From the opening overture to the final curtain call, the more than 100- student member production of “Bye Bye Birdie” at Bayport-Blue Point High School was a sure hit with audiences of all ages when it debuted in early February.
The satire of American society transported audiences back to the simpler time of 1958 and followed the lives of heartthrob rock star Conrad Birdie and the townsfolk of Sweet Apple, Ohio, where Conrad visits before joining the Army.
The talented BBP student-actors and primarily student-musician orchestra dazzled audiences with such familiar songs as “Put on a Happy Face” and “The Telephone Hour,” clearly indicating the months of preparation the cast put into making this year’s musical a tremendous success.
Audiences still have the chance to catch this year’s production, as the show will run Thursday to Saturday, Feb. 7, 8 and 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium.
Tickets are $10 for students and senior citizens and $12 for adults.
Tickets can be purchased in Room 326 at the high school or by contacting the art and music department office at 631-472-7809.
Photo Caption 1: Student-actors in this year’s Bayport-Blue Point High School musical
“Bye Bye Birdie” prepare for opening night.
Photo Caption 2: Rotary phones were in the range in 1958, the year in which this
year’s Bayport-Blue Point High School musical, “Bye Bye Birdie,” is set.
Photo Caption 3: Bayport-Blue Point High School student Jovino Alicea was cast as
Conrad Birdie in this year’s musical “Bye Bye Birdie” and is pictured singing one of the
play’s hit songs before his adoring fans.
Photos provided by Syntax.