‘Bye Bye Birdie’ to take the stage.

Play tells story of Con­rad Birdie, a rock ’n roll singer vis­it­ing small Ohio town, be­fore be­ing drafted into Army

Northern Berks Patriot Item - - FRONT PAGE - From Fleet­wood Area High School

Fleet­wood Area High School is putting on a pro­duc­tion of “Bye Bye Birdie,” this mu­si­cal sea­son.

“Bye Bye Birdie” tells the story of Con­rad Birdie (played by Shawn Bessey), a Rock and Roll singer vis­it­ing the small town of Sweet Ap­ple, Ohio, be­fore he is drafted into the Army. His mu­sic man­ager, Al­bert (played by Avery Mil­lisock) and his sec­re­tary Rosie (played by Han­nah Reiniger), at­tempt­ing to cap­i­tal­ize on this event by get­ting him on the Ed Sul­li­van show for a fi­nal per­for­mance, which in­cludes a good­bye kiss with a fan Kim MacAfee (played by Elise Eg­gle­ston). Com­pli­ca­tions arise when the Sweet Ap­ple, Ohio par­ents and teens are turned up­side down by the ap­pear­ance of Con­rad, Al­bert, Rosie, and the idea of in­ter­na­tional fame.

The stu­dents and pro­duc­tion staff of Fleet­wood Area High School have been work­ing tire­lessly to con­struct sets, col­lect cos­tumes, and pro­vide an en­ter­tain­ing per­for­mance for all.

Fleet­wood’s pro­duc­tion of “Bye Bye Birdie” will be per­formed on March 15 at 7 p.m. (Free Show for Se­nior Cit­i­zens), March 16 and 17 at 7 p.m., and March 18 at 2 p.m.

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Fleet­wood Area High School presents a pro­duc­tion of “Bye Bye Birdie” March 15 to 18. Pic­tured is the MacAfee Fam­ily: Si­enna Cow­ley (Mrs. MacAfee), Jesse Fulling­ton (Mr. MacAfee), and Jia Gore (Randy MacAfee).

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Fleet­wood Area High School presents a pro­duc­tion of “Bye Bye Birdie” March 15 to 18. Pic­tured left to the right Au­drey Agnew, Emily Jones, Madysen Red­ding, Elena Melcher, Ju­lia Fu­nari, Elise Eg­gle­ston, Kayla Him­mel­re­ich, Abi­gail Kile, and Jia Gore.

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Fleet­wood Area High School presents a pro­duc­tion of “Bye Bye Birdie” March 15 to 18. Pic­tured left to the right are Shawn Bessey (Con­rad Birdie) and Elise Eg­gle­ston (Kim MacAfee).

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