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Cast Set for Griffin Theatre's BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL

Griffin Theatre Company has announced casting for the Chicago premiere of the off-Broadway hit BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL, with book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming, music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe (Legally Blonde, Heathers: The Musical), direction by Scott Weinstein, music direction by Charlotte Rivard-Hoster and choreography by Rhett Guter.

BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL will feature Henry McGinniss as Bat Boy, Tiffany Tatreau as Shelley, Matt Miles as Dr. Parker and Anne Sheridan Smith as Meredith with Kelley Abell, Bear Bellinger, Erin Daly, Jordan Dell Harris, Michael Kingston and Jeff Meyer.

BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL will play June 4 - July 24, 2016 at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at The press opening is Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 7 pm.

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. 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 and teenage daughter.

BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL had its world premiere at the Actors Gang Theatre in 1997 and has been produced around the world, but never before in Chicago. It is the recipient of the 2001 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical, a Richard Rodgers Development Award, the Richard Rodgers Production Award and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical.

The production team for BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL includes: Jeff Kmiec and Greg Pisoneault (scenic design), Izumi Inaba (costume design), Brandon Wardell (lighting design), Christopher Kriz (sound design), Mealah Heidenreich (properties design), Lolly Extract and Amber Marsh (puppet design), Majel Cuza (production manager) and Katie Messmore (stage manager).

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