Based on the John Waters film, Cry-Baby: The Musical focuses on Baltimore teenager Allison Vernon-Williams, who is drawn across the tracks from her 1954 finishing-school background into a relationship with the orphaned Wade “Cry-Baby” Walker, the leader of a pack of rebel outcasts.
Awkward Stage Productions presents the Canadian premiere of the Tony nominated Broadway show featuring music and lyrics by Adam Schlesinger and David Javerbaum and book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan (Hairspray)
Once again, Awkward Stage manages to come up with a show featuring a large cast in a constricted stage, yet are able to showcase each talent without upstaging each other – not an easy task, but director Barbara Tomasic manages to pull through, and it is evident from how the audience responded to the show.
Accompanied by a four-piece band, Cry-Baby: The Musical performed without audio aid, yet, the cast’s powerful voices manages to perform their numbers with amazing clarity.
Cry-Baby: The Musical is not one to miss at the Fringe, and hopefully a full scale production will be considered to reach out to a wider audience.
The 33nd Vancouver Fringe Festival and its other 100 shows continues until September 17, 2017. For show locations and times, Download the 2017 program guide, and get tickets to Cry-Baby: The Musical’s remaining performances!