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Reservations open for SPA performances

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Reservations are being accepted for two theatrical productions by the Summer Performing Arts (SPA) Company.

“Bye Bye Birdie” will be presented at 7 p.m. July 12-13 and July 15 and at 4 p.m. at Grand Forks Central High School.

“Tuck Everlasting” is set for 7 p.m. July 20, 22 and 23 and 4 p.m. July 21 at Red River High School.

Set in a small Ohio town in the early 1960s, “Bye Bye Birdie” is a musical comedy about a famous rock-and-roll teen heartthrob who gets his draft notice and chooses a random, All-American girl for very public last kiss before reporting for duty.

The original Broadway production, with its tuneful, high-energy score and hilarious script, was a Tony Award-winning success and spawned a film and television production.

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The musical “Tuck Everlasting,” based on a children’s novel by Natalie Babbitt, follows the story of a young woman who falls in love with a man who is part of a family of immortals.

The play explores the concept of immortality, which may not be as desirable as it may appear to be.

Tickets for the shows are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $6 for a child or student.

Tickets may be reserved online at www.spacompany.org or by calling (701) 746-2411.

Offered by Grand Forks Public Schools, SPA is a summer theater and music program for area students in grades pre-kindergarten through 11. No experience is required, and opportunities range from a one-week pre-K program in creative dramatics to an eight-week training on a musical production for high school students.

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Pamela Knudson is a features and arts/entertainment writer for the Grand Forks Herald.

She has worked for the Herald since 2011 and has covered a wide variety of topics, including the latest performances in the region and health topics.

Pamela can be reached at pknudson@gfherald.com or (701) 780-1107.
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