BCA to perform ‘Bye Bye Birdie’

By Joan Hedrick
Times-News correspondent

Cast members from Burlington Christian Academy's Royal Players' production of "Bye Bye Birdie" pose for a recent photo. / Scott Muthersbaugh, Times-News

Get ready for a little romance and a lot of laughs. “Bye Bye Birdie” is a humorous, affectionate satire that tells the story of a rock ’n’ roll singer about to face his toughest crowd yet — the Army. It’s the 1950s and Conrad Birdie has just been drafted. His agent comes up with a publicity stunt to premiere a new song and give a lucky female fan “one last kiss” before he enters the armed forces.
   “Bye Bye Birdie” includes such musical theatre classics as “An English Teacher,” “What Did I Ever See in Him?,” “Put on a Happy Face,” “One Boy,” “A Lot of Livin’ to Do,” “Kids” and “Spanish Rose.”
   This show marks Burlington Christian Academy’s Royal Players’ first full musical. Director Ashley    Phipps is proud of her high school students (and a couple of community guest stars as well) for pulling together this show that the whole family can enjoy. 
   Performances are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Paramount Theater, 128 E. Front St., Burlington. Tickets are $10 general admission and $8 for senior citizens. Tickets can be purchased between noon and 3 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and one hour prior to show time; credit card reservations can be made by calling (336) 222-TIXS.

 Joan Hedrick is a senior at Weaver Academy and a Teens & Twenties writer.


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