Set at the height of the rock ‘n’ roll era, Bye Bye Birdie takes us to Sweet Apple, Ohio, where hip-thrusting music heartthrob, Conrad Birdie, is scheduled to give a lucky Sweet Apple lady “One Last Kiss”. To the dismay of his fans, Conrad is being drafted into the Army. His 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.
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.
Dates: 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
Bookings: Online and Group Bookings: metmusicals.com.au – Service Fee Applies
Phone Bookings: Carolyn Mesecke – 0407 457 821 – Service Fee Applies
Prices: Adults $34, Concession $28, Special Price Night ALL TICKETS $26 including booking fee
Group Bookings: 10+ Tickets $26.50 / Special Price Night $24.50 including booking fee