FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 17, 2012
Contact: Jeffrey Dunn, Executive Director
Administrative: (860) 283-8558
Box Office: (860) 283-6250
Event Dates: Open Auditions
Wednesday, April 3rd 2013 at 7:00pm
Sunday, April 7th 2013 at 2:00pm
Wednesday, April 10th 2013 at 7:00pm
Location: Thomaston Opera House, 158 Main Street, Thomaston, CT
Landmark Community Theatre holds auditions for BAT BOY at Thomaston Opera House.
After a two-year hiatus, the teen theatre club returns to TOH as the Landmark Regional Drama Club. The club is run by Landmark Community Theatre and provides teens and youth an opportunity to participate in professional theatre productions.
LCT will be holding auditions for its spring production, BAT BOY the Musical on April 3rd at 7:00pm & April 7th at 2:00pm in the TOH with callbacks on April 10th at 7:00pm.
Dan Checovetes will direct the show, with music direction by Aaron Bunel and choreography by Jennifer Bunger. The show will open on June 27th and run through June 29th, 2013 for a total of 3 performances.
Casting requirements call for ten featured characters 6 male and 4 female ranging between 12 and 19 plus additional members for an ensemble. All roles are open for audition. No appointments are necessary. Additional audition times may be arranged if needed. For additional information you may call 860-283-8558, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or find us on Facebook.
About the play:
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 hears the shocking story of Bat Boy's unholy origin.
The music covers many styles, from rock to rap to horror-movie film score and opera.