Summer musical successful in first weekend
It was a successful good-bye.
Last weekend's Baldwin City Community Theatre's performances of its summer musical, "Bye, Bye, Birdie," went smoothly and were well attended, according to director Medora Davidson.
"The show went very well," Davidson said. "The performances were all great."
She said about 70 people attended the Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday performances.
"For each performance, there was a nice crowd," she said. "I had hoped for more, but you always hope for more."
Normally an outdoor theater event, this year's musical is at the Baldwin Junior High School Auditorium. Davidson said she thought the venue change worked well.
"I think it's much better," she said. "Number one, you don't have to worry about the weather. Number two, people don't have to bring blankets and lawn chairs.
"I know people think of summer theater as being outdoors, but I really thought this was much better," she said. "It's just really delightful."
"Bye, Bye, Birdie" will continue this weekend. Show times are at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Tickets are available at Baldwin State Bank, Mid America Bank and Kansas State Bank or by calling BCCT at 594-7440. Tickets bought in advance are $9 for adults and children younger than 12 are $4. Tickets can be bought at the door the night of the performance for $1 more.
Davidson said she encouraged those that have not seen the musical to attend one of this weekend's performances.
"It's just a really good show," she said. "It's one that can really be considered a family show."