If Friday the 13th seems like the perfect day to enter transsexual Transylvania, Memphis’ Playhouse in the Square opens the gates, with its stage adaptation of The Rocky Horror Show, running June 13-July 27.
In this musical spoof on horror films of the 1950’s, Brad and Janet’s car breaks down. The couple knocks on the door of a creepy Transylvanian castle, and enters a world of bizarre, festive aliens who are trying to create the perfect human beings.
The original 1975 British film, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, with music and lyrics by Richard O’Brian, starred Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, and featured the rock band Meatloaf. The film developed a cult following that kept audiences returning to movie theatres repeatedly for late night showings well into the ‘80s and '90s. The score includes "Dammit Janet" and "Time Warp."
Scott Ferguson, adaptor and original director of the successful stage adaptation of the animated ABC-TV musical series, Schoolhouse Rock! hails from Chicago to direct. Memphis’ favorite Mark Chambers stars as Dr. Frank N. Furter.
For tickets or more information about what’s currently playing and upcoming at the Playhouse, call (901) 726-4656, or refer to the Playhouse on the Square regional listing on Playbill On-Line. --By Blair Glaser