Submitted by Orcas Center.
“The Rocky Horror Show” is the only true audience partici-(SAY IT!)-pation show. People yell back lines at the stage, dress up in costume, sing and dance in their seats, and throw props at various times throughout the performance. Whether you’re a Rocky “Virgin” (like our Executive Director, Dimitri!) or have seen the show dozens of times, here are a few things to prepare you for the Orcas Center production opening this weekend:
First, the only thing you really need to bring in order to have fun is a sense of humor! For the “gore sensitive,” “Rocky Horror” is NOT a horror film. It is a rock-musical reminiscent of old B-rated science-fiction and horror films. Deliciously wicked and campy, “Rocky Horror” gives us permission to let our inner freak flag fly. Keep in mind that the 7 p.m. showings of Rocky are rated PG-13, but the two 10 p.m. showings on Saturdays are rated R – plan accordingly and leave the little ones at home!
Guests are welcome to dress in costume and bring their own props with the exception of water guns, squirt bottles, toast, rice, confetti, or hot dogs. While we are excited to create an interactive theatrical experience, we’d like to keep the clean-up to a minimum and appreciate your cooperation! Don’t know what to bring? Rocky “lab bags” will be available for $5 in the lobby before each show. They’re filled with interactive props including a rubber glove; newspaper; rose petals; noisemaker; a giant playing card; party hat; toilet paper; and a glow-stick. There will be a limited number of Rocky Horror t-shirts available for $25 and, as always, all sales help to offset the production costs of the show.
Dress up or come as you are, but don’t miss this production! With a limited run of just eight shows, the stellar all-island cast is primed for putting on an outrageous romp sure to be the talk of the town. Memorize your lines, put on a wig and get your tickets before they’re all sold out!
“The Rocky Horror Show” runs Oct. 31- Nov. 9. Ticket prices are $15, $25, and $47 at www.orcascenter.org, and Orcas Center members receive $2 off. All who attend opening night on Halloween are invited to join the cast and crew in the Madrona Room for a reception courtesy of the Orcas Center board of directors.