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Bye Bye, Birdie

The actors excel in creating individualized characters, who, despite their stereotypical attributes, never become cartoons. Caleb James Grochalski makes an endearing Albert Peterson, infuriatingly immature and yet hopelessly winning. His sense of comic timing is sure, and he is a lanky, lithe dancer who knows how to deliver a song like "Put on a Happy Face" with insouciant charm. Elisabeth Christie makes her Rose Alvarez the perfect foil - smart, savvy, spunky. She knows how to interpret the dramatic content of a song and mines her material for Rose's many moods. There is real chemistry between her and Grochalski that keeps the audience invested in their romance and smiling happily at the final number "Rosie."

- BroadwayWorld, Carla Verdino-Sullwold

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