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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Nic
447 Reviews | 86 Followers
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.

290 Reviews | 60 Followers
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

260 Reviews | 42 Followers
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.

137 Reviews | 46 Followers
30
Cliched, Disappointing, Excruciating, Banal

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.

113 Reviews | 52 Followers
92
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing, Clever

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. Read more

87 Reviews | 21 Followers
30
Disappointing, Confusing, Quirky

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.

72 Reviews | 16 Followers
78
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

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.

66 Reviews | 5 Followers
29
Banal, Disappointing, Excruciating, Insipid

See it if you have an IQ below 70

Don't see it if If you can walk & chew gum at the same time

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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