Open auditions for 'Bat Boy: The Musical' at New Kensington campus
DIRECTOR BILL MITAS TO CAST
TEN ASPIRING THESPIANS FOR
COMEDY/HORROR STAGE PRODUCTION
Auditions; 7:00-9:00 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 29 and Thursday, Jan. 31
Bill Mitas, instructor of theatre arts at Penn State New Kensington, is putting out a call to the campus and community to attend open auditions for the spring production of "Bat Boy: The Musical" from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 29, and Thursday, Jan. 31, in the campus' Forum Theatre.
The comedy/horror musical is based on a 1992 story in the tabloid Weekly World News about a human-like creature, half-boy, half-vampire bat, found living in a cave. The book was written by Kaythe Farley and Brian Flemming with music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe, who is best known for the writing the score of “Legally Blonde: The Musical.”
A cult classic, "Bat Boy" opened off-Broadway in 2001 and moved to London’s West End and the Edinburgh Festival before entering regional theatre in 2002. The award-winning play features 10 characters and is set in West Virginia. Aspiring thespians are asked to prepare a song with sheet music or a musical recording.
The campus production will run for three days, Thursday-Saturday, April 18-20. The curtain rises at 8 p.m. each night.
For more information, contact Mitas at firstname.lastname@example.org.