Fredonia High School to present ‘Bye Bye Birdie’

Fredonia High School will present the classic 1950s musical “Bye Bye Birdie” over two consecutive weekends: March 28 and 29 and April 4 and 5 in the District Auditorium. Each performance starts at 7:30 p.m.

Reserved tickets are available at Box Monkey in the TJ Maxx Plaza on Vineyard Drive.

Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door on the nights of the performances. Tickets are $9 for adults and $6 for students/senior citizens.

“Bye Bye Birdie” is a Tony Award-winning musical set in 1958 in New York City and Sweet Apple, Ohio. The show is a satire of the era of Elvis and the Beatles.

When rock star Conrad Birdie is drafted into the Army, his manager devises a plan for him to give “one last kiss” to a teen girl on national television before he goes into the army.

The show features hilarious characters and memorable songs including “Honestly Sincere,” “A Lot of Livin’ to Do,” and the musical theatre standard “Put on a Happy Face.”

Fredonia’s production of “Bye Bye Birdie” is nominated for a prestigious Kenny Award.

The awards are for excellence in high school musical theater programs and are presented each May at Shea’s Performing Arts Center in Buffalo.

More than 100 Fredonia students are involved in this production, which includes the cast, pit orchestra and backstage crew.

Principal cast members include Matt Civilette (Albert Peterson), Michaela Tramuta (Rose Alvarez), Brianne Ihasz (Kim McAfee), John Piper (Conrad Birdie), Nick Miller (Mr. McAfee), Margaret Wright (Mrs. McAfee), Kate Donithen (Mae Peterson), Graciela Rey (Ursula Merkle), Josh Goodhue (Hugo Peabody), and Timothy Davis (Randolph McAfee).

For more information, contact Ben Wendell (Director) at