cater (sound tech).
Tickets are $20 for adults and $16 for students, seniors and groups of 10 or more. For ticket information, please visit http://www.pwlt.org/.
Prince William Little Theatre is a volunteer non-profit organization serving Prince William County since 1984.
Prince William Little Theatre
P.O. Box 341
Manassas, VA 20108