Theatre critic Cary Ginell saw Bye Bye Birdie on opening night and had a few things to say!
“Conejo Players’ current production, which opened March 25, uses a rich cast of characters to tell the story of an Elvis-like teen idol whose forthcoming induction is prefaced by one last publicity stunt, one that upends the lives of the frantic teenagers of fictional Sweet Apple, Ohio.”
“Brendan Lynch’s Albert is a manic-depressive who is either congratulating himself on his P.R. brilliance or wringing his hands over his client, who is basically a cardboard cutout in gold lamé.”
“Albert’s mother, Mae, has the most laugh lines of any character, and Eve Kiefer hits each one of Mae’s lines out of the park.”
“Devery Holmes does her usual superb job as director while hubby, Jim Holmes, and Shelley Saxer do a marvelous job with the singers.”
Bye Bye Birdie runs through April 11, don’t miss it!