CRY-BABY – Fringe 2017

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About the Production:

Vancouver Fringe Festival runs September 7-17th

Cry-Baby will be playing at The Firehall Arts Centre (280 E Cordova St, Vancouver, BC)

Sept 7th – 6:45pm
Sept 9th – 8:30pm
Sept 10th – 1:45pm
Sept 11th – 6:00pm (1/2 price show)
Sept 13th – 6:00pm
Sept 16th – 3:15pm
Sept 17th – 2:00pm & 7:15pm

Directed by Barbara Tomasic
Choreography by Erika Babins
Musical Direction by Andy Toth

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.”