Students prepare for April & May performancesThe Augustana Department of Theatre Arts and Opera@Augustana will present the off-beat musical Bat Boy this spring.
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Described in The New York Times as "a jaggedly imaginative mix of skewering humor and energetic glee," this wonderfully off-beat musical has become a cult favorite since it debuted in 1997. Based on a character created by the tabloid publication Weekly World News, the story concerns the plight of a half-bat, half-boy creature discovered in a cave in West Virginia. His dream of a normal and happy life disintegrates as he is forced to confront the prejudices of the narrow-minded citizens of Hope Falls.
Story and Book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming
Music and Lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe
Licensed under agreement with Weekly World News
Check out the gallery below for photos from recent rehearsals when music faculty member and choreographer Margaret Ellis worked with the cast. Photography by Mark Marogil '12 / Augustana Photo Bureau.
Fri., April 27 & Sat., April 28 - 7:30 p.m.
Sun., April 29 - 1:30 p.m.
Fri., May 4 & Sat., May 5 - 7:30 p.m.
Sun., May 6 - 1:30 p.m.
All performances in Potter Theatre, within Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts (3701 7th Ave.).