BYE BYE BIRDIE
The Metropolitan Musical Theatre Company of SA Inc (aka “The Met”)
The Arts Theatre
Written By: Book by MICHAEL STEWART
Music by CHARLES STROUSE
Lyrics by LEE ADAMS
Originally produced by EDWARD PADULA by arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd
Directed By: Gordon Combes
Musical Director: Paul Sinkinson
Choreographer: Carmel Vistoli
The MET very proudly presents an all-time favourite Bye Bye Birdie in October 2017.
Set at the height of the rock 'n' roll era, Bye Bye Birdie takes us to Sweet Apple, Ohio, where hip-thrusting rock 'n' roll heartthrob Conrad Birdie is scheduled to give a lucky Sweet Apple lady "One Last Kiss", who to the dismay of his fans, is being drafted into the Army. Conrad's rock 'n' roll ways send the small town reeling, giving the teens Birdie fever, shocking the parents with moral indignation, jealous boyfriends, and placing songwriter/agent Albert Peterson along with his savvy sweetheart, Rosie, right in the thick of things. The story was inspired by the incredible popularity of Elvis Presley and his induction into the Army in 1957.
The MET welcomes Gordon Combes in his first role as Director, Paul Sinkinson as Musical Director and Carmel Vistoli as Choreographer.
Director, Gordon Combes says: “I am excited to be directing this 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.”
The upbeat score of Bye Bye Birdie features songs such as “Put On A Happy Face”, “A Lot of Livin’ To Do”, “The Telephone Hour”, “Kids” and “One Last Kiss”. Bye Bye Birdie was the winner of 4 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
If you loved Hairspray, you won’t want to miss Bye Bye Birdie. It’s fun loving, hilarious and wildly entertaining.
Approx. Running Time: 2.5 hours
Suitable for ages: Suitable for all ages
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
The Arts Theatre, 53 Angas Street, Adelaide
Website Bookings: www.metmusicals.com.au
Phone Bookings: ring Carolyn on 0407 457 821
Adults $34, Concession $28, Special Price Night ALL TICKETS $26 booking fee applies
Group Bookings: 10+ Tickets $26.50 / Special Price Night $24.50 booking fee applies