REVIEW from EncoreMI
The Ringwald Theatre is thrilled to announce that their annual summer camp-fest returns in July with the original work WHATEVER, BABY JANE. A parody of the classic 1962 film What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, which famously starred Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, WHATEVER, BABY JANE tells the story of the Hudson sisters, former child star Baby Jane Hudson (here played by Joe Bailey) and her sister Blanche (Richard Payton), who has become a famous actress in her own right. After a terrible accident that has left Blanche in a wheelchair, the two sisters now live in seclusion in a big, sprawling mansion. When Blanche forms a plan to sell the house, Jane finds out about it and all hell breaks loose and the bodies start piling up! And all of this when Baby Jane is planning her big come back!
Although Davis and Crawford reportedly hated one another and set out to sabotage each other at every turn, the cast of WHATEVER, BABY JANE gets along famously...so far! In addition to Joe Bailey and Richard Payton, the cast also includes Dyan Bailey and Joel Mitchell. Brandy Joe Plambeck will direct. Set design is by Alexander Henderson Trice and costume design by Bailey Boudreau.