Brigham’s Playhouse brings the mayhem and laughter of ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ to the stage

Brigham's Playhouse will stage "Bye Bye Birdie," a popular musical originally inspired by Elvis Presley being drafted in the U.S. Army in 1957. | Photo courtesy of Brigham's Playhouse, St. George News

FEATURE — Brigham’s Playhouse, a Southern Utah leader in live theater, is delighted to announce “Bye Bye Birdie” will be showing Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from now until June 16 at their intimate indoor theater in Washington City.

A scene from “Bye Bye Birdie,” the classic musical that will bring mayhem, laughter and fun to the stage at Brigham’s Playhouse. | Photo courtesy of Brigham’s Playhouse, St. George News

Bye Bye Birdie” takes audience members back to the year 1958, centered around rock and roll idol Conrad Birdie being drafted into the U.S. Army. His songwriter and agent, Albert, and Albert’s secretary and part-time girlfriend, Rosie, hatch a plan for a farewell performance to take place on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” They hope it will help sell Birdie’s new song “One Last Kiss” and ultimately save Almaelou Records from going under.

To cap off the performance, the plan is to have Birdie actually give ‘one last kiss’ to Kim MacAfee, a teenage member of the Conrad Birdie fan club from Sweet Apple, Ohio. Mayhem, laughter and fun ensue and make this Broadway classic a must see.

Hit songs audience members will hear include “Put on a Happy Face,” “One Last Kiss,” “One Boy,” “A Lot of Livin’ to Do,” “Kids!” and “Rosie!” This musical features a tuneful, high-energy score and a hilarious script that will be sure to entertain and thrill audiences in Southern Utah.

“Bye Bye Birdie” is under the direction of Dale Hoopes and executive producer Jamie Young. Performances will run Thursday through Saturday at 7 p.m., with a matinee performance at 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

Tickets are $17-$23 and are available on their website or by calling the playhouse box office at 435-251-8000.

About Brigham’s Playhouse

Brigham’s Playhouse believes every guest should truly “Feel The Difference” when they walk through the door at their theater. Everyone who attends should feel the power of live theater and its ability to provide audiences and performing artists with life-changing experiences.

The playhouse is located at CottonTown Village in Washington City just across from Star Nursery on Telegraph Road next to Red Barn. This is the fourth season for the playhouse, which was founded in 2014 by the Young and Knapp families.

Event details

  • What: Brigham’s Playhouse’s production of “Bye Bye Birdie.”
  • When: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 7 p.m. from now until June 16 | Saturday matinees, 2 p.m.
  • Where: Brigham’s Playhouse, CottonTown Village, 25 N. 300 West, Washington City.
  • Cost: $17-$23.
  • Purchase tickets: Online or call 435-251-8000.

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  • Brigham’s Playhouse | Address: 25 N. 300 West, Washington City | Telephone: 435-251-8000 | Website.

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  • Real Life May 18, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    Mayhem, laughter, AND fun? Here in Southern Utah? Better tone it down a little, people might think you are”blasted” on booze, perhaps even above a .05!

  • Striker4 May 18, 2018 at 10:58 pm

    There will some arrest made for sure, dancing and mayhem and fun that’s a violation of city code ….

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