Bye Bye Birdie is among the most captivating musicals of our time, it tells the story of a rock’n'roll singer who is about to be inducted into the army. The singer, Conrad Birdie, an Elvis Presley type, has a pompadour and thick sideburns. Albert Peterson, his agent, is a pleasant, mild-mannered young man. Albert’s faithful secretary Rose Alvarez keeps him and Birdie moving forward in the world. Rosie concocts one final national publicity plan before Conrad’s induction. Conrad will bid a typical American teen-age girl goodbye with an all-American kiss. Kim MacAfee of Sweet Apple, Ohio wins the honor. The arrival of Birdie in Sweet Apple causes people of all ages to swoon, and the quiet little town goes into a spin. It is decided that Birdie will give his “One Last Kiss” on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”
Bye Bye Birdie is a satire done with the fondest affection, and CDT plans to breathe new life into this classic musical. Bye Bye Birdie includes such musical numbers as: “Going Steady,” “Put On A Happy Face,” “Telephone Hour,” “A Lot of Livin’ To Do” and “Kids.” The hit musical score, the story and its theme of parents and teens will still resonate with today’s audiences.
Take 494 going W. Exit 11C onto MN Hwy 5 West. Take 5 west about 6 mi to the intersection of Hwy 5 and Great Plains Blvd (the city of Chanhassen). Go right on Great Plains Blvd and then the first left past the RR tracks.