FRAMINGHAM – Bye Bye Birdie, this past weekend, may have been the final performance of the Marian High Mainstagers. The drama company performed the classic musical under the direction of Stephen Flynn.
Trustees voted in April to close the Catholic co-ed high school on Union Avenue at the end of this school year. Parents and students are fighting to keep the school open, despite dwindling enrollment. The incoming freshmen class, with international students, is just over three dozen. The high school has been in Framingham for more than six decades, and includes among its alumni Christa Corrigan McAuliffe, and Acting Framingham Police Chief Steven Trask.
Set in the 1950s, Bye Bye Birdie was inspired by Elvis Presley, and his draft notice.
At the end of Saturday night’s show, Marian Mainstagers, from years past, were invited up on stage to join the cast in a song dedicated to Flynn.
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