Bat Boy: The Musical concludes as last Blackbox musical production

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Bat Boy: The Musical concludes as last Blackbox musical production

Shira Goldstein '19 sings about the struggles of being part beast in a world of humans. Goldstein played Edgar, or Bat Boy, in the musical.

Shira Goldstein '19 sings about the struggles of being part beast in a world of humans. Goldstein played Edgar, or Bat Boy, in the musical.

Photo credit: Maya Wernick

Shira Goldstein '19 sings about the struggles of being part beast in a world of humans. Goldstein played Edgar, or Bat Boy, in the musical.

Photo credit: Maya Wernick

Photo credit: Maya Wernick

Shira Goldstein '19 sings about the struggles of being part beast in a world of humans. Goldstein played Edgar, or Bat Boy, in the musical.

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After four months, tears and one bat-boy, the final musical in the Blackbox has come to a close.

Bat Boy: The Musical, which took place on Nov. 9 to 11, was especially emotional for the seniors, as it was their last chance to perform, sing and contribute to an Archer musical.

Seniors Gemma Brand-Wolf and Noa Diamond served as assistant directors of the show. Fellow seniors Dani Beauregard, Omari Benjamin, Sophie Evans-Katz, Sara Friedman and Julianna Goldsmith acted in the show. Sydney Shintani, Esther Dafoe and Marlena Lerner, the senior crew members, did the final lighting, sound and sets for musical.

Bat Boy is about what it’s like to find yourself — something that I know all of us seniors are trying to do as we prepare to leave Archer,” Brand-Wolf said in an email interview. “I am so grateful to have been a part of Bat Boy and Archer theater in general. While I’m sad that this was the last [musical] in the Blackbox, I think this was a fitting way to say goodbye to a space that has shaped so many students over the years.”

The gallery below highlights moments from the Thursday faculty show.

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  • Dani Beauregard '18, who played Shelly, sings in her final musical performance at Archer. Beauregard has been in six Archer musicals and four plays.

    Photo credit: Nelly Rouzroch

  • Sophie Evans-Katz '18 (center) plays Dr. Thomas Parker. In this scene at the end of Act One, her character must decide whether or not to kill Bat Boy as the rest of town wants him to.

    Photo credit: Maya Wernick

  • Julianna Goldsmith '18 (far left), Dani Beauregard '18 (second from left) and Sara Friedman '18 (right) look at Bat Boy (center), played by Shira Goldstein '19. Bat Boy struggles to find his place in the human world after being brought from a cave.

    Photo credit: Maya Wernick

  • Sophie Evans-Katz '18, Shira Goldstein '19, Dani Beauregard '18 and Julianna Goldsmith '18 sing in front of the entire cast. This scene depicts Edgar's high school graduation.

    Photo credit: Maya Wernick

  • Sophomore Willa Frierson (left) and senior Omari Benjamin (right) lift Bat Boy, played by junior Shira Goldstein . Benjamin and Frierson were members of the ensemble and played citizens of Hope Falls, West Virginia.

    Photo credit: Maya Wernick

  • Vivien Tierney '21, Ruby Ehrlich '19, Kylan Gould '21 and Sara Friedman '18 made up the Taylor family in the show. Ruthie Taylor, played by Gould, gets bitten when she discovers Bat Boy in a cave and has to deal with resulting consequences throughout the show.

    Photo credit: Maya Wernick

  • Sophie Evans-Katz '18, Julianna Goldsmith '18, Dani Beauregard '18 and Shira Goldstein '19 make up the Parker family in the show. The family takes in the infamous bat-boy and teaches him the ways of humans.

    Photo credit: Maya Wernick

  • Senior Sara Friedman portrays one of multiple parts in the show. While the multiple characters she played were similar, Friedman still had to learn two different parts and do many quick costume changes.

    Photo credit: Maya Wernick

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