Otterbein Summer Theatre Presents: Baby

Posted Apr 14, 2023

Three couples on a university campus deal with the painful, rewarding and agonizingly funny consequences of the universal experience of pregnancy and upcoming parenthood. There are the college students, barely at the beginning of their adult lives; the thirty-somethings, having trouble conceiving but determined to try; and the middle-aged parents, looking forward to seeing their last child graduate from college… when a night of unexpected passion lands them back where they started.

Baby Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre international (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Based upon a story developed with Susan Yanowitz. Originally Directed on Broadway by Richard Maltby, Jr.. Produced on Broadway by James B. Freydberg and Ivan Bloch Kenneth John Productions Inc., Suzanne J. Schwartz in association with Manuscript Productions

Otterbein Summer Theatre Presents "Baby"

Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall
Individual Tickets $33

June 15, 2023, 7:30pm
June 16, 2023, 8:00pm
June 17, 2023, 8:00pm
June 18, 2023, 2:00pm
June 22, 2023, 8:00pm
June 23, 2023, 8:00pm
June 24, 2023, 2:00pm
June 24, 2023, 8:00pm

Book by Sybille Pearson
Music by David Shire
Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr.
Directed by Lenny Leibowitz
Music Direction by Dennis Davenport
Choreography by Stella Hiatt Kane
Scenic Design by Isaac Ramsey
Costume Design by Anna Grywalski
Lighting Design by Kyle Krygielski
Sound Design by Kitty Mader
Stage Managed by Libby Carroll

Learn more about Otterbein Summer Theatre’s Man Behind the Curtain: Dennis Davenport>

Ticket Pricing & Policy

Summer Theatre Box Office Hours

Starting May 16, the Otterbein Summer Box Office will open Tuesday to Friday from 12:00-4:00 p.m.

Tickets can be reserved online, over the phone, or at the Box Office in Cowan Hall, (30 S. Grove St., Westerville, OH).

Contact the Box Office: 614-823-1109 or

Individual Ticket Prices

  • I Do! I Do! $33
  • Baby $33

All sales are final. Exchanges can be made up to 24 hours in advance of the scheduled performance.

Performance Times:

Opening night performances begin at 7:30 pm.
Saturday and Sunday matinees are at 2:00 pm.
All other regular performances begin at 8:00 pm.

Tickets for Otterbein Students, Faculty and Staff:

All Otterbein University full-time students receive FREE tickets to all mainstage theatre and dance productions. Otterbein University faculty and staff receive FREE tickets for those within their households to all performances. Tickets can be reserved with a valid Cardinal Card at the Cowan Hall box office or by scanning the QR code found on production posters hanging throughout campus and completing the form. Tickets requested via the QR code will be emailed by the next business day of box office operation.

Do not use the online ticketing system for complimentary or reduced priced ticketing. Otterbein Students, Faculty, and Staff must reserve tickets in person with a valid Cardinal Card at the Theatre Box Office, via the QR code found on production posters, or using the link below. The Box office does not offer refunds or exchanges for individual ticket sales.

Complete our request form to get your student, faculty, or staff ticket (login required) >

Student Rush Tickets:

Discount tickets are offered for all performances one hour prior to curtain (pending availability) for those with a valid student ID. Please contact the box office for pricing.

Costume Rentals & Donations

Interested in Donating Clothing or Renting Costumes?

 After reading the following information, all inquiries about costume rentals/donations should be directed to the Costume Shop Supervisor at (614) 823 – 1203.


We are happy to accept unique vintage items that fit the following criteria:

  • Pre 1980’s fashions including furs, gowns, suits, and other stage-worthy items
  • Fabrics/clothing are in good condition without dry-rot, mildew, moth damage, etc
  • The clothing must be able to withstand excessive movement, such as running and dancing, without being damaged
  • Adult-sized items. Women’s wear must have a minimum waist measurement of 26”

We do NOT accept the following:

  • Children’s clothing
  • Items that are too fragile/damaged to be worn by an active dancer/actor.
  • Clothing from 1980’s to Current, unless the item is in very good condition and is unique.
  • Domestic textiles such as linens, doilies, etc.
  • Retail Halloween costumes or other disposable-quality items

Donations will become the property of the Otterbein Costume Shop and will be used in whatever manner the designers see fit, which may include altering the garment beyond recognition, destruction, disposal, or resale.  We have a limited storage area and can only accept/keep items we are confident we can use.

If you desire a Gift In-Kind Form, please tell the Costume Shop Supervisor. You will need to send photos of the items and declare their value. We will determine if the valuation is appropriate and decide which items we will accept.  We will then submit the donation information to Otterbein University administration.  After the donation is approved and you have delivered the items, you’ll receive a donation letter for tax purposes from the University. This process may take a few weeks.

To schedule a donation drop-off or to begin the Gift in Kind process, contact the Costume Shop Supervisor.

Costume Rentals:

The Otterbein Theatre & Dance costume shop provides rentals to theatrical productions for a fee. Please be aware of the following policies:

  • We do not rent costumes to individuals or private events, we rent ONLY to theatrical productions.
  • We do not loan shoes, hats, or jewelry.
  • We generally do not have the time to pull for rentals, but we allow designers/costume coordinators to come and pull their own rentals.
  • We will pull/ship costumes of a very specific nature or on a whole-show basis. Such as the matching dresses for How to Succeed or Guys & Dolls.

To schedule a donation drop-off or rental, please contact Costume Shop Supervisor at (614) 823-1203.