Equinox Theatre Company Presents The Regional Premiere Of CRY-BABY: The Musical
Equinox Theatre Company is thrilled to present the regional premiere of Cry-Baby: The Musical Performances will be July 27 through August 18 with shows Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 PM. There will also be a pay-what-you-can industry night on Thursday, August 9. Tickets are $20 in advance/$25 at the door/$17 for groups of 6 or more in advance only. All performances will be at The Bug Theatre at 3654 Navajo Street in Denver. Tickets and more information available online at www.EquinoxTheatreDenver.comAbout the show: 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."I couldn't be more excited to premiere Cry-Baby: The Musical at The Bug Theatre with Equinox Theatre Company," offers Director Deb Flomberg-Rollins. "Our audiences have come to know and love the style of theatre we do, and this is the perfect addition to our 10th anniversary season. If you love John Waters or if you loved the movie, you'll flip for this show!"
Cry-Baby: The Musical features a power-house cast: Chris Arneson as Cry-Baby, Holly Dalton as Allison, Kelly Bidstrup-Graham as Mrs. Vernon-Williams, Terra Salazar as Pepper, Preston Adams as Dupree, Beck Smith as Hatchet-Face, Anna Sturtz as Wanda, Robin Zavala as Lenora and Alex Fox as Baldwin. Plus Mike Martinkus, Jospeh Lozano and Justin Milner as the Wiffles and Sarah Rose Hackshaw, Linda Swanson Brown, Michaela Lamb, Willa Bograd, Solveig Swanson, Sophia Johnson-Grimes, Jordan Manchego, Michael Rossitto and Brad Wagner as ensemble.
The 2008 Broadway production was nominated for 4 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book and Best Original Score.
Equinox Theatre Company Presents the Regional Premiere of:
Cry-Baby: The Musical
Directed by Deb Flomberg-Rollins
July 27 through August 18
At 7:30 PM
$20 in advance/$25 at the door
$17 for groups of 6 or more in advance only