Oxted Junior Operatic Society
Bye Bye Birdie
18th-21st July 2012
BYE BIRDIE is one of the most captivating musical shows of its time.
It tells the story of a rock and roll singer who is about to be inducted
into the army called Conrad Birdie, based on an Elvis Presley type.
Albert Peterson, his agent, is a very pleasant mild mannered young man.
Albert's faithful secretary Rose Alvarez keeps him and Birdie moving
forward in the world. Rosie concocts one final national publicity plan
before Conrad's induction.
will bid a typical American teen-age girl goodbye with an all-American
kiss. Kim MacAfee in Sweet Apple, Ohio wins the honor. All of the phones
in her town are already busy during The Telephone Hour as Kim
has just been pinned to Hugo, a local boy. She is a pretty girl of fifteen
and sings with springlike ardor How Lovely to Be a Woman.
arrival of Birdie in Sweet Apple causes people of all ages to swoon.
Birdie says that his success is due to the fact that he is Honestly
Sincere when he sings, and the quiet little town goes into a spin.
The MacAfee household is completely upset by the visiting celebrity.
It is decided that Birdie will give his One Last Kiss on the
Ed Sullivan show. Other hit numbers in the show include, Kids, Spanish
Rose, A Lot of Liviní to Do and Put on a Happy Face.
BYE BIRDIE is a satire done with the fondest affection. It gives an
insight into the everyday life that is very much part of us all. It
is the tops in imagination and frivolity; a show that will be enjoyed
by the cast as much as the audience.
are 7.30pm nightly from Wednesday 18th - Saturday 21stJuly 2012 (Sat
Mat 2.30pm) Tickets: Adult £12 Children £10 Family £40 (2 adults and
2 children) at 07530 528094. Also on line from this site