Bye Bye Birdie Scenic Projections
Our projections for the musical “Bye Bye Birdie” represent classic Americana in the style of Norman Rockwell. Rich watercolors and intricate line work weave together the retro and fun scenic design. We’ve created a modern world within this classical musical, all the while staying true to the storyline and retro stylings.
For the design of “Bye Bye Birdie” it really is all in the details. We’ve placed a great amount of focus on the content that happens between scenes and the moments throughout the storyline that do not yet have visuals for audiences to experience. Stunning transitions lead the story from one setting to the next. Modern and energetic animations add life to the play’s classic songs. To achieve the television-show aspect found in “Bye Bye Birdie,” the town square of Sweet Apple transforms into a static, black-and-white television episode, weaving together the classical and the modern. Through all of these techniques, our projections liven up the seasoned storyline.
These projections were created in partnership with the Packanack Community Church in New Jersey. Our scenic design for “Bye Bye Birdie” focuses on creating opportunities for the smaller stage, where extensive and expensive sets or backdrops would otherwise be impossible. These projections can be used in conjunction with a built set and as a stand-alone scenic component, however, this projection series is especially stunning in smaller spaces.