FEATURE: TOP 5 VAMPIRE MUSICALS
#5 - BAT BOY: The Musical
"No, I’m not here to harm you… I only want to KILL!" Bat Boy is the story of a teenage boy named Edgar who is half-boy and half-bat (hence the name). After being discovered alone in a cave one day, he is taken in by a married couple named The Parkers and their daughter, Shelley. Over time, the family begins to accept Edgar as one of their own, and he attempts to adjust to normal life in the small conservative community. However, Mr. Parker begins to grow increasingly distrustful of Edgar and believes that the boy is tearing the family apart. He attempts to get rid of the boy once and for all by framing him for a series of vicious crimes. Edgar is forced into hiding and begins to embrace his animalistic nature- resulting in a final confrontation (and a shocking revelation) between him, The Parkers, and Shelley.
Bat Boy is a very entertaining musical with music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe (best known for Legally Blonde: The Musical). Like many ‘dark’ musicals, this show is presented more as tongue-in-cheek satire. However, there are still plenty of twists and turns in the show’s plot, and it tackles some very taboo subjects. Over the years, the show has become a cult favorite in community theatres around the world.