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Cry Baby

FlynnArts at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts presents

Cry Baby

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  • 07/19/18 7:00 PM
  • 07/20/18 7:00 PM
  • 07/21/18 2:00 PM
  • 07/21/18 7:00 PM
  • 07/22/18 1:00 PM
  • 07/22/18 6:00 PM

$18 adults, $16 students
Includes $1.00 Preservation Fee

Cry-Baby, the Musical, based on the John Waters Cult film of the same name, is an over the top comedic commentary on 1950’s culture and ideals. Everyone likes Ike, nobody likes communism, and Wade "Cry-Baby" Walker is the coolest boy in Baltimore. He's a bad boy with a heart of gold in pursuit of truth, justice, and rock and roll. Cry-Baby is the leader of the so called delinquent “Drapes;” it’s 1950s cool: white t-shirt, leather jacket, and greased combed-back hair. The Drapes face off with the conservative country club “Squares” during the Women’s Club’s Anti-Polio Vaccination Picnic. Grande dame Mrs. Vernon-Williams presides over strict segregation of the town’s classes when her granddaughter Allison - fueled by hormones and the rhythms of rock and roll - falls for the badboy Wade Walker. Look out Baltimore!

Rated: PG-13
Recommended for ages 13+. Campy '50s parody has mild sex references, violence.

Book by
Thomas Meehan
Mark O'Donnell

Music and Lyrics by
Adam Schlesinger
David Javerbaum

Based on the Universal Pictures film written and directed by John Waters

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Cry-Baby, the Musical, is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

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