Off-Broadway pop-rock musical hit Bat Boy: The Musical is coming to The Gladstone Theatre next week. Dave Dawson directs and Zach Counsil stars as the eponymous Bat Boy, a mysterious bat-like boy (or boy-like bat?) found in a West Virginia cave. The play recounts the attempt to civilize him and the inevitable foibles that go along with such a project. Adding to the absurdity and hilarity, the whole thing is based on a series of tabloid stories published by the Weekly World News in 1992. The show will be in preview the evening of Jan. 15 and will run until Feb. 2.
The Gladstone Theatre, 910 Gladstone Ave. www.thegladstone.ca