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‘Bye Bye Birdie’ Comes to Justice High School

THE SOOTHING PIPES of Conrad Birdie (played by Darien Roby) will be singing all weekend during Justice High School’s production of “Bye Bye Birdie.” (Photo: Courtesy Leilani Curran)

UPDATE: Due to Fairfax County Public Schools closing because of the weather, tonight’s (11/15) opening of “Bye Bye Birdie” is cancelled. However, Thursday tickets will be honored for Friday and Saturday showings.  Attendees should bring their tickets to the ticket desk to exchange.

Justice High School (3301 Peace Valley Ln., Falls Church) opens its fall production this weekend with the musical, “Bye Bye Birdie.”

It’s the late 50’s and Birdie has been drafted. His fans are devastated, and his manager, Albert Peterson, does not know how he will raise enough money while Conrad is away, to pay off his debts and marry his longtime girlfriend, Rosie. So, a plan is hatched for Conrad Birdie to sing a new tune to a fan on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Of course, the fan chosen at random has just been pinned by her boyfriend, her father is angling to be on “The Ed Sullivan Show” with his daughter, Albert’s mother is trying to break up his relationship with Rosie and the whole small town is not ready for a famous Birdie’s visit.

The show will run tonight until Saturday, Nov. 17, with 7 p.m. showings each night and a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors. Online ticketing is available at and tickets are available at the door for cash or card.