With a hilarious and feel-good message about life and love, Ken Ludwig’s “Be My Baby” opens Tibbits Summer Theatre’s 56th season.
In this comedy, an irascible Scotsman and an uptight English woman, John and Maude, take a journey of a lifetime after his ward marries her niece. When the young couple adopts a newborn, the older pair travel 6,000 miles to California to bring the baby safely home to Scotland. The problem is that John and Maude despise each other. To make matters worse, they get stranded in San Francisco for several weeks forcing them to jointly care for the helpless infant. Amidst the humorous challenges they form a partnership and learn some startling lessons about life and love.
Written by Ken Ludwig, “Be My Baby” is directed by Charles Burr. Tibbits Summer Theatre features a professional company from across the United States. The cast is made up of veteran Tibbits actors Gloria Logan, Chad Tallon, Bailey Kote, Max Gonzalez, and Suzanne Ogden with newcomer Matthew C. Scott. The design staff features set design by Rachel Lucas, costumes by Marie Green, lights by Catie Blencowe, and props by Cheyenne Glassburn. Stage manger is Cori Keto.
“Be my Baby” is presented with the support of first-time sponsor Frederick Family Dental of Coldwater. Frederick Family Dental provides quality dentistry for the whole family in a comfortable, friendly environment. The staff prides itself on treating patients like family providing the best possible treatment options. They offer preventative dental care, cosmetic dentistry, same day crowns, fillings, root canals, and even handle dental emergencies. Locally owned and operated, they take the time to keep their patients informed, assist with insurance and billing and provide a comfortable supportive atmosphere.
Dr. Frederick and his wife Kate are Coldwater natives and Evan enjoys being able to serve the community he calls home. As a new sponsor to Tibbits, Dr. Evan Frederick and his staff are excited to give to such a cultural cornerstone in the Coldwater community. Dr. Frederick says, “Tibbits was a part of my formative years. I took part in plays like The Music Man and A Christmas Carol, and volunteered as a stage hand for our high school productions. I am excited to now be able to start to give back all that Tibbits has given me.”
Tickets for “Be My Baby” are $36 including fees for reserved orchestra-level seating. Discounts are available for members, groups and students. Reserved seating in the balcony is available for $32, and $15 in the upper balcony.