Austin Theatre Project presents BABY, a musical from the team of Maltby and Shire that tells the story of three couples on a university campus as they deal with the painful, rewarding and agonizingly funny consequences of this universal experience. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production shots below.
Cast in the roles of Lizzie and Danny, the wide-eyed college students are Haley Montgomery (Guys and Dolls, I Love You Because) and Joey Banks (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee). Ryan Smith (Rent, Jesucristo Superestrella) and Jim Lindsay (Blood Brothers, Singin’ In The Rain) will be playing the roles of Pam and Nick Sarkarian, the determined-to-conceive thirty-something’s. In the roles of Alan and Arlene McNalley are Kevin Oliver (Singin’ In The Rain,Footloose) and Suzanne Orzech (I Hate Hamlet, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), the empty-nesters who suddenly find their world turned upside-down. Rounding out the cast are Wendy Jo Cox, Cody Wayne Eastman, Matt Gauck, Rodnesha Green, and Yvonne Love.
Baby is being directed by Barbara Schuler, the founding producing director of Austin Theatre Project. ATP’s founding artistic director, David Blackburn, is serving as Music Director and pianist. Meg Steiner is the show’s choreographer with lighting and sound design by Dustin Downing and Joel Mercado-See.
Baby will be presented weekends from October 12 through October 28 at the Dougherty Arts Center (1110 Barton Springs Rd.) with performances on Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 3:00 p.m. There will be an additional Saturday matinee on October 20 at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets are $15 to $25 and are available at www.austintheatreproject.org/tickets or by calling the 24-hour ticket hotline at 1-800-838-3006. Austin Theatre Project is a sponsored project of Austin Creative Alliance, a non-profit arts services organization.
Joey Banks and Haley Montgomery
Jim Lindsay and Ryan Smith
Kevin Oliver and Suzanne Orzech