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Incline Theatre Expecting a Delightful “Baby” this Summer

File Jul 06, 12 23 00 PMFor its second summer show, the Warsaw Federal Incline Theater features the musical Baby about three couples with very different life experiences while expecting new family additions. Baby opens July 6 and continues through July 31 with evening performances on Wednesday through Saturday and a Sunday matinee.

In their own ways, the three couples experience the exhilaration and emotional stresses of desperate lows and comic highs as they anticipate the upcoming births.  Lizzie and Danny (played by Lauren Magness and Danny Hooper) are college sweethearts who have recently moved in together while athletes Pam and Nick (portrayed by Jessica Steuver and Charlie Harper) had difficulties conceiving.  The third couple, played by Danielle Muething and Matt Dentino, are having second thoughts about the pregnancy.

The show is directed and choreographed by Karie-Lee Sutherland with Music Director Katie Personke and Production Stage Manager Emily Bernstein.

Although the 1983 show is not a household name, Baby was successful on Broadway and garnered 8 Tony nominations including best musical, score, book and direction and won two Drama Desk awards for best actor and actress. Composer David Shire wrote the movie scores for “All the President’s Men” and “The Conversation” and Broadway shows including “Big”, “Closer Than Ever” and “Starting Here, Starting Now” (with lyricist Richard Maltby).  Maltby, who directed and wrote the lyrics for Baby, was also the co-director and co-lyricist for the American versions of “Song and Dance” and “Miss Saigon”. Baby features the songs “I Want It All”, “Two People in Love” and “The Story Goes On”.

For show times and ticket information, go to the Cincinnati Landmark Productions website.

The Warsaw Federal Incline Theater wraps up its summer program with the Kander and Ebb classic musical Chicago which runs from August 10 through September 6.