Thursday, October 22, 2009
UPDATE: KOOP-FM's Lisa Scheps talks with director Kaitlin Hopkins and plays music from Batboy, The Musical, November 16 (30 min.)
Bat Boy: The Musical
Book and Lyrics Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming
Music by Laurence O’Keefe
Directed by Kaitlin Hopkins
Nov. 11-14, 18-21 at 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 15, 22 at 2:00 p.m.
$10 general, $ 7 students
Ripped from the headlines of the Weekly World News, Batboy: The Musical is a cult hit about a half-boy, half-bat discovered in a cave. This campy, satirical twist on the modern musical comedy tells the amazing story of a strange boy with pointy ears, his struggle to find a place in a world that shuns him, and the love that can create both miracles and madness.
Hailed as “darkly funny, but curiously touching’, Bat Boy contains a driving, upbeat score, featuring rock, rap, and other musical styles. Director Kaitlin Hopkins was a Drama Desk nominee for her role in the 2001 New York production; fellow faculty member Jim Price was also in the original cast.