Street Theatre Company Readies to Deliver Musical ‘Baby’

Baby promo 1Street Theatre Company opens its production of the Richard Maltby Jr. and David Shire musical Baby on Friday, March 29.

Baby is a pop-rock musical that tells the story of three couples on a university campus as they deal with the painful, rewarding, and agonizingly funny consequences of this universal experience. 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.

A smart, energetic show with loads of charm, Baby has a modern, up-to-date sensibility, a hysterically insightful book and a tuneful, contemporary score of show-stopping numbers by Shire and Maltby (Starting Here, Starting Now, Closer Than Ever and Big, The Musical). Warm, intimate, and immensely likable, Baby is a perfect show for anyone who has a baby, has friends with a baby…or has ever been one!

The cast stars Scott Rice as Alan, Nancy Allen as Arlene, Bakari King as Nick, Laura Crockarell as Pam, Billy Seger as Danny, and Tonya Pewitt as Lizzie. The show is directed by Elizabeth Hayes with musical direction by Rollie Mains.

Street Theatre Company is supported by Metro Nashville Arts Commission and Tennessee Arts CommissionBaby runs through April 14 with shows Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m.  Tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for students and seniors, and group rates are available. Saturday, March 30 is a “Talk-Back Night” where the audience is invited to stay for a post-show Q&A with the cast and crew; Sunday, March 31 is “Student Night” with all student tickets just $10; Saturday, April 6 is “Improv Night,” where patrons can arrive at 7:30 p.m. and be treated to a pre-show performance by STC’s Teen Improv Troupe; and Sunday, April 7 is “Starving Artist Night” where tickets are pay-what-you-can on a first-come, first-served basis a half-hour before curtain.

For more information and tickets visit or call (615) 554-7414.

*Photo by Heavenly Perspective Photography of (back row, l to r): Tonya Pewitt, Billy Seger, Laura Crockarell, Bakari King and (front): Scott Rice, Nancy Allen courtesy Street Theatre Company.

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