**** Recommended **** If you’re looking for a delightfully irreverent blast from the past, take in Drury Lane’s production of “Bye Bye Birdie”. Drury Lane’s new production of the 1963 pop culture satire is fast-paced, clever and colorful. Before the Beatles hit the American pop charts, there was Elvis Presley. “Bye Bye Birdie” pays delightful homage that time. I give it 4 Spotlights.
“Bye Bye Birdie” runs through March 13th at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. Running time is 2 hours, 20 minutes with an intermission. Performances are Wednesdays at 1:30 pm; Thursdays at 1:30 and 8:00; Fridays at 8:00; Saturdays at 5:00 and 8:30; Sundays at 2:00 and 6:00. Tickets range from $45-$60. Parking is free. FYI (630) 530-0111, www.drurylanetheatre.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
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