Bat Boy

Ripped from the headlines of the Weekly World News: “Found in West Virginia Cave — a half boy, half bat!” When three spelunking teens are attacked by a mutant creature in a cave outside of Hope Falls, West Va., they drag him back to the town Sheriff. Unsure where to put him, the Sheriff delivers the bat boy to the local veterinarian Dr. Parker, whose wife takes in the bat boy to raise as her own. Renamed Edgar, the bat boy learns to speak, becomes civilized, and falls in love with the vet’s daughter. Meanwhile, strange things are happening around Hope Falls and with a jealous Dr. Parker determined to undermine Edgar’s hold on his family, things don’t look too hopeful for Edgar. Will Edgar be able to convince the townfolk to accept him or will shocking events reveal more horrifying truths?

Bat Boy

PROGRAMMED INSTRUMENTS

Piano/Conductor
Keyboard 2

$300.00

Ripped from the headlines of the Weekly World News: “Found in West Virginia Cave — a half boy, half bat!” When three spelunking teens are attacked by a mutant creature in a cave outside of Hope Falls, West Va., they drag him back to the town Sheriff. Unsure where to put him, the Sheriff delivers the bat boy to the local veterinarian Dr. Parker, whose wife takes in the bat boy to raise as her own. Renamed Edgar, the bat boy learns to speak, becomes civilized, and falls in love with the vet’s daughter. Meanwhile, strange things are happening around Hope Falls and with a jealous Dr. Parker determined to undermine Edgar’s hold on his family, things don’t look too hopeful for Edgar. Will Edgar be able to convince the townfolk to accept him or will shocking events reveal more horrifying truths?

PROGRAMMING NOTES

This licensed orchestration is based on the Original 2001 Off-Broadway Production at the Union Square Theatre.

This show is orchestrated to be player conducted from the Piano/Conductor score and has 2 keyboards that are as heavily and densely programmed as there exists shows in the musical theater canon especially Key 2.

The Piano/Conductor score is the primary piano book but also contains dozens of other patches and sounds. The sounds include strings, brass, clav, B3, EP’s, mallet percussion, and other orchestral and acoustic padding to the small live 5 piece band.

Keyboard 2 comes in at a whopping 16GB compressed and has many instances of layered and split sounds throughout the book. The original production used a double stack keyboard setup so there are references to (U) upper and (L) lower. We have programmed this to be played on a single keyboard so it is important to read all of the player notes in the programming itself as there are multiple instances of octave displacements to avoid overlapping split notes. Some of the sounds found in this book include strings of various articulations, organ, clavinet, electric piano, synth string pads, harp, synthesizer, music box, flute, celeste, and too many others to name although we must acknowledge our favorite patch, the “weird synth” in Whatcha Wanna Do.

Both books have been recopied and typeset recently which makes them super easy to read compared to he earlier handwritten versions of the books which in many cases were nearly illegible.

ORIGINAL MUSIC TEAM

Story & Book by: Keythe Farley & Brian Flemming
Music & Lyrics by: Laurence O’Keefe
Orchestrations by: Laurence O’Keefe & Alex Lacamoire
Music Director: Alex Lacamoire
Assistant Music Director: Jason DeBord

ORIGINAL OFF BROADWAY CAST ALBUM ORCHESTRA

Woodwinds: Dennis Anderson
Keyboard 1: Alex Lacamoire
Keyboard 2: Jason DeBord
French Horn: Jeff Lang
Trumpet: Robert Millikan
Trombone: James Pugh
Cello: Jeanne LeBlanc
Electric Bass: Matthew Rubano
Guitar: Greg Skaff
Drums: Ed Fast

SHOW DESCRIPTION

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.

 

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