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

NEWS

BWC headlines the Kansas City Improv Fest 2014   4 Sep 2014

 Kansas City- We are so PSYCHED to be at this weekend!! SHOWS AND WORKSHOPS!! INFO:

 

BWC Shows at Apollo Theater & The Annoyance Theater for the Summer!   13 Jul 2014

Don't Miss BWC performing Piano shows to the brand new Annoyance Theater! Tuesdays @ 8pm Info Here

Then on Fridays at 10:30pm catch Baby Wants Candy with the Full Band at the Apollo Theater! 

 

 

BWC BRINGS 2 SHOWS TO EDINBURGH FRINGE!   4 Jul 2014

 We will be doing a brand new kind of show with amazing special guests at The UnderBelly! BWC will also be doing it's signature Improvised musical in the evenings at Assembly!  See our show page for tickets and times.

 

BWC AT UCB LA JULY 20th   15 Jun 2014

We will be at UCB LA JULY 20thDetails HERE!

 

BWC at UCB Del Close Marathon June 23-June 29th!   12 Jun 2014

We are so excited to be back at the Del Close Marathon! We have several shows leading into the marathon as well and we can't wait to see you all there!

 

BWC IN CIF'S BEST OF CHICAGO SHOW 3/31   24 Mar 2014

 We are so exicted to be in the Chicago Improv Fest's Best of Chicago night!

Get details here!

 

BWC AT NEW YORK IMPROV FEST 3/20!!   19 Mar 2014

 We will be headlining the NYCIF on Thursday March 20th at 10:00pm!! We can't wait to see you NYC!

 

BWC at Metropolis Performing Arts Center March 7th!   25 Feb 2014

Get Tickets Here! 

 

Chicago- Fridays at 10:30pm Apollo Theater   27 Jan 2014

See you Friday Nights 10:30pm at the Apollo! 

Are you in an improv group? Make sure you ask the box office for a BWC improv group card. 

Are you a student? When you show your ID at the Apollo you'll get a great discount!

 

NYC Oct 18th 8:30pm NYIMF!   13 Oct 2013

Come see BWC headline the New York Improv Musical Fest!

At Magnet Theater

 

 

We're Headlining the Out of Bounds Comedy Fest!   31 Aug 2013

Austin TX- We will be doing shows Sept 1st and Sept 2nd. Get tickets here. 

We can't wait to see you!

 

BWC LONDON 1 NIGHT ONLY & WORKSHOPS!   23 Aug 2013

We are thrilled to announce we will have London shows at the Leicester Square Theatre August 29th. Workshops 30th and 31st!

Show info here!

Workshop Info Here!

 

BWC at Edinburgh Fringe 2013!!   30 Jul 2013

Get your tickets now for Baby Wants Candy at the Assembly! Shows are July 31st- August 26th. Information about workshops also available on our classes page. 

 

BWC at Annoyance Theater for 2 shows only!   15 Jul 2013

We are excited to do 2 shows at the Annoyance Theater! July 18th and July 25th 10:30pm. We return to The Apollo in August. See you soon!

 

We will be at Kent State Tuscarawas on April 11th!   4 Apr 2013

We hope to see you at the Kent State in New Philadelphia OH!

 

BWC NYC- update on March 8th show time   3 Feb 2013

New York- We are back starting Feb 15th-April 5th!

Fridays 10pm at the Soho Playhouse

EXCEPT March 8th 8:00pm

TICKETS: Soho Playhouse 

 

 

Chicago shows back from holidays!   3 Jan 2013

Chicago- We are excited to be back at the Apollo after our holiday break!

NYC we'll see you soon!

 

50 Shades! The Musical ADDED DATES   21 Nov 2012


Now, for the first time in the US, the original parody of 50 Shades Of Grey, 50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL scripted by members of Baby Wants Candy! Two special nights of US previews. A resounding hit at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival!

"Highly Recommended"-The Edinburgh Festival Review

November 23rd and 24th 8:00pm at North Shore Center for the Performing Arts.

 

NYC- BWC headling NYIMF on October 5th!   1 Oct 2012

We are excited to be headlining the NYIMF on Oct 5th! Tickets and info Here

 

BWC's Aidy Bryant on Saturday Night Live!   7 Sep 2012

We are so excited about Aidy Bryant joining the cast of Saturday Night Live. Tune in on Sept 15th to see her debut!

 

BWC Part of the 14th Annual Del Close Marathon. SPECIAL SHOWS!   3 Jun 2012

Baby Wants Candy will be performing in 4 shows leading up to the UCB's Del Close Marathon.

June 25, 26, 27 @ Hudson Guild 9:30pm

June 29th @ SVA 9:30pm

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS 

 

BWC NYC- UPDATE   31 Mar 2012

Our Saturday night 10pm shows will end on March 31st. But we will be doing some special 8pm shows in April (April 21st and 28th). Click here for more info!

 

The Perfect Gift? Baby Wants Candy Gift Certificates!   8 Dec 2011

Are you looking for a great gift for the holidays? Why not give Baby Wants Candy tickets? For more info or to purchase Contact us here!

Also watch BWC's Bob Kulhan perform his song, Christmas Hot Pants! (with BWC's Josh Funk and Alex Burke) on the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Blog!

 

BWC at Edinburgh Fringe 2011! Be a part of the run with our Kickstarter Project!   11 May 2011

We return to Edinburgh this summer and can't wait to see you all there! We will be performing at the new Assembly venue! Tweet about us and let us know you are coming to the shows! twitter.com/BabyWantsCandy

If you are interested in a workshop for yourself or your ensemble please email us at babywantscandy at gmail dot com We will email you back with details!

Be a part of our Edinburgh run with our Kickstarter Project! We have some great gifts like cocktail parties at our shows, your own theme song and even trips to Edinburgh. Details Here!!

CLICK HERE: TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE FOR BWC EDINBURGH

 

 

Baby Wants Candy at The 11th Annual Chicago Improv Festival   13 Apr 2011

We are delighted to be in the Chicago Impov Festival! April 29th @ Apollo Theater. Click here for more information

 

Great interview with BWC on Theater Source!   21 Mar 2011

Check it out here!

 

 

 

BWC IS NY TIMES REVIEW! Critic's Pick!   25 Jan 2011

 "How long does it take to write, polish and produce an epic, action-packed musical filled with battles, a geek chorus, supervillains and a theme about the relationship between, say, great power and great responsibility? The producers of “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” have said they needed years of planning and over three months of previews. But “Baby Wants Candy,” performing on Saturday nights at SoHo Playhouse, pulled off this feat in one giddy hour...."

READ OUR REVIEW HERE!

 

BWC's Johnny Pisano Playing with WIllie Nile and Bruce Springsteen 1/15   17 Jan 2011

BWC NYC's Bassist Johnny Pisano also plays with Willie Nile and occasionally Bruce Springsteen. Check out a clip from Jan 15th 2011:

 

BWC's Becky Drysdale "It Gets Better" Video   7 Jan 2011

 Check out BWC's Becky Drysdale in her awesome "It Gets Better" Music video!! You can also buy it on Itunes! Check out what 

 

BWC's Beth Melewski New host of Cash Cab!   22 Dec 2010

Congrats to BWC's Beth Melewski! Watch Beth host the new Cash Cab in Chicago. Read all about it here!

 

BWC @UCB LA ONE NIGHT ONLY   6 Dec 2010

We are so excited to be back to UCB LA! This will be a BWC holiday show so start thinking of your holiday themed title now!

For more information on Holiday shows in NYC and Chicago please check out our Show page.

 

BWC BACK IN NYC!! Holiday shows start this week NYC and Chicago!!   24 Nov 2010

 Check out the shows page! We are back in NYC starting Nov 27th!

The limited Holiday show run is starts this week!

 

 

BWC Cast news!   20 Sep 2010

BWC wants to congratulate Peter Gwinn on another Emmy win with the Colbert Report. We also want to congratulate one of our newest cast members Vanessa Bayer on being a recent hire to join the cast of Saturday Night Live!!

 

BWC at Theater On the Lake Chicago July 7-11!   31 May 2010

Baby Wants Candy is thrilled to be performing this summer at Chicago's Theater On the Lake!

Don't Miss It! 

More info here

 

Baby Wants Candy in OUT Magazine April 2010 issue!   18 Mar 2010

We are so excited to be listed and pictured as the antidote to Broadway in the OUT Magazine's April issue! Plus our photo was taken by the amazing Art Streiber!

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BWC Back in NYC starting in April!   16 Mar 2010

We will be back in NYC in April at the Players Theatre! The tickets will be on sale this week and as soon as they go on sale, we will post all the info on the site. Please sign up for our mailing list if you would like an email sent to you when the tickets go live. Can't wait to see all of our BWC New Yorkers!!

 

 

BWC NYC Classes Announced for March 2010   24 Feb 2010

BWC is excited to announce classes are scheduled to resume in March 2010. Check our Classes page for more information.

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BWC NYC at Players Theatre Jan 7-11!   22 Dec 2009

We are excited to announce that we will be at the Players Theatre on McDougal for a specail week of primetime shows Jan 7th-11th! Please see our NYC show page for details!!

 

THE BABY WANTS CANDY HOLIDAY SHOWS ARE BACK!!   24 Nov 2009

Baby Wants Candy asks for a holiday themed title from the audience to create a one-of-a-kind, opening and closing night of a hilarious holiday musical. Previous audience-suggested titles have included “40 Year Old Virgin Mary”, “It’s Not Christmas Without a Beating” and “I’m the Only Gentile at Hanukkah.” Holiday shows in Chicago start Friday Nov 27th. In NYC 2 Holiday shows only Dec 5th and 12th!! 

For More info go to our show page!! 

 

BWC is Showcasing at The NACA 2010 National Conference!!   22 Oct 2009

NACA 2010 National Conference

Once we get our showtime details we will post it hear for all the NACA associates! We are thrilled to be showcasing!

 

 

Oct 2nd 8pm BWC Headlines the Philly Improv Festival!!   27 Sep 2009

Baby Wants Candy is thrilled to be headlining the Philadelphia Improv Festival on October 2nd at 8pm! We are bringing the full band and can't wait for this great weekend! Click here for tickets!!

We are also teaching 2 workshops as part of PHIF on Oct 3rd. If you are interested in signing up for a workshop click here.

 

 

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Chicago Classes starting July 2009   22 Jun 2009

We are offering 2 different Baby Wants Candy classes in July! The BWC Musical Improv Class and BWC for the Non-Singer. Read more on our classes page! NYC classes will start soon check back for details.

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BWC is in the 2009 NYC FRINGE!!   4 May 2009

We have been accepted into the New York International Fringe Festival! The dates are August 14th-August 30th. As soon as we have more information, we will post it here at Baby Wants Candy.com

 

BWC Classes April- May!   16 Apr 2009

Baby Wants Candy will be offering the Baby Wants Candy style musical improv class and a Improv tune-up class in Chicago. Please see our classes page for more information.

 

Shows in Chicago and NYC this week!   6 Apr 2009

Baby Wants Candy will be in Chicago and NYC this week

See show page for more details!

 

Follow Baby Wants Candy on Twitter   1 Apr 2009

Follow us on Twitter!! We offer special discount codes and updates on Twitter.

 

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Baby Wants Candy Extends NYC Run!   1 Apr 2009

 Baby Wants Candy will be in NYC through the end of April. We will be at Actor's Playhouse April 4th and returning to Barrow Street Theater starting April 11th. Shows are 10:30pm Saturday nights. 

 

Playbill.com   5 Nov 2008

“Nicole Parker, who recently wrapped her seventh season on Fox’s “MADtv,” will join the Broadway company of Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman’s Wicked in 2009….”

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New York Press   4 Nov 2008

“Oftentimes, when you read write-ups in the press about musical improv, there’s a disclaimer somewhere apologizing for liking musicals or a begrudging anecdote about how the writer expected it to be terrible but was pleasantly surprised that it didn’t suck. No apologies here: I have never seen musical improv disappoint…”

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Gawker.com   9 Feb 2006

“Chicago improv group Baby Wants Candy will impress even your most Sondheim-obsessed friends by performing a completely improvised, one-hour musical…”

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The Scotsman (PDF)   15 Aug 2001

Tonight I saw a show with a finish that combined the musical, the comedic and the brilliantly innovative with badgers and the removal of a fat bloke’s trousers. Call me cheap, but it did it for me…”

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