Upper School Presents Bye Bye Birdie

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Join us for our Upper School Production of Bye Bye Birdie this winter!

Bye Bye Birdie

Sensory Friendly Show
Saturday, February 22nd at 11:00am
Our sensory friendly performance is a great show for children of all ages as it is a shorter performance (just an hour), the house lights will only be slightly dimmed, and the music will be soft. Audience members are permitted (and encouraged) to get up and walk around, or even dance if they'd like!

Full Performances
Friday, February 28th at 7:00pm
Saturday, February 29th at 2:00pm and 7:00pm

Book by Michael Stewart / Music by Charles Strouse / Lyrics by Lee Adams / Originally Produced by Edward Padula

Description
A loving send-up of the 1950s, small-town America, teenagers, and rock & roll, Bye Bye Birdie remains as fresh and vibrant as ever. Teen heartthrob Conrad Birdie has been drafted, so he chooses All-American girl Kim MacAfee for a very public farewell kiss. Featuring a tuneful high-energy score, plenty of great parts for teens, and a hilarious script, Birdie continues to thrill audiences around the world.

History
Bye Bye Birdie opened on Broadway, April 14, 1960 and played for 607 performances at the Martin Beck Theatre (later at the 54th Street and the Shubert Theatres) starring Chita Rivera as Rose and Dick Van Dyke as Albert. The show played for 268 performances in London at Her Majesty's Theatre. In 2009, it was revived on Broadway at Henry Miller’s Theatre.