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Burnaby trio perform 'Under the Stars'

A trio of local performers will be on stage this summer as part of the Theatre Under the Stars' 65th season. Burnaby residents Aaron Lau, Angela King and Dave Campbell will be among the cast members this summer.
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A trio of local performers will be on stage this summer as part of the Theatre Under the Stars' 65th season.

Burnaby residents Aaron Lau, Angela King and Dave Campbell will be among the cast members this summer.

The musical theatre organization is putting on Bye Bye Birdie and Anything Goes at Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park. The shows run on alternating nights, starting at 8 p.m., until Aug. 20.

Set in 1960, Bye Bye Birdie, it tells the fictional story of famous rock star Conrad Birdie and his manager, teenaagers in Sweet Apple, Ohio, and what happens when Birdie gets drafted. Lau takes on the roles of the reporter, 'Sweet Apple Folk' and stage manager.

This is Lau's seventh season with Theatre Under the Stars, and he was recently named an Ovation award winner for Outsanding Gypsy 2011.

In Anything Goes, an unusual group of passengers travel together on the S.S. American, with song by Cole Porter.

King, who performed in the opening ceremonies of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, takes on the role of Angel. She's also a second year student at Simon Fraser University.

Alongside King in Anything Goes is Campbell in the role of Elisha Whitney. Campbell's theatre experience goes back to 1976. This year marks his first Theatre Under the Stars performance since appearing in 2004's Footloose.

For more information and tickets, see www.tuts.ca

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