Bat Boy: The Musical
is based on a character in the Weekly World News
, a bat-human creature found in a cave. In this musical, he's discovered by some teenagers, one of whom he bites. Nicholas Sugar -- an actor we should be seeing a lot more of -- plays the role full-tilt. He's weird, comic, scary, athletic and pathetic. He squeaks and gibbers, scuttles about the stage and hangs upside down from furniture. Sugar is particularly funny in the show's My Fair Lady
takeoff, as he's taught to speak with a BBC accent and to drink his tea with his pinky primly raised.