Bye Bye Birdie Shakes, Rattles and Rolls to Opening Night at GLTG

Bye Bye Birdie
Brian Ferris as Conrad Birdie practices his Elvis pout in Bye Bye Birdie at GLTG

Opening Friday, January 23 and continuing until February 8, The Skip Kelley Youth Production of Bye Bye Birdie will take Geauga Theater’s stage by storm.

Based on Elvis Presley, a young rock star named Conrad Birdie is drafted into the military and goes on a whirlwind “goodbye” tour, breaking hearts and causing teenage palpitations.

Conrad is played by Brian Ferris, who enjoys the swooning girls surrounding him. His agent, Albert, is played by Matt Gittins, last seen at GLTG in The Fantasticks. He states, “I’m enjoying the role of Albert. He’s different than anything else I’ve ever played. He’s caught between two strong-willed women and a rock star!”

The director, Bruce Bogart, was also first on our stage in The Fantasticks, and is enjoying his directorial debut at GLTG. Come enjoy this light-hearted musical and take a break from the winter for an hour or two.

The Skip Kelley Youth Production is named for Stuart Skip Kelley, who was a strong proponent of involving youth in every aspect of theater production. Skip, our GLTG Tech director, passed away in 2005, and left an indelible mark on the young men and women he inspired over the years – many of whom moved on to careers in theater, sound production and lighting design.

Bye Bye Birdie runs from January 23 to February 8, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2  pm at the historic Geauga Theater, located on beautiful Chardon Square at 101 Water Street, Chardon, Ohio. Tickets are $14, and $10 for those 12 and under. Special thanks to our marquee sponsor Lake Health!

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