Babes in Arms: Musical Info & Synopsis


Babes in Arms follows the story of a group of talented young performers who decide to put on a show to avoid being sent to a work farm. The musical showcases the spirit of resilience and creativity as these “babes” navigate the challenges of youth, love, and the pursuit of their artistic dreams. Babes in Arms captures the essence of youthful exuberance and the power of the performing arts.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Jazz Age (1937)

Cast Size: 20+

Genre: Comedy

Setting: 1930s / USA (New York)

Creative Team

Music/Book: Richard Rodgers

Lyrics/Book: Lorenz Hart

Cast Albums

Studio Cast (1951)➝

Studio Cast (1989)➝

New York Cast (1999)➝


Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝

Sheet Music: Musicnotes➝


1930s, Classic, Comedic, Metamusical, Original

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