Music by David Shire; Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr.’ Book by Sybille Pearson
January 18-February 12, 2017
Three couples on a university campus deal with the painful,rewarding and agonizingly funny consequences of the universal experience of pregnancy and upcoming parenthood. There are the college students, barely at the beginning of their adult lives; the thirty-somethings, having trouble conceiving but determined to try; and the middle aged parents, looking forward to seeing their last child graduate from college when a night of unexpected passion lands them back where they started.
Directed & Choreographed by Ron Celona
Musical Direction by Scott Storr
Actors: Tom Andrew (Alan), Janna Cardia (Arlene), Erica Hanrahan-Ball (Pam), Melody Hollis (Lizzie), Caleb Horst (Danny), and Perry Ojeda (Nick)
Ensemble: Jaci Davis, Joseph M. Dahman, Jeff Stewart, and Giulia Ethel Tomasi
“The Coachella Valley Repertory has managed to deliver an amazing ‘Baby’ onto its tiny Rancho Mirage stage. You may see bigger musicals this year, but you may not see a better one in this desert.”
– Bruce Fessier, The Desert Sun
“Coachella Valley Repertory artistic director Ron Celona…has truly outdone himself with his current offering, Baby – The Musical. It’s wonderful—and not all that common—to have absolutely nothing negative to say about a show. I had that experience watching CVRep’s production of Baby. It’s not just about childbirth. It’s about life, love and the complexity of human relationships. This show will touch your heart…even if you have no kids—or don’t even like them.”
– Bonnie Gilgallon, CV Independent
by Sharr White
October 26-November 20, 2016
After twenty years apart, Emma tracks Ulysses to a trailer park in the middle of nowhere, for a final reckoning. What unfolds is a visceral and profound meditation on love with the simplest of theatrical elements: two people in one room. A breathtaking story about the longevity of love.
Directed by Ron Celona
Actors: Eric Charles Jorgenson (Ulysses) and Anna Nicholas (Emma)