Cry-Baby the MUSICAL

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Presented by Bernie Murphy and Pat Simpson

Sponsored by St. Anne’s-Belfield School

CRY-BABY is recommended for audiences ages 13 and above. CRY-BABY includes mild explicit language, sexual innuendo, and kissing with tongue. 

Evening Shows at 7:30 PM
Matinees at 2 PM.

  • Directed by Bree Luck
  • Assistant Director Laura Brunk
  • Musical Direction by Kristin Baltes
  • Choreography by Heather Powell
  • All Performers Ages 14-20
  • Performances July 13-29

Live Arts Teen Theater Company Presents: Cry-Baby the Musical

  • Music and Lyrics by Adam Schlesinger & David Javerbaum
  • Book by Thomas Meehan & Mark O’Donnell
  • Based on the Universal Pictures movie written and directed by John Waters

This jumping, jiving Tony nominee is a rebellious teen comedy event! Based on the cult classic, 1990 John Waters film, Cry-Baby features a delightfully demented book from the writers of Hairspray and a rockabilly score from the co-founder of Fountains of Wayne and the executive producer of “The Daily Show.”

It’s 1954. Everyone likes Ike, nobody likes communism and Wade “Cry-Baby” Walker is the coolest boy in Baltimore. He’s a bad boy with a good cause – truth, justice and the pursuit of rock and roll. Cry-Baby and the square rich girl, Allison, are star-crossed lovers at the center of this world. Fueled by hormones and the new rhythms of rock and roll, she turns her back on her squeaky clean boyfriend, Baldwin, to become a “drape” (a Baltimore juvenile delinquent) and Cry-Baby’s moll. At the other end of the topsy-turvy moral meritocracy of 1954 America, Baldwin is the king of the squares and leads his close-harmony pals against the juvenile delinquents, who are ultimately arrested for arson, sending the drapes all off to prison. It’s Romeo and Juliet meets High School Hellcats.

Filled with unforgettable songs and a truly unique and fresh story, Cry-Baby is perfect musical theater. Wade “Cry-Baby” Walker, Allison and Baltimore’s energetic juvenile delinquents will dance their way right into your audience’s heart!

This production is a Live Arts Teen Theater Company production.

PRODUCTION TEAM:

  • Producer… Chris Kelly
  • Assistant Producer… Tylar Schmitt
  • Director… Bree Luck
  • Assistant Director… Laura May Brunk
  • Production Stage Manager… Scott Dunn
  • Assistant Stage Manager… Emma English
  • 2nd Assistant Stage Manager/Dresser… Ryann Sheehy
  • 2nd Assistant Stage Manager… Emeline Shepard
  • Musical Director… Kristin Baltes
  • Assistant to Music Director… Belle Kress
  • Choreographer… Heather Powell
  • Set Designer… Steven Spera
  • Lighting Designer… Steven Spera
  • Costume Designer… Janelle Marie
  • Costume Assistant… Alyssa Duncan
  • Properties Designer… Jen Lawless
  • Props Apprentice… Aleena Keith
  • Hair and Make-up Co-Designer… Camden Luck
  • Hair and Make-up Co-Designer… Indigo Witt
  • Dramaturge… Gretchen York
  • Light Board Technician… Rob Silverman
  • Sound Board Technician… Skye Devlin
  • Spot Operator 1… Schulyer Barefoot
  • Fight Choreographer… Larry Friedland
  • Fight Captain… Joseph Lorber

CAST

  • WADE “CRY-BABY” WALKER… Thad Lane
  • ALLISON VERNON-WILLIAMS… Amelia Elias
  • LENORA… Katie Wall
  • MRS. VERNON-WILLIAMS… Andrew Tamberrino
  • BOBBI DUPREE… Italyia Lee
  • BALDWIN… Landon Duvall
  • PEPPER WALKER… Parker Nelson
  • WANDA WOODWARD… Elena Schmelter
  • MONA MALNOROWSKI… Julia Kenner
  • WHIFFLE… Doug Kulow
  • WHIFFLE… Will Owen
  • WHIFFLE… Matt Balcells
  • JUDGE STONE/DOCTOR… Benedict Burgess
  • ENSEMBLE/NURSE… Marya Brice
  • ENSEMBLE… Evelyn Garey
  • ENSEMBLE/CORE DANCER/NURSE… Riley Gonzalez
  • ENSEMBLE/CORE DANCER… Arina Bratkovska
  • ENSEMBLE/CORE DANCER… Amanda Gregory
  • ENSEMBLE… Henry Davies
  • ENSEMBLE/CORE DANCER… Frank LePage
  • ENSEMBLE/CORE DANCER… Anthony Hearn
  • ENSEMBLE/CORE DANCER/APPLE PIE… Claire Netemeyer
  • ENSEMBLE/ABRAHAM LINCOLN… Georgia Castleman
  • ENSEMBLE/UNCLE SAM… Erin Young