The Babies
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The Babies
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The Babies NYC Reviews and Tickets

55%
(14 Reviews)
Positive
36%
Mixed
14%
Negative
50%
Members say
Insipid, Disappointing, Banal, Excruciating, Entertaining

About the Show

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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Member Reviews (14)

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50
Cliched, Slow, Indulgent, Insipid, Pointless

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.

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

Critic Reviews (3)

TheaterScene.net
November 23rd, 2016

“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.”
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Theatre is Easy
November 18th, 2016

"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harmonies, duets, and solos are impressive…But the topics they sing about—abortion, adoption—are often serious, and the outdated educational feeling quickly gets tiring…Such passive storytelling lacks any kind of action, and while it provides a few moderate laughs, most of the show just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."
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Times Square Chronicles
December 3rd, 2016

"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."
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