Overview


Synopsis

One of the quintessential “Hey, let’s put on a show” musicals, which boasts one of the most beautiful scores ever written, by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, including such timeless standards as “The Lady is a Tramp”, “Where Or When”, “My Funny Valentine”, and “I Wish I were In Love Again”.

A group of teenagers are left to their own devices as their parents leave for the summer to hit the vaudeville circuit. However, problems arise when the local sheriff vows to send them to a work farm unless they prove their mettle. Within two weeks, the group pushes forward by doing what they do best: putting on a show. A wealthy Southern financier arises but only under the condition that the two black kids be removed from the show. The kids are outraged, but the show must go on, and -- in a triumphant tale of reconciliation, retribution, and romance -- it does! Over sixty years later, the themes in Babes in Arms still resonant


Characters

Female

Lead

Tenor

Female

Lead

Mezzo-Soprano

Female

Lead

Mezzo-Soprano



Show Information

Lyrics:
Category
Musical
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
First Produced:
1937
Settings
Multiple Settings
Time & Place
1930s, seaport, rhode island
Cast Size
medium
Orchestra Size
Large
Dancing
Some Dance
Ideal For
elementary, high school, college, community, professional, church, large stage
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes young adult, adult characters

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