Presenting "Bat Boy," the Spring Musical
Presenting "Bat Boy," the Spring Musical

The Upper School Spring Musical will be performed on the McAneny Stage on Thursday, February 22, Friday, February 23, and Saturday, February 24. Given the critical acclaim the Princeton Day School theater program keeps receiving (here is a recent Washington Post article), this is one you won't want to miss. Purchase your tickets here.

Based on a story in The Weekly World News, Bat Boy: The Musical, with a book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming and music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe, is a musical comedy/horror show about a half boy/half bat creature who is discovered in a cave near Hope Falls, West Virginia. The Bat Boy, Edgar, is eventually accepted as a member of a prominent family and taught to act like a "normal" boy. Edgar naively tries to fit in with the narrow-minded people of Hope Falls, but peace and happiness are shattered when a secret is revealed. Soon the entire town learns the shocking story of BatBoy's unholy origin.

Equal parts Creature from the Black Lagoon and My Fair Lady, Bat Boy: The Musical pokes fun at society's treatment of people who are different through big production numbers, ringing gospel songs, and love duets. This darkly funny musical was named Best Off-Broadway Musical in 2001 and is a must-see for B movie aficionados and music theater fans.

Due to subject matter and references, Bat Boy: The Musical is recommended for audiences 12 years and older.