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Vero Voce presents Cry-Baby The Musical

Jul 27, 2018 11:59AM

(St. Charles) Vero Voce presents  Cry-Baby The Musical, July 27-29 & Aug 3-12, 2018, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 6 pm at Vero Voce Theater, located at 951 State Ave, Ste F, St. Charles IL 60174.

This jumping, jiving Tony nominee is a rebellious teen comedy event! Based on the cult classic, 1990 John Waters film, Cry-Baby features a delightfully demented book from the writers of Hairspray and a rockabilly score from the co-founder of Fountains of Wayne and the executive producer of "The Daily Show."

It's 1954. Everyone likes Ike, nobody likes communism and Wade "Cry-Baby" Walker is the coolest boy in Baltimore. He's a bad boy with a good cause – truth, justice and the pursuit of rock and roll. Cry-Baby and the square rich girl, Allison, are star-crossed lovers at the center of this world. Fueled by hormones and the new rhythms of rock and roll, she turns her back on her squeaky clean boyfriend, Baldwin, to become a "drape" (a Baltimore juvenile delinquent) and Cry-Baby's moll. At the other end of the topsy-turvy moral meritocracy of 1954 America, Baldwin is the king of the squares and leads his close-harmony pals against the juvenile delinquents, who are ultimately arrested for arson, sending the drapes all off to prison. It's Romeo and Juliet meets High School Hellcats.

Filled with unforgettable songs and a truly unique and fresh story, Cry-Baby, Allison and Baltimore's energetic juvenile delinquents will dance their way right into your heart!

The production staff includes Director Dennis Brown (Vero Voce Co-Owner), Music Director Dawn Harkins (Vero Voce Co-Owner), and Assistant Director Paige Lindsay, with Choreography by Alyssa Calvano.

The cast includes Kyrsten Ostrom (Elburn), Brynn Mitchell, Katie Ofenlock , Austin Walker, Kody Walker (Elgin), Gwen Collins, Aaron Delaney, Ryan Forde, Reed Hickerson, Stephen Hommowun, Malea Kinnison, Molly Kinney, Sarafina Monteleone, Jayd Steinke (St. Charles), Meghan Kiefer (West Chicago), Joshua Newburn, Will Teets and Timmy Gustin (Batavia). Katelyn Jassoy (St Charles) will be playing the role of Pepper Walker on August 4, 2018

The production will be performed with a live band featuring Tim Hommowun (Reeds), Richard Trost (Piano), Egan Franke (Bass Guitar), Jakob Moberly and Dylan Duffy (Drums).

Tickets are $15 for Adults and $12 for Students/Seniors and may be purchased online at www.verovoce.com or by calling (630) 584-0139. Advance ticket purchase is highly recommended due to limited seating availability. 

Vero Voce Theater was established in 2012 drawing some of the best non-equity actors in Chicago and the Western Suburbs.

More information about the many offerings at Vero Voce can be obtained by visiting the website: verovoce.com, or calling (630) 584-0139.