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HCT opens season with Bye, Bye Birdie
Teen members of Habersham Community Theatre rehearse a scene from “Bye Bye Birdie,” which opens Sept. 20 in Clarkesville.

Bye Bye Birdie’

Where: Habersham Community Theater, 1370 Washington St., Clarkesville

When: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20-22, 27-29, 2 p.m. Sept. 23 and 30

How much: $16 adults, $11 students

More info: 706-839-1315,

“Bye Bye Birdie” opens the 2012-2013 season for the Habersham Community Theatre this weekend in Clarkesville.

Performances are scheduled for Sept. 20-23 and 27-30.

The directors are Bob and Lynda Smith; choreographer, Carrie Elrod; and accompanists, Sharlene Kaye, keyboard and Susan Johnson, percussion. Jack Molnar and Richard Monroe have created the unusual sets.

“This show is a lot of fun for both cast and audience,” Bob Smith said. “I am sure you will be delighted when you see ‘Bye Bye Birdie,’ the musical, as it appeals to young people and adults as well. It is a Tony-Award winner and a favorite of most theaters.”

Evening shows are set for 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with 2 p.m. Sunday matinees.

Set in 1958, “Bye Bye Birdie” tells the story of Conrad Birdie, played by Zack Smagur, who is an Elvis Presley-type rock 'n' roll singer about to be inducted into the Army. His agent, Albert Peterson (David Shalikashvili), is a pleasant, mild-mannered young man whose faithful secretary Rose Alvarez (Margaret Dawson) keeps him and Birdie moving forward in the world.

Tickets are $16 for adults, $11 for students. They may be reserved by calling 706-839-1315 or online at