Bat Boy: The Musical riveted audiences last week, and are up for three more shows this week. Several members of the cast have been acknowledged for their work through the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, a nation-wide catalyst for theater in higher education.
Bat Boy: The Musical continues its run this week, with performances tonight through Friday (Dec. 7-9, 7:30 p.m.). Advance tickets are available here.
Caroline Clancy and Stanzi Potenza, who play Shelley and Meredith Parker, were both nominated for the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship. The pair play the daughter and mother characters, and their duet dreaming about a “Three Bedroom House… with a white picket fence and a gun and a lawyer, so smile!” is an audience favorite.
Hector Toledo, Jr. and Anastasya Putri were nominated for The Richard Maltby Jr. Award for Musical Theatre Excellence. Putri plays multiple characters, including the head of the Town Council and one of the Taylor children. Toledo plays Mrs. Taylor, and the Bible healing preacher Billy Hightower, signing the show’s biggest number, “Joyful Noise.”
Behind the Scenes, Ellie Cordero was nominated for her stage management. Irene Ryan Scholarship alternates include Patrick McCarthy as Dr. Thomas Taylor and Jacques Matellus, as both Rick Taylor and a rancher’s wife. The Bat Boy, Marquies Perez, in his first role on any stage, is an alternate for the Maltby Musical Theatre award.
Nominees will travel to Western Connecticut State University in January representing UMass Boston at the KCATCF Region 1 Festival, comprised of colleges in New England and New York, and may be selected for the national festival in Washington D.C. in April.