Bye Bye Birdie - Coming Summer 2023


LPI is thrilled to be bringing the story of Bye Bye Birdie to the Random Lake stage this summer 2023! 

Written by Michael Stewart with music by Charles Strouse, Bye Bye Birdie takes place in Sweet Apple, Ohio in 1958. It tells the story of rock and roll superstar, Conrad Birdie, who gets drafted into the army, sending his fan club into a frenzy. Conrad is managed by his agent and songwriter, Albert Peterson, and Albert’s loyal secretary and love, Rose Alvarez. Albert and Rose decide on one last publicity stunt before Conrad is shipped overseas, picking one lucky fan to receive his “One Last Kiss”. The lucky fan is none other than the president of the Conrad Birdie Fan Club, 15-year old Kim MacAfee, who believes herself to be mature now that she has been pinned by her jealous boyfriend, Hugo. Albert, Rose, and Conrad head to the MacAfee household where they are to stay until the kiss is performed and aired on the Ed Sullivan Show. During this visit, conflict ensues between all of the characters, from Rose waiting for Albert to propose, Albert’s mother not approving of Rose, Harry MacAfee not thrilled with his daughters’ upcoming public kiss, Conrad tired of being constantly supervised by his agent, and all of the kids in the town excited by Conrad’s presence. Fun, energetic, and colorful, Bye Bye Birdie is a Tony Award-winning comedy for all ages. 

We hope all of you mark your calendars for auditions, May 30th-31st, and join us for a spectacular summer!  Performance dates are August 3rd through August 6th, 2023.