Corydon Central High School
375 Country Club Road
Corydon, IN 47112
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Bye Bye Birdie
Tickets at the door are $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens, and $7 for students.
Corydon Central High School with the generous support from the Indiana Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Harrison County Community Foundation, and South Harrison School Corporation has rescheduled their annual Broadway musical and will now perform Bye Bye Birdie on Friday March 14, Saturday March 15, and Sunday March 16 in the Corydon High School auditorium at 8:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Bye Bye Birdie, a rock and roll satire set in 1958, was written by Michael Stewart with lyrics by Lee Adams, and music by Charles Strouse who also wrote the music for the musical, Annie. The story features teen idol Conrad Birdie, a character based on Elvis Presley, just before he leaves to be inducted into the Army. His agent, Albert Peterson with his loyal secretary, Rose Alvarez concoct a spectacular publicity stunt for Conrad to give one lucky girl a last kiss on the renowned Ed Sullivan Television Hour before going overseas. The lucky girl chosen from Conrad’s fan club is fifteen year old Kim MacAfee from Sweet Apple, Ohio. Conrad arrives in Sweet Apple setting off a flurry of excitement and controversy.
In 1961, Bye Bye Birdie won a Tony award for best musical, best direction and best choreography. Then in 1963, the film was released with Dick Van Dyck reprising his role as Albert, Janet Lee as Rosie, Maureen Stapleton as Albert’s mother, and Paul Lynde reprising his role as Mr. MacAfee. Ann Margaret rose to stardom playing the role of Kim MacAfee. Best known songs from Bye Bye Birdie include “Put on a Happy Face,” “Kids” and “A Lotta Livin’ to Do.”
The Corydon Central High School production is directed and choreographed by Rita Hight with musical direction by Daniel Suddarth. Six professionally painted backdrops and new stage units will provide the settings, and four additional professional musicians will play the melodic score. The cast includes students from Harrison County from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Kevin Shulze from Lanesville plays Albert Peterson, Lizzie Anderson from Corydon plays Rose. Evan Hansen is Conrad Birdie, Megan Bauserman is Kim MacAfee, Amanda Wells is Ursala, Abigail Suddarth is Mae Peterson, Jacob Smith is Mr. MacAfee, Grace Gussler is Mrs. MacAfee, and Angel Mouser is Randi MacAfee.
Supporting cast members in the teen chorus include Gracelynn Anderson, Heather Arbuckle, Rachel Barr, Bethany Barton, Courtney Barton, Claire Bauserman, Ella Blackburn, Lexie Brushevski, Zach Denbo, Katie Elder, Molly Fallin, Chloe Gibson, Dylan Goldsmith, Hosanna Grimes, Cole Gudding, Melanie Goodman, Emily Guerra, Mikayla Henry, Abby Leuthart, Brianna Medcalf, Hannah Niece, Brianna Norris, Morgan Poole, Destiny Roberts, Justin Satori, Elizabeth Siverly, Trinity Travis, and Lauren Wilkenson.
Members of the children’s chorus include Taylor Bishop, Anthony Clark, Maddie Coakley, MacKenzie Coakley, Hannah Fallin, Sky Goller, Paiton Goodman, Ella Ground, Olivia Ground, Allie Harbaugh, Estella Hedges, Cheyene Innie, Rayna Kellie, Jordan Kendall, Peri Lacart, Lauren Miller, Khloe Mathes, Kylie Mathes, Trinity Patton, Josey Pinnick, Kaleigh Reed, Liberty Safstrom, Sammi Sallee, Morgan Stroud, Jayden Taylor, Lauren Thompson, Lilie Thompson, Amber Watson
For tickets call Corydon High School at 738-4181.
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