Northview Drama and Music Departments will present the musical comedy, "Bye, Bye Birdie," on March 12-13.
With book by Michael Stewart, music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Lee Adams, and originally produced by Edward Padula, the show tells the story of Conrad Birdie, a rock and roll singer, who is about to be inducted into the army.
His agent, Albert Peterson, is a mild mannered young man who has put off becoming an English teacher to be Conrad's agent. Rosie Alvarez, Albert's faithful secretary, concocts one final national publicity plan: Conrad will bid a typical American teen-age girl (Kim MacAfee of Sweet Apple, Ohio) goodbye with one last kiss. Then Albert will be free to marry Rosie and find a teaching job. Further complications arise when Mae, Albert's overbearing mother, arrives on the scene.
The royalties and set requirements for such a production are great, so the school is asking for your support. Readers can help by becoming a patron, sponsor, angel, or arch angel. Each of these titles give you special reserved seating and your name listed in the program.
A patron contribution of $15 entitles you or your business to two reserved seats in the orchestra section of the auditorium and recognition in the program.
A sponsor contribution of $25 ensures you two center orchestra seats and recognition in the program.
An angel contribution of $50 grants two front center orchestra seats or seats of you choce and recognition in the program.
An archangel contribution of over $50 grants two seats of your choice and recognition in the program.
If interested, call Nancy Ewing at Northview High School, 448-2661 Ext. 1235.
Tickets, which are $3, may be reserved by calling the above number.
This year the Early Childhood Development Class is offering a free childcare service at Northview duirng the show so that parents of young children may enjoy the show while their child or children enjoy activities supervised by NHS staff member Mrs. Dava Boor.