Putting on a Happy Face at SLHS!
Saranac Lake High School Music Theatre Presents: Bye Bye Birdie
Saranac Lake High School Music Theatre is pleased to announce their 2015 spring musical, Bye Bye Birdie with a book by Michael Stewart, lyrics by Lee Adams and music by Charles Strouse. Matt Sorensen is directing the production, with music direction by Drew Benware, choreography by Katy Van Anden, costume design by Kent Streed and lighting by Bonnie B. Brewer. Performances will be on March 12, 13 & 14 at 7:30PM in the Saranac Lake High School auditorium. Tickets are $10 for Adults and $8 for Students. For more information, call the SLHS Music Office, 897-1473.
Rock star Conrad Birdie is the biggest thing to top the charts. Women love him, men want to be him and teenage girls around the country scream with glee at the mere mention of his name. But when the United States Army drafts Birdie, manager Albert Peterson sees his meal ticket preparing to fly the coop (much to the delight of longtime love Rose Alvarez, who can't wait for Albert to ditch the music biz and become something respectable, like an English teacher). Desperate for a publicity stunt big enough to help them survive Birdie's departure, Albert and Rose hatch a plan: send Conrad to small-town America to plant his goodbye kiss on one lucky fan for the entire world to see. Their selection of super fan Kim MacAfee sends the wholesome enclave of Sweet Apple, Ohio into chaos. Kim's boyfriend, Hugo, can't take the humiliation of his lady love's televised lip-lock. Rose can't take another minute of Albert's distracted ways. And Sweet Apple can't take its teens' riotous rebellion, inspired by the arrival of bad-boy Birdie. Will Sweet Apple ever be the same?
Memorable musical numbers include An English Teacher, The Telephone Hour, How Lovely to Be a Woman, Put on a Happy Face,One Boy, Honestly Sincere, Hymn for a Sunday Evening, One Last Kiss, What Did I Ever See in Him, A Lot of Livin' to Do, Kids, Baby talk to Me, Spanish Rose, and Rosie.
The cast consists of 43 talented Saranac Lake High School student performers; Selena Baillargeon, Jeremiah Barge, Caitrin Bodmer, Autumn Buerkett, Louis Catania, Connor Celeste, Sawyer Chase, Michael Cross, Peter Curtis, Emily DeLancett, Julia DeTar, Caroline Dodd, Corinne Gambacurta, Will Gray, Louisa Hameline, Justina Hewitt, Dana Holmlund, John Holmlund, Ivy Huber, Abby Hunt, Olivia Hunt, Austin Irwin, Matthew Keating, Kaitlin Lawless, Elodie Linck, Anna Mader, Madeline Mader, Jack Martin, Kaylee McLean, Jada Meadows, Michael Miller, Michael Monroe, Chas Morgan, Natalie Orman, Maeve Peer, Woody Reid, Chaos Rexilius-Tuthill, Cooper Ross, Dominique Santiago, Alivia Sapone, Lexi Valentin, Karina Williams and Abbie Wolff.