Music by Rodgers, Richard | Lyrics by Lorenz Hart | Book by George Oppenheimer | Based on the original by Rodgers & Hart

Babes in Arms | Book Musical

  • About the Show

    This quintessential 'Hey, kids, let's put on a show!' musical boasts one of the greatest scores ever written. Set at a summer stock theatre, the plot concerns a group of young apprentices and their conviction to mount the original revue they've created while dodging the underhanded attempts of the surly theatre owner to squash their efforts at every turn. Further complications are provided by the overbearing stage mother of a beautiful ex-child star and the inflated ego of a hack southern playwright. But of course the show must go on, and so it does in a resolution of comeuppance, reconciliation and romance. This version is the 1959 adaptation by George Oppenheimer. The Original 1937 version is also available. Please specify which version you would like when ordering.

    Casting Information

    PRINCIPALS
    3 Young Women
    6 Young Men

    FEATURED
    2 Adult Men
    4 Young Men

    ENSEMBLE
    Singing-dancing ensemble consisting of the Gang.

    CHARACTERS
    (in order of appearance)
    The Press Agent
    Terry Thompson
    Gus Field
    Apprentices:
    Peter
    Betty
    Libby
    Ann
    Don
    Nancy
    Valentine White
    Susie Ward
    Seymour Fleming
    Bunny Bryon
    Lee Calhoun
    JenniferOwen
    Phyllis Owen
    Steve Edwards

    Production Material

    Trap Set, Timpani, Bells, Wood or Temple Blocks, Triangle, Cow Bell
    • BABES IN ARMS (OPPENHEIMER) - Orchestration - (14 Books/17 Players)
      • 1 – Piano-Vocal
      • 1 – Piano
      • 1 – Reed I (Alto Sax, Clarinet (Optional Flute, Optional Piccolo))
      • 1 – Reed II (Tenor Sax and Clarinet)
      • 1 – Reed III (Alto Sax, Clarinet)
      • 1 – Reed IV (Tenor Sax and Bass Clarinet)
      • 1 – Trumpet I-II
      • 1 – Trumpet III
      • 1 – Trombone
      • 1 – Percussion - (see "Materials Notes", under "Production Information")
      • 1 – Violin A-B (Divisi)
      • 1 – Viola (Divisi)
      • 1 – Cello (Divisi)
      • 1 – Bass
    • BABES IN ARMS (OPPENHEIMER) - Rehearsal Set - (22 Books)
      • 20 – Libretto-Vocal
      • 1 – Logo CD
      • 2 – Piano-Vocal
      • 0 – Digital Logo
    ADDITIONAL
    • BABES IN ARMS (OPPENHEIMER) - Libretto-Vocal 10-Pack - (10 Books)
      • 10 – Libretto-Vocal
    • BABES IN ARMS (OPPENHEIMER) - Pre-Production Pack - (2 Books)
      • 1 – Libretto-Vocal
      • 1 – Piano-Vocal

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