Bat Boy: The Musical is an American musical comedy/horror show with a book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming and music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe, based on a June 23, 1992 Weekly World News story about a half-boy, half-bat, dubbed “Bat Boy”, who grew up living in a cave near Hope Falls, West Virginia. For lack of a better solution, the local sheriff brings Bat Boy to the home of the town veterinarian, Dr. Parker, where he is eventually accepted as a member of the family and taught to act like a “normal” boy by the veterinarian’s wife, Meredith, and teenage daughter, Shelley. Bat Boy is happy with his new life, but when he naively tries to fit in with the narrow-minded people of Hope Falls, they turn on him, prodded by the machinations of Dr. Parker, who secretly despises Bat Boy. Shelley and Bat Boy, who have fallen in love, run away together from the ignorant townfolk and have a blissful coupling in the woods, but their happiness is shattered when Meredith arrives and reveals a secret. Soon the entire town arrives and hears the shocking story of Bat Boy’s unholy origin. The show deals with serious themes (such as hypocrisy, acceptance, forgiveness, racism, revenge and scapegoating), but often punctures the most serious moments with slapstick, surreallism, camp-horror and irony.

Sources: Dramatics Play Service, Inc.; Wikipedia

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Bat Boy: The Musical (2016) Performances

  • Friday, August 26 2016 @ 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, August 27, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
  • Sunday, August 28, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

Janice B. Streeter Theatre

14 Court Street

Nashua NH (map it)


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Production Staff

  • Director: Mia Berardi
  • Music Director: Jed Holland
  • Choreographer: Logan Higgins
  • Producer: Ben Levine/Paul Shea
  • Stage Manager: Lauren Lambert
  • Assistant Stage Manager: Cam Cassella
  • Technical Director: Craig Brennan
  • Light Designer: Craig Brennan
  • Sound Designer: Eric Hill
  • Set Designer: Don Smith-Weiss
  • Costumes: Allison Szklarz
  • Properties: Cathie Schofield, Gretchen Gray
  • Makeup: Jen Ryder, Charlie Parker, Jon Fisher
  • House Manager: Howie Levine
  • Tickets: Evelynn Decker
  • Ad Coordinator: Chris Wenrich

Bat Boy: The Musical

Cast List

Bat Boy: Ben Levine

Meredith Parker: Laura Millar

Thomas Parker: Stuart Harmon

Shelley Parker: Julie Shea

Sheriff Reynolds: Tim Daughters

Mrs. Taylor/Rev. Billy Hightower/Roy/Institute Man: Glen Grimard

Pan/Bud/Daisy: Andrew Holland

Rick Taylor/Lorraine/Doctor/Mr.Dillion: Billy Girginis

Ron Taylor/Maggie/Clem: Armando Belliard Harmon

Ruthie Taylor/Ned: Jen Ryder

Drunk: Lynda Aramento


Becca Tarr

Patrice Doherty

Katie Tocci

Tina Cassidy

Meredythe Leonard

Sarah Wenrich

Questions? Please e-mail producer Ben Levine.

 “BATBOY: THE MUSICAL” is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.”


Story and Book by

Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming

Music and Lyrics by

Laurence O’Keefe

Licensed Under Agreement with Weekly World News

Original New York production produced by Nancy Nagel Gibbs, Riot Entertainment,

Robyn Goodman, Michael Alden, Jean Doumanian and The Producing Office.

Original cast recording available on RCA/Victor.

Bay Boy: The Musical was developed in New York City at the Directors Company,

Michael Parva, Artistic/Producing Director.

Bay Boy: The Musical had its initial production at Actors’ Gang

in Los Angeles, CA.

The authors wish to acknowledge the generous support provided

through the Richard Rogers Development Award and the Richard Rodgers Production

Award. The Richard Rogers Awards are administered by

The American Academy of Letters.