TrueNorth Cultural Arts Presents Updated Version of Baby

News   TrueNorth Cultural Arts Presents Updated Version of Baby Beginning March 5, TrueNorth Cultural Arts presents the Ohio premiere of the updated version of the musical Baby that was originally seen at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey.

Performances at the Sheffield Village, OH, venue are scheduled to run through March 25. Fred Sternfeld directs with musical direction by Rick Fortney.

The cast is headed by Michael Dempsey as Alan, Bernadette Hisey as Arlene, Shane Joseph Siniscalchi as Danny, Natalie Green as Lizzie, David Robeano as Nick and Maggie Stahl-Floriano as Pam. The company also includes Douglas Brill, Brian Bowers, Kimberly Aldrich-Ceja, Lydia Hall, Lauren Skirbunt, Jessica Mester and Susan Watson.

The production also features choreography and costume design by Bebe Weinberg Katz.

Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire’s musical Baby — about three couples whose lives are affected in various ways by the prospect of having (or not having) a baby — features a book by Sybile Pearson. The musical played Broadway's Ethel Barrymore Theatre Nov. 8, 1983-July 1, 1984. The original cast included Liz Callaway, Todd Graff, James Congdon, Martin Vidnovic, Beth Fowler and Catherine Cox. The Maltby/Shire score includes such tunes as "At Night She Comes Home to Me," "I Chose Right," "The Story Goes On," "Easier to Love," "Two People in Love," "With You," "I Want It All" and "And What If We Had Loved Like That."

TrueNorth performs at the French Creek Nature Center, which is located at 4530 Colorado Avenue. For tickets call (440) 949-5200.

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