Bat Boy: The Musical

Season: 
Spring 2008
Type: 
Commencement Musical
Author: 
Keythe Farley, Brian Flemming
Date of run: 
Friday, May 23, 2008 (All day) to Sunday, May 25, 2008 (All day)
Location: 
University Theater See map
Description: 
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 narrow­minded 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. 
 
Description courtesy of Dramatists.
Director: 
Marshall Pailet
Producer: 
Becky Bicks
Stage Manager: 
Rachel Sturm
Musical Director: 
Zak Sandler
Lighting Designer: 
Lauren Bremen
Set Designer: 
Bryan Hunter
Sound Designer: 
Phillip Owen
Costume Designer: 
Jennifer Werner
Graphic Designer: 
Jacob Liberman
Props Master: 
Hannah Cousins
Master Electrician: 
Stephen Brandes
Oren Stevens
Technical Director: 
Reed Abrahamson
Emma Griffin
Sound Engineer: 
Patrick Dewechter
Member & Role: 
Ashley Rodbro -­ Scenic Painter
Sean Owczarek -­ Associate Sound Designer
Amanda Vandenberg ­- Associate Producer/Box Office
Gwynedd Davis -­ Associate Stage Manager
Rachel Hansen -­ Associate Costume Designer
Ashley Rodbro -­ Assistant Set Designer
Daisy Long -­ Assistant Technical Director
Sarah Hirsch -­ Assistant Musical Director
Eleni Christidis ­- Assistant Stage Manager
Maia Collier -­ Assistant Stage Manager
David Eisenman ­- Assistant Stage Manager
Davita Scarlett ­- Assistant Stage Manager
Actor / Actress & Role: 
Sam Tsui -­ Bat Boy/Edgar
Danielle Frimer ­- Meredith Parker
Jay Frisby -­ Dr. Thomas Parker
Mallory Baysek ­- Shelley Parker
Cory Finley -­ Sheriff Reynolds
Miles Jacoby ­- Rick Taylor/Lorraine
Tessa Williams -­ Ron Taylor/Maggie
Hannah Corrigan -­ Ruthie Taylor/Bud
Micah Hendler -­ Mrs. Taylor
Emma Barash -­ Daisy
Ben Wexler ­- Ned
Megan Loughran -­ Roy
Matthew McCollum -­ Reverend Hightower
Jacob Liberman ­- Pan
Emma Freeman ­- Shirley Fernandez­-Steinberg
Assistant Director: 
Andrew Ash
Kate Berman
James Pollack
Gabriella Zeugin
Orchestra Member & Role: 
Zak Sandler -­ Conductor
Dan Schlosberg -­ Keyboard 1
Sarah Hirsch ­- Keyboard 2
Arden Rogow-­Bales ­- Guitar
Rachel Hansen -­ Bass
Andrew Resnick ­- Drums
Derek Fujio ­- Reeds
Catharine Axley -­ Horn
Kevin Green ­- Trumpet
Esther Morgan-­Ellis -­ Cello
Choreographer: 
Anna Goddu