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'Bye Bye Birdie' opens Sept. 9 at Phoenix Festival Theater
'Bye Bye Birdie' opens Sept. 9 at Phoenix Festival Theater

"Bye Bye Birdie," which opens Sept. 9 at Phoenix Festival Theater, is bursting with Harford County talent. Roger Schulman directs the frothy Michael Stewart-Charles Strouse-Lee Adams musical, which shows how 1960s bobby-soxers and their protective parents react when rock star Conrad Birdie shows up in their small town to promote his new song, "One Last Kiss." The kiss is to be delivered on "The Ed Sullivan Show" to the president of the Sweet Apple fan club, teenager Kim MacAfee. Since Conrad is being inducted into the Army, it may well be his last kiss before boot camp. Tyler Fritz, 19, of Bel Air, who plays Kim's "steady," Hugo Peabody, had...

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