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Theatre Bristol holds open auditions for

April 17, 2011 | 12 am

Theatre Bristol is holding open auditions for Bat Boy, the Musical on Friday, April 15 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 17 at 3 p.m. No prepared materials are necessary but please wear appropriate footwear and bring your calendar of potential conflicts. Parts are available for 6 men, 4 women (doubling, flexible casting), 15-25 actors, ages 16 to 106.

Based on a story in The Weekly World News, Bat Boy, the Musical is a musical comedy/horror show about a half boy/half bat creature who is discovered in a cave near Hope Falls, West Virginia. For lack of a better solution, the local sheriff brings Bat Boy to the home of the town veterinarian, Dr. Parker, where he is eventually accepted as a member of the family and taught to act like a "normal" boy by the veterinarian's wife, Meredith, and teenage daughter, Shelley. Bat Boy is happy with his new life, but when he naively tries to fit in with the narrow-minded people of Hope Falls, they turn on him, prodded by the machinations of Dr. Parker, who secretly despises Bat Boy. Shelley and Bat Boy, who have fallen in love, run away together from the ignorant townsfolk and have a blissful coupling in the woods, but their happiness is shattered when Meredith arrives and reveals a secret. Soon the entire town arrives and hears the shocking story of Bat Boy's unholy origin.

Bat Boy, the Musical is directed by Robert Kitchens and music directed by Brian Hodge. Bat Boy, the Musical is the fifth and final show on Theatre Bristol’s 45th Anniversary season. Performances of Bat Boy, the Musical are June 3-19, 2011.
Robert Kitchens is excited to make his Theatre Bristol debut with Bat Boy, the Musical. Robert graduated from Milligan College with a Fine Arts degree, where he appeared in productions of Oklahoma, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Footloose. Robert moved on to the Barter Theatre (2007-2009), acting in productions of Tradin' Paint, The Road Where It Curves Away, Peter Pan, Evita, Beauty And The Beast, Miracle On 34th Street, The Wizard of Oz, and numerous Barter Players shows. Robert has also been involved in theatre for young audiences, touring nationally with The Barter Players and The National Theatre for Children. Brian Hodge is the Director of Bands at Sullivan North High School and has music directed at Theatre Bristol in over 18 productions spanning 5 years.

For more information check out Theatre Bristol’s website, facebook page or call 423.968.4977.