The theatres in the Earley Center for Performing Arts are handicapped accessible, though stairs are used throughout; please note accommodations needed when purchasing tickets. Especially during the summer, attire is casual. Shows do start at 7:30, so please make arrangements to be here and seated at that time.
Bye Bye Birdie (the musical)
This Event Occurred in the Past.
It is 1960, and a chorus of young girls energetically sings the praises of rock & roll idol Conrad Birdie. At Almelou Music Corp. in New York, Conrad’s managers, Albert Peterson and Rosie Alvarez (who’ve been dating for years), learn that their client has been inducted into the Army. Though she’d prefer that Albert settle down and become “An English Teacher,” Rosie concocts a plan: as a publicity stunt, Conrad will bid a typical American teen-age girl goodbye with a public farewell kiss. Rosie randomly selects the name of the lucky girl: 15-year-old Kim McAfee of Sweet Apple, Ohio.
Tickets: $22 regular, $19 discounted (over 65, under 16 and groups of 15 or more) and $15 for current Minnesota State Mankato students.