BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL

Music and Lyrics by Lawrence O'Keefe
Book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming
Metro Stage Company

Cambridge YMCA | Cambridge, MA | June 3 - 10, 2011

 

​Directed by M. Bevin O'Gara

Choreographed by Chris Carcione

Musical Direction by John Howrey

​with Anthony Alfaro, Emma Boroson, Michael Ryan Buckley, Tom Hamlett, Rebekah Hardeson, Carly Kastel, Melody Madarasz, Harry McEnerny, Sarajane Mullins, Gary Ryan, Nathanael Shea, Nick Sulfaro, James Tallach, Aubin Wise



Under the guidance of director M. Bevin O’Gara, we aimed to make this production of Bat Boy a grittier, more realistic look at a community persecuting a scapegoat for his physical differences. The choreography, accordingly, was rooted in realism rather than camp, particularly in the Act II number “Children, Children,” which was a Greek-inspired contemporary dance celebrating young love.