Motlow theatre department to perform Cry-Baby the Musical

 Motlow State Community College theatre students will perform a musical comedy,  Cry-Baby the Musical , April 13 -15, in Powers Auditorium inside Eoff Hall on the Moore County Campus.  Above are Motlow theatre students Delaina Black, who plays the lead actress, “Lenora Frigid” and Zack Hughes, who plays the lead actor “Wade ‘Cry-Baby’ Walker.”   Photo Courtesy of Barr Studios

Motlow State Community College theatre students will perform a musical comedy, Cry-Baby the Musical, April 13 -15, in Powers Auditorium inside Eoff Hall on the Moore County Campus.  Above are Motlow theatre students Delaina Black, who plays the lead actress, “Lenora Frigid” and Zack Hughes, who plays the lead actor “Wade ‘Cry-Baby’ Walker.”

Photo Courtesy of Barr Studios

The Motlow State Community College theatre department will perform Cry-Baby the Musical on the Moore County campus in Powers Auditorium inside Eoff Hall beginning April 13. Performances will be Apr. 13 & 14 at 7 p.m., and April 15 at 2:30 p.m.

Cry-Baby the Musical is a rockabilly 1950s themed comedy based on the Universal Pictures cult film written and directed by John Waters. The rights only recently became available from Musical Theatre International, and the Motlow production will be the regional debut.

“We are excited to offer this funny and engaging production this spring.” said Emily Seal, associate professor of theatre who is directing the production. “I grew up watching the movie Cry-Baby, and fell in love with it. It has all the charm of a traditional musical comedy, but with John Water’s twisted sense of humor.”

The play is described as a rebellious teen comedy event set in 1954 Baltimore featuring conservative “squares” facing off against leather-clad delinquents. It is intended for mature audiences only and adult content includes language, violence and sexual situations.

Motlow State theatre students will be featured in the musical, showcasing their acting, singing and musical talents. Musical directing is provided by Teresa Brown, with Motlow Assistant Professor of Music Dr. David Bethea leading a live band consisting of Motlow music department students and local musicians.

“What I love about teaching and working with Motlow theatre students is their energy and passion, along with the talents they possess,” Seal added. “I believe the audience will enjoy the Cry-Baby performance from start to finish!”

Tickets are on sale now, with admission $10 for adults, $5 for non-Motlow students, and $1 for anyone with a Motlow I.D.  All monies raised are strictly for items to benefit the Theatre department, or for items needed in the auditorium.

For reserved seating and additional information, contact Bobbie Spratlin at bspratlin@mscc.edu, or 931-393-1700.