The Weekend Theater will hold auditions for
BatBoy: The Musical!
Story and Book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming
Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe
Directed by Dakota Mansfield and Musical Direction by Jeannie Cross
on January 28 at 10:00am and January 29 at 6:00pm.
Those wishing to audition should come prepared to sing 16 to 32 bars of music in the style of, or from the show. Auditions forms will provided at auditions with space for a headshot up to 2” x 2”. If you do not have a headshot, a photo can be taken at auditions.
We are especially seeking a diverse cast of performers for this production. Due to adult themes that are presented in this show, we will only be accepting auditions for those 18+, or 17+ with parent/guardian written permission. For those 17+, you must be 17 as of 2-1-2023. For permission form, please email the director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Video auditions will be accepted starting 1-9-2023 until 1-29-2023. Please send a headshot and resume when sending in video submissions. Submissions can be sent to the director at email@example.com
Any further questions or concerns about audition materials or show content may be emailed to the director.
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 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.
CHARACTERS (Many characters double as other characters of the opposite gender)
MEREDITH PARKER, Wife
DR. THOMAS PARKER, Husband
SHELLEY PARKER, Their daughter
RICK, RON, AND RUTHIE TAYLOR, Three teenage spelunkers
MRS. TAYLOR, Their mother
LORRAINE, A rancher’s wife
MAGGIE, Senior Representative, Hope Falls Town Council
DAISY, A schoolteacher
MR. DILLON, A rancher
BUD, A rancher
NED, A rancher
ROY, A townsman
CLEM, A townsman
REVEREND BILLY HIGHTOWER