Friday, April 19, 2013

It's a Bat! It's a Boy! It's Bat Boy: The Musical!

Everyone secretly loves tabloids. Even if you don't buy them, you definitely glance at the headlines while in line at the grocery store. There's a whole slew of them out there, but my favorite amongst them all has always been Weekly World News. The stories are ridiculous, the pictures are absurd, and the magazine is overall amazing. I must admit, I even have a trunk full of old issues... Yes, I am a hoarder.

Amongst the stories about aliens and Bigfoot, Weekly World News has had extensive coverage over the years of a creature referred to as Bat Boy. The stories led to a following. The following led to a musical; Bat Boy: The Musical. The play, covering the life story and events of Bat Boy, was created in 1997 and was even shown Off-Broadway in 2001. Now, you are lucky enough to see this masterpiece for yourself at The Bonstelle Theatre on the Campus of Wayne State University.

Bat Boy: The Musical has showings this Friday, April 19th and Saturday, April 20th at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 21st at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 or $20 for students (with ID), senior citizens aged 62 and up, WSU faculty and staff and WSU Alumni Association members. You can either pick up your tickets at the box office or online here. The Bonstelle Theatre is located on Woodward just South of Mack at 3424 Woodward Avenue. For all of the details on Bat Boy and The Bonstelle, visit their website here.


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