Bye Birdie” is Rockin’ and Rollin’
on Stage at the Herberger Theater Center
9 through 25
Join the frenzy as the nation bids farewell to dreamy rocker
Conrad Birdie, whose last publicity stunt before shipping off to the army sets
the town of Sweet Apple, Ohio on its ear. Sound like a page out of American
Idol? It’s not. Set in the late 1950’s, Bye Bye Birdie tells the
story of a big-time star and the mayhem that erupts when a small-town girl wins
his last kiss on national TV. This
timeless classic still speaks to today’s youth as well as their parents. Teens
from across the Valley are featured, including thirteen Ahwatukee youth.
one who has ever had a crush on a rock star will love Bye Bye Birdie,” says
director Bobb Cooper. “ Whether it was Elvis Presley or one of today’s
idols, the story is a classic tale of unknown girl meets larger-than-life boy,
along with all the drama that goes along with that.
It is lots of fun, regardless of your age.”
Songs included in this classic musical are: "The
Telephone Hour," "One Boy," "One Last Kiss," "A
Lot of Livin' To Do," "Put On A Happy Face" and
Bye Birdie is
directed by producing Artistic Director Bobb Cooper. Musical Direction is by Mark
Fearey. Katie Rex is Choreographer.
Bye Bye Birdie opens to the
public, Thursday, June 9 and runs through June 25, 2006 at the Herberger Theater Center 222 E Monroe, Phoenix. Thursday and Fridays
at 7:30pm; Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m.and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Tickets from
$16.00 to $20.00 per person, adults
and children two and up, and can be ordered through Herberger
Theater Center’s box office at 602-252-8497.
For more information about Valley Youth Theatre and Bye Bye Birdie visit www.vyt.com.
Youth Theatre is a non-profit organization that targets young people age 7 –
19 for participation in and attendance at quality live theatre productions.
Its positive impact on youth provides them with lifelong lessons through
a wide range of performing arts opportunities.
VYT is an award-winning theatre company most recently winning 31 ariZoni
Awards for theatrical excellence in the 2004-2005 season.
Youth Theatre is supported in part by the Arizona Commission on the Arts with
funding from the State of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Partial funding also is provided by the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture
through appropriations from the Phoenix City Council.