How it Works

The audience shouts out a title of a musical that has never been performed before. Accompanied by a full band, the first title that the group hears becomes the title and theme for that evening’s completely improvised 60 minute musical that BWC creates on the spot.

BWC has featured performers Stephnie Weir and Nicole Parker (MadTV), Rachel Dratch and Aidy Bryant  (SNL), Jack McBrayer (30 Rock), Garry Tallent (Bruce Springsteen and the E St Band), Mark Pender (Max Weinberg 7) to name a few.

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For all inquires please contact
our Producer Emily Dorezas 773.368.1685
emd at babywantscandy.com

FAQ’S

DO YOU HAVE A MAILING LIST?

Yes, to subscribe to our mailing list send an email to babywantscandy@gmail.com with “subscribe” in the subject line. Also if you have other questions besides the ones here please email.

DO YOU HAVE TWITTER & FACEBOOK PAGES?

Twitter: BabyWantsCandy

Facebook Group: Baby Wants Candy

HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH THE NAME BABY WANTS CANDY?

Members of Baby Wants Candy have been asked hundreds of times just where does the name “Baby Wants Candy” comes from. Here are some of the answers they have given:

-During a rehearsal, the visiting nephew of one of the cast members was crying, loudly and constantly from the next room. This disrupted any attempts for BWC to rehearse. During a break, members of the cast discussed ways to shut the kid up. Among other suggestions Charles Glen said baby wants candy.

-The name is a reference to the film “Dirty Dancing” specifically to Jennifer Grey’s character.

-The phrase was spoken by a BWC member as a group of cast members decided to go to a strip club after rehearsal.

EVER GET STUMPED BY A TITLE?

Nothing ever really stumps us because we can make up anything we want to. That said, sometimes titles have words we don’t know, so we make up definitions that sound right to us.

HOW MUCH OF YOUR SHOW IS PLANNED BEFORE HAND?

None of it. We have no set structure other than we know we’ll start with an opening number. Even our musical director and band are improvising. We truly improvise every aspect of the show.

SERIOUSLY?

Seriously. If you don’t believe us, come see us more then once.

SO, DO YOU PARODY REAL MUSICALS?

No, our shows are completely original. We ask the audience specifically to give us the title of a musical that has never been performed before. Occasionally we will be asked to turn a real non-musical story into a musical, like when we got the suggestion “Memento: The Musical”. Even that show had nothing to do with the movie other than the fact that it went backwards through time. We never accept suggestions of titles of actual musicals, unless, as in the case of “Coal Miner’s Daughter”, the cast member taking the suggestion is unaware that it’s a real musical already. We also never do a title we have had in the past twice.

 


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