DARIEN — Don’t let the title fool you. The Darien Arts Center is looking for adults of all ages to star in their springtime production of the musical “Baby.”

Written by Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire, “Baby” tells the story of three very different couples preparing for parenthood: There’s the college couple on the cusp of adulthood, a pair in their 30s desperately trying to conceive and a pair of almost empty nesters who end up back where they started after an unexpected pregnancy. Through song, the audience will see the comical highs and lows of becoming a parent.

Auditions will be held Jan. 8 at 6 p.m. and Jan. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the DAC Wetherstone Studio. Callbacks will be held in the studio Jan. 10 at 8:30 p.m. Rehearsals are two weeknights and one weekend day each week from Feb. 23 until the week leading up to the show. The show itself will run on weekends from April 21 through May 6.

The casting call is for a multigenerational cast of actors 18 or older. Aspiring performers should come prepared to read and sing and should bring sheet music with tunes in the proper key.

The DAC Weatherstone Studio is located at 2 Renshaw Road behind Darien Town Hall. For more information about auditions, contact director Carin Zakes at czakes@me.com. For more information about the DAC, visit darienarts.org.

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Cast descriptions

Danny Hopper: A composer and baseball player in his junior year of college. Lizzie’s loving and supportive boyfriend. 18-to-25-years-old. Vocal range top: A4. Vocal range bottom: A2.

Lizzie Fields: A composer in her junior year of college. Danny’s bright-eyed, loving, sincere girlfriend. 18-to-25-years-old. Vocal range top: F5. Vocal range bottom: G3

Alan McNally: A college administrator fighting for the youth and for a second chance. Married to Arlene. In his 40s/50s. Vocal range top: F4. Vocal range bottom: B2.

Arlene McNally: Alan’s wife, a dedicated community volunteer, who is weighing the aspects of a patterned life with children or an empty nest. In her 40s/50s. Vocal range top: A flat 5. Vocal range bottom: B2.

Pam Sakarian: A neurotic, eager, go-getting women’s college basketball coach, who desperately wants a child. Married to Nick. In her 30s/40s. Vocal range top: F5. Vocal range bottom: G2.

Nick Sakarian: Danny’s college baseball coach and husband to Pam. Quirky and playful. In his 30s/40s. Vocal range top: F sharp 4. Vocal range bottom: B2.

Additionally, an ensemble of friends and townspeople will be cast.

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