Medomak Valley's "Bye Bye Birdie" to show Nov. 8

Oct 24, 2019
Courtesy of: Medomak Valley High School The cast members of the musical production of 'Bye Bye Birdie' will perform Nov. 8.

Waldoboro — The Medomak Valley Players will open “Bye Bye Birdie” Friday night, Nov. 8, in the Ronald E. Dolloff auditorium of the school on Manktown Road.

Performances for the fall musical will be Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8 and 9 at 7 p.m.; Sundays, Nov. 10 and 17, at 2 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15 and 16 at 7 p.m. A Sock Hop opportunity for patrons to visit with the ‘Birdie’ characters will follow the Nov. 10 matinee in the cafeteria. ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ concerns the romance of a composer-publisher-agent and his secretary, plus the drafting if his rock ’n roll star into the army. In a well-meant publicity stunt, they all descend on a small Ohio town and proceed to turn it upside down.

The production team includes, director Peter Stuart, asst. director Maida Cordero, asst. director/choreographer Dixie Weisman, technical director Matthew Kopishke, and costume director Kerry Weber. In addition, many volunteers have contributed their time and expertise in set building, painting, hair and make-up, donations, and all other aspects of the production.

The principle cast in the MVHS production features Owen Weber as Albert Peterson, Emily Lupien as Rosie Alvarez, Wyatt Sykes, as Conrad Birdie, Allison Lupien as Kim MacAfee, Kalina Chazin-Knox as Mae Peterson, Andrew Beaucage as Mr. MacAfee, Eliza Nelson as Mrs. MacAfee, Lucy Jameson as ‘Rhonda’ MacAfee, and Kolyn Mattson as Hugo.

Additional cast members are:

Cameron Baines, Lyra Stevens, Zaniah Puchalski, Chloe Blake, Emma Kunesh, Sophie Brooks, Grace Owen, Nolan Grubb, Alyssa Flaherty, Hannah Carr, Ian Doughty, Norah Doyle, Jason Holbrook, Michaela Staples, Lora Jaymes, Chantel Emery, Ivy Ladd, Megan Lee, Rachel Gross, Ella Donaghy, Scarlett Abbott, Lily Rogers, Coleman Swain, Justin Mahoney, and Sean Sebrey.

Tickets are $14 reserved; general admission $12, $10 for students and senior citizens. They can be bought online at msad40.org/mvhsPlayers or call 832-5389, ext 149. Tickets can also be purchased at the door. Sock hop admission is $5.

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