LARCHMONT, N.Y. -- The Hommocks Players present the American musical comedy “Bye Bye Birdie" at Hommocks Middle School in Larchmont on three dates in February.
"Bye Bye Birdie" is a musical based on the book by Michael Stewart, with lyrics by Lee Adams and music by Charles Strouse.
The story was inspired by the phenomenon of singer Elvis Presley and his draft notice into the Army in 1957.
The original 1960-61 Broadway production was a Tony Award-winning success as was the film that starred Dick Van Dyke, Janet Leigh, and Ann-Margret.
Under the direction of Tom Jordan, producer Jill Karliner with Kayo Matsushita, Deanna Smyers, Pedro Johnson, and James Mullen, over 125 Hommocks students in sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grades will perform in the adapted musical version of this classic story and world-renowned film.
The show revolves around rock star Conrad Birdie. Women love him, men want to be him and teenagers across America scream with glee at the mention of his name. But when he is suddenly drafted into the Rrmy, rather than see it as patriotic, his manager prepares a publicity stunt which ultimately backfires. The result includes memorable songs and unforgettable theatrical moments.
These are the performance times:
- Thursday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m.
- Friday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m.
- Saturday, Feb. 6, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
The show will be at Hommocks Middle School, Hommocks Auditorium, 130 Hommocks Road, Larchmont.
Tickets can be purchased online from Jan. 18 to Jan. 30.
All tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Patrons can also visit the website to donate tickets for families in need, peruse rehearsal photographs, see a full cast list, make a donation or learn more about the show.
Tickets are available for purchase at Hommocks Middle School starting Feb. 1.
For show information and to arrange cast interviews during rehearsals, contact Holly Rosen Fink at firstname.lastname@example.org or Cheryl Delaney at (914)-834-3838 or email@example.com (917)-756-4630.
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