BONIFAY - The Holmes County High School Drama Department will present the musical Bye, Bye, Birdie starting Friday, May 4, through Thursday, May 10.
The show starts at 7 p.m. nightly. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Note that there will not be performances on Sunday, May 6, and Wednesday, May 9.
The year is 1958, and the much-adored rock-and-roll idol Conrad Birdie has been drafted into the U.S. army. His songwriter and agent, Albert, and Albert’s secretary and sometimes girlfriend, Rosie, hatch a plan for a farewell performance to take place on The Ed Sullivan Show, which they hope will help sell Birdie’s new song "One Last Kiss," and ultimately save Almaelou records from going under. To cap off the performance, Birdie will actually give ‘one last kiss’ to Kim MacAfee, an avid member of the Conrad Birdie fan club from Sweet Apple, Ohio.
When Albert and Rosie head to Sweet Apple to prepare for Birdie’s arrival, things start to unravel. Kim’s father is star struck at the thought of being on The Ed Sullivan Show with his daughter, and Kim’s new steady, Hugo gets jealous at the thought of Kim kissing Conrad on national television.
Hit songs include "Put on a Happy Face," "One Last Kiss," "One Boy," "A Lot of Livin’ to Do," "Kids!" and "Rosie."
The cast includes Hunter White, Sydney Shugars, Bryce Etheridge, Meredith Bailey, Rafael Gell, Lauren Chesnut, Kayleigh Hall, Graften Harcus, Ben Parish, Ian Sallas, Karlee White, Faith Urquhart, Kristen Rushing, Morgan Lee, Cami Hall, Jacob Lee, Hannah Connell, Kristen Johnson, Laura Whitaker, Jason Evans, Nikea Smith, Alexis Ellis, Jalyn Griffin, Emma Ward, Cynthia Brooks, & Paula Dixon.
For more information, call HCHS at 547-9000.