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Babes In Arms

Babes In Arms Playbill Cover


City Center 55th Street Theater Foundation, Inc.
Judith E. Daykin, President & Executive Director

ENCORES!
GREAT AMERICAN MUSICALS IN CONCERT.

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Kathleen Marshall

MUSICAL DIRECTOR
Rob Fisher

BABES IN ARMS

Music by Richard Rodgers Lyrics by Lorenz Hart Book by Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart

STARRING: 'THE GANG'
Melissa Rain Anderson Matthew Ballinger Kevin Cahoon
David Campbell Erin Dilly Christopher Fitzgerald Scott Irby-Ranniar
Perry Laylon Ojeda Shaun Powell Jessica Stone Cartier Anthony Williams

Also Starring:
Don Correia Priscilla Lopez Michael McCormick Matt McGrath
Donna McKechnie Richard Riehle Thommie Walsh

Kate Baldwin Justin Greer Chris Hoch Pamela Jordan Mark Lanyon
Daniel C. Levine Tina Ou Amanda Paige Josh Prince Noah Racey
Sharon Richards Ben Saypol Amber Stone James Tabeek

The Coffee Club Orchestra
Rob Fisher, Conductor


CAST (in order of appearance)

Emma Blackstone......................................... PRISCILLA LOPEZ
Nat Blackstone ........................................... THOMMIE WALSH
Marshall Blackstone.................................. PERRY LAYLON OJEDA
Maizie LaMar.......................................... DONNA McKECHNIE
Dan LaMar.................................................. DON CORREIA
Val LaMar .............................................. DAVID CAMPBELL
Billie Smith ....................................................ERIN DILLY
Sheriff Reynolds .......................................... RICHARD RIEHLE
Gus Fielding ................................... CHRISTOPHER FITZGERALD
Lee Calhoun............................................... SHAUN POWELL
Beauregarde Calhoun................................. MATTHEW BALLINGER
Dolores Reynolds............................................ JESSICA STONE
Peter...................................................... KEVIN CAHOON
Irving de Quincy ..................................... SCOTT IRBY-RANNIAR
Ivor de Quincy .............................. CARTIER ANTHONY WILLIAMS
Baby Rose ...................................... MELISSA RAIN ANDERSON
Rene Flambeau ............................................ MATT McGRATH
Phil McCabe ........................................ MICHAEL McCORMICK
Quartet..... CHRIS HOCH, MARK LANYON, DANIEL C. LEVINE, BEN SAYPOL
Dancing Girls .. PAMELA JORDAN, TINA OU, AMANDA PAIGE, AMBER STONE
Dancing Boys ..JUSTIN GREER, JOSH PRINCE, NOAH RACEY, JAMES TABEEK
Singing Girls.......................... KATE BALDWIN, SHARON RICHARDS

THE COFFEE CLUB ORCHESTRA

Flute/piccolo - RED PRESS; Oboe/English horn - ROBERT INGLISS; Alto saxophone/clar-inet/flute/piccolo - DAVID TOFANI; Alto saxophone/clarinet - LINO GOMEZ; Tenor saxo-phone/clarinet - ALVA HUNT; Clarinet/bass clarinet/bassett horn - PAUL GALLO; Trumpets - JOHN FROSK, ROBERT MILLIKAN, KAMAU ADILIFU; Trombone - JACK GALE; Pianos - JOSEPH THALKEN, MARK MITCHELL; Drums/percussion - GLENN RHIAN; Violins - SUZANNE ORNSTEIN, Concert Mistress, BELINDA WHITNEY-BAR-RATT, MAURA GIANNINI, MARTIN AGEE, CHRISTOPH FRANZGROTE, MINEKO YAJIMA, ERIC DE GIOIA, ASHLEY HORNE, REBEKAH JOHNSON; Celli - JEANNE LeBLANC, LANNY PAYKIN; Acoustic bass - JOHN BEAL


MUSICAL SYNOPSIS

ACT ONE

Overture................................................. The Orchestra, Priscilla Lopez & Thommie Walsh, Donna McKechnie & Don Correia

The kitchen of the LaMar's house. Seaport, L.I.
"Where or When" ...................................... David Campbell & Erin Dilly
"Babes in Arms"............ Perry Laylon Ojeda, David Campbell, Erin Dilly & The Gang

The Oscar W. Hemingway Post of the American Legion
"I Wish I Were in Love Again" ................... Christopher Fitzgerald & Jessica Stone
"Babes in Arms" (Reprise)................................ Richard Riehle & The Gang

A clubhouse
"Light on Their Feet"...................Scott Irby-Ranniar Br. Cartier Anthony Williams

The Calhoun's living room
"Way Out West".....................Melissa Rain Anderson, Chris Hoch, Mark Lanyon, Daniel C. Levine & Ben Saypol

The LaMar's house
"My Funny Valentine".................................................... Erin Dilly

The stage of the Old Barn Theatre
"Johnny One-Note"..............................................................Melissa Rain Anderson & The Gang

ACT TWO

Entr'acte........................................................... The Orchestra

A stable on the work farm
"Imagine" ................................................... Melissa Rain Anderson, Chris Hoch, Mark Lanyon, Daniel C. Levine & Ben Saypol
"All At Once" .......................................... David Campbell & Erin Dilly
Ballet, "Peter's Journey" ................................... Kevin Cahoon & The Gang

The LaMar's field
"The Lady Is A Tramp"................................................... Erin Dilly
"You Are So Fair"...............................Christopher Fitzgerald & Jessica Stone
"The Lady Is A Tramp" (Reprise) ......................................... Erin Dilly

A bedroom in the LaMar's house

The Oscar W. Hemingway Post of the American Legion
Finale ............................................................. ............................................................. The Company

 


Articles and Reviews

Playbill, 29 January, 1999 - Babes in Arms News
The New York Times, 12 February 1999 - Hurry Up, Kids, Let's Put On A Show
American Press, February, 1999 - Babes In Arms Reviews