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 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 townsfolk 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.
|Show Date||Show Time|
|Friday, September 21st, 2018||7:00 PM|
|Saturday, September 22nd, 2018||7:00 PM|
|Friday, September 28th, 2018||7:00 PM|
|Saturday, September 29th, 2018||7:00 PM|
|Sunday, September 30th, 2018||2:00 PM|
|Friday, October 5th, 2018||7:00 PM|
|Saturday, October 6th, 2018||7:00 PM|
|Sunday, October 7th, 2018||2:00 PM|
|Saturday, October 13th, 2018||7:00 PM|
|Sunday, October 14th, 2018||2:00 PM|
What: Open auditions for Bat Boy the Musical, directed by Ben Silberman, at Connecticut Theatre Company
When: July 15, 2018 and July 16, 2018 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: The Repertory Theatre | 23 Norden Street | New Britain, CT 06051
Run Dates: 09/21/18-10/14/18
Audition Preparation: All roles are open. Looking for a very diverse cast. Actors will be seen in order of arrival. Prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song in the style of the show. Please bring sheet music in your key, your resume and a headshot if you have one. An accompanist will be provided. A call back audition, if needed, will be held on July 18, 2018, 6:30 to 8:30pm. Those auditioners who the director wishes to see further will be invited to the call back audition. Age ranges listed are stage ages. If you have any questions, please email the director at email@example.com.
Note: Roles listed as doubling are potential and may be broken out based on auditions and the needs of the production.
Bat Boy – Also referred to as “Edgar.” A bat boy. Tenor
Meredith Parker – Wife to Thomas. Mezzo-Soprano
Thomas Parker – Also referred to as “Doctor Parker.” The town veterinarian. Husband to Meredith. Tenor
Shelley Parker – an innocent, immature and slightly rebellious teenager, has the strength to stand up for what she believes in as she grows in understanding through the show, must be able to express a wide range of emotions as this character carries much of the comedy and tragedy in the story. Vocal Range: Mezzo
Sheriff Reynolds – The local sheriff, coming up for re-election. Doubles as Delia (a townswoman). Baritone
Rick Taylor – A rowdy, spelunking teenager. Kin to Ron and Ruthie, son of Mrs. Taylor. Boyfriend of Shelley. Doubles as Lorraine (a townswoman) and Mr. Dillon (a rancher). Tenor
Ron Taylor – A rowdy, spelunking teenager. Kin to Rick, and Ruthie, son of Mrs. Taylor. Usually a drag role. Doubles as Maggie (the mayor of Hope Falls) and Clem (a townsman). Baritone
Ruthie Taylor – A rowdy, spelunking teenager. Youngest of three. Kin to Rick and Ron, daughter of Mrs. Taylor. Doubles as Ned (a rancher). Mezzo-Soprano
Mrs. Taylor – An overprotective, aggressive mother. Mother of Rick, Ron, and Ruthie. Usually a drag role. Doubles as Reverend Hightower (a preacher and faith healer who holds a travelling Tent Revival/Barbecue), Roy (a townsman) and Institute Man. Tenor
Pan – The Greek satyr-god of nature. Doubles as Bud (a rancher), Daisy (a townswoman) and Doctor. Tenor
Ensemble – Male and Female members of the ensemble to play additional roles as needed.