`Bye Bye Birdie' opens Olney Theatre season

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March 01, 2001|By J. Wynn Rousuck

`Bye Bye Birdie' opens Olney Theatre season

Olney Theatre Center opens its 2001 season tomorrow with "Bye Bye Birdie," the 1961 Adams and Strouse musical about a rock and roll star and his effect on the teens in small-town America. Continuing the practice instituted two seasons ago, the season opener showcases young musical-theater performers from the Washington area.

Here's the rest of the Olney main-stage season: "The Rivals," by Richard Brinsley Sheridan (April 17-May 20); "Art," by Yasmina Reza (June 5-July 8); "Holiday," by Philip Barry (July 17-Aug. 18); "The Homecoming," by Harold Pinter (Aug. 28-Sept. 30); "The Real Thing," by Tom Stoppard (Oct. 9-Nov. 11); and "She Loves Me," by Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick and Joe Masteroff (Nov. 20-Dec. 30).

Show times for "Bye Bye Birdie" at Olney Theatre, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney, are 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Sundays, 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays (including tonight's final preview), with matinees at 2 p.m. Sundays, most Saturdays and March 8. The play runs through April 1. Tickets are $15-$34. (Subscriptions to the seven-play stage season are $105-$168.) Call 301-924-3400.

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