Bye Bye Birdie for Ballarat

Bye Bye Birdie for Ballarat

Shoot for the Moon Theatricals (Ballarat, Victoria), in conjunction with Curtain Call Performing Arts Studios present the energetic musical comedy Bye Bye Birdie on September 17 and 18. Featuring a local cast of 80, this musical boasts such songs as Put on a Happy Face, Kids and One Last Kiss.

Before there was Grease or High School Musical there was Bye Bye Birdie (Book by Michael Stewart, Music by Charles Strouse and Lyrics by Lee Adams), inspired by Elvis Presley and his drafting into the US Army. A member of fictional rock’n’roll singer Conrad Birdie’s fan club, Kim MacAfee is chosen to receive One Last Kiss from the rocker before he goes into the army, and pandemonium breaks out in the girl’s home town, Sweet Apple, Ohio.

Curtain Call Performing Arts Studios has been operating in Ballarat for seven years providing classes in dance, drama and singing to students of all ages, all experiences and all abilities. This year an extra wing was added to the studio in the form of a new amatuer theatre group - Shoot for the Moon. This aim of this group is to further provide opportunities on stage for passionate performers, regardless of experience or ability, and Bye Bye Bye Birdie is the first theatrical venture for the new group.

This debut production features many local Ballarat performers including Megan Wentworth as Rosie, Paul Shelmerdine as Mr MacAfee, Emily Green as Kim and Bradley MacDonald as Albert. Directed and choreographed by team Lindy Crowe Procaccino and Narelle Tolliday, with Musical Direction by Jason Hubble and vocal direction by Trina Crowe.

September 17 and 18, 2011 at the Wendouree Centre for the Performing Arts. Bookings: (03) 5333 4933.

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