A Festival Recommendation

Hello! My Baby

From Golden Globe and Emmy-Award winning, Tony nominated writer Cheri Steinkellner, and a dream-team of great American songwriters, comes Hello! My Baby, a riotous new-fashioned musical comedy that reboots Berlin, Gershwin, Kern and a score of others; smartly weaving their updated hits into a timely romantic farce for all ages. Mickey McKee, King of the Song-Pluggers, dreams of writing the next Tin Pan Alley million-selling hit song. Only problem is Mickey can't write a note–until he meets Nelly Gold, a teenaged factory girl with a talent for tunes and moxie to spare. Mickey and Nelly make beautiful music together until she puts on the trousers she once sewed, calls herself Ned, and becomes the new King of the Pluggers (and Mickey's arch-rival). These mismatched young lovers and their unlikely friends sing, dance, bicker, and coo from Debutante Balls to Delancey Street. Songs include: "You Made Me Love You," "Play a Simple Melody," "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows," "A Good Man is Hard to Find," "Oh Johnny, Oh!," "Ja- Da," "Some of these Days," "Alice Blue Gown," and, of course, the title song.

Hello! My Baby

May 4 – 6
Lobero Theatre, Santa Barbara

THE WORLD PREMIERE TIN-PAN-TASTIC NEW TUNER
Book and New Lyrics by Cheri Steinkellner
Directed by Brian McDonald
Musical Direction by Lloyd Cooper
Choreography by Lee Martino