Based on the 1990 John Waters’ cult classic, Cry-Baby: The Musical mixes in all the camp and grit from the movie with unforgettable songs. It’s Romeo and Juliet meets The Outsiders with a healthy dose of “I can’t believe they said that!”.
Why should someone come see your show?
People should definitely come see Cry-Baby to see an amazing group of emerging artists singing and dancing to hilarious and catchy tunes but, more than that, Cry-Baby is a story of what happens when society labels something as “bad” when really it’s just “different”. These misfits have so much love and friendship in their hearts as they fight against a system keeping them down and out on the wrong side of the tracks.
If your show was a superhero which superhero would it be, and why?
Cry-Baby is like Deadpool: resilient, funny, and very self aware. Cry-Baby doesn’t go so far as to talk directly to the audience, but we get pretty close.
If you could see only one show at the Vancouver Fringe this year, besides your own, what show would that be?
First of all, I hope you know that’s an impossible question … but we’re definitely going to check out Gutenberg: The Musical.
#FringeDuJour is a daily peek at some of the shows coming to this year’s Vancouver Fringe Festival. We’ve asked Fringe artists to answer a few questions to entice you to see what they have to offer and to help cross-pollinate the Fringe.
The 2017 Vancouver Fringe Festival runs September 7-17 on Granville Island and stages around town. Visit http://vancouverfringe.com for tickets and information.