Ace Theatre's production revives the classic tale of teen idol Conrad Birdie, who is in the throes of a media storm before his departure for the army. Meanwhile, one of Conrad's lucky fans causes an uproar in the sugarcoated fictional town of Sweet Apple, Ohio, when she is selected to give Conrad "one last kiss" on the hallowed Ed Sullivan Show. Oh, what won't those zany television people do for ratings? Recall a simpler time at 7:30 p.m.
Fridays, Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 3 p.m. Starts: Aug. 4. Continues through Aug. 20