Don't miss this fun production next weekend at St. Mary's.

St. Mary’s Catholic School is proud to present “Bye Bye Birdie” March 23, 24 and 25. Directed by Geri Pelzel, this musical production is filled with fantastic music, incredible dancing and an impressive cast and crew.

“St. Mary’s once again has been blessed with wonderful talent, and this musical does a superb job embracing and showcasing that talent,” said Pelzel. “The students have truly invested themselves into this musical and they no doubt will get the result they deserve—an outstanding show. You do not want to miss our production of “Bye Bye Birdie”.”

In addition to Pelzel’s talent as the show’s director, she is assisted by a gifted support group and amazing volunteers. “We were privileged enough to have the opportunity to work with choreographer Gary Sassenberg again, and as always, he did not disappoint,” Pelzel said. “The dance moves and energy he put into the songs will delight all ages.”

Vocal directors, Rachel Moldan and Sean Connally, also offered their time, outstanding talent and strong dedication to the students, in order to produce this show. The fantastic sets, costumes, and props are primarily the efforts of countless volunteers.

Set in 1958, “Bye Bye Birdie” tells the story of agent and songwriter Albert Peterson (Kyle McKeown) who finds himself in trouble when his rock and roll superstar Conrad Birdie (Dalton Meyer) is drafted into the Army. Albert's secretary and sweetheart, Rosie Alvarez (Lyndsey Goblirsch) devises a final publicity stunt to have Conrad Birdie record and perform a song before he is sent overseas. They plan to have Birdie sing Albert's new song, "One Last Kiss" and give one lucky girl from his fan club a real "last kiss" on The Ed Sullivan Show.

What happens when Conrad Birdie arrives in the small town of Sweet Apple? How will his plan for a final kiss impact the winner, Kim (Kira DeMaris) and her steady boyfriend Hugo (Jacob Stevens)? Will Albert and Rosie ever overcome Albert’s overbearing mother (Emily Stevens) to find happiness? Come see the production to find out.

“Bye Bye Birdie” will be presented Friday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 25 at 2 p.m. in the school auditorium. Advance tickets for all shows are available by calling Tiffany Hoffmann at St. Mary’s School, 507-794-4121, between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. until March 22. There will also be general admission walk-in seats available at all performances.

The cast and crew invite you to join St. Mary’s in wishing Bye Bye to Birdie!