Bat Boy: The Musical

Fall 2016

7:30pm - October 28 & 29  (Friday & Saturday)

2:30pm - October 30  (Sunday)

7:30pm - November 4 & 5 (Friday & Saturday)

2:30pm - November 6 (Sunday)

7:30pm - November 11 & 12  (Friday & Saturday)

2:30pm - November 13  (Sunday)

Directed by: Tommy Hurdle & Bobby Hoggard

Winner of Best Off-Broadway Musical, two Richard Rodgers Awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Outer Critics Circle Award in 2001

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 townfolk 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.

“Big laughs…It's remarkable what intelligent wit can accomplish—a jaggedly imaginative mix of skewering humor and energetic glee." —NY Times


Ticket Prices

$15 -- Adults
$13 -- Seniors (62+)
$11 -- Students


  • Bat Boy (Edgar)........Austin Munden
  • Meredith Parker........Erin Messer
  • Dr. Thomas Parker........Tommy Hurdle
  • Shelley Parker........Katrissa Bennett
  • Sheriff Reynolds........Tony Jenkins
  • Maggie........Mamie Balance
  • Lorraine........Madelyn Messer
  • Rick Taylor, Doctor #2........Jordan Martin
  • Ron Taylor, Ned........Austin Medford
  • Ruthie Taylor........Eleanor Boyd
  • Pan, Mr. Dillon, Roy........Hugh Davis
  • Rev. Billy Hightower, Mrs. Taylor, Clem........Troy Fitzhugh Jr.
  • Bud, Daisy, Doctor........Norman Askew
  • Ensemble, Institute Man........Parker Jones
  • Ensemble........Carolyn Goodman

A great historical theater that has carried on the traditions of entertaining, educating, and enriching the community for 50 years. The people here are some of the most talented and professional found in any venue.
- Tony Jenkins

Gallery Theatre projects are supported by the NC Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.