Baby Case Composer Michael Ogborn Sings His Own Songs Dec. 9-10 in Arden Cabaret

News   Baby Case Composer Michael Ogborn Sings His Own Songs Dec. 9-10 in Arden Cabaret Philadelphia native son Michael Ogborn, the songwriter behind Philly favorites Baby Case and Café Puttanesca, will perform his songs at a piano in Arden Theatre Company's "Cabaret at the Arden" Dec. 9-10.

A Barrymore Award-winning composer and lyricist, Ogborn is a Philly-born New York writer who has found an artistic home at Philadelphia's Arden, the respected Equity company that produced full stagings of Baby Case (a musical fantasia about the media hype and personalities surrounding the kidnapping of Charles Lindbergh's baby) and Café Puttanesca (a musical about prostitutes gather in a boite to swap war stories in the form of delicious pastiche songs).

In his solo cabaret turn, 8 PM Dec. 9-10, Ogborn will share personal tales, sing both new songs and his favorites — including tunes from his Arden shows. Ogborn also penned the Philly hit, Box Office of the Damned, and is working on a new musical inspired by the physical ruins of American cities. His Used Faces cabaret played New York City in 2004.

Tickets are $25 for seating in the audience and $30 for seats at café tables on the main floor. All seating is reserved. Patrons are encouraged to bring wine and picnic-style dinner.

Tickets may be purchased by calling the Arden box office at (215) 922-1122, in person at 40 N. 2nd Street in Philadelphia or online at www.ardentheatre.org.

* Ogborn's Baby Case won four 2002 Barrymore Awards, Philly's highest theatre honor, for Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical, Outstanding Ensemble in a Musical, Outstanding Leading Actor in a Musical (Scott Greer) and Outstanding Original Music (Ogborn).