The 1950s was a simpler time. Defining the era were traditional family values, poodle skirts and suburbs that seemed to stretch for miles.
But then, something came and disrupted the carefree decade. It came without warning and forever changed the world. It horrified parents as it loudly made its way across the country. Yes, kids, we're talking about rock 'n' roll.
South Hagerstown High School's advanced theater class will take a trip back to the late 1950s with its production of "Bye Bye Birdie."
In this fun musical-comedy, Conrad Birdie is the king of rock and roll. To the dismay of thousands of teenage fans, Conrad is drafted into the army. Rosie, the secretary to Conrad's manager Albert, hatches a brilliant publicity stunt to send Conrad off to the army with one last hit song. Conrad will premiere the song " One Last Kiss" on the Ed Sullivan Show, and give one last kiss to a randomly selected teenager. Of course, things do not go as planned and Sweet Apple, Ohio, is rocked by the visit.