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Bye Bye Birdie


  • Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College 14 Granada Street St. Augustine, FL, 32084 United States (map)

Join us on Friday, July 29th or Saturday, July 29th at 7:30 pm for our performance of Bye Bye Birdie at the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College.

Originally titled Let's Go Steady, Bye Bye Birdie is set in 1958. The story was inspired by the phenomenon of popular singer Elvis Presley  and his draft notice into the Army in 1957. The rock star character's name, "Conrad Birdie", is word play on the name of Conway Twitty.  Twitty is best remembered today for his long career as a country music star, but in the late 1950s, he was one of Presley's rock 'n' roll rivals.

The original 1960–1961 Broadway production was a Tony Award–winning success. It spawned a London production and several major revivals, a sequel, a 1963 film, and a 1995 television production. The show also became a popular choice for high school and college productions.

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