Bat Boy: The Musical, is a dark comedy, based on a June 23, 1992 story in The Weekly World News (of a caliber similar to National Enquirer) 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 townfolk, 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.
CoSA students chose to produce Bat Boy primarily for its large cast and quirky characters. It’s a great choice for a spooky pre-Halloween outing!
It is the largest cast CoSA has ever had for a musical – 36 students! Note to the squeamish: There is BLOOD – made of chocolate syrup!
Final Performances: October 24 at 7pm and 25 at 2 pm
Coronado Performing Arts Center at CHS
Tickets are available here.