Theatre Out, Orange County's gay and lesbian theatre company, who brought you hit productions of AVENUE Q, SPRING AWAKENING and CABARET earlier this year, is pleased to present the musical cult classic THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW beginning October 26, 2012. Running through November 17, this Science Fiction parody musical, with book, music and lyrics by Richard O'Brien, has been a favorite with audiences since it opened in London in 1973.
THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW follows innocents Brad and Janet as they travel to visit their mentor to announce their engagement. But like most Sci-Fi Horror movies, things go painfully wrong on this dark and stormy night. When their car breaks down, Brad and Janet find themselves at the castle of Dr. Frank N Furter which is filled with an eccentric staff headed by butler Riff Raff and maid Magenta as well as odd party-goers including the overly enthusiastic Columbia. Something is definitely not right about this party. Brad and Janet know they are in for a life-changing night when they actually meet Dr. Frank N Furter, who describes himself as a sweet transvestite from Transylvania who is in the process of creating a man. Ultimately, Riff Raff and Magenta have bigger plans for Frank, Brad, Janet and all of the party-goers. Shortly after its London premiere in 1973, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW was turned into the classic film THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW. The film became an instant classic and can still be seen today at art house theatres with audiences recreating scenes and adding colorful dialogue.
"Rocky Horror is a B movie come to life on the stage," commented director David C. Carnevale. "Bizarre creatures, aliens, a confusing plot and a whole lot of fun, our audience hasn't seen anything like this on our stage before."
Audiences are encouraged to participate at performances of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW with verbal callbacks and dancing. For the safety of the actors and the audience, audience members are asked not to throw objects, including rice, toilet paper and toast at the stage.
Under the direction of Co-Founder and Managing Director, David C. Carnevale, the cast includes Andrew Villarreal, JT Corzine, Alissa Sanchez, Andrea Dennison-Laufer, Jake Saenz, Nicki Peek, Ryan Young, Brandon Kasper, Rob Webb, Chelsea Feller, Megan Endicott, LeAnn DeLano, Jared Ryan Kaitz, Fermin Bello and Frank Rodriguez. Musical direction is by Stephen Hulsey with original choreography by Alissa Sanchez. The scenic design is by Joey Baital with original costumes designed by David C. Carnevale.
Tickets for THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW range from $20-$25 General admission and $20 for students with valid student ID and can be purchased at www.theatreout.com or at the Box Office on the night of the performance based on availability. All performances are at The Empire Theatre located at 202 N. Broadway in Santa Ana's Artist Village. Peformances begin October 26, 2012 through November 17, 2012; Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm with select Thursdays at 8:00pm. Halloween and late night performances are also available.
PLEASE NOTE NEW BOX OFFICE NUMBER: (714) 220-7069.