WILTON MANORS, FL: Evening Star Productions, in partnership with Infinite Abyss will present Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show at The Abyss Stage from May 12th through May 28th. Evening Star Productions’ Rosalie Grant, and Abyss Stage’s Erynn Dalton will share the directing duties along with Chris Bare as Film Director.
The Rocky Horror Show is an outrageous assemblage of – and humorous tribute to – the most stereotypical science fiction and horror movies, Marvel comics, Frankie Avalon/Annette Funicello outings and rock ‘n’ roll of every vintage. The play (upon which the classic film The Rocky Horror Picture Show is based) has grown from an experimental production originally produced in a small London theatre in June 1973, to a cult phenomenon with fans world-wide. 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 madly working towards unveiling his latest and greatest creation.
“Directors tend to create their bucket lists a long way away from their end years … in my case I started creating mine before I even started directing! and yes The Rocky Horror Show has been on that list since I was, ahem!, younger, and inching its way to the top of my list over the last several years,” explains the show’s director, Rosalie Grant. “After my recent collaborations with Erynn Dalton and Infinite Abyss I realized the time was ripe for us to collaborate on arguably one of the most iconic musicals ever written. It’s a challenge to direct a cult classic, think outside of the traditional to conceptually reinvent and reimagine, while still staying true to the original to satisfy the diehard Rocky Horror fans. Time travel plays prominently in the plot … so what better way to travel through time than the steampunk culture?! We’re excited to bring South Florida a Rocky Horror reborn from tradition and born from the potential of the future.”
“I distinctly remember my first Rocky Horror experience,” the show’s co-director
Erynn Dalton recalls. “I was six years old and my sixteen-year old sister had somehow convinced my mother that bringing her little sister (dressed as Magenta, no less) to the midnight showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show was a good idea. As I watched the movie, I didn’t know why a man was wearing women’s underwear and I didn’t care – all I knew was that I loved the costumes, music and the horror elements (I was already a die-hard horror fan at that age).
“Now, many years later, I’m so excited to be able to put my own personal stamp on such an iconic show, along with the uber-talented Rosalie Grant and Evening Star Productions. In its shows, Infinite Abyss Productions explores the dark side of human nature, and Rocky Horror will be no different as we stray from the “traditional” look and feel of the show into more edgy, sinister territory. As with most Abyss productions, we’ll be using our filmmaking talents to blend filmed elements into the show, intersecting and paying respect to both the Rocky Horror film and play. It will be different from any other Rocky Horror Show, and for that, I am very proud!”
The Rocky Horror Show is also the quintessential audience participation show, and Evening Star will provide Rocky Prop Bags (which will include such ‘must have’ items as a squirt gun, playing cards, and newspaper) for a nominal price. The producers have also created The Warped VIP Package which will include the Prop Bags, front row seating, and the opportunity to join the cast on stage to dance the Time Warp at the conclusion of the performance.
Grant and Dalton have assembled a talented cast to occupy Dr. Frank N. Furter’s home-sweet-castle including Stephen Michael Kennedy (Brad), Erynn Dalton (Janet), Dominick J. Daniel (Frank N Furter), Taurean DeVoe (Rocky), Seth Trucks (Narrator), Cindy Thagard (Usherette/Magenta), Christian Cooper (Riff Raff), Ireland Glennon (Columbia) Eytan Deray (Eddie), Greg Ward (Dr. Scott), and Robyn Brenner, Gracie Connell, Daryl Fortson, and Robert Moore (Phantoms).
The Rocky Horror Show will run from May 12 – 28 at The Abyss Stage in Wilton Manors. Tickets are $35, $45 for The Warped VIP Package (limited availability), and $15 for students. Group rates are also available. Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased at on line office at 561-447-8829 or on line at www.eveningstarproductions.org or at www.infinite-abyss.org.
For more information about Evening Star Productions visit www.eveningstarproductions.org or contact Rosalie Grant at 561-447-8829 /firstname.lastname@example.org; for further information about Abyss Stage visit www.infinite-abyss.org or contact Erynn Dalton at email@example.com. For more information about this production, contact Carol Kassie at 561-445-9244 /firstname.lastname@example.org.
This production of The Rocky Horror Show is rated R; those under the age of 17 will not be permitted entrance without adult accompaniment.
The Rocky Horror Show
Book, Music, & Lyrics by Richard O’Brien
May 12 – 28
Tickets: $45 (The Warped VIP Package), $35, and $15 for students
For tickets: 561-447-8829 / www.eveningstarproductions.org or
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday at 8 pm
Saturday, May 14, & Saturday May 21 at 11:55 pm
All performances at
The Abyss Stage
2304 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors, FL 33305
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