Long Beach Artist, Lucas Pakes Directs Bat Boy the Musical in San Pedro
Director Lucas Pakes is surrounded by Jeff Leatherwood as Bat Boy and Sydney Weir as Shelley Parker. Tickets available at www.therelevantstage.com
Ripped from the headlines of The Weekly World News, BAT BOY THE MUSICAL is a classic love story with a serious bite. Part “Edward Scissorhands,” part “My Fair Lady,” This delicious twist on the modern day musical comedy tells the amazing story of a strange boy with pointy ears, his struggle to find a place in a world that shuns him, and the love that can create both miracles and madness.
It's been touted as a "hip tour de force," (USA Today), "Outrageously silly and totally charming," (The New York Daily News) and "Smart, playful and funny . . . a giggling cult hit," (The New Yorker). Its score, which mixes rock, rap, ballads, tango, and gospel, along with the traditional show tunes, is said to be outstanding.
Southern California audiences can experience the 2004 version of this cult classic musical at Warner Grand Theatre in 2008. BAT BOY THE MUSICAL opens October 9 and plays through October 19.
See the company’s website (http://www.therelevantstage.com) for online ticket purchasing and additional information. Warner Grand theatre is the last remaining functioning local cinema south of downtown L.A. and north of San Diego County. It still screens classic films on its 50 ft. screen and hosts concerts and live performing arts on its vaudeville size stage.
This theatre has for over fifteen years been a favorite filming location, seen in numerous TV series from "7th Heaven", "Melrose Place" and "Party of Five" to major features including "Worth Winning", "What's Love Got To Do With It", (as the Apollo), "Pearl Harbor", "Seabiscuit" and most recently, as a southern West Virginia Bijou in "Win A Date With Tad Hamilton".
The Relevant Stage has been the theatre company in residence at Warner Grand Theater since January, 2008.
Warner Grand theatre is a facility of the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and is located at 478 West 6th Street in San Pedro, California 90731.
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