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'Bat Boy Musical' is Inaugural FUDGE Theatre Production

F.U.D.G.E. Theatre Company announces its inaugural production as resident company of the Factory Theater Bat Boy: The Musical on the 10th Anniversary of its debut. Bat Boy: The Musical opens on Friday, October 19 at 8PM and plays through October 27.

Bat Boy features music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe, book Brian Flemming and Keith Farley.  Bat Boy features Trevor Croft, Andrew Darcey, Emma Putnam and Sioux Sanna Ramirez-Cruz.

"Ripped from the headlines of the Weekly World News, Bat Boy (Trevor Croft) is the infamous tabloid creature who was born half boy/half bat.  He has lived a quiet existence in the deep depths of a cave, until three unruly teenagers – the Taylor kids – discover him during a spelunking adventure.  Bat Boy, startled, bites one of the teens and is subsequently brought to the home of Dr. Thomas Parker (Andrew Darcy), the local veterinarian for the town of Hope Falls, West Virginia. It is here that Bat Boy, with the aid of Dr. Parker's wife, Meredith (Sioux Sanna Ramierz-Cruz), and his daughter, Shelley (Emma Putnam), must learn to acclimate himself to the backwards society of Hope Falls…or, at least try. What unravels is a hilarious, campy – and strangely moving – tale of love, acceptance, intolerance, secrets, revenge, cows, blood, and, of course…bats," explain press notes.

The F.U.D.G.E. Theatre Company, Inc. provides quality, affordable theatre productions to the people in the greater Boston area, cultivating an appreciation for and understanding of the arts, and providing a learning opportunity for those interested in a genuine theatre experience.

Joe DeMita (director) Joe DeMita is one of the founders of The F.U.D.G.E. Theatre Company, Inc. Directing credits include Jake's Women and Playhouse Creatures (Stonehill Theatre Company), Company (WinthropPlaymakers), and the F.U.D.G.E. productions of Once On This Island, Louder I Can't Hear You!, 'Dentity Crisis, Working, Rumors, Urinetown: The Musical, and, most recently, Dedication or The Stuff of Dreams. Joe has also served as the directing intern to Rob Ruggiero at TheatreWorks Hartford on productions of The Exonerated (featuring TV Star Kim Fields) and the world premiere musical Ella: Off the Record, as well as the assistant director to Boston director Adam Zahler on the Lyric Stage's production of Talley's Folly.

Jason Whiting (music director) Previous shows as Music Director with F.U.D.G.E. include Into The Woods, I SING!, and Urinetown.  He has musical directed The Last Five Years (The Player's Ring), Songs For A New World (Emmanuel College), Chicago (Encore Theatre Company), The Music Man (Emmanuel College) and Nunsense! (Bentley College).  

The F.U.D.G.E. Theatre Company, in residence at The Piano Factory, 791 Tremont St, Boston, MA

Performances are Friday October 19 at 8PM (opening), Saturday October 20 at 8PM, Sunday October 21 at 2PM, Thursday October 25 at 8PM, Friday October 26 at 8PM, and Saturday October 27 at 8PM.

Tickets are $15 general, $12 students/seniors, $10 company members.  Visit

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