Monday, August 25, 2008

Broadway Monday

Bat Boy: The Musical "Discovered in a cave in Hope Falls, West Virginia, this half-bat has escaped from captivity and is currently at large. He can be identified by large, pointy ears and oversized eyes that make him profoundly sensitive to sound and light. The creature has reportedly attacked at least 3 people with his razor-sharp fangs and should be considered extremely dangerous."

This Off-Broadway hit is based on the outrageous "sightings" detailed by the Weekly World News, a supermarket tabloid. If you think long and hard, you'll remember seeing this face:
Remember? Well, here's his Broadway musical!
This show is extremely funny, irreverent, and although full of blood, violence and insanity, warms your heart and leaves you humming as you exit the theatre. Sounds like a winner to me!

We saw a local production of this, immediately fell in love and clamoured for the soundtrack recording.
The story runs along the lines of My Fair Lady in that Bat Boy is the Eliza Doolittle character who is transformed in to a productive and lovable member of society via kindly white folks.
Bat Boy: The Musical opened Off Broadway on Halloween in 1997 and has gone on to play regional theatres around the world including Korea and Japan!

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