Entr’Acte Theatrix to present Richard O’Brien’s ‘The Rocky Horror Show’

North County residents who have a hankering to “Do the Time Warp Again” will have the chance Oct. 16 through Nov. 1, 2014 at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square.

Halloween is just around the corner, and who better to celebrate with than the denizens of Dr. Frank N. Furter’s home-sweet-castle in Richard O’Brien’s beloved cult classic, The Rocky Horror Show. Entr’Acte Theatrix is inviting audiences to the performance at the Crest Theatre.

The Rocky Horror Show is an outrageous assemblage of — and humorous tribute to — the most-stereotypical science-fiction and horror movies, comics-book characters, Frankie Avalon / Annette Funicello outings and rock ‘n’ roll. The play, upon which the classic film The Rocky Horror Picture Show is based, has grown from an experimental production in June of 1973 in a small London theater to an onstage phenomenon with fans worldwide. The musical tells the story of a newly engaged couple who, when caught in a storm, find refuge in the home of a decidedly unusual scientist who is working madly toward unveiling his latest and greatest creation.

Because it’s the ultimate audience-participation show, Entr’Acte Theatrix will have what have come to be known as “survival kits” available for purchase for those who want them.

“‘Rocky’ is a show within its own class — not many out there like it,” director Kevin Black said. “It’s one of those shows that, as a director, you can put your personal creative stamp on. To me, that’s the fun of it.”

Several casting coups have been scored with the production. Michaela Paige, a finalist on the 2012 edition of NBC’s The Voice, will play The Usherette. Mike Westrich, who played Sir Galahad in Entr’Acte Theatrix’ 2013 production of Spamalot, will play Dr. Frank N. Furter. Gaby Tortoledo will portray Janet, and Justin Schneyer will portray Brad. Seth Trucks narrates.

Other cast members include Dan Thagard (Rocky), Jenna Paige Gagliardo (Magenta), Greg Halmos (Riff Raff), Brielle Lysaght (Columbia) and Carlo-Rufino Sabusap (Dr. Scott).

The Rocky Horror Show will run for 15 performances. Tickets are available by calling 561-243-7922.

Gaby Tortoledo as Janet and Justin Schneyer as Brad

 


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