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Introducing Cry-Baby: The Musical


Experience the thrill and excitement of Cry-Baby: The Musical, brought to you by Starmaker Theatre Company. Set in 1950s Baltimore, this hilarious and heartwarming musical tells the story of love, rebellion, and growing up. With catchy songs, energetic dance numbers, and a talented cast, Cry-Baby promises to be a show you won't want to miss! 19-21 October at the Alan Cornish Theatre in the Oakwood Centre, Woodley - book now. 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 centre


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 as the king of the squares 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.

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