Sunday, August 02, 2009
In other theater news, on Thursday I went to see Lily Fanali (second from the left) in the Adderley School for the Performing Arts' production of "Bye Bye Birdie." As you can see from the photo above of the cast thanking their pianist, no boys signed up to be in the show. So the script was re-written to eliminate Birdie -- but the girls had a lot of fun screaming about his imagined presence.
Lily's performance was strong and showed considerable improvement over last summer's "Charlie and Chocolate Factory."
The Ann Margaret role -- Kim Macafee -- was played by 7-year old Blue Greene (far right). She seemed right at home on stage, which might have seemed a little strange except this show was in Santa Monica, after all.