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The musical features a 25-member cast and an eight-person band performing Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman's greatest hits.

Travis Cormier in Bat Out Of Hell

Paris Las Vegas' Bat Out of Hell will close January 1, 2023, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Producers told the publication that "financial reality has left us with no other choice." The jukebox musical will have played just over 13 weeks when it performs for the last time, having begun performances September 27.

Featuring the greatest hits of late, longtime collaborators Meat Loaf and Jim SteinmanBat Out of Hell follows Strat, immortal leader of The Lost, and Raven, daughter of the tyrant Falco, as they fall in love in a story about the rebelliousness that can come with youth and passion. Leading the cast are singer-songwriter Travis Cormier as Strat, Travis Cloer (Jersey Boys) as Falco, and Alize Cruz (Sound of Musical and The Little Mermaid tours) as Raven.

Also starring in the production are Anne Martinez as Sloane, Mecca Hicks as Zahara, Je’Shaun Jackson as Jagwire, Freddy Lealoukoula Pomee as Tink, Mikayla Agrella as Valkyrie, Jared Svoboda as Ledoux, Matthew Ballestero as Markevitch, Kyle Becker as O’Dessasuite, Kris Bona as Esquivel, Connor Crowley as Denym, Mitchell Gray as Hoffman, Joe Hebel as Hollander, Waverly Jade as Kwaidan, Kyle Kuhlman as Goddesilla, Drew Lake as Bessamy, Ally Mendoza as Leibeswoosh, Paige Anne Mills as Mordema, Justine Rafael as Lunarrow, Jeffrey Ricca as Vanveeteren, James Simpson as Astrogranger, Rachel Wirtz as Vilmos, and Laura Wright as Scherzzo.

    Flint Hawes, Jake Langley, Tyler Williams, Chris Cicchino, Alex Stopa, Rachel Julian, Dave Richardson, and Angela Chan-Stopa serve in the band. Hits like "You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night)," "Bat Out of Hell," "I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)," and "Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad" are featured in the show, along with two previously unreleased songs, "What Part of My Body Hurts the Most" and "Not Allowed to Love."

    With a book, music, and lyrics by Steinman, Bat Out of Hell features direction by Jay Scheib, choreography adapted by Xena Gusthart, musical supervision and additional arrangements by Michael Reed, set and costume design by Jon Bausor, original costume designs by Meentje Nielsen, video design by Finn Ross, lighting design by Patrick Woodroffe, sound design by Gareth Owen, orchestrations by Steve Sidwell, original wig designs by Linda McKnight, and casting by Louanne Modorma.

    The musical is produced by Michael Cohl, Tony Smith, and David Sonenberg, with executive producing by Julian Stoneman.

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