Bye Bye Birdie to take stage at Walla Walla High School

Teen girls singing Conrad’s praises — Anna Apostolidis, Hannah Whittle, Addy Clark, Elena Janis and Hirut Senter.

Teen girls singing Conrad’s praises — Anna Apostolidis, Hannah Whittle, Addy Clark, Elena Janis and Hirut Senter. Keven Peck

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Walla Walla High School's Drama Department presents Bye Bye Birdie as its spring musical starting Thursday.

Bye Bye Birdie played on Broadway for 607 performances at the Martin Beck Theatre and 268 performances in London at Her Majesty's Theatre.

According to a Wa-Hi news release, the musical tells the story of a rock and roll singer who is about to be inducted into the Army. Albert Peterson, his agent, is a very pleasant mild mannered young man. Albert's faithful secretary Rose Alvarez keeps him and Birdie moving forward in the world. Rosie concocts one final national publicity plan before Conrad's induction. Conrad will bid a typical American teen-age girl goodbye with an all-American kiss. Kim MacAfee in Sweet Apple, Ohio, wins the honor. All of the phones in her town are already busy during The Telephone Hour as Kim has just been pinned to Hugo, a local boy. The arrival of Birdie in Sweet Apple causes people of all ages to swoon. Don't miss this colorful show backed by fantastic vocals and choreography.

Performances are Thursday to Saturday and May 9-11 at 7 p.m. with May 4 and 11 shows at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the auditorium box office weekdays from 4:30 to 6pm and one hour prior to shows, as well as by calling the ticket hotline during those hours at 526-8613.

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cougfan2759 1 year, 3 months ago

Brian Senter does a fabulous job with the students at Wa-Hi and the shows are outstanding. Also, the orchestra, under the direction of Andrew Ueckert is great. This show will be terrific!

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