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Bat Boy: The Musical
November 4, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm$10
BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL: WCSU Dept. of Theatre Arts presents Bat Boy: The Musical
About this event
Bat Boy: The Musical
Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe
Story and Book by Keythe Farley & Brian Flemming
Licensed under agreement with Weekly World News
Director: Tim Howard
Music Director: Justin P. Cowan
Choreographer: Jen Turey. Scenic Designer: Elizabeth Popiel. Lighting Designer: Scott Cally. Costume Designer: Courtney Skeens. Sound Designer: Gabe Bennett. Technical Director: Tom Swetz. Production Stage Manager: Isabel Salazar.
Presented in the MainStage Theatre at the Visual and Performing Arts Center at WCSU. Runs Oct. 28 through Nov. 6.
This production contains mature themes, language, and dialogue describing sexual violence.
About the Show
Based on a story in The Weekly World News, BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL is a musical comedy/horror show about a half boy/half bat creature who is discovered 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 townsfolk and have a blissful coupling in the woods, but secrets soon come to light threatening everyone’s chances at happiness.
No refunds are permitted; all sales are final. WCSU Student tickets are available at the VPAC box office. Please note that tickets are subject to a higher price at the box office. The venue recommends purchasing your tickets in advance on wcsuvpac.eventbrite.com.
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Please note that this show features double casting in the roles of Meredith Parker and Shelley Parker. Below is the performance schedule:
Friday, Nov. 4, at 8 p.m.: Katie Geniuch as Meredith Parker, Sydney Maher as Shelley Parker
Saturday, Nov. 5, at 2 and 8 p.m.: Bella Bosco as Meredith Parker, Alyssa McDonald as Shelley Parker
Sunday, Nov. 6, at 2 and 7 p.m.: Katie Geniuch as Meredith Parker, Sydney Maher as Shelley Parker