BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL
Story and Book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming
Music and Lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe
Licensed under agreement with Weekly World News
Directed by Clancey Yovanovich
Music Supervision by Marika Countouris
Music Directed by Lucia LaNave
Choreography by David Singleton
Department of Performing Arts
Tickets: Free for AU students with ID, $10 for alumni, staff, faculty, children, and senior citizens (55 and older), $15 general admission.
“Heed the tale of a filthy freak…. who’s just like YOU.”
Bat Boy is an American rock musical that has become a beloved cult classic in the musical theatre world and beyond. Based on one of Weekly World News’ most sold headlines, Bat Boy heeds the tale of Edgar—the half-bat, half-American teenage boy discovered in a cave in small town West Virginia. Though campy and comedic in style, Bat Boy explores the trials of being different; the danger in misinformation; the fear of change; the journey to acceptance—and the price we pay when that acceptance comes too late.
Content Warning: Bat Boy: The Musical is a tabloid-style, tongue-in cheek musical that deals with difficult issues including Othering, Physical Violence, Sexual Assault, Rape, Incest, Murder & Suicide.
Produced by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing. (www.broadwaylicensing.com)
COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols: Masks are optional but strongly recommended. N-95, KN-94, or KN-95 masks are especially encouraged. All guests attending AU events must show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of the start of the performance, and a photo ID. Learn more.
American University Students: Click "Log In/Register" above to claim your free ticket. Bring your student ID to the performance. Free student tickets may only be reserved one at a time and are non-transferable. Free tickets must be claimed with your student ID at will call earlier than 10 minutes before the performance starts or they will be released to the public. For questions, contact us.