Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes with West End's BAT OUT OF HELL, Riding to Toronto This Autumn


The North American Premiere of Jim Steinman's Bat Out of Hell THE MUSICAL will begin performances on October 14, 2017 at Toronto's Ed Mirvish Theatre. Bat Out of Hell THE MUSICAL features Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf's Greatest Hits: Dead Ring for Love, Two out of Three Ain't Bad, Paradise by the Dashboard Light, I'd do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That), and Bat Out of Hell.

Prior to the Toronto engagement, Bat Out of Hell THE MUSICAL is playing London's West End at the London Coliseum for an extended run through August 22, 2017. The show also ran at the Manchester Opera House from February 17 - April 29, 2017. Below, go behind the scenes with the show's stars before the musical rides into Toronto!

As with many great works of art, the genesis of the Bat Out of Hell album occurred across a number of years. One of the songs was written while Steinman was an undergraduate at Amherst College in the late 1960s. In the 1970s, Steinman wrote a theatrical musical that was presented in workshop in Washington D.C. in 1974 and featured many of the songs that would ultimately appear on the Bat Out of Hell album, which was released in 1977.

Bat Out Of Hell became one of the best-selling albums in history, selling over 50 million copies worldwide. 16 years later, Steinman scored again with Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell, which contained the massive hit I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That).

For the stage musical, the legendary and award-winning Jim Steinman has incorporated iconic songs from the Bat Out of Hell albums, including You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth, Bat Out of Hell, I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That) and Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad, as well as two previously unreleased songs, What Part of My Body Hurts the Most and Not Allowed to Love.

Directed by award-winning theatre and opera director Jay Scheib, the cast of Bat Out of Hell THE MUSICAL is led by newcomer Andrew Polec as Strat and Christina Bennington as Raven, with Rob Fowler as Falco and Sharon Sexton as Sloane. Also starring are Aran MacRae as Tink, Danielle Steers as Zahara, Dom Hartley-Harris as Jagwire, Giovanni Spanoas Ledoux and PatRick Sullivan as Blake.

BAT OUT OF HELL THE MUSICAL is a romantic adventure about rebellious youth and passionate love, set against the backdrop of a post-cataclysmic city adrift from the mainland. Strat, the forever-young leader of The Lost, has fallen for Raven, daughter of Falco, the tyrannical, ruler of Obsidian.

Related Articles

Featured on Stage Door

Shoutouts, Classes & More

More Hot Stories For You