Rodgers and Hart’s Babes in Arms features an outstanding score including such standards as “My Funny Valentine,” "I Wish I Were in Love Again,” and “The Lady is a Tramp.” Set during the Great Depression, a group of teens, left behind while their parents are on tour performing, emulate their elders by putting on a show to support themselves. The kids try on political philosophies and challenge social ideologies of the 1930’s as they navigate past the sheriff’s attempts to send them to a work farm and face the challenges inherent in putting on their show.
Babes in Arms is produced by the Musical Theatre program of the SUNY Geneseo Music Department. A "page to stage" show, it features all musical theatre majors in a production focused on the work of the performer as singer, dancer, and actor, with minimal visual support and a piano accompaniment. Student performers are Katelyn Brooks, Erin Burris, Miranda Calarco, Erica Milliman, Brian Sousis, Mick Elliott, Brett Hammes, Patrick Jones, Annie Levine, Sydney Lyons, Tristan Strasser, Ben Bernstein, Kat Berton, Kyle Johnson, Sandra Kralik, Kayla McGallian, Roy Nardone, and Kelsey Roberts, with stage management by Zack Engel. In addition to the musical theatre majors, this production features four faculty members in the roles of parents: Gerry Floriano, Joan Floriano, Pam Kurau, and Kurt Fletcher. Musical direction is by Don Kot and stage direction and choreography by Melanie Blood
Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 with a Geneseo student ID and are available online at www.geneseo.edu/bbo <http://www.geneseo.edu/bbo> (a credit card fee applies) at or at the Doty box office one hour before each show (cash only). Babes in Arms runs Wednesday 10/31 through Saturday 11/3 at 7:30 and Sunday 11/4 at 2.