Desert Marigold Music & Drama students perform
Location: KROC Performing Arts Center, 1375 E. Broadway Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85040
- Thursday, March 8 – 2:00pm & 6:30pm
- Friday, March 9 – school day performance @ 12:30pm for grades 5-12 (*limited seating for families)
- Friday, March 9 – 6:30pm
Bye Bye Birdie is a stage musical based on a book by Michael Stewart, with lyrics by Lee Adams and music by Charles Strouse. Originally titled Let’s Go Steady, Bye Bye Birdie is set in 1958. The story was inspired by the phenomenon of popular singer Elvis Presley and his draft notice into the Army in 1957. The rock star character’s name, “Conrad Birdie”, is word play on the name of Conway Twitty. Twitty is best remembered today for his long career as a country music star, but in the late 1950s, he was one of Presley’s rock ‘n’ roll rivals.