Directed By: Gordon Combs
Musical Director: Paul Sinkinson
Choreographer: Carmel Vistoli
Before Link Larkin…Before Danny Zuko…There was Conrad Birdie!

This is a bright and fast paced musical that will leave the audience with a smile on their face and humming the well-known tunes. Bye Bye Birdie is a celebration of song and dance, paying homage to 1950’s American pop culture.

When superstar Conrad Birdie is drafted into the armed forces, his tense songwriter/ manager Albert is set for bankruptcy. That is, until his faithful secretary (and long-term girlfriend) Rose devises a most brilliant publicity campaign to cash-in on Conrad’s departure from entertainment. Conrad will bestow ‘One Last Kiss’ on a teenage fan before national television audience, live from Sweet Apple, Ohio. But not all goes to plan when jealous boyfriends, meddling mothers and teenage hormones are thrown into the mix. The result is chaos!

Featuring classic Broadway songs including Put on a Happy Face, One Last Kiss, Honestly Sincere and A Lot of Livin’ to Do, this is entertainment in its most feel-good form.
We are seeking a high-energy cast of all ages to bring this flashy and colourful production to life in October at the Arts Theatre!

If you loved Hairspray, you won’t want to miss Bye Bye Birdie. It’s fun loving, hilarious and wildly entertaining.

Rehearsals:
Mondays at Maylands Church of Christ Hall, corner Portrush Road & Nora Street Maylands from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Wednesdays at Wesley Uniting Church Hall , corner Fullarton Road & Grenfell Street Kent Town from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Sundays from 2 pm to 6 pm at Maylands Church of Christ Hall – address above

Performances:
12-14 & 17-21 October 2017 – Evenings at 8 pm
Special Price Night on Tuesday 17 October at 8 pm
Matinee Saturdays 14 and 21 October at 2 pm

Venue:
The Arts Theatre, 53 Angas Street, Adelaide