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The Henegar Center Presents Cry Baby the Musical

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The Henegar Center is proud to announce the COMMUNITY THEATRE WORLD PREMIEREof Cry-Baby the Musical.

The Henegar is making history and you’re invited to be a part of it!

Opening in May 2015, the Henegar Center will be the first community theatre granted permission to produce Cry-Baby the Musical.

Cry-Baby was originally a John Waters’ film, and launched Johnny Depp’s film career in 1990. The film has become a cult classic and was adapted into a Broadway musical, which was nominated for four Tony Awards. The lyrics are by David Javerbaum, the Emmy Award winning writer of TV’s “The Daily Show”, with music by Adam Schlesinger, from the pop group Fountains of Wayne, and the book is by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan. O’Donnell and Meehan also adapted Waters’ film Hairspray for the musical stage.

Cry-Baby is a musical comedy that focuses on Baltimore teenager Allison Vernon-Williams, who is drawn across the tracks from her 1954 finishing-school background into a relationship with the orphaned Wade “Cry-Baby” Walker, the leader of a pack of rebel outcasts.

The musical premiered at the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego, California on November 18, 2007 and ran through December 16. Previews began on Broadway at the Marquis Theatre on March 15, 2008, with an official opening on April 24, 2008. The show played 45 previews and 68 performances.

The show was remounted by New Line Theatre in St. Louis, Missouri in March 2012. It had a smaller band, and cast. The show was re-orchestrated and revised by the original composers and writers for the New Line production. It remains the only production to be done of Cry-Baby the Musical
since its life on Broadway.

The Henegar Center is developing a blog and video series to document the process of redeveloping the show for community theatres, and capturing this historic event for Brevard.
Stay tuned for more information.

Tickets are ON SALE NOW for Cry-Baby! The show runs May 15-31. Tickets are $26 for adults, $23 for seniors, and $16 for students, plus a small handling fee. Group rates are available for groups of 15 or more. Reserved tickets may be purchased in person at the Henegar Center Box Office Monday through Friday from 1pm to 5pm, by calling 321-723-8698, or http://henegar.org/.
 
May 15-31, 2015