Ovation! Performing Arts Northwest presents Bye Bye Birdie
January 2: Pay-What-You-Can Preview Thursday @ 7:30 p.m.
January 3 – 5: Friday @ 7:30 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday @ 3:30 p.m.
January 9 – 12: Thursday, Friday & Saturday @ 7:30 p.m., Early Matinee Saturday @ 2:00 p.m., and Closing Matinee Sunday @ 3:30 p.m.
This classic musical set in 1958 will feature an all ages cast singing and dancing their way through a marvelous score with a rockabilly beat.
Rock star Conrad Birdie is the biggest thing to top the charts. Women love him, men want to be him and teenage girls around the country scream with glee at the mere mention of his name. But when the United States Army drafts Birdie, manager Albert Peterson sees his meal ticket preparing to fly the coop (much to the delight of longtime love Rose Alvarez, who can’t wait for Albert to ditch the music biz and become something respectable, like an English teacher). Desperate for a publicity stunt big enough to help them survive Birdie’s departure, Albert and Rose hatch a plan: send Conrad to small-town America to plant his goodbye kiss on one lucky fan for the entire world to see. Their selection of super fan Kim Macafee sends the wholesome enclave of Sweet Apple, Ohio into chaos. Kim’s boyfriend, Hugo, can’t take the humiliation of his lady love’s televised lip-lock. Rose can’t take another minute of Albert’s distracted ways. And Sweet Apple can’t take its teens' riotous rebellion, inspired by the arrival of bad-boy Birdie. Will Sweet Apple ever be the same?
Suitable for all ages.
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Directed by Scott Breitbarth
Scott Breitbarth’s taste for theatre was born within the walls of Bainbridge Performing Arts. In addition to performing in multiple school and community productions on the island, he studied at Bainbridge Dance Center for 10 years. During high school, he also laid the foundation for the dance/choreography program at Kitsap Children’s Musical Theatre, leading and choreographing multiple productions.
Scott went on to earn a B.A. in Film Production at the University of Southern California in 2015 before returning to Seattle as a filmmaker, choreographer and freelance promotional artist for BPA and organizations all across King and Kitsap. He has built and designed projections for multiple BPA productions, including Big Fish (2017), last year’s summer productions of Willy Wonka and Into the Woods, and this season’s Return To The Forbidden Planet (2018). He made his choreography debut in the community last winter with Masquerade (2018) at Ovation! Performing Arts Northwest.
Scott currently teaches tap for all ages at Bainbridge Ballet.
Adults - $24.00 USD
Seniors - $22.00 USD
Students, youth, military, and teachers - $19.00 USD
January 2 - 12, 2020