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Your weekend: Bat Boy!

Submitted by on 1, September 26, 2008 – 7:45 amNo Comment

We confess, we have long been fans of the black-and-white cult tab Weekly World News. True, the tab didn’t give us the Monica Lewinsky scandal, and it doesn’t fill a bottomless need for photos of cellulite-plagued starlets in bikinis. But it did present a unique gift to the pop culture world: Bat Boy.

Five years after Bat Boy debuted in 1992, some folks saw fit to create a musical based on his adventures. In “Bat Boy: The Musical,” our hero is discovered in a small-town cave. A family steps in to adopt him. But a spate of troubles leaves townsfolk suspicious. What’s a half-boy, half-bat to do? (Sing, apparently.)
The musical opened to acclaim and has played off-Broadway and in London’s West End. And now, just in time for Halloween, it’ll be at Altarena Playhouse. It opens tonight and will run at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through November 1. Tickets are $20, $17 for students and seniors. Altarena Playhouse is at 1409 High Street. For tickets and information, click here. And if you wanted to know more about Bat Boy, the Wikipedia entry on him’s here.

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