Open auditions set for 'Bat Boy: The Musical' at New Kensington campus

January 23, 2013

Bill Mitas, instructor of theatre arts at Penn State New Kensington, is putting out a call to the campus and community to attend open auditions for the spring production of "Bat Boy: The Musical" from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 29 and Jan. 31, in the campus' Forum Theatre.

The comedy/horror musical is based on a 1992 story in the tabloid Weekly World News about a human-like creature, half-boy, half-vampire bat, found living in a cave. The book was written by Kaythe Farley and Brian Flemming with music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe, who is best known for writing the score of “Legally Blonde: The Musical.”

A cult classic, "Bat Boy" opened off-Broadway in 2001 and moved to London’s West End and the Edinburgh Festival before entering regional theatre in 2002. The award-winning play features 10 characters and is set in West Virginia. Aspiring thespians are asked to prepare a song with sheet music or a musical recording.

The campus production will run for three days, April 18 to 20. The curtain rises at 8 p.m. each night.

For more information, contact Mitas at


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Last Updated January 23, 2013