Bye Bye Birdie: Classic Tony-Winning Rock Musical Comes to Davis
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The last date listed for Bye Bye Birdie was Saturday November 26, 2011 / 8:15pm.
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It's "comedy tonight" in Stephen Sondheim's laugh-out-loud musical, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Travel to ancient Rome and experience the zany antics of Pseudolus, a slave on a quest for freedom. This slapstick musical sings and dances its way through mistaken identities, a house full of courtesans and an elaborate web of lies that all lead to an uproarious night in the theater. The winner of six Tony Awards, this is one of the funniest musicals ever written. Sondheim and comic writer Larry Gelbart (M*A*S*H, Tootsie) seamlessly combine situations from the timeless comedies of Roman playwright Plautus with the fast-paced, slapstick energy of classic vaudeville to create a nonstop entertainment extravaganza. Learn More
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Directed and choreographed by Jan Isaacson, with musical direction by Chris Congdon, Bye Bye Birdie is a ripped-from-the-headlines satire from the 1950s. When an over-the-top rocker is drafted, his publicity agents concoct a way to capitalize on the loss of their biggest star, by creating a press frenzy around a sheltered Midwest teen that will receive the idol’s last kiss before serving his country. The show is filled with unforgettable tunes from Charles Strouse and Lee Adams, such as “Put On a Happy Face,” One Boy" and “A Lot Of Living To Do.”