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BYE BYE BIRDIE at New Paradigm Theatre Company, Inc.
August 16, 2019 - August 17, 2019
New Paradigm Theatre is excited to present BYE BYE BIRDIE Aug 16th (7pm) and Aug 17th (2pm and 7pm) Matinee has sign language interpreters.
NPT is know for their edgy take on the summer shows they produce which always include Broadway pros, local adult and youth actors as well as a team of professional directors and designers.
SUMMARY: New York–based songwriter Albert Peterson (Patrick Heffernan) finds himself in trouble when his client, hip-thrusting rock and roll superstar and teen idol Conrad Birdie, is drafted into the Army, leaving his heavily indebted firm in jeopardy. Albert’s longtime girlfriend, Rosie (Jamie Karen), comes up with a last-ditch PR stunt to have Albert to write a new tune “One Last Kiss” that Birdie will perform on television to a fan chosen randomly from his fan club. The scheme works, with young Ohio teenager Kim McAfee (Laura Jean Spineli) declared the winner, but no one has counted on the jealous wrath of her boyfriend, Hugo (Bailey Jamieson) or the wrath of her parents.
Hit songs include “Put on a Happy Face,” “One Last Kiss,” “One Boy,” “A Lot of Livin’ to Do,” “Kids!” and “Rosie.”
Broadway performers Jamie Karen and Patrick Heffernan lead the cast as Rose and Albert. Randye Kaye (Radio star, Broadway, TV performer) plays Mae Peterson.
This summer’s show also features some cameo performances from our partner non profit, The American Veterans, in key roles, as well as Lucia Rilling as “The Mayor’s Wife” and Andy Garfunkel as “The Mayor”.
NPT is thrilled that director Courtney Self is at the helm of our interesting take on this musical theatre classic. Collaborating on her concept are technical director Mark Holleran (Holleran Media) and technical advisor and Emmy nom, Scott Bryce. Musician extraordinaire, Chris Coogan leads the musical side of this rock and roll show.
BYE BYE BIRDIE
A Musical Comedy
Book by Michael Stewart
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Lee Adams
Originally Produced by Edward Padula
BYE BYE BIRDIE
is presented by arrangement with
Tams-Witmark, A Concord Theatricals Company
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