‘Bye Bye Birdie’ Opens July 6 at The University of Findlay
“Bye Bye Birdie,” the second show in this season’s SummerStock lineup at The University of Findlay, will open July 6 at 8 p.m. in the Egner Center for the Performing Arts on campus.
“Bye Bye Birdie” runs at 8 p.m. July 6-9 and at 2 p.m. July 10.
A rollicking musical comedy, “Bye Bye Birdie” transports the audience into an “innocent” world filled with screaming teenaged rock-and-roll fans, their “square” parents and a hip-thrusting heartthrob.
The age-old conflict between parents and their teenagers is playfully explored when the latest singing idol, in a publicity stunt, picks a small-town girl to receive a kiss live on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”
The original Broadway production was nominated for eight Tony awards and won four, including Best Musical. Set in 1950s Sweet Apple, Ohio, and abundant with catchy tunes and energetic dance numbers, “Bye Bye Birdie” is the tops in imagination and good old-fashioned fun.
The SummerStock season will continue with “The Drowsy Chaperone” July 20-24.
Tickets are $15 per ticket for each show. Call the University’s Box Office at 419-434-5335 to purchase tickets. Tickets will be held at the Box Office until 10 minutes before curtain call, after which time they will be released.
SummerStock at The University of Findlay is seasonal theater performed at the University, using a core professional training company supplemented by graduate students and undergraduate students from across the country.
Posted on June 24, 2011, in Pop Culture, Uncategorized and tagged “Bye Bye Birdie”, Chris Pugh, comedy, Egner Center for the Performing Arts, musical comedy, seasonal theater, Summerstock, University of Findlay, View From The Pugh. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.