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Bronxville Middle School to Stage ‘Bye Bye Birdie’

Bronxville Middle School will present “Bye Bye Birdie,” a classic musical comedy that was inspired by the phenomenon of superstar singer Elvis Presley, on Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6 at 7 p.m. at the Bronxville School auditorium. Under the direction of theater director Pamela Simpson, the production features close to 60 talented students who are part of the cast and crew.

“I wanted to do something upbeat and totally different,” Simpson said. “I try to find shows that feature as many students as possible and this show offers quite a few roles and cameo parts. Between memorizing lines, dance sequences, musical harmonies, organizing and/or building props and set pieces and calling the show, there's something for everyone.”

“Bye Bye Birdie,” which is set in 1963 when the U.S. Army still had a draft, was originally a Tony Award-winning Broadway production with a book by Michael Stewart, lyrics by Lee Adams and music by Charles Strouse. It led to a London production and several major revivals, a sequel, a 1963 film and a 1995 television production. With help from a supportive group of parents and faculty members, the talented students will bring the story of rockstar Conrad Birdie, the “Elvis” of this show, to life.

“Being in a show, whether on the stage or behind the scenes, allows students to develop confidence, leadership, teamwork, empathy, perseverance and establish connections with other students,” Simpson said. “It’s been very exciting to work with the students and see everyone come together as a team to pull off a show.”

Tickets may be purchased at the door or by clicking here for the Friday show and here for the Saturday show.

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