David Stern brings a wealth of previous experience to his role at director of the upcoming Main Street Arts production of "Bat Boy: The Musical," including last year's successful staging of "Les Miserables" and the more recent "Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris."

The Westminster resident is throwing his heart and soul into a theater piece that is not as well known as "Les Mis" and the other plays MSA has staged, notably a long run of Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, including Stern's first MSA directing role, "The Pirates of Penzance," in 2014.

The show opens Friday, and runs for two weeks on March 4, 5, 10, 11, 12 at 7:30 p.m. and also at 2 p.m. on March 5, 6, 13. Tickets are $20 for adults in advance, or $23 at the door; $12 for students in advance, or $15 at the door. Mature themes – not recommended for youth under 12. Main Street Arts is located at 35 Main St, Saxtons River. For information call 802-869-2960.