Bye Bye Birdie to play at Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre
First presented on Broadway in 1960 (for 607 performances) it was a Tony Award winning success, winning the award for Best Musical. It spawned a London Production, was made into a Major Motion Picture, a TV adaptation and most recently a Broadway Revival in 2009.
Written by Charles Strouse and Lee Adams it is the first Musical to feature Rock n Roll music in its score.
But when the United States Army drafts Birdie, manager Albert Peterson sees his meal ticket preparing to fly the coop, much to the delight of longtime love Rose Alvarez, who can’t wait for Albert to ditch the music business and become an English teacher. Desperate for a publicity stunt big enough to help them survive Birdie’s departure, Albert and Rose hatch a plan: send Conrad to small-town America to plant his goodbye kiss on one lucky fan for the entire world to see.
Their selection of super fan Kim Macafee sends the wholesome enclave of Sweet Apple, Ohio into chaos. Kim’s boyfriend Hugo can’t take the humiliation of his girlfriends televised lip-lock. Rose can’t take another minute of Albert’s distracted ways. And Sweet Apple can’t take its teens riotous rebellion, inspired by the arrival of bad boy Birdie. Will Sweet Apple ever be the same?
The Creative Team is lead by Director James Hume (Currently appearing in TITANIC in Toronto), Musical Director Aaron Clingham (Offie Nominated for GODSPELL and Broadway World Nominee for THE APPLE TREE, and Choreographer Anthony Whitman (Offie Nomination for Dead of Night).
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