Inside Broadway Presents 50-Minute, Family Version of Bye Bye Birdie

News   Inside Broadway Presents 50-Minute, Family Version of Bye Bye Birdie Got kids and an hour to spare?

Then Inside Broadway's new version of the Charles Strouse and Lee Adams musical favorite Bye Bye Birdie may be for you.

The 50-minute rendition of the 1960 tale of Elvis-like Conrad Birdie, who will give one lucky fan a good-bye kiss before joining the armed services, was designed to appeal to family audiences—an audience courted by the theatre company Inside Broadway.

Among the songs still retained are "The Telephone Hour," "One Boy," "One Last Kiss," "A Lot of Livin' To Do," "Put On A Happy Face" and "Kids."

Not enough to pacify the kiddies, you're thinking? Well, one hour before each performance, everyone who attends will be treated to free face-painting by a professional make-up artist. Also, kids and parents will have an opportunity to meet the cast afterwards.

The production will play Sunday, March 26, Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2, at 1 PM and 2:30 PM, at The Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street. Cheryl Swift will provide direction and choreography. Musical direction is by Daniel Harris.

Inside Broadway calls itself "a professional New York City based children's theatre company committed to producing Broadway's classic musicals in a contemporary light for young audiences."

Tickets are $25 and $15. Call (212) 307-4100 or www.ticketmaster.com.