There are a total of 16 productions in Ovrtur's database.See full list
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Recordings listed here were done in the studio specifically to release as recordings. They do not represent cast recordings of a particular production.
The original version of Babes in Arms had strong political overtones with discussions of Nietzsche, a Communist character and two African-American youths who are victims of racism. In 1959 George Oppenheimer created a "sanitized, de-politicized rewrite" which is now the most frequently performed version. In the new version, the young people are trying to save a local summer stock theatre from being demolished, not trying to avoid being sent to a work farm. The sequence of the songs is drastically changed, the orchestrations changed, and the dance numbers eliminated.