Book by Michael Stewart
Music by Charles Strouse, Lyrics by Lee Adams, Originally Produced by Edward Padula
BYE BYE BIRDIE is one of the most captivating musical shows of our time. It tells the story of a rock and roll singer who is about to be inducted into the army. The singer, Conrad Birdie, will bid a typical American teen-age girl goodbye with an all-American kiss. Kim MacAfee in Sweet Apple, Ohio wins the honor. Kim has just been pinned to Hugo, a local boy. The arrival of Birdie in Sweet Apple causes people of all ages to swoon. The MacAfee household is completely upset by the visiting celebrity. It is decided that Birdie will give his One Last Kiss on the Ed Sullivan show. Kim’s father who laments the whole uproar, tries to break into the act and behaves like a ham on the TV show. Birdie becomes disgusted with his life and goes out on the town with the teenagers. The parents of Sweet Apple cannot understand the new generation.
Hit numbers include A Lot of Livin’ to Do and Put on a Happy Face.
BYE BYE BIRDIE is a satire done with the fondest affection. It gives an insight into the everyday life that is very much part of us all. It is the tops in imagination and frivolity; a show that will be enjoyed by the cast as much as the audience.
Check out the full article here. Laughs started from the first scene. Photos: Mike Louviere “Bye Bye Birdie” at Orange Community Players, Inc. kicked off its two week run last night to an appreciative audience. There was laughter heard within the first few opening lines of Chad Illa-Peterson entering the stage. The crowd laughed and […]
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BYE BYE BIRDIE is one of the most captivating musical shows of our time. It is a satire crafted with the fondest affection telling the story of a rock and roll singer who is about to be inducted into the army. An English Teacher, What Did I Ever See in Him?, Put on a Happy […]
Real life husband and wife team Chad and Leyni Illa-Petersen play Albert Petersen and Rose Alvarez in OCP’s production of Bye Bye Birdie. Buy Tickets
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