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      Bye Bye Birdie

      The Gwinn High Cchool Drama Club is going back to the 1950s with the production of Bye Bye Birdie.

      It's a story about a rock superstar, Conrad Birdie, who gets drafted to the Army. All of his teenage girl fans hit the streets in protest of it.

      "You are in the role of a 12 to 14-year-old girl, you're running around and dancing, all excited about this movie star rock star showing up. It's just fun to get into the more childish side of the role," said Alana Smith, who plays Alice.

      Then Birdie's agents, Albert and Rosie, announce one of his fans will receive a goodbye kiss from Birdie himself.

      Kim McAfee of Sweet Apple, Ohio is chosen. However, she has let go of her obsession for Birdie to focus on going steady with her boyfriend, Hugo Peabody. It's something that the entire school is talking about.

      "All at once, over the telephone, they are just dancing and singing about Kim and Hugo getting pinned," said Daabii Reinhardt, who plays Helen.

      So when Hugo, her boyfriend, finds out that Birdie is coming to kiss his girl, things get heated. You can expect to see several musical scenes and funny moments.

      "It's a lot of fun; you will definitely laugh. It's not to be taken too seriously. It's a lot of off humor, colorful and it's just really exciting," Smith said.

      So if you want to see if Birdie ends up kissing Kim, you will have to check it out at Gwinn High School.

      The performance runs from April 17-21. Play time is 7 p.m. Tickets are six dollars for adults and four dollars for students.