Theater Camp Performs “Bye Bye Birdie”

The Third Annual Lummi Island Summer Theater Camp will perform Bye Bye Birdie, presented by Beach School PTO and directed by David Post of Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth.

Performances will run July 17-19, 2015. Admission is a donation, please come and enjoy the show more than once!

Please come because it’s gonna be a GREAT show!!

Friday, July 17th at 6:30 pm

Saturday, July 18th at 6:00 pm

Sunday, July 19th at 2:00 pm

Our community shares many goals and interests and the support of our school and of our youth is pretty high up on all of our lists. Lummi Island Summer Theater Camp is first and foremost an opportunity for children to be involved in the performing arts, and secondly a fundraiser for the Beach School Parent Teacher Organization.

Beach School PTO pays for such things as classroom materials and enrichments, field trips, science equipment and supplies, accelerated reader program, library books and supplies, art programs, online resources and materials, musical instruments, after school student programs, assemblies and teaching equipment and supplies.

The Theater Camp idea was Robin Richardson’s and it was a brilliant one. In 2013, the students performed Annie; in 2014 it was Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific.

This summer Bye Bye Birdie – book by Michael Stewart, music by Charles Strouse, and lyrics by Lee Adams – will get your toes tapping. The musical is a satire on American society set in 1958, inspired by the real life events when popular singer Elvis Presley received his draft notice into the Army.

Thank you to everyone who has participated for the last two summer camps – they have been wonderful experiences for the children in our community, grandchildren of Islanders and the vacationers from around the globe who are drawn to our beautiful and bucolic Island.

This year in particular Beach School PTO is so very grateful to all of the wonderful ladies of the Lummi Island Civic Club; Mark Sexton of Sexton Construction; Colleen McRory and Angie Dixon of Lummi Island Realty; Tess Winds and Jason Brubaker of the Beach Store Cafe; Diane Pepper and John Robinson of Tree Frog Farm; Rich Hudson of Lummi Island Excavation; the entire staff of The Willows Inn; Jackie Granger of Lummi Island Concierge; Herb Iverson and Deanna Durbin of The SauseBurger StandLummi Island Foundation for Education (L.I.F.E.), David Post of BAAY, Pam Kuntz of Kuntz and Company and all of the volunteers who have already donated plenty of sweat and patience to bring you Bye Bye Birdie in the Beach School gym for three showings.