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Baby (International Collegiate Theatre Festival)

By | Published on Friday 19 August 2011

An updated production of the hit Broadway musical, this adaptation of ‘Baby’ by the University of Florida School of Theatre and Dance’s chronicles the ups and downs of three couples who suddenly become pregnant. The story is thin and predictable, appearing to dry up by the midway point. However, despite the plot lacking substance, a sophisticated and witty musical score saves the day. Combining elements of many musical genres, from lively jazz pieces to poignant ballads, the memorable numbers are performed competently by an enthusiastic and animated cast, whose on-stage chemistry is endearing to witness. While the production won’t quite have you screaming “Oh Baby!” you’ll be sure to leave the venue uplifted, if a little broody.

theSpace at Venue45, 8 – 13 Aug (not 9, 11), times vary, £5.00, fpp224.
tw rating 3/5