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Baby (Out of the Box Theatrics)

From 7 member  reviews
Members say: Great singing, Ambitious, Quirky, Relevant, Clever

About the show

This heart-warming musical comedy follows three couples on a university campus dealing with the painful, rewarding, and funny consequences of pregnancy and upcoming parenthood. More…

From the show:

There are the college students, barely at the beginning of their adult lives; the thirty-somethings, having trouble conceiving but determined to try; and the middle-aged parents, looking forward to seeing their last child graduate from college...when a night of unexpected passion lands them back where they started.

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Member Reviews (7)


Great singing, Ambitious, Quirky, Relevant, Clever
Avg Score

Cozy, Intimate, Generic, Simple, Great singing

See it if You’ve wanted to see this rarity & would love the intimate experience (25 guests) of an able cast (Ripley! Sajous!) singing inches from you.

Don't see it if You dislike simple musicals that play like TV movies-of-the-week. The music is good, but the show is forgettable (the experience is not).

Questionable updates to the original production, Great singing, Clever, Ambitious

See it if you never saw the original "Baby" and want to see a stellar cast in a very intimate setting. Maltby & Shire's score is first-rate.

Don't see it if you don't like cramped spaces. Also, you can't hear every piece of dialogue or every lyric since the actors are constantly moving around.

Also Some of the updates to the show simply do not make sense. Why make one... Read more Read less

Quirky, Hilarious, Great singing

See it if you want a super intimate updated take on a problematic musical from the early 80s; you want Alice Ripley to belt three feet from your face

Don't see it if you want a fully developed, interestingly staged site-specific piece. Don't get me wrong, this piece (both the show itself and this ...

Also production) is kind of a mess. But it's such a unique opportunity to b... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Quirky, Great singing

See it if You want to hear a good score sung well. The score is a fun pop mix and most cast members sing well.

Don't see it if You want high production values. I appreciated the inclusion of a lesbian couple but from a practical perspective, it made no sense.

Great singing, Funny, Slow, Clever, Dated

See it if You are already a fan of the show, or of Christine Sanjous - she was stellar. It’s always good to hear the songs from this underrated show

Don't see it if hard to follow if you don’t know the material - updates to modernize it and make Nick a woman were ambitious and needed but incomplete.

Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if you love Baby, Maltby & Shire, you are intrigued by an immersive theatrical experience. The cast was fabulous & the production ambitious.

Don't see it if you have any issues with small, tight quarters, updating shows or are uninterested in a show about fertility and relationships.

Also I understand that theaters have budgets and need money from ticket sal... Read more Read less

Relevant, Ambitious, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You love great talent and intimate site specific theatre. AD Liz Flemming is on stage at last! What a pro. And Alice Ripley is gorgeous.

Don't see it if You want big cushy seats and leg space.

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