Scott Cooper, Director of our Teen Summer Institute musical, BYE BYE BIRDIE, reflects on the production:
"This was my 5th production of Bye Bye Birdie, and it was one of my favorite. Seeing these eager students learn about the 1950’s, Elvis and the power of celebrity was a great experience. They worked diligently as individuals and as an ensemble everyday to learn songs, lines, and choreography. These young artists raised themselves to the level of our professional process. They amazed me with their dedication to what I thought was “just an old show”, and showed me that all shows can be new, exciting, and leave a relevant impression on the audience."