All Made Up – a spotlight on the musical improv duo babyGRAND

Mike Buzzelli

By Michael “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant

They’re back. The musical improv duo babyGRAND, comprised of Connor McCanlus and Missy Moreno, will be hitting the stage Friday, March 8 at the Arcade Comedy Theater for a special show.

McCanlus and Moreno make up a mini musical as the improvisational duo, babyGRAND.  Once, based on an audience suggestion, the duo sang an ode to the traffic in the Fort Pitt Tunnel. The lyrics included a bit about the near impossible merging at the city end of the tunnel. They are a hilarious and wildly imaginative duo who spoof popular Broadway musicals from “Annie” to “Hamilton.”

At a show at the City Theatre, McCanlus and Moreno did twenty minute bit singing brand new made up musical playing Charlie Brown and Lucy Van Pelt respectively.

The babyGRAND duo, McCanlus (pictured here as a Queen Bee) and Moreno (pictured here as a unicorn).

They will be accompanied by Nick Stamatakis on piano.

Friday’s show is a special time slot which will also feature Pittsburgh-based comedian Helen Wildy. In 2018, Wildy toured with Cameron Esposito on her Person of Consequence Tour and has been featured locally in the Pittsburgh Comedy Festival and the Burning Bridges Comedy Festival.


Baby GRAND performs March 8 at 8 at the Arcade Comedy Theater, 943 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. For more information, click here.





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