The USF Theatre department is gearing up for its last production of the year. The cast and production team has been rehearsing since early March for Bye Bye Birdie. The play is showing April 27 – April 30 at 7:30 p.m. and May 1 at 2 p.m. at Meredith Auditorium in the Jeschke Fine Arts Center.
“Bye Bye Birdie is about Conrad Birdie going off into the army and he is supposed to give one last kiss to a girl. Kim is the girl who is chosen for that. It’s basically the story of Kim and all her friends and everybody in the town [Sweet Apple, Ohio] having to figure out how to deal with Birdie for like a week,” says USF actor Morgan Mundt.
The production of Bye Bye Birdie has been intense and very focused. USF actor Micah Abraham says rehearsals have lasted up to four hours and were a lot of hard work.
“I think we’re definitely stage ready. We have all the moving parts done it’s just a matter of putting all together and running it through in its entirety,” says Abraham.
Tickets are available now at the Student Development Center or can be ordered online through USF’s website. There will also be tickets sold at the door. All students are encouraged to come and support their peers in what is shaping up to be a great production.
Story by Zachary Brown & Tyler Reidman