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based, but not really show tunes. We couldnâ€™t get it out of our CD player because itâ€™s so catchy. This is definitely a show for people who like Broadway musicals.â€? McCurdy especially likes the songs sung by his and Travisâ€™ characters. â€œTheyâ€™re so full of love and resonance,â€? he says. â€œI play Danny,â€? McCurdy says. â€œHeâ€™s absolutely nothing like me. Heâ€™s a punkrock singer. His views are very defined. A lot of the things he thinks I donâ€™t necessarily agree with. Everything seems to amuse him. â€œSashaâ€™s character, Lizzie, is a very stubborn, forward-thinking woman,â€? McCurdy says. â€œShe has been raised to believe that she should never take anything less than the worldâ€™s best.â€? Danny and Lizzie receive quite a shock when they find out sheâ€™s expecting. â€œTheyâ€™ve just started planning their lives and have things mapped out about their futures as individuals,â€? McCurdy says. â€œThey come to realize they can do things together as well as apart.â€? Although the three couples are at different stages of life, they become friends. â€œItâ€™s very nice how it works,â€? McCurdy says. â€œAll these couples could be from different parts of the planet, but the three women first meet at a doctorâ€™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
â€œThe older couple helps the younger couple realize that this can be done,â€? McCurdy says. â€œThe younger couple helps the older couple realize that there is still a lot of life left to be lived.â€? McCurdy is thoroughly enjoying Baby. â€œSince D.J. came into his position (as theater
coordinator for the City of Savannahâ€™s Department of Cultural Affairs), Iâ€™ve been in every winter and Christmas production heâ€™s done,â€? he says. â€œWorking with D.J. is a very exciting experience, and I love him as a director,â€? McCurdy says. â€œChristmas 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.â€? w
The City of Savannahâ€™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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