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Curtain Call presents “Bye, Bye, Birdie”

July 30, 2018

STAMFORD — Curtain Call’s 28th annual Summer Youth Theatre production of “Bye, Bye, Birdie” will open Aug. 2

The show, one of the most-produced high school musicals of all time, will play in the Kweskin Theater on Newfield Avenue through Aug. 11. The cast and crew for this production is comprised of students age 10 through 21 and totals 75 and they come from all around lower Fairfield County.

GenRe is sponsoring the production.

“This is the second time that I’m working on Birdie, and I’m having a blast,” said Curtain Call executive director, Lou Ursone.

Directing this summer’s production is Norwalk resident, Larry Gabbard, who has performed in several shows in Stamford, including as Burt in “Mary Poppins.” This is his first time directing for Curtain Call.

Other members of the creative team, also from Norwalk, are Tony Bellomy as music director and Kristin Ruggieri as choreographer. Set design is by Curtain Call’s resident designer and associate artistic director, Peter Barbieri, Jr. (Fairfield); costume design is by Megan Latte Ormond (Greenwich). Curtain Call education director, Brian Bianco, serves as producer.

Performances will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. beginning August 2. There will also be one Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m., August 5, and a Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m., August 11.

The Kweskin Theatre is located at The Sterling Farms Theatre Complex, 1349 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT. Tickets are $35 for adults, $25 for senior citizens and $17.5 for children. Thrifty Thursday tickets are $27.50. Box Office: 203-461-6358 x 36 or on the web at www.curtaincallinc.com.

erin.kayata@stamfordadvocate.com

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