Baby

Baby
Three couples work their way towards parenthood under three VERY different circumstances.

Is there anything more exciting, frightening and utterly transformational than impending parenthood? Baby, the musical from acclaimed duo Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire examines how parents-to-be experience the emotional stresses and triumphs, as well as the desperate lows and the comic highs that accompany the anticipation and arrival of a baby.

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.
 
A small cast musical full of heart and joy, Baby has been a favorite of community theatres and colleges since it premiered. The original Broadway design was extremely simple making this a perfect show to feature high-caliber talent and non-stop entertainment while keeping costs low.

Concert Selections for Baby

Concert Selections are original Broadway orchestrations and exciting new symphonic arrangements of select songs for use in concert performances. Concert Selections are the perfect way to give audiences a taste of the musical theatre experience without the sets, props and costumes.

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  • AT NIGHT SHE COMES HOME TO ME
    From
    BABY
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    2 MALE VOICES
    Starting Key
    Gb
    Estimated duration
    5 min 15 sec
    Music by
    SHIRE, DAVID
    Lyrics by
    MALTBY JR., RICHARD
    Orchestrated by
    TUNICK, JONATHAN
    Instrumentation
    1 Flute, 1 Oboe, 1 Clarinet 1, 1 Clarinet 2, 1 Bass Clarinet, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 French horn, 1 Trombone, 17 Violin 1&2, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 1 Guitar, 1 Electric bass, 1 Drum, 1 Keyboard 1(Piano), 1 Keyboard 2(Rhodes), 2 Piano Conductor
  • I WANT IT ALL
    From
    BABY
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    3 FEMALE VOICES
    Starting Key
    C
    Estimated duration
    6 min 49 sec
    Music by
    SHIRE, DAVID
    Lyrics by
    MALTBY JR, RICHARD
    Orchestrated by
    TUNICK, JONATHAN
    Instrumentation
    1 Oboe, 1 English horn, 1 Clarinet 1, 1 Clarinet 2, 1 Bass clarinet, 1 Bassoon 1, 1 Bassoon 2, 1 Alto sax, 1 Tenor sax, 1 Baritone sax, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Horn, 1 Trombone, 17 Violin ABC, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 1 Guitar, 1 Bass, 2 Drum(Bells, Drum set), 1 Keyboard 1(Acoustic piano), 1 Keyboard 2(Synthesizer, Rock bass w/ fuzz Organ), 2 Piano Conductor, 3 Chorus books
  • PATTERNS
    From
    BABY
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 FEMALE VOICE
    Starting Key
    Gb
    Estimated duration
    5 min 33 sec
    Music by
    SHIRE, DAVID
    Lyrics by
    MALTBY, RICHARD
    Orchestrated by
    TUNICK, JONATHAN
    Instrumentation
    1 Reed 1, 1 Reed 2, 1 Trombone, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Horn, 6 Cello, 17 Violin, 5 Bass, 3 Drum, 1 Guitar, 2 Piano Conductor, 1 Keyboard 1, 1 Keyboard 2
  • STORY GOES ON
    From
    BABY
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 FEMALE VOICE
    Starting Key
    C
    Estimated duration
    7 min 6 sec
    Music by
    SHIRE, DAVID
    Lyrics by
    MALTBY JR., RICHARD
    Orchestrated by
    TUNICK, JONATHAN
    Instrumentation
    1 English horn, 1 Clarinet 1, 1 Clarinet 2, 1 Bass clarinet, 1 Bassoon, 1 Alto sax, 1 Tenor sax, 1 Baritone sax, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Horn, 1 Trombone, 17 Violin, 7 Viola, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 1 Guitar, 3 Drum(Crotales, Bell tree, Timp, Bell, Drum set), 1 Keyboard 1(Acoustic piano), 1 Keyboard 2(Rhodes), 2 Piano Conductor
  • TWO PEOPLE IN LOVE
    From
    BABY
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Arranged for
    1 FEMALE VOICE, 1 MALE VOICE
    Starting Key
    D
    Estimated duration
    5 min 24 sec
    Music by
    SHIRE, DAVID
    Lyrics by
    MALTBY JR., RICHARD
    Orchestrated by
    TUNICK, JONATHAN
    Instrumentation
    1 Reed 1, 1 Reed 2, 1 Reed 3, 2 Trumpet 1&2, 1 Trumpet 3, 1 Horn, 1 Trombone, 17 Violin, 6 Cello, 5 Bass, 1 Guitar, 1 Drums, 2 Keyboard 1&2, 25 Vocal, 2 Piano Conductor
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