Bye Bye Birdie: Musical Info & Synopsis


Bye Bye Birdie follows the story of teen heartthrob Conrad Birdie, who has just been drafted into the US Army. Upon receiving the news, his agent Albert Peterson comes up with a publicity stunt to boost sales before he leaves – the live performance of a new song called “One Last Kiss”, which would be followed by a public farewell kiss with a lucky girl from his fan club. After 16-year-old Kim McAffee is chosen for the kiss, things take a turn and comedic chaos ensues. Bye Bye Birdie touches on themes of love, fame, and finding one’s place in the world.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1960)

Cast Size: 40+

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Setting: 1950s / USA (NYC, Ohio)

Creative Team

Music: Charles Strouse

Lyrics: Lee Adams

Book: Michael Stewart

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1971)➝

Original London Cast (1991)➝


Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


1960s, Classic, High SchoolFeel-Good, Large Cast, Original, Popular, Rock & Roll, Rom-ComTony Award

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