‘Bye, Bye Birdie’ flys high on Parkrose High’s Theater stage

See the photos we took of this show, and you’ll be planning now to see this great Broadway musical, complete with 35 music-and-dance numbers, presented by the Parkrose High School Thespian Troupe 1783 next weekend …

Scenes from ‘Bye, Bye Birdie’ continuing this weekend at Parkrose High School.

Story and photo by David F. Ashton
A full band, imaginative sets and staging, and a costumed cast of 30 make Bye, Bye Birdie’ a show the whole family can enjoy.

Even though the story is set back in the year is 1958, the theme of teenagers being smitten by a rock star, situations of family life, and romances keep the story relevant for today’s audiences.

The story is about a rock and roll superstar who is about to be drafted into the army. Birdie’s agent wants to cash in on new song, “One Last Kiss” by exposing it on live television — during which Burdie will give one lucky girl from his fan club a real “one last kiss”.

The rock star’s visit ‚Äì and attitude ‚Äì disrupt his agent’s life, that of the girl’s family ‚Äì and the entire town.

The show continues this weekend — but then, it’s gone!
The Parkrose High School Thespian Troupe 1783 presents “BYE BYE BIRDIE” on at 7:00 p.m. on November 16, 17 and 18.

It’s at the Parkrose High School Theater, 12003 NE Shaver Street (at the corner of SE 122nd Avenue). Tickets are only $8 for adults and $5 for students. Call (503) 408-2718 for tickets or more information.

¬© 2006 David F. Ashton ~ East PDX News

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