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October 19, 2009


‘Bat Boy’ makes headlines at Sac State

Photo: Bat Boy
Bat Boy will be seen on campus throughout October and into November

Halloween arrives in ghoulish fashion at Sacramento State when Bat Boy – The Musical flies into the University Theatre Oct. 22-25 and Oct. 28 - Nov. 1.

Based on the tabloid story about the creature, the former off-Broadway show is directed for Sacramento State by Professor Ed Brazo. “It’s different. It’s edgy,” he says. “This is our gamble this year.”

The fictional Bat Boy is discovered in a cave and taken to the local veterinarian to help the creature act like a “normal” boy. But the townspeople turn on him, prodded by the veterinarian who secretly despises Bat Boy.

It’s almost a rock opera, and music will be provided by a five-person band. “It’s probably going to be louder than most music we’ve had before,” Brazo says.

The audience can participate in the fun on Halloween with special performances, at 5 p.m. and 9 p.m., for which audience members are invited to come in costume.

Other performances are at 8 p.m., Oct. 22-24 and Oct. 30; 2 p.m. Oct. 25 and Nov. 1; and 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28-29. Tickets for the 6:30 p.m. performances are $10 for everyone. All other performances are $15 general admission and $12 for seniors and students.

The play contains adult situations that may not be appropriate for young children.

Tickets are available at Sacramento State’s Ticket office, 278-4323 or


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