Boy, the Musical" is a classic love story with a serious
bite. The show is presented by Stars in the Park as part of the
2007 Summer Series at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre on Fridays, July 27
and Aug. 3 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, July 28 and Aug. 4 at 8 p.m.; and
Sundays, July 29 and Aug. 5 at 2 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is conveniently
located on Mercer's West
Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.
of Shakespeare, Greek tragedy and classic Broadway, "Bat Boy"
examines the human - and not so human - condition. When three teenagers
discover a creature who is half-bat, half-boy in a West Virginia
cave, a story of young love is set in motion against the backdrop
of a town that must examine its own issues with intolerance and
inhumanity. Will the townspeople open their hearts to this unusual
boy who longs for acceptance, or vilify him because he is different?
With songs including
"Hold Me Bat Boy," "Let Me Walk Among You,"
"Show You a Thing or Two," and "Ugly Boy," the
musical score boasts a winning mix of upbeat rock, hip-hop, tango,
gospel, and even classic "soft shoe." Written by Keythe
Farley and Brian Flemming and first performed Off-Broadway in 2001,
"Bat Boy" promises to be a memorable and adventurous addition
to Kelsey's summer lineup.
in "Bat Boy" are: Eric Carsia as Bat Boy;
Brian Meltzer as Dr. Thomas Parker; Nicole Spadafino as Meredith
Parker; and Chelsea Wargo as Shelley Parker. Featured are Rob Ciano
as Ned; Stacy Danka as Meredith's mother; Mark Flicker as Meredith's
father; Kitty Getlik as Mrs. Taylor; Kristin Heiser as Maggie; Joe
Kraher as Sheriff Reynolds; Nicole Milbrod as Young Meredith; Matt
Muccigrossi as Ron Taylor; Michael Niederer as Bud; Jeff Pilchman
as Doctor; John Russell as Roy; Cara Scharf as Ruthie Taylor; Emily
Spadaford as Lorraine; and Ben Walker as Rick Taylor.
members include Adam Carlitz, Joanna Caruso, Ali Crivelli, Timothy
Frost, Kean Gardner, Hilary Goldman, Rachel Haimowitz, Eric Lieggi,
Elyse Levandowski, Jacqui Mihalik, Emily O'Sullivan, Jeffrey Rosenthal,
Victoria Scialfa, Krystal Vozza, Meg Walker, and Arden Walker.
are $16 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $10 for students and children.
Free parking is available next to the theater. Tickets may be purchased
or by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333. Kelsey Theatre
is wheelchair accessible and provides assisted listening devices
upon request. For a complete listing of adult and children's events,
visit the Kelsey webpage
or call the box office for a brochure.
final show of the Kelsey summer series is "Once On This
Island," presented by The Pennington Players Aug. 17-26.
For more information on this show, or the upcoming 2007-08 season,
the Kelsey website or
call the Kelsey Theatre Box Office.
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with Bat Boy: front row, from left, Arden Walker, Rachel Haimowitz,
and Victoria Scialfa; back row, Nicole Milbrod, Ali Crivelli,
Joanna Caruso, Stacy Danka, Eric Carsia, Krystal Vozza, Emily
O'Sullivan, Elyse Levandowski, and Emily Spadaford.
townspeople of Hope Falls: front row, from left: Emily Spadaford,
Mark Flicker, and Cara Scharf; middle row, Matt Muccigrossi, Joe
Kraher, Brian Meltzer, and Kristin Heiser;
back row, Ben Walker, Jeff Pilchman, Kitty Getlik, Meg Walker, and