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Bat Boy: The Musical

Audition Dates: Online Submissions are open now through Saturday, July 6th 

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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 townsfolk 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.
At its heart, Bat Boy:The Musical is about acceptance and the consequences of
intolerance. It incorporates themes of faux-christianity and anti-conservative beliefs, the twisting of narratives by those in power, and hiding truths for one’s gain (in the most unbelievable, wacky, completely insane way possible). With its very real and 3 relevant themes, the story is camp at its finest, putting absurdity and comedy at the forefront of this horror morality tale, depicted through a kick-ass vocal score, exuberant dance, and a lively ensemble.

Self Tape Auditions

Accepting submissions June 15 - July 6

In one video, film your slate including name, pronouns, role(s) you are auditioning for, and song you
are singing, and your vocal cut. For information on audition requirements, character descriptions, and more, please go to the Audition Packet linked here.

To submit your audition, go to this website  Self-Tape Audition Form  and complete the form.


Open Auditions by Request

If you are unable to send in a video and/or would prefer to audition in person, please email with the subject line “NAME - In Person Audition Request” for us to
send you more information.

In person auditions will be held at The Morgan-Wixson Theatre in
Santa Monica, CA for a limited time on Sunday, July 7th.

Please prepare 16-32 bars (no less than 30 seconds and no more than 1 minute) of a
contemporary musical theatre or pop/rock song in the style of Bat Boy: The Musical.


Callbacks are by invitation only and are scheduled for Saturday, July 13th from 1:30-6:30pm
You will be notified by email if you are asked to callbacks, which will take place at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre.  Some select actors may be invited to attend a second round of callbacks on Tuesday, July 16th from 6:30-10pm.

The Morgan-Wixson Theatre

Non-equity only.

The Morgan-Wixson Theatre is a volunteer-run community theatre,  

and thanks the actors for their participation with a gratuity stipend.

Auditions, rehearsals and performances will take place at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre

located at 2627 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404



Street parking available.

Parking is also available to the Venice Family Clinic’s parking lot on weekends and on weekdays after 6 p.m.

Do not park at our neighbors AAMCO/Viking Motors or SGI, you will be towed.

For questions, please contact us at

Rehearsals begin on Monday, July 29th and run through Friday, September 27th

(Mondays-Thursdays 7pm-10pm - Saturdays 11am-3pm)


Not everyone will be called for every rehearsal.

Performances are a little different than our standard schedule. Please read carefully and note

Thursday night shows on October 3rd and October 10th, two-show day on Sat. Oct. 5th and the late show Fri. Oct. 11th


Saturday, Sept 28th - 8PM, Sunday, Sept 29th - 2PM, Thursday, Oct 3rd - 8PM, Friday, Oct 4th - 8PM,

Saturday, Oct 5th - 2PM, Saturday, Oct 5th - 8PM, Sunday, Oct 6th - 8PM, Thursday, Oct 10th - 8PM,

Friday, Oct 11th - 10PM, Saturday, Oct 12th - 8PM, and Sunday, Oct 13th - 2PM

Performances will be Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm. (except where noted)

All performers must be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination. 

We recently lifted our mask mandate for our theatre. Masks are now optional, and we ask you to

respect each other, whether those around you choose to wear a mask or not.

Our policy will change and adapt as necessary.

Meghan Ripchik Director/Choreograher

Eden Evans Music Director

Ashley Macalino Production Stage Manager

Erica Kahn Producer


Book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming
Music & Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe

For questions, please contact us at

The Morgan-Wixson Theatre is committed to creating an inclusive space for all actors. Our casting acts in accordance with this mission, reflecting our Los Angeles community in our productions. Our casting seeks to be as inclusive as possible and we invite gender non-conforming, gender-fluid, transgender and non-binary actors to submit for the roles they most identify with. We encourage actors of all cultures, ethnicities, and identities to audition. In addition, we will list disabilities when specific to a character, but are otherwise seeking actors with disabilities as well as non-disabled actors for all roles.


Please let us know if you have any questions, concerns, or if there are any accommodations we can provide.



Bat Boy (Edgar) - Lead, Tenor. Seeking male, nonbinary, or gender non-conforming actors. 18-early 20s. Open to
all ethnicities. Half boy/Half bat. Starts as an innocent and afraid, sometimes dangerous and rabid, animal but
grows into an intelligent and insightful being. Craves acceptance, love, and family, while fighting their animal instinct for blood, but ultimately becomes heartbroken when learning that their love, Shelley, is their sister, and they have their own Sweeney Todd moment - Bat Boy turns to rage and revenge. A strong commanding vocalist is a must with a deep understanding of acting and can move very well. A true triple threat. Must be willing to climb. Needs to be able to do a British accent.

Shelley Parker - Lead, Soprano. Seeking female, nonbinary, or gender non-conforming actors. 18-early 20s. Open to all ethnicities. The Parkers’ rebellious daughter who has the innocence and naivety that a teenager often does, with plenty of spunk and great comedic timing. Starts as a spoiled brat who will do anything to impress her boyfriend, Rick, but ultimately falls in love with Bat Boy (Edgar), willing to give up everything for them, and seeks true love (unbeknownst to her that Bat Boy is her brother). Performer must have great vocal skills, strong acting and an endearing, youthful presence, with good movement skills. A triple threat.

Meredith Parker - Lead, Mezzo-Soprano. Seeking female, nonbinary, or gender non-conforming actors. 30s-50s.
Open to all ethnicities. A loving mother, and a true caregiver, with a traumatic past. Meredith portrays the “perfect
housewife” by masking her emotions and trauma, to please others in her home and town, and potentially herself, to pretend her own guilt and unhappiness doesn’t exist. Guilted and ashamed by her past, Meredith is both a victim and player in this tragedy. Actor must be a strong vocalist with a powerful belt and excellent acting skills.


Dr. Thomas Parker - Lead, Tenor. Seeking male, nonbinary, or gender non-conforming actors. 30s-50s. Open to all ethnicities. The town veterinarian, married to Meredith and father of Shelley, who seeks to live a “perfect” life with his family. In a loveless marriage due to his own past mistakes, Dr. Parker’s desperation for love from Meredith causes him to go into a diabolical madness, even so far as to murder, persuaded by the evil voices in his head. Jealous, manipulative, and complicated, the actor portraying Dr. Parker needs to have impeccable dramatic and comedic timing, strong vocal
and dance skills, and an evil caricature aura.

Sheriff Reynolds - Featured, Baritone. Seeking male, nonbinary, or gender non-conforming actors. 30+. Open to all
ethnicities. Sheriff Reynolds is well, the Sheriff, in the town. While he may try to do the right thing, he is easily swayed by the town for his own personal gain due to the upcoming re-election for his position. Sheriff needs to be a strong vocalist and actor with great comedic timing.


Rick Taylor - Featured, Tenor. Seeking male, nonbinary, or gender non-conforming actors. 18-early 20s. Open to all ethnicities. Shelley’s boyfriend, one of the Taylor kids that discovers Bat Boy, and one of the most prominent bullies in the town. Has a “whitely” rapped rock solo song, and the actor needs to be able to belt relatively high in that rock style. Actor needs great comedic timing and acting skills, and can play a douche.


Ron Taylor - Featured, Baritone. Seeking male, female, nonbinary, or gender non-conforming actors. 18-early 20s (can play a child). Open to all ethnicities. One of the Taylor kids that discover Bat Boy in the cave, and through his and his mother’s rage towards bat boy, gets himself caught in a fire. Strong actor and singer with great comedic timing.

Ruthie Taylor - Featured, Mezzo-Soprano. Seeking female, nonbinary, or gender non-conforming actors.
18-early 20s (can play a child). Open to all ethnicities. One of the Taylor kids that discover Bat Boy in the cave. The first to get bitten by Bat Boy and Dr. Parker’s first victim. Strong actor and singer with great comedic timing.


Mrs. Taylor - Featured, Tenor. Seeking male, female, nonbinary, or gender non-conforming actors. 30+. Open
to all ethnicities. The mother of Rick, Ron, and Ruthie, who will stop at nothing to protect her kids. Ignorant, and willing to believe anything put in front of her, her love for her kids and their protection is misguided by propaganda and her own foolishness, leading to the murder of all three of her children. Actor must be a strong actor, with great comedic timing and good vocals.


Reverend Billie Hightower - Featured, Tenor. Seeking male, female, nonbinary, or gender non-conforming actors. 30+.
Traditionally performed by a black actor. 
Reverend is a featured character with only one scene (actor will double in the ensemble) in which he comes into town as a savior figure for the members of Hope Falls. An over-the-top caricature of typical religious figures, the town loves him, and he sweeps them off their feet through song. Reverend is the first to accept Bat Boy besides the Parker family and convinces the whole town to do so as well. Actor must have great comedic timing and must be a powerful singer who can perform gospel style music with strong riffs.

Pan - Featured, Tenor. Seeking male, female, nonbinary, or gender non-conforming actors. 20+. Open
to all ethnicities. Pan is the Greek god of shepherds, hunters, and the wilds of nature, Pan is god of the forest. Half human and half goat, Pan leads Shelley and Bat Boy into a holy matrimony in the forest, surrounded by all of the forest creatures, and encourages them to consummate telling them their love is accepted here. Featured role for this one song, however this actor will double in the ensemble. Needs to have incredible comedic timing, excellent vocal skills, and dancing is a plus.

Featured Dance Ensemble - Ensemble, all vocal types. All performers. 18+
Dance ensemble will be featured in select numbers as Voices, Bats, and shadow dancers. Must be strong dancers. They will also be regular ensemble members for the rest of the scenes. See below.

Ensemble (Townsfolk, animals, etc.) - Ensemble, all vocal types. All performers. 18+ Caricatures of the town. Strong acting abilities, strong vocals, physical comedy, comedic timing, and movement skills a must. Multiple named roles available including Delia, Lorraine, Mr. Dillon, Maggie, Clem, Ned, Roy, Daisy, Bud, Doctor, etc. Ensemble is a crucial factor to this show and will be in numerous scenes. All ensemble members will have a speaking role of some kind, and
will be portraying multiple roles.

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