STERLING — The show must go on! For a while, that familiar adage did not look to be the case, at least for Sterling High School Theatre’s spring play. Moved from March to July, the comedy “Maybe Baby It’s You” will be part of Sterling’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July celebration. The show, presented in conjunction with the Sterling Community Theatre Troupe, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, July 2 and 3 and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 5 in the Sterling High School Theatre.
“I’m pleased we are able to do the show – finally,” said Sterling High School Theatre Director Betsy Dutton. “The set was built, the costumes were done and the students had their roles down pat. We were just a few days from opening when the pandemic took over and shut everything down. The cast for the show includes four graduating seniors and two juniors, so, I’m especially happy to give these seniors their last high school production,” Dutton said.
In about a dozen short “Saturday Night Live”-type sketches, “Maybe Baby It’s You” features a variety of exaggerated characters all looking for the same thing – that oh-so-elusive soul mate. Written by Charlie Shanian and Shari Simpson, the show is heavy on laughs, romance and sentiment. “It’s really a fun show and I think it is sure to be a crowd-pleaser,” said Dutton.
The Sterling High School cast includes graduating seniors Alaina Madden, Abby Riffel, Bryson Brownlee and Luke Harding. The juniors in the show are Aubrey Anderson and Caleb Brownlee. Each actor takes on numerous characters in the various sketches.
The Sterling Community Theatre Troupe will open the play with a short pre-show musical revue of songs centered on love and romance. In addition, the troupe will present filmed “Man-on-the-street” interviews with various people about romance and the quest for love between the show’s sketches.
Tickets for “Maybe Baby It’s You” and the musical pre-show are $6 for adults and $4 for students and will be available at the door before each performance.