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. Teen heartthrob superstar Conrad Birdie has been drafted, so he chooses All-American girl Kim MacAfee for a very public farewell kiss…much to the dismay of her father George and her boyfriend Hugo. Will Sweet Apple, Ohio ever be the same? Featuring the beloved songs “Put on a Happy Face”, “Kids”, and “One Last Kiss” this classic American musical remains as fresh and vibrant as ever.
The Pioneer Summer Theatre Festival continues the tradition of professional summer stock theatre in Marietta with a performance of BYE BYE BIRDIE at 8:00 p.m., Saturday, July 6th, at Peoples Bank Theatre (222 Putnam St.). One dynamic company made up of local community members, college theatre artists from across the country, and professional directors and designers present a Broadway-style musical. Tickets can be purchased at https://peoplesbanktheatre.com/event/bye-bye-birdie/ for $15, $20 and $25.