Here’s our video podcast reporting from the “re-opening” of “Bat Boy, the Musical” on March 8, 2013.
By John Moore
March 5, 2013
Opening No. 38, “Bat Boy, the Musical”: Let’s call this one a “re-opening.” On Feb. 20, after a sold-out opening weekend at the Bug Theatre, the cast and crew of the Equinox Theatre Company’s “Bat Boy” learned that their star, Adam Perkes, had died in a Glenwood Springs hotel room. Within 10 days of this devastating turn of events, and with the blessing of Adams family, “Bat Boy” re-opened on March 8 after award-winning actor Nick Sugar agreed to step in and “fill in,” allowing the show to go on. Remaining performances at 7:30 p.m. March 15 and 16 at the Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St., 720-984-0781 or equinoxtheatredenver.com. Also featuring Emily Macomber, James O’Hagan-Murphy, Rachelle Wood, Tom Auclair, Devin Bustamante, Tim Campbell, Lauren Cora Marsh, Abby McInerney, James Crapes, Dylan Phibbs, Arthur Pierce, Alex Ambard, Chelsea Winslow, Savannah Lake and Linda Swanson Brown. Photo by John Moore for CultureWest.Org. Thanks to Deb Flomberg, Colin Roybal, Ryan Mattingly, Alex Weimer, cast and crew. Read more on the story here.
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There are higher-quality images from my evening with the Equinox crew, but none that better capture the love and camaraderie that was evident in the moments before the first audience was let into the Bug Theatre since their original Bat Boy, Adams Perkes, passed away.
Director Colin Roybal.
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