Dare to Defy announces its next production: BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL. Story and book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming; music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe; directed and choreographed by Michael Mizerany; music direction by Sean Laperreque; produced by Bill Connard & Jennie Gray Connard.
From the composer of Legally Blonde: The Musical (Laurence O’Keefe), comes a love story with a bite. Dare to Defy Productions is thrilled to be producing the comedy-horror “Bat Boy: The Musical.” At the helm is Daytony and Blackburn award-winning director/choreographer Matthew Smith, who suggested the show specifically for Dare to Defy as the perfect company for this raw, edgy, bloody comedy/thriller.
Based on the 1992 best-selling Weekly World News cover story, depicting a photo of Bat Boy, showing his grotesque screaming face, 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, where he is eventually accepted as a member of the family and taught to act like a “normal” boy by the veterinarian’s wife and teenage daughter. 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 after hearing the shocking story of Bat Boy’s unholy origin.
The show deals with themes such as acceptance, xenophobia, hypocrisy, revenge, forgiveness, but most importantly that we all have a darker side that drives our more animalistic urges. Should we fear these basic human instincts or embrace the “beast within” to get by in the world?
*This production contains adult themes including partial male nudity, sexual situations, violence, and some gore.
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BAT BOY: The Musical runs at the Mathile Theatre inside the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Center 1 West 2nd St Dayton OH October 27th at 8 PM, October 28th at 2 PM and 8 PM and November 3 at 8 PM. Visit www.ticketcenterstage.com or call (937) 228-3630 for tickets!