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Kids recreate 1950s in a classic musical

Cast members of Bye Bye Birdie  - Courtesy Photo
Cast members of Bye Bye Birdie
— image credit: Courtesy Photo

Vashon Allied Arts will present the musical “Bye Bye Birdie” this weekend at the Methodist church.

Marita Ericksen and Pam Hotchkiss will direct a troupe of theatrical island youth in this classic production.

Set in the 1950s, “Bye Bye Birdie” is loosely based on the Elvis Presley phenomenon and the effect he might have had on one small American town. The musical includes the popular and familiar hit songs “Put on a Happy Face,” “One Boy,” “One Kiss” and “Ed Sullivan.”

Shows will be at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $6 for youth, $10 for VAA members and seniors and $14 for general admission. Tickets are available at VAA or

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