Students at Horace O’Bryant Middle School took audiences back to the 1950’s with the rollicking Rock and Roll musical Bye Bye Birdie. Based on the story of Elvis Presley being drafted into the Army, the main character, Conrad Birdie, sings heart rending songs to his screaming fans. Audiences will hear familiar songs such as “We Love You Conrad,” “Put on a Happy Face,” The Telephone Hour,” and “A Lot Of Livin’ To Do.” In the show, the MacAfee family will be featured on The Ed Sullivan Show where their daughter Kim is to get “One Last Kiss” from Conrad Birdie. Mayhem ensues when her boyfriend, Hugo, enters in a jealous rage.

Over thirty middle school students were in the cast. Main characters were Maddox Lowe as Kim MacAfee, Jarvis Moore as Albert Peterson, Angelina Diaz as Rose Alvarez, Sadie Dodds as Mrs. Peterson, Nelson Sawyer as Hugo Peabody, and Key West High School student Iain Wilcox as Conrad Birdie.

Sponsored in part by the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys