Put on your poodle skirts and dancing shoes and head over to North Buncombe High School to see the musical comedy Bye Bye Birdie! Performances will be April 19th, 20th and 21st at 7 p.m. and April 22nd at 2:30 p.m. at the North Buncombe High School James F. Debruhl Theatre. Advance tickets are available online for $8 (plus fees) at northbuncombehs.ticketleap.com/birdie/. At the door, tickets will be $12 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. Bye Bye Birdie is a tribute to the 1960s, small town America, teenagers and rock and roll. When the draft selects rock star Conrad Birdie, his fans are devastated, but none more than struggling songwriter Albert Peterson, whose song Birdie was just about to record. Albert's longtime girlfriend, Rosie, pushes Albert to write a new tune that Birdie will perform on television to a fan selected in a contest. The scheme works, with young Ohio teenager Kim McAfee declared the winner, but no one has counted on the jealous wrath of her boyfriend, Hugo.The musical is directed by Rick Webb who is celebrating his 20th year as director of the NBHS drama department. “The shows universal themes of fandom, transition of eras, family dynamics and of course falling in love remain prevalent for today's audience,” said Webb. “I choose this production for the elements of community, family and the up-beat musical numbers. It is always one of the most popular high school musicals for both the students as well as the audience.” Musical direction is by Linda Jones. This musical is one of the school’s larger productions with over 50 students sharing their talents both on stage and behind the scenes. Money raised from the production will help fund future productions as well as provide tools, supplies and updated technology for the theatre program. Come out to see an evening of enjoyable camp-comedy characters and high energy musical numbers!