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The Babies

Members say: Entertaining, Banal, Insipid, Cliched, Disappointing
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Members
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13 reviews
 

St. Luke's Theater presents this world premiere musical comedy featuring grown-ups as singing and dancing infants. The brainchild of classic sitcom vet Lloyd J. Schwartz ('Gilligan's Island,' 'The Brady Bunch'). 

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Going from the womb to preschool, these babies sing and dance and tell you what they really think. Lloyd J. Schwartz, son of the late Sherwood Schwartz, wrote the lyrics, the book, and directs. 

 

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52
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40
Times Square Chronicles

"A musical short on harmonies and musical connectives…On the piano, (slightly out of tune) Mr. Dahan thinks that banging is better than subtlety…Mr. Dahan’s tunes are rather nice but when sung the notes that are played clash with the singers. Also he needs to study harmony because they were painful to listen to…The show contains a song about peeing and pooping with suggestive choreography…Who the audience for this show is is anyone’s guess." Full Review

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Theatre is Easy

"Dahan‘s music is beautifully arranged and the harmonies, duets, and solos are impressive…But the topics they sing about—abortion, adoption—are often serious, and the outdated educational feeling quickly gets tiring…Such passive storytelling lacks any kind of action, and while it provides a few moderate laughs, most of the show just isn't that funny. Perhaps the best audience for 'The Babies' is younger kids…But for adults, there isn't much here you haven't seen." Full Review

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TheaterScene.net

“The Babies gives new meaning to the phrase, ‘viewing the world through the eyes of a child.’ It's not all sleepy time and cookies. Sometimes the ‘you know what’ hits the fan and causes babies to grow up faster. A delightful and insightful journey about family and friendship for the whole family to enjoy.” Full Review

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30
Banal, Disappointing, Excruciating, Cliched

See it if You want to see every racial stereotype played out in babies growing in the womb.

Don't see it if You appreciate good music and storytelling. You are easily offended. You value your time.

79
Entertaining, Cute, fun

See it if you want to be entertained for 85 minutes with an enjoyable musical about various stages of baby's life from in the womb to pre school life.

Don't see it if You're not entertained by adults playing infants in song & dance with all the trials and tribulations at various stages of their young lives

92
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if you like light wholesome comedy with nice lovely live piano music & easy listening lyric songs. Clever script, direction, & staging.

Don't see it if You do not like children, light music comedy, easy music, simple stage sets or prefer avant-garde sensational themes and staging styles.

Also Four performers act as babies telling their thoughts & observations. T... Read more Read less

50
Pointless, Indulgent, Cliched, Insipid, Slow

See it if someone pays you to go. The cast gives an admirably earnest effort considering they have nothing whatsoever to work with.

Don't see it if you enjoy substance, quality, charm, or a plot.

78
Funny, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you want pleasant night out. It has a quite good story, the actors we saw it with were outstanding.

Don't see it if you want a very well written story. The writer should have given more depth to the story, it was okay, but it had the potential to be great.

65
Insipid

See it if you want a show that is sort of cute, not too annoying, and not too interesting.

Don't see it if you want any drama in a show. No thought necessary.

30
Quirky, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if you're curious about theatre in NYC.

Don't see it if you want a good plot and good music. And if you get a free/discounted ticket.

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Disappointing, Excruciating, Insipid, Slow, Hilarious

See it if You want a good laugh, it was so terrible it was funny. Not in a good way and not trying to be funny.

Don't see it if You want to see a good show.

48
Dizzying, Banal, Confusing

See it if you are into nonsense

Don't see it if don't like mediocre plays

73
During previews
Clever, Hilarious, Unique

See it if you want to see something different. Very fun concept, well executed, talented cast, great writing and very funny!

Don't see it if you don't like a bunch of adults acting like babies.

97
During previews
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if YOU LIKE GREAT COMEDY GREAT ACTING AND SINGING

Don't see it if YOU DONT LIKE MUSIC

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During previews
Banal, Disappointing, Cliched, Fluffy

See it if if you like 'pee' and 'poop'

Don't see it if if you want originality and don't want to see actors humiliated performing a bad script.

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During previews
Banal, Excruciating, Cliched, Insipid, Dated

See it if You have severe insomnia or your favorite sandwich is white bread with butter and sugar

Don't see it if You believe in Einstein's theory of Relativity, where one minute of insipidity feels like one hour

Also Why did they produce this? This might be funny if they reduced it to a... Read more Read less