Malahide Musical and Dramatic Society set to stage ‘Cry-Baby The Musical’

by Rose Barrett
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Want to experience a rollickin’ good love story, to the boppin’ and hoppin’ music of the 1950s, asks Rose Barrett.

Then Cry-Baby The Musical is for you! Featuring ‘Jukebox Jamboree’, ‘Nothing bad ever gonna happen again’ to the controversial (in its day), ‘Girl, Can I kiss you with tongue?’, this is one uplifting, energising show undertaken by Malahide Musical & Dramatic Society, in special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

Based on the cult classic John Water’s film of the same name, Cry-Baby the Musical is a rebellious teen comedy musical that, as author Mark O’Donnell said, is “edgier than Grease and funnier than West Side Story!”

It’s full of rockabilly tunes that keep the audience dancing in their seats. The delinquent Drapes and the squeaky-clean Squares can’t see eye to eye on anything. But when Drapes leader Cry-Baby and Square member Allison meet at the Anti-Polio Picnic, their star-crossed love story begins to blossom. 

Allison longs to shake off her Square identity and join Cry-Baby’s rock n’ roll lifestyle. With rock rhythms and dancing delinquents, Cry-Baby the Musical brings the 1950’s to life with a rockabilly good time! 

Choreographed by Jules McNamara, Musical Direction by Dave McGauran and directed by EJ Reilly, the show will be staged at Malahide Community School  from Tuesday, February 13 to Saturday, 17 commencing at 7.30pm shart. Supported by Fingal County Council, you can scan the QR code on posters to book or go to 

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