Salem Theatre is excited to continue its super naturally themed end of 2015 with the the cult classic musical The Rocky Horror Show Performances October 15 - 25, Thursday through Sundays at 8pm at Old Town Hall, 32 Derby Square in downtown Salem. The run is limited to only eight performances and tickets are available at salemtheatre.com.
A hilarious tribute to the B science fiction films of the middle of the twentieth century, The Rocky Horror show tells the story of newly engaged couple getting caught in a storm and arriving at the dwelling of a mad gender-bent scientist on the night of the new creation a handsome muscle man named Rocky Horror. The stage version includes all of the famous numbers from the film such as The Time Warp, Sweet Transvestite and Damn It, Janet.
This fall marks the 40th anniversaries of both the release of the film, retitled The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and of the arrival of the musically staged version on Broadway. Managing Artistic Director and production director Catherine Bertrand states, “Bringing The Rocky Horror Show to the Salem Theatre stage has been a long time dream of mine. I can’t think of any town that would be more welcoming to The Rocky Horror Show than my own. October in Salem and Haunted Happenings is the absolute perfect time for this to happen.”
The production of “Rocky Horror” will take place at Old Town Hall. States Bertrand, “Our theatre at 90 Lafayette Street can be limiting, especially when it comes to live music. Rocky is performed a with four piece band. Additionally we needed more stage space to choreography 14 actors doing everything from The Time Warp to Sweet Transvestite. The city and History Alive have been very accommodating and we’re excited about this space partnership during October.”
Directed by Catherine Bertrand, Musically Directed by Joe Stroup, Choreographed by Katie Donovan and Stage Managed by Kat Moulison The Rocky Horror Show features performances by Lia Parisi, Alex Grover, Heather Stapleton, Mark O’Donald, Nick Osborne, Sarah-Frankie Carter, Brittany Christopher, Jimmy McCormack, Andy LeBlanc, Angelina Benitez, Samantha Maier, Thomas Vallor, and Jackie Weatherbee with costumes by Alicia Greenwood.
Hamlet is one of Shakespeare’s most beautiful, thoughtful, and sad tragedies. It is the story of a young man who discovers and loses himself all at the same time. We are our own worst enemies when we cannot reconcile loss, love, anger, and the dark corners of our own mind.