Venue Details

40 Star Starred
Illusion Theater
Hennepin Center for the Arts - 8th Floor 528 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403
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Member Tips

Sid Korpi
We ate at Buca di Beppo before the show. Always delicious!
info Oct 31 2011 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
They take cash and check only at the theater bar.
info Oct 31 2011 star this tip starred
Patricia Wasson Stark
Casual was fine, but others were dressed up more, too.
info Feb 23 2013 star this tip starred
Seats are a bit cramped so if you are taller and/or bigger you may feel cramped.
info Oct 31 2011 star this tip starred
Open Lot parking on 5th and Hennepin - a very short walk to the ttheatre on 6th and Hennepin.
info Nov 05 2011 star this tip starred
The ramp across the street validates for half price with a slip of paper from the theatre
info Nov 07 2011 star this tip starred
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Reviews & Ratings

33 ratings
4.4 average rating
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37 reviews
30 stars
attended Oct 30 2011

THE BEST! I've been to 17 plays since August, and this is the best!
This actor was SO good--you can totally believe he is a real bat boy!
There are scenes that aren't... continued

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10 reviews
11 stars
attended Oct 30 2011

This is a fun show, not great theater, but a real good time. Tyler Michael is wonderful as the Bat Boy, the staging is clever and energetic, a few strong songs in a... continued

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7 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 03 2011

Minneapolis Musical Theatre always does such a great job with their productions. The voices are phenomenal, and Tyler Michaels playing Bat Boy could not have been more... continued

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Quotes & Highlights

“It’s remarkable what intelligent wit can accomplish.” -The New York Times
“A wacky, whimsical and hip tour de force.” -USA Today


Back by popular demand, Bat Boy: The Musical swoops into town for a three-week run opening on Halloween weekend. This clever and quirky Off-Broadway musical offers a hilariously off-kilter plot, with surprising twists turns and a lesson about accepting your inner beast. The comedy-horror spoof follows the story of a half boy/half bat creature discovered in a cave and civilized by townspeople. He even finds love. However, a deep, dark secret looms…

With story and book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming, and music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe, Bat Boy: The Musical became an instant success when it first opened Off-Broadway in 2001, winning “Best Musical” awards at both the Outer Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel Awards. 

The cast of MMT’s production includes Tyler Michaels (Bat Boy), Corey de Danann (Meredith Parker), Tim Kuehl (Dr. Thomas Parker), Alex Kotlarek (Shelley Parker), Christian Unser (Sheriff Reynolds), Bryan Porter (Rick Taylor/Daisy), Debra Berger (Ron Taylor/Maggie), Kecia Rehkamp (Ruthie Taylor/Ned), Ryan Grimes (Mrs. Taylor/Rev. Hightower/Roy), Bart Ruf (Pan/Bud), and Jodi Tripp (Lorraine/Doctor). Directed by Steven Meerdink.

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