Musicals have always brought impossible dreams to life on stage, from cats that can talk to humans who can sing in public without feeling weird. Escape from reality with this GrouponLive deal.
- $12 for one ticket to see Bye Bye Birdie, plus a drink and snack from the concession stand (up to a $24 value)
- Where: Bean-Brown Theatre
- Seating: reserved
- Door time: one hour before the show
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.<p>
Dates and Showtimes
- Friday, July 12, at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, July 13, at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, July 14, at 2 p.m.
- Wednesday, July 17, at 2 p.m.<p>
Student, senior, and military discounted tickets are available but this Groupon still offers the best deal available.<p>
Bye Bye Birdie
One of the most endearing Broadway hits of the 1960s, Bye Bye Birdie follows a no-good, duty-shirking rock star, and the agent tasked with not just reeling him in, but making him big. Famous performer Conway Birdie has been drafted into the army, and agent Albert Peterson can’t decide if he should be glad to be rid of him or instead be mourning the loss of his cash cow. Fortunately, Albert’s secretary (and sweetheart) Rosie Alvarez pipes up with an idea—get Birdie to sing Albert’s newest song on the Ed Sullivan Show, and, to sweeten the publicity pot, give one lucky fan a goodbye kiss before he ships out overseas. That lucky fan turns out to be 15-year-old Kim MacAfee, who happens to already have a boyfriend and a ladle she practices smooching on. Add in Kim’s well-meaning but clueless parents, Albert’s overbearing mother, and a national performance on live TV, and you’ve got a recipe for hilarious disaster and entertaining theater. Bye Bye Birdie has contributed some of the nation’s favorite songs, including “What Did I Ever See in Him?,” “A Lot of Livin’ to Do,” and “Put On a Happy Face,” which was featured prominently in the The Silence of the Lambs.<p>
Theatre Tuscaloosa sprang directly from the Tuscaloosa Community Players, a rag-tag troupe formed in 1971 that played hotels, churches, and the castles of wealthy Southerners before it moved to the Bama Theatre late in the decade. By the end of the 20th century, Theatre Tuscaloosa had racked up a wall full of awards, including the Governor’s Arts Award and numerous Druid Arts Awards. 1998 saw the completion of the Bean-Brown Theatre, which serves as Theatre Tuscaloosa’s current home. It’s also the site of the company’s first world premiere, A Dickens of a Carol, scored by Alabamian Brad Simmons.