Inspired by a series of tabloid headlines published in 1992 by The Weekly World News, the award winning musical 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 schemes of Dr. Parker, who secretly despises Bat Boy. Shelley and Bat Boy, who have fallen in love, run away together from the ignorant town folk, 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 origin. Funny, quirky, but also touching and poignant, Bat Boy's story spans an incredible score encompassing the styles of rock, gospel, and musical theatre.
Imagination Stage offers classes in theatre arts that nurture, challenge, and empower young people of all abilities, ages 1-18. Disciplines include early childhood, acting, musical theatre, dance, and filmmaking. Learn more today!
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