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based, but not really show tunes. We couldn’t get it out of our CD player because it’s so catchy. This is definitely a show for people who like Broadway musicals.� McCurdy especially likes the songs sung by his and Travis’ characters. “They’re so full of love and resonance,� he says. “I play Danny,� McCurdy says. “He’s absolutely nothing like me. He’s a punkrock singer. His views are very defined. A lot of the things he thinks I don’t necessarily agree with. Everything seems to amuse him. “Sasha’s character, Lizzie, is a very stubborn, forward-thinking woman,� McCurdy says. “She has been raised to believe that she should never take anything less than the world’s best.� Danny and Lizzie receive quite a shock when they find out she’s expecting. “They’ve just started planning their lives and have things mapped out about their futures as individuals,� McCurdy says. “They come to realize they can do things together as well as apart.� Although the three couples are at different stages of life, they become friends. “It’s very nice how it works,� McCurdy says. “All these couples could be from different parts of the planet, but the three women first meet at a doctor’s office. All six of them become a support network for each other.

At left, Cheri Hester with Danny Beam; at right, Ryan McCurdy is centerstage. In the play as in real life his significant other is Sasha Travis, at far left

“The older couple helps the younger couple realize that this can be done,� McCurdy says. “The younger couple helps the older couple realize that there is still a lot of life left to be lived.� McCurdy is thoroughly enjoying Baby. “Since D.J. came into his position (as theater

coordinator for the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs), I’ve been in every winter and Christmas production he’s done,� he says. “Working with D.J. is a very exciting experience, and I love him as a director,� McCurdy says. “Christmas is my favorite time of year, and coming together with people like this to do a show like this at this time of year is wonderful.� w

The City of Savannah’s Cultural Arts Theatre will present Baby -- A New Musical on Dec. 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10 at 8 p.m. in the Black Box at S.P.A.C.E., located at 9 W. Henry St. Tickets are $10. Box office hours are weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends at 7 p.m. For reservations, call 651-6782 or 651-6783.

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