Mercyhurst Wraps Season With Babes in Arms
The Mercyhurst University Theatre Program concludes its 2019-20 season with the Rodgers & Hart show, Babes
Thursday, Feb. 20 – 23
A bunch of kids with some talent, purpose, and a whole lot of pluck.
A cantankerous theater owner looking to stop them in their tracks.
An ex-child star, an overbearing stage mother, and a hack playwright stirring things up all along the way.
Put them all together — and add in what's been long considered one of the greatest scores ever written — and you have the quintessential "Hey kids, let's put on a show!" musical: Babes in Arms.
That world-famous Rodgers & Hart show — which first debuted on Broadway way back in 1937 — must go on, of course. And it will, as the Mercyhurst University Theatre Program concludes its 2019-20 season in true classic style with its very own production of Babes.
Directed by Dr. Brett D. Johnson and under the musical direction of Andrew Rainbow, the season-capping show premieres Thursday, Feb. 20 and continues for one weekend only through Sunday, Feb. 23 at Mercyhurst's Taylor Little Theatre.
Hey kids (and everyone else): Let's go to a show. — Ryan Smith
Thursday through Saturday: 7:30 p.m.; Sunday: 2 p.m. // 501 E. 38th St. // $16 adults, $11 senior citizens & students, $6 youth & Mercyhurst students // (814) 824-3000 or miac.mercyhurst.edu