“Bye Bye Birdie”: A Sneak Peek

“Bye Bye Birdie” — Staples Players’ summer production — opens tonight in the high school auditorium.

It’s a classic show, with broad appeal. Little kids, folks who loved the original (slimmed-down) Elvis, and everyone in between — all will appreciate the talented 2013 cast’s take.

Click here (or below) for a preview of the dancing and pit orchestra, as Jack Seigenthaler sings “Honestly Sincere.”



“Bye Bye Birdie” will be performed tonight (Friday, July 26, 7:30 p.m.); Saturday, July 27 (2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.), and Sunday, July 28 (4 p.m.). Click here for tickets.

The action never stops in "Bye Bye Birdie." (Photo by Kerry Long)

Claire Smith as Rosie in “Bye Bye Birdie.” (Photo by Kerry Long)

The staging and lighting is as much a part of the show as the singing, dancing and pit orchestra. (Photo by Kerry Long)

The staging and lighting are as much a part of the show as the singing, dancing and pit orchestra. (Photo by Kerry Long)

6 responses to ““Bye Bye Birdie”: A Sneak Peek

  1. Arline P.Gertzoff

    John Seigenthaler is fabulous and talented.Comes from a very talented and impressive family.His father was a CBS newscaster and his grandfather was a top aide to Al Gore. Way to go John

  2. Douglass Davidoff

    I was going to inquire of the same family background that Arline asked about. I was in a senior-year history seminar at Duke in 1978 with the Staples actor’s father. Our prof was Larry Goodwyn. a former writer at the Texas Observer and author of a major work detailing the history of the American populist movement. His questions were difficult and he was unyielding in his criticism of our answers and our papers. We all tried to wiggle our way out of Larry’s questions, but I don’t recall John having half the moves his son shows on stage! (*wink*)

  3. John McCarthy

    Great show.

  4. Michele Carey-Moody

    I took my girls 7 and 9 last night to see the show. It was fabulous. Our neighbor Claire Smith played the role of Rosie. She was amazing. What a fabulous night out.

  5. The actor playing Conrad Birdie is only a high school student?! He is really talented.