BYE, BYE BIRDIE
music by Charles Strouse
lyrics by Lee Adams
originally produced by Lee Padula
WHERE: outdoor amphitheater at Pleasant Valley Park, Valley Road, in Basking Ridge
Patrons should plan to bring a lawn chair, blanket and a flashlight to enjoy a night of theater under the stars.
As the first show in Bernards Township’s “Plays in the Park” summer series, Trilogy Repertory Company will produce the popular musical Bye, Bye, Birdie.
Bye Bye Birdie opened on Broadway at the Martin Beck Theater on April 14, 1960, and ran for 607 performances, winning four Tony Awards, including “Best Musical.” There has been a Broadway revival, movie, and television production, and the show has been produced all over the world.
The cast also includes Kara Vandal, Nancy Jean McBride, Bret Prejean, Maurice Marvi, Holly Vandal, Michailia Monfalcone, RJ Clemens, David Rittenhouse, Germaine McGrath, Colleen Ridder, Katherine Mierisch, Owen McKenna, Michael Ehlert, Cierra Woickenhauer, Lily Perrotti, Ellena Krever, Julia Schmidt, Caroline Zugale, Caitlin Carey, Grace Aulicino, Grace McLaughlin, Alexandra Rooney, Amaira Bhatia, Josh Blankman, Karen Blevins, Charlie Giacalone, and Michael Kearins.
The partnership of Trilogy Repertory and Bernards Township has produced over three decades of family entertainment and achieved several awards for both groups for excellence in theater programming. Most prominent are the awards from ACT (Achievement in Community Theater) and the prestigious “Excellence in Cultural Arts Programming.