The Glendale College Theatre Arts Department will stage a special, final show of "Bat Boy: The Musical" on Oct. 31. The Halloween performance will begin at 7 p.m., and theater patrons are encouraged to attend in costume.
"Bat Boy: The Musical" is written by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming, with music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe.
Theater professor Jeanette Farr directs, with musical direction by Byron Delto. All shows of "Bat Boy: The Musical" are staged in the Auditorium Studio Theatre. Performances are at 8 p.m. today, Thursday, Friday and Oct. 19, 20, 25, 26 and 27. Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21 and 28. Based on a tabloid story in "Weekly World News," "Bat Boy: The Musical" is the story of a half-boy, half-bat found in a cave by residents of a small West Virginia town. The award-winning musical tackles issues of acceptance, difference and community values as Bat Boy tries to fit in to his adopted family and society while facing hatred and violence. The play contains some graphic material and is not recommended for children. Reservations are strongly recommended due to limited seating in Studio Theatre. Tickets are $12 general, $10 for students and seniors and $8 each for groups of 10 or more. For reservations, call (818) 240-1000, ext. 5618. Tickets may be purchased at the door. For more information, visit www.glendale.edu/theatre.