September Song will present the musical "Bye Bye Birdie" at 8 p.m. Sept. 18, 24 and 25, and at 2: 30 p.m. Sept. 19 and 25 at Westminster High School.
"Birdie" is an Elvis Presley-like singer, played by Jim Gross, who is going into the military. Rick Richardson plays Birdie's manager, Albert Peterson, who is upset over the loss of his client.
Peterson's secretary, Rose Alvarez, played by Nan Kaestner, dreams up a publicity stunt to get a typical American girl to kiss Birdie goodbye.
Erin Howe plays the lucky girl, Kim McAfee, and Nancy Nazelrod and David Gamble play her parents. Mike Bair portrays her boyfriend and Mike Teeters her little brother.
Peterson's possessive mother is played by September Song veteran Edith Burbage.
A large cast portrays friends and Birdie Fan Club members, townspeople and others.
Mo Dutterer directs the 1950s comedy, with Joan Crooks and Hal Fox as co-producers. Beverly Wells directs the musical score with orchestra conductor Joe Sullivan. Lori Pryor is choreographer.
Tickets are $10. Proceeds benefit CHANGE Inc. and the Therapeutic Recreation Council, which serve those with developmental disabilities.
Tickets may be purchased at the Carroll County Arts Council, 15 E. Main St., Westminster. Group discounts are available.
Pub Date: 9/10/99