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STLCC-Meramec Theatre Presents “Bye, Bye Birdie” April 16-20

April 07, 2014

The St. Louis Community College-Meramec Theatre presents “Bye, Bye Birdie” by Michael Stewart (book), Charles Strouse (music) and Lee Adams (lyrics) April 16-19 at 7:30 p.m. and April 20 at 2 p.m. in the Meramec Theatre on campus, 11333 Big Bend Road in Kirkwood.

“Bye, Bye Birdie” is directed by Michelle Rebollo and designed by Rick Willmore.

In the final production of the 2013-14 season, “Bye, Bye Birdie” tells the story of a teenage pop idol, Conrad Birdie, who is about to be inducted into the army.  However, there is a plan for one final national publicity plan before his induction. In the plan, Conrad will bid a typical American teen-age girl goodbye with an all-American kissing contest. Kim MacAfee, a pretty girl of fifteen from Sweet Apple, Ohio wins the honor.

The arrival of Birdie in Sweet Apple causes people of all ages to swoon, sending the quiet town into a spin, and the MacAfee household is not too pleased. The plan is for Birdie to deliver his “One Last Kiss” on the Ed Sullivan show. Kim's father, lamenting the uproar, tries to break into the act and behaves like a ham on the television show.

“Bye, Bye Birdie” is a musical delight appropriate for all ages.

The Meramec Theatre no longer takes reservations. Admission is free. Seating is onstage and open on a first-come basis. For more information, call 314-984-7562 or visit www.stlcc.edu/mc/theatre.