THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sunday matinees at 2pm
$20 ($18 seniors/students)
Halloween comes to the Catskills a bit early this year, when the STS Playhouse production of "The Rocky Horror Show" opens on October 14th, filling the sweet-natured yet hip hamlet of Phoenicia with a wild and wonderful abundance of campy freaks, misfits, and transvestites, all doing the "Time Warp!"
That classic tune, along with others including"Sweet Tranvestite," "Dammit, Janet" and "Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch-a Touch Me" can all be heard in this legendary rock musical by Richard O'Brien. Catskill region resident Chris Bick stars as Dr. Frank N. Furter, the self-proclaimed "Sweet Transvestite from transsexual Transylviania," who on one dark and stormy night, takes in the newly engaged Brad and Janet, introducing them to a bizarre cast of characters, and his new creation, an updated Frankenstein-type monster, in the form of a perfect man, the show's titular "Rocky." The show affectionately pays homage to vintage campy science fiction and horror B-movies, yet turns them utterly on their ear, with its outrageous antics, memorable characters, and fantastic musical numbers.
While the origins of the show started out as a popular stage production on London's West End, in 1973 it was the subsequent 1975 film adaptation called "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" starring Tim Curry and Susan Sarandon that developed a devoted and hard-core cult following of young fans. Midnight screenings at New York City's Waverly Theater became a phenomenon, with costumed attendees talking back to the screen and using props to fun effect, ultimately inspiring performance groups to commandeer the screenings, fully participating in direct front of the screen.
The STS production will be directed by Victoria McCarthy, who most recently helmed "Oklahoma" for STS. McCarthy also can be seen onstage as Janet. Other area performers spotlighted in the production include Jessica Boyer, Terence Boyer, Bridget Harkin, Gary Kromirs, Amber McCarthy, Libby Sokolowski, Brian John Thering, Elizabeth Thomas, and Kristy Tomlin.
Crew members include Assistant Director: Samantha VanLeuvan, Choreographer: Amber McCarthy, Music Director: Lee Stowe, Stage Manager: Alisa Brown, Costume Designers: Victoria McCarthy and Linda Burkhardt, Set Designers: Michael Koegel and Burr Hubbell, and Lightning Designer: John Stobaeus.
Advance reservations are encouraged by phoning the STS Box Office at (845) 688-2279.