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22 songs from the musical.
As far as we know, Bat Boy is the only musical to have been inspired by a headline in the Weekly World News tabloid. It tells the story of, well, a bat boy (complete with pointy ears) found in a West Virginia cave. Adopted by the family of the town's vet, Edgar--as he comes to be known--actually goes on to acquire an education and even falls in love with the vet's daughter, all the while struggling to keep his blood thirst under control. Things end tragically--unsurprisingly, interspecies romance is still battling considerable prejudice in this country. Composer-lyricist Laurence O'Keefe came up with catchy songs that owe a lot to late 1960s and early '70s rock musicals such as Godspell and even The Rocky Horror Show. Skillfully walking the thin line between over-the-top camp and actual emotion, O'Keefe has written a wonderful little musical that cleverly deals with issues of difference and community values. As weird as it sounds, we foresee quite a future for Bat Boy in amateur productions. --Elisabeth Vincentelli
Fun Music Great Show! Campy and original. Would do it again tomorrow.Published 8 months ago by Ken H.
My grandniece performed in a production of this in her university theatre program. I bought this and the script. A strange and funny show.Published on November 22, 2012 by Barnett Langford
I purchased this CD mainly because I love musicals! I had no clue what "Bat Boy" was about, so I purchased the CD and listened to it. Read morePublished on February 5, 2012 by Beaglelover181
First of all, let me express my deep love for this musical and say that this cast album only begins to do it justice. Read morePublished on May 17, 2010 by Seth Roseman
I picked up this soundtrack because I will be in the musical this fall, and hadn't heard of it before a month ago. Read morePublished on June 30, 2008 by Amber
Not particularly well-written music. The orchestration's not bad. Some of the voices are okay, some are pretty bad, and some are on a teeter-totter.Published on October 17, 2007 by S. Crissman
Bat Boy is a musical tour de force, a gem of a show that transcends its unlikely source material, the perennial cover freak for the sub-tabloid Weekly World News. Read morePublished on June 27, 2007 by Michael Oliver
I first heard of this musical on researching the W.W.N.'s character, and thought the idea was a little silly; a musical based on a tabloid bat/human hybrid. Read morePublished on June 13, 2007 by Alikat
This is an AMAZING show...I have never seen it but the music is so well done I know I would love the show. The songs WILL get stuck in your head!!! Read morePublished on May 22, 2007