Based on a story in the Weekly Reader News 1992, BAT BOY:  THE MUSICAL is an American Horror Rock Musical/Comedy about a half boy/half bat creature who is discovered in a cave near Hope Falls, West Virginia, a coal mining and cattle town with a population of 500. For lack of a better solution, the local sheriff brings the feral 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 and innocently 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 brief happiness is shattered when Meredith arrives and reveals a secret that rocks their reality. Soon the entire town arrives and hears the shocking story of Bat Boy’s unholy origin.

This Show has a lot to say about societal norms, expectations, the toxicity of secrets, love and the actualisation of one’s true self/beast within. It is a heart wrenching drama but all laced together with extremely entertaining and very silly devices that give it a “B-Movie” quality while still ending, well, Quite tragically.




Rehearsals will begin September 30th and run weekly until opening on November 8th. 

We will be rehearsing 20 hours a week with a combination of weeknights for 3 hours and weekend daytime longer rehearsals, up to 6 hours, all to be arranged specifically upon casting.  Tech Rehearsal weekend will be November 2-3
The show will run from November 8th to 9th and November 14th to 17th. Please do not submit if you cannot meet the needs of this production schedule.


Both AEA and non-union may apply.  Non-union stipends are available.

Please submit a vocal, dance and acting reel or whatever combo you have to Boyd – Director/Producer)

PLEASE COPY Kutzer – Assistant Director/Producer) Barker – Choreographer) Nuzzo – Musical Director)

We will be holding live/callback auditions at a later date this summer TBD.

Callbacks can also be your opportunity to audition should you not have sufficient reels.

All callback submissions are required to attend the live auditions.



The musical is written for a cast of ten people to play all twenty-two roles. Except for the actors playing Bat Boy, Meredith, Dr. Parker and Shelley, every cast member plays multiple roles, including at least one of another gender. The cast breakdown is usually thus:

  • Bat Boy / Edgar
  • Meredith
  • Parker
  • Shelley
  • Sheriff Reynolds/Delia (male actor)
  • Rick Taylor/Lorraine/Mr. Dillon (male actor)
  • Ron Taylor/Maggie/Clem (female actor)
  • Ruthie Taylor/Ned (female actor)
  • Taylor/Roy/Reverend Billy Hightower/Institute Man (male actor)
  • Daisy/Bud/Pan/Doctor (male actor)

            Bat Boy:  The Musical


            • Bat Boy – Also referred to as “Edgar”. Age 18. A feral quirky, charming bar boy who evolves into a sophisticated human/bat boy.
            • Meredith Parker – Age 40s-50s.  Wife to Thomas. Kind, loving woman with a soft spot for Bat Boy and a dark secret.
            • Dr. Thomas Parker – Age 40s-50s.The town veterinarian. Husband to Meredith. Upstanding citizen with an underlying tragic fault.
            • Shelley Parker – Age 18. The rebellious daughter of Thomas and Meredith. Girlfriend of Rick. Falls in love with Edgar.
            • Sheriff Reynolds – Age 40s-50s. The local sheriff, coming up for re-election. Sometimes doubles as Delia.
            • Rick Taylor – A rowdy, spelunking teenager. Kin to Ron and Ruthie, son of Mrs. Taylor. Boyfriend of Shelley. Commonly doubles as Lorraine and Mr. Dillon.
            • Ron Taylor – A rowdy, spelunking teenager. Kin to Rick, and Ruthie, son of Mrs. Taylor. Usually a drag role. Commonly doubles as Maggie.
            • Ruthie Taylor – A rowdy, spelunking teenager. Youngest of three. Kin to Rick and Ron, daughter of Mrs. Taylor. Commonly doubles as Ned.
            • Mrs. Taylor – Age 40s-50s An overprotective, aggressive mother. Mother of Rick, Ron, and Ruthie. Usually a drag role. Commonly doubles as Reverend Hightower, Roy and Institute Man.
            • Lorraine – A townswoman. Usually a drag role. Commonly doubles as Rick and Mr. Dillon.
            • Delia – A townswoman. Usually a drag role. Sometimes doubles as Sheriff.
            • Maggie – The mayor of Hope Falls. Commonly doubles as Ron.
            • Daisy – A townswoman. Usually a drag role. Commonly doubles as Bud and Pan.
            • Mr. Dillon – A rancher. Sometimes doubles as Lorraine and Rick.
            • Bud – A rancher. Commonly doubles as Pan and Daisy.
            • Ned – A rancher. Usually a drag role. Commonly doubles as Ruthie.
            • Roy – A townsman. Often doubles as Mrs. Taylor and Rev. Hightower.
            • Clem – A townsman. Usually a drag role. Often doubles as Ron and Maggie.
            • Reverend Billy Hightower – Age 40s-60s. A preacher and faith healer who holds a travelling Tent Revival/Barbecue. Commonly doubles as Mrs. Taylor and Roy.
            • Pan – The Greek satyr-god of nature. Commonly doubles as Bud and Daisy.
            • A Doctor – Commonly doubles as Bud, Daisy and Pan.
            • Institute Man – Commonly doubles as Mrs. Taylor, Roy and Rev. Hightower.
            • Chorus – Singer/dancers, additional townsfolk