It’s time to say Bye Bye Birdie

Kathy Taylor (as Mrs. Mae Peterson) from left to right, Justin Labelle (as Albert Peterson), *Nicolette Montana (as Rose Alvarez) *Appears by permission of Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

From left to right: Kathy Taylor (as Mrs. Mae Peterson), Justin Labelle (as Albert Peterson), *Nicolette Montana (as Rose Alvarez)
*Appears by permission of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

Standing Room Only Theatre Company in association with Music Legends Live presents Bye Bye Birdie. This musical production will be staged October 24 – November 2, 2014 at the Shedd Theatre, Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215.

Ricky Locci (as Conrad Birdie), Kelly Hogan (as Kim MacAfee)

Ricky Locci (as Conrad Birdie), Kelly Hogan (as Kim MacAfee)

Bye Bye Birdie, directed by David Bahgat with musical direction by Jeff Hamm, and choreography by Zoe Lathan, tells the story of Rock ‘n Roll legend, Conrad Birdie (loosely based on Elvis Presley), who receives a draft notice to serve in the army. As part of a publicity stunt, he travels to the small town of Sweet Apple, Ohio to sing one last song and plant one last kiss on a lucky member of his fan club. This musical with book by Michael Stewart, music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Lee Adams, It has been adapted into a 1963 film, a 1995 TV-movie, and a recent 2009 Broadway revival.

Show times and dates are 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 24; 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 25; 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 26; 10:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 31; 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 1; 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 2.

Tickets for all shows are $20 for adults, $17 for seniors (55+), $15 for SRO members, $10 for students, and $15 for adults and seniors for the 10:30 a.m. Friday, performances. Tickets can be purchased by going to the website at www.srotheatre.org. Discounted group tickets (10+ people) are available. For group sales, or further information, leave a message at 614-258-9495.

Avery Bank (as Helen) from left to right, Harriet Brennan (as Suzie), Madeline Bolzenius (as Alice),  Katie Wagner (as Margie), hanging upside down is Cara Corrigan (as Deborah Sue) , Margaret Hall (as Nancy),  *Cherish Myers (as Ursula Merkle) *Appears by permission of Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

From left to right: Avery Bank (as Helen), Harriet Brennan (as Suzie), Madeline Bolzenius (as Alice), Katie Wagner (as Margie), hanging upside down is Cara Corrigan (as Deborah Sue), Margaret Hall (as Nancy), *Cherish Myers (as Ursula Merkle)
*Appears by permission of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.