BareStage Productions presents Bat Boy, written by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming, with music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe, and directed by Teddy Lake.
Teddy Lake is a sophomore with an intended major in the Global Studies department. Bat Boy: the Musical marks her directorial debut with BareStage Productions, but Teddy has previously directed Maxwell Anderson’s Bad Seed with The Last Orchard Theatre Company in 2015. Teddy is no stranger to musical theatre and most recently was featured in BareStage’s Heathers: the Musical as JD; other previous roles include The Witch (Into the Woods), Belle (Beauty and the Beast), and Paulette (Legally Blonde). Teddy cannot wait to sink her fangs into this show: underneath Bat Boy’s heart-wrenching storyline, myriad plot twists, biting dialogue, excess of fake blood, and hyperbolic nature lies a politically charged truth that Teddy looks forward to uncovering with the help of her cast and production team.
Message from the director:
Whether your involvement be as a performer, a member of the production team, or an audience member, opening yourself up to this show forces you to consider some of society’s most insidious tendencies through the raw beauty of live theatre. On behalf of the Bat Boy production team, I’d like to personally invite every student at Cal to join us, as we seek to examine the origins of prejudice, bigotry, and hatred— both on and offstage. When you participate in a BareStage Production, you embark on an unforgettable journey alongside an inimitable family of dedicated student artists. Actors, dancers, singers, designers, instrumentalists, and theatre-lovers: embrace your bloody destiny.
Friday, September 8th 6-10pm
Saturday, September 9th 2-6pm
Pit Orchestra* Auditions:
Saturday, September 9th 10am-2pm
Sunday, September 10th 8am-12pm
*Please only audition for Pit Orchestra if you play bass, guitar, or drums.