Book by Michael Stewart Music by Charles Strouse Lyrics by Lee Adams Directed by Isaiah Crowson
In this Tony-Award-winning favorite, superstar Conrad Birdie arrives in Sweet Apple, Ohio to give a lucky girl "one last kiss" before his induction into the Army. Set in a bygone world of soda fountains, screaming fans and Ed Sullivan, the nostalgic Bye Bye Birdie overflows with comedy, romance, and songs like "Put on a Happy Face," "A Lot of Livin' To Do" and "The Telephone Hour."
‘64 is fiction, inspired by historical events when Stanford fraternity Sigma Chi inducted African American and Jewish pledges and was promptly suspended by the national governing body. In the vein of “Ragtime”, ’64 reflects on a time when the United States was undergoing a tectonic cultural shift. Race, class, and civil rights were pushing forward in the national consciousness and white Americans were beginning to realize the American dream was not available to everyone.
Emily will be appearing in the 3rd Annual NextFest at The 5th Avenue Theatre in a reading workshop of '64 in February.