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Overview


Synopsis

The year is 1958, and the much-adored rock-and-roll idol -- Conrad Birdie -- has been drafted into the US army. His songwriter and agent, Albert, and Albert’s secretary and lover, Rosie, hatch a plan for a farewell performance to take place on the Ed Sullivan show, which they hope will help sell Birdie’s new song “One Last Kiss”, and ultimately save Almaelou records from going under. To cap off the performance, Birdie will actually give ‘one-last-kiss’ to Kim MacAfee, an avid member of the Conrad Birdie fan club from Sweet Apple, Ohio.

When Albert and Rosie head to Sweet Apple to prepare for Birdie’s arrival, things start to unravel. Kim’s father is starstruck at the thought of being on Ed Sullivan with his daughter, and Kim’s new steady, Hugo gets jealous at the thought of Kim kissing Conrad on national television.


Characters

Male

Lead

Baritone

Female

Lead

Mezzo-Soprano

Female

Lead

Soprano



Show Information

Lyrics:
Category
Musical
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
Tony Award ®
Best Musical 1961
First Produced:
1960
Genres
Comedy, Romance
Time & Place
1958, new york and sweet apple, ohio
Cast Size
large
Orchestra Size
Large
Dancing
Some Dance
Ideal For
elementary, high school, university, community, dinner theatre, large stage, professional
Casting Notes:
Mostly female cast
Includes adult, early teen, late teen, young adult, mature adult characters

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