The Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts at Ruth Eckerd Hall announced the cast of their summer production Bye Bye Birdie as Comedian Gary Sandy (WKRP In Cincinnati) took on the task to mentor the young students as their resident instructor. This was a tremendous opportunity to learn from Sandy who has been casted as the lead twice. Today we caught up with Gary and 16-year-old Casey Gloeckl who is making his debut in a lead role to talk about their experience working together.

Casey was thrilled to be spending his fourth summer at Marcia P. Hoffman. Tickets to shows are on sale now and the performances will be held at the Capitol Theatre on Thursday, July 27 at 7 pm, Friday, July 28 at 7 pm and Saturday, July 29 at 2 and 7 pm. For more info, go to