Saturday, April 1
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Sunday, April 2
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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.
Auditioners (ages 17 and up) should sign up for an audition slot on Sign-Up Genius. No Equity contracts are available for this show. Invited callbacks, if necessary, may be scheduled. Rehearsals will begin at the end of May. The show runs July 13 – 23.
The show will be directed by Tim Anderson and music directed by Ryan Bergeron. The show contains mature themes and innuendo. Please be familiar with the material before auditioning.
Those auditioning should:
- Plan to attend only one day of auditions.
- Be familiar with the show and its music, language, and themes.
- Prepare two one-minute, contrasting songs (one up-tempo, one ballad), at least one of these should be a rock song in the style of the show.
- Bring sheet music in the correct keys, hole-punched in a three-ring binder. Singers will not be permitted to sing a cappella.
- Bring a list of conflicts between May 30 and July 23.
Additional questions may be sent to the director at email@example.com.
After a mysterious bat-like human is discovered by some local teenagers, 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.
- Bat Boy: The Musical – Wikipedia
- Bat Boy: The Musical – Broadway Licensing (Read the script for free!)
- Original Cast Recording on YouTube
All actors must be 17 or up. Ages provided are character ages. Actors of all races, genders, and body types are strongly encouraged to audition.
No Equity Contracts are available for this show.
Vocal Ranges are included for reference. There is flexibility in most roles.
Bat Boy, A half-bat half-human creature often referred to as “Edgar”. Once brought into town, he longs to be accepted and treated like a human and not like an animal. Vocal Range: Tenor (B2 – A4 (falsetto to E5))
Meredith Parker, Wife to Thomas. She embodies a typical 50’s housewife and will do anything for her children. Vocal Range: Mezzo Soprano (F2 – F4)
Dr. Thomas Parker, Often referred to as Doctor Parker. Husband to Meredith. He is the town veterinarian. He has a dark side to him that he hides very well. Suffers from demons that he tries to keep at bay. Vocal Range: Tenor (Ab2 – A4)
Shelley Parker, Daughter to Dr. Parker and Meredith. She is the typical teenager but does have a more sensitive side to her that she doesn’t let many people see. Range: Soprano + Raps (Ab2 – Ab4)
Sheriff Reynolds, The sheriff of Hope Falls, West Virginia, who is up for reelection and wants to please everyone possible. Vocal Range: Baritone (C#3 – F4)
All actors in this musical are highly featured, and the directors intend to use doubling when casting the following roles, at times requiring an actor to play multiple genders.
Mrs. Taylor, Mother to the Taylor kids. She is loud and makes her presence known. May be performed as a drag role and might double as Roy. Vocal Range: Mezzo Soprano (E3 – F4)
Rick Taylor, One out of three rowdy Taylor kids who finds Bat Boy. Also Shelley’s boyfriend. May double in drag as Lorraine, and/or Mr. Dillon. Strong acting/singing needed. Vocal Range: Tenor + Raps (E3 – B4)
Ron Taylor ,Another one of the rowdy Taylor Kids.
Ruthie Taylor, The last of the rowdy Taylor kids.
Reverend Hightower, A preacher and faith healer who holds a traveling tent revival.
Pan, The Greek god of pastures, flocks, and nature.
Bud, A rancher.
Lorraine, A rancher’s wife.
Maggie, Senior Representative of the Hope Falls Town Council
Daisy, A schoolteacher.
Mr. Dillon, A rancher.
Ned, A rancher.
Roy, A rancher.
Clem, A townsman.
Additional ensemble roles include Young Meredith, Meredith’s Father, Meredith’s Mother, A Doctor, Institute Man, Various Animals, Additional Townsfolk, etc.