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Oxted Junior Operatic Society
Bye Bye Birdie
18th-21st July 2012

BYE 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.

Conrad 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.

The 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 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.

Performances 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