| 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
Bat Boy: The Musical (2016) Performances
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Bat Boy: The Musical
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
Questions? Please e-mail producer Ben Levine.
“BATBOY: THE MUSICAL” is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.”
BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL
Story and Book by
Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming
Music and Lyrics by
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.