Bye, Bye Birdie


July 28, 29, August 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13
Friday and Saturday Shows 7:30pm; Sunday Matinee 3:30pm

New York–based songwriter Albert Peterson finds himself in trouble when his client, hip-thrusting rock and roll superstar and teen idol Conrad Birdie, is drafted into the Army, leaving his heavily indebted firm Al-Mae-Lou Music (a spoof of the real-life Aldon Music) in jeopardy. Albert’s secretary, Rose “Rosie” Alvarez, comes up with a last-ditch publicity stunt to have Birdie record and perform a song before he is sent overseas. Having long been stuck in a sort of romantic limbo for eight years, she longs for the Albert she once knew, an aspiring English teacher, before he wrote Birdie’s first hit and abandoned those plans to pursue the seedier music industry (“An English Teacher”). Rose’s plan is to have Birdie sing “One Last Kiss” (a song she assigns Albert to write on the spot) and give one lucky girl, chosen randomly from his fan club, a real “last kiss” on The Ed Sullivan Show before going into the Army.

• Please arrive 15 minutes prior to showtime
• All sales are final
• If you purchase single tickets, but are coming as a group and want to sit together, please call the theatre for arrangements at 816-637-3728.

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Adult, ESCT Member, Season Ticket, Youth 12 & Under


July 28, July 29, August 4, August 5, August 6, August 11, August 12, August 13