Local teens to appear in Triboro Youth Theater’s Production of “Bye Bye Birdie”
Stephanie Allen of Seekonk and Bella DeCillio of Rehoboth will be performing in Triboro Youth Theatre’s (TYT) fall production of “Bye Bye Birdie” at 7:00 p.m. Friday, December 1 and at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 2 at Thatcher Elementary School, 160 James St, Attleboro, Mass.
“Bye Bye Birdie,” a classic musical comedy set in the 1950s, has lively music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Lee Adams, and book by Mike Stewart. The plot revolves around rock and roll star Conrad Birdie being drafted into the army and his fans from Sweet Apple, Ohio. This is especially true for Kim MacAffee, who has been chosen to receive “One Last Kiss” from Birdie on the Ed Sullivan Show. The plot was inspired by the reaction to Elvis Presley being drafted in 1957.
Stephanie will be portraying Mrs. MacAfee and Bella is one of the teenagers from Sweet Apple in this lively production.
Tickets are $12 for students/seniors and $18 for adults and are available online at www.ticketpeak.com/tyt. Tickets also are available at the door.
Triboro Youth Theatre is a grantee of the Cultural Investment Portfolio, a program of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state-funded agency that supports the arts, sciences and humanities, in order to improve the quality of life in Massachusetts and its communities.
For more information please visit the TYT website (www.triboroyouththeatre.org) and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.