Review On Bye Bye Birdie


Lorenzo Marchessi

Lorenzo Marchessi

Registered Critic


GTC Is Musically Charmed With “Bye Bye Birdie” – A Feast of Family Fun And Fantastic Talent!”

THE GEEK AUTHORITY - Lorenzo Marchessi

Glendale Center Theatre has done that family magic again with an amazing and colorful production of “Bye Bye Birdie” first opening on Broadway in 1960 – this is truly a fun musical comedy set in the year 1958. It's about love, career, ambition and the idea that fame and fortune is not necessarily tied to money and the job you do but more what makes you honest, happy and true to the people you care about. It was that stereotypical family, the ‘Elvis-like' superstar and of course music you will be singing along with and some you may have heard before.

With the music written by Charles Strouse and the lyrics written Lee Adams- it all comes together in the book that Michael Stewart had created this wholesome and iconic story around these 50's-60's rock'n'roll songs and ballads including the ever so cheery “Put on a Happy Face!”

Pic 001 – Top L. – Full cast and Adam Hollick – Top Center - Colette Peters, Robert Pieranunzi – Top R. - Tracy Ray Reynolds, Maryanne Burr, Danny Michaels - Bottom Center - Robert Pieranunzi, Colette Peters