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‘Bat Boy: The Musical’ Opening at Emerson Black Box

October 9, 2011

The Lindenwood University Theatre Department will present the award-winning comedy Bat Boy: The Musical at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 27 through 29 and Nov. 2-4 at the university’s Emerson Black Box Theater.

General Admission tickets are available at the Lindenwood University Box Office, 636-949-4433, and online at The box office at the Emerson Theater are located in the J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts, at 2300 West Clay St. in St. Charles, Mo.

The musical, written by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming, with music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe, is based on a 1992 tabloid newspaper story about a half boy, half bat discovered in a cave in West Virginia. The musical premiered in 1997 and opened in March 2001 at the Union Square Theatre Off-Broadway, where it enjoyed an 8 ½-month run. It later enjoyed a five-month run in London’s West End. The musical has won numerous awards for best Off-Broadway musical, including the Outer Critics Circle Award.

In the musical the title character is taken in by the town veterinarian and his family in Hope Falls, W.V., and tries to gain acceptance by the townspeople in a tale that is ultimately about how society deals with individuals who do not reflect the norm. The cast includes Liam Hoeh as Bat Boy with Lauren Maureen Costigan, Peter Colombatto, Jenifer Sabbert, Jake Bucher, Jonathon Morgan, Sara Rae Womack, Emily Rice, Mark Saunders, and Wes Jenkins. Nick Kelly is director with music director Pamela Grooms. Stage manager is Pippin McGowan; assistant stage manager is Sarah Thompson. Choreography is by Kelly and Sara Rae Womack. The technical director and lighting designer is Tim Poertner with scenic design by Donnell Walsh.

For more information on the Lindenwood University Theatre Department, contact Department Chair Larry Quiggins at 636-949-4850 or


Press Release Contact:

Larry Quiggins
Lindenwood University

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