Farwell to Bye Bye Birdie

Congratulations to Donna Magnani-Convertino and the entire cast and crew for the success of Bye Bye Birdie.

A cast of 27 students and nine stage crew members, all of whom shined and contributed 100 percent to making Bye Bye Birdie a memorable production.

With nine sold out performances, Bye Bye Birdie received a nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical from the Cappie Awards is Nika Convertino. JSerra also received 14 Critics Choice nominations including; Sharon Tangolics, Brendan Lank, Troy Janikowski, Gianna Meaglia, Nick Schulz, Shannon Conboy, and Zachary Johnson.

Other categories of nominations are; best ensemble in a musical, best musical, and best crew team.

Brendan Lank, Gianna Meaglia and Nika Convertino were also chosen to perform at the Segerstroms Center Main Stage.

He’s here! He’s here! Conrad Birdie is here!

By Ann Forster, JSerra English Teacher & Shakespeare Expert

Donna Convertino and her dedicated cast and crew have produced an outstanding rendition of Michael Stewart’s “Bye Bye Birdie”.

After countless hours of rehearsal, vocal coaching, and preparation, the highly-talented students of the JSerra Theatre Department are dazzling on stage at the Camino Real Playhouse in downtown San Juan Capistrano.

Standout performances include Brendan Lank as Albert Peterson, Giana Meaglia as Rosie Alvarez, Sharon Tengolics as Mae Peterson and Troy Janikowski as Conrad Birdie.

Shows run May 11, 12, 18, 19 at 7 p.m. and May 12, 13, 19, and 20 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the Cashier’s office-students/seniors/military $12 and adults $15.

Come on down and “put on a happy face.”