Baby was performed by the Dodge City Boot Hill Museum Repertory Company October 22 – November 1, 1987. Baby was a musical with a book by Sybille Pearson, music by David Shire, and lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. The plot focused on three couples—each newly expecting a child, and each with different but familiar reactions. Liz and Danny were university juniors who had just moved in together. Athletic Pam and her husband, Nick, a sports instructor, had some trouble conceiving. Arlene, already the mother of three grown daughters, is unsure of what to do, contemplating abortion while her husband Alan is thrilled with the thought of a new baby. Throughout the show, these characters experience the emotional stresses and triumphs, the desperate lows and the comic highs, that accompany the anticipation and arrival of a baby.
(Cast: Julie Stapleton, Brett Reinert, Karen Warshaw, Kelly Carroll, Jim Johnson, Frankie Smith, Roger Maas, Deana Reimer, Ken Dean, Jill Austen, MAN.., Mischel Miller)