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Bye Bye Birdie

By Scottsdale Preparatory Academy (other events)

3 Dates Through Oct 05, 2019
 
ABOUT ABOUT

BYE BYE BIRDIE
A Musical Comedy
Book by Michael Stewart
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Lee Adams
Originally Produced by Edward Padula

Originally titled Let's Go Steady, Bye Bye Birdie is set in 1958. The story was inspired by the phenomenon of popular singer Elvis Presley and his draft notice into the Army in 1957. The rock star character's name, "Conrad Birdie", is word play on the name of Conway Twitty.Twitty is best remembered today for his long career as a country music star, but in the late 1950s, he was one of Presley's rock 'n' roll rivals.

The original 1960–1961 Broadway production was a Tony Award–winning success. It spawned a London production and several major revivals, a sequel, a 1963 film, and a 1995 television production. 

A loving send-up of the early 1960s, small-town America, teenagers, and rock & roll, BYE BYE BIRDIE remains as fresh and vibrant as ever. 

 

BYE BYE BIRDIE
is presented by arrangement with
Tams-Witmark, A Concord Theatricals Company
www.tamswitmark.com

Scottsdale Preparatory Academy