JUNE 12, 2017—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BLOSSOM TRAIL PLAYERS ANNOUNCES THIRD SEASON OPENER, BYE BYE BIRDIE
Production Dates: June 22, 2017—July 1, 2017
Press/Opening Night: June 22, 2017
Sanger, CA—After two critically-acclaimed years of performances, Blossom Trail Players opens its third season with this family-friendly musical that will have you putting on a happy face before you leave the theater! It was the perfect plan. To make enough money to leave the biz for good and settle down, Albert Peterson decided to have his client, all-American teen heartthrob Conrad Birdie, sing one last chart topper and give one lucky girl a final kiss on national television before being sent off to join the military as part of the draft. He didn't anticipate a jealous boyfriend, a fame-hungry father, and his own overbearing mother getting in the way of things.
Bye Bye Birdie performs in the Sanger High Multi-Purpose Room on June 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, and July 1 at 7:30 pm. Featuring a cast of over 40 performers and a live orchestra of 20, this is sure to be a theatrical event you won't want to miss! Tickets cost just $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors (ID will be required).
On the night of Friday, June 23, BTP will be hosting an art show featuring the work of several area artists. Artwork will be available for perusal and sale, and artists will be available to speak with.
On the night of Saturday, June 24, BTP will also be hosting a fundraiser dinner and art show in advance of the performance. Dinner will be served from 6:00–6:30pm, and dinner theatre tickets cost $25. Price of admission to the performance is included. Those who purchase tickets to the dinner will receive preferential seating before doors open to general admission ticketholders. Dining table seating is not allowed during the performance.
Tickets are available for sale at http://blossomtrailplayers.com/tickets or at the box office, which opens on show days one hour prior to performance.
Stay social with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with #BTPBirdie, and be sure to check Snapchat when you arrive at the performance for a surprise!
Come out and celebrate the growth of theatre in bloom™!
PROGRAM CREDITS: Book by MICHAEL STEWART / Music by CHARLES STROUSE / Lyrics by LEE ADAMS / Originally Produced by EDWARD PADULA / Directed by BRITTANY ZENZ / Choreography by SHANNON PELLETIER / Music Direction by ANDREW ESQUER
SCHEDULE: June 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, July 1, 2017 7:30pm (Box office opens at 6:30pm, Doors open at 7:00pm)
Dinner Theatre: Saturday, June 24, 2017 6:00pm
LOCATION: Sanger High School Multipurpose Room, 1045 Bethel Avenue, Sanger, CA 93657 (Just off of Bethel Avenue and Ninth Street)
TICKETS: Adults $12 / Students and Seniors $10 (ID required) / Dinner Theatre (June 24 only) $25/seat
Tickets available at blossomtrailplayers.com/tickets
ACCOMMODATIONS: Wheelchair accessible
ABOUT THE BLOSSOM TRAIL PLAYERS: BLOSSOM TRAIL PLAYERS is a brand new community theatre group in Sanger, California. Founded by theatre enthusiasts, professionals and educators through the support of Sanger Unified School District, the BTP’s mission is to put on high-quality theatrical productions for the entertainment of the community, to offer an outlet for performers and creatives to apply their talents in a group setting, and to provide training and educational opportunities to those interested in learning more about the theatrical arts.
In 2015, the BTP made their stage debut with a critically-acclaimed production of Fiddler on the Roof that critics raved is "the start of something wonderful in Sanger!" (Karan Johnson, longtime performer and director) The production was directed by Sanger High School’s theatre arts teacher, Erica Mardirosian, with music direction by Sanger native and music educator Andrew Esquer and choreography by Jefferson Elementary School’s resident theatre choreographer, Jackie Moreno. The production featured over 40 actors, many of whom made their stage debuts in the show, and starred Sanger math and choir educator Daniel Warnecke as Tevye. A live orchestra of over a dozen musicians was on hand to provide the music.