High Hopes For Bye Bye Birdie


It’s that time of the year again! LCA students, family members, and all of Lexington look forward to the marvelous, well-rehearsed musicals put on each year by Mr. Wesley, Mrs. Davis, and the hard working student participants. Iconic performances from the past few years include The Beauty and the Beast, Fiddler on the Roof, Seussical the Musical, and The Little Mermaid. This year, audience members look forward to the performance of the iconic musical Bye Bye Birdie.

Most are familiar with the 1963 film of Bye Bye Birdie based off the Broadway musical, featuring the famous Dick Van Dyke, Ann-Margret, and Janet Leigh. The musical follows a recording studio that has decided to close, but not before one of their beloved clients, Conrad Birdie, gives his last show. Along with the studio closing, Conrad is forced into the draft and will have to end his musical career. To make his last performance even more memorable, a girl is chosen at random to share his last kiss with.

LCA’s rendition features Seniors Malcolm Palmer, Peyton Wortz, Cate Crosbie, JT Sparks, and Julia Lawson as the leading cast. The entire cast has put in countless hours of practice and are looking forward to this weekend’s upcoming shows.

Senior Cate Crosbie explained the experience of her final musical at LCA. “I love this musical because it’s unlike any other musical we have ever done! Usually LCA puts on a show that the audience knows, but Bye Bye Birdie has a plot that keeps the audience guessing! It’s been an amazing experience and I can’t believe it is almost over!”

The exciting show is available for watch this weekend only. The times are Friday at 7 PM, two shows on Saturday at 2 and 7 PM, and Sunday at 2:00 PM.

Senior Julia Lawson described her take on the show. “The musical this year has been so fun! It’s so cool to be a senior this year and have more of a leadership role than I have had in the past. The show is so fun and full of singing, dancing, and color! I can’t wait for opening night because so many people have worked tirelessly to make it great and I know it’s going to be a success!”

“Bye bye Birdie, I’m gonna miss ya so! Bye bye Birdie, why’d ya have to go?” Don’t want to miss this iconic song? Tickets will be available at the door, but for the best seats, order tickets now!