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Bye Bye Birdie at Investors Bank Theater

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ROXBURY, NJ - Hexagon Players continues to delight audiences of all ages this spring with their musical production of Bye Bye Birdie, their first production in partnership with Roxbury Arts Alliance at Investors Bank Theater at the Horseshoe Lake Complex in Succasuna.

Under the direction of Ray Gelpke, the musical direction of Nancy James and the choreography of Olivia Davis, Bye Bye Birdie is a fun, high energy production for the entire family to enjoy. With colorful costumes, dazzling lighting and a catchy pop score, this show is sure to be a highlight of the spring season.

Bye Bye Birdie is inspired by the fervor created when Elvis Presley received his draft card in 1957, and follows the story of rock 'n roller Conrad Birdie and his fans, who are devastated when their favorite singer announces that he has been drafted. Before leaving to join the army, Conrad pledges “One Last Kiss” to one deserving fan, Kim MacAfee, a publicity stunt concocted by his managers, Albert Peterson and his longtime girlfriend, Rose Alvarez. 

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The girls of Sweet Apple, Ohio can barely contain their excitement, while the boys are less than thrilled by the iconic rock star’s visit. Hilarity, catchy tunes and fun ensue!

Founded in 1970 by Les Fredericks, Hexagon Players seeks to provide a consistently high quality community theater experience for both its members and all the residents of Morris County and the greater area.

Hexagon Players took its name from the shape of the Grace Lutheran Church in Mendham, its original "home base." Since its founding, Hexagon Players has been presenting intimate, high-quality theatrical experiences. We have featured hundreds of talented performers in several stage classics, all to the delight of our faithful audiences.

Hexagon Players is a member of the Tri-County Community Theater Association, which represents six community theaters in northern New Jersey (Essex, Morris, and Union counties). Hexagon Players is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Performances are Friday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 19 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. 

Hexagon Players is a community theater group hosted by the Roxbury Arts Alliance at the Investors Bank Theater at the Horseshoe Lake Complex in Roxbury. To order tickets online, please visit www.hexagonplayers.org  Tickets are also available at the door.  Please use entrance near Horseshoe Lake beach.

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