PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: John Bolton, Nick Cearley, Erik Altemus, Ryah Nixon and Rocky Horror Cast Pick Spooky, Late-Night Songs

Playlist   PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: John Bolton, Nick Cearley, Erik Altemus, Ryah Nixon and Rocky Horror Cast Pick Spooky, Late-Night Songs
Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show, directed by Tony Award nominee Hunter Foster, plays through Nov. 2 at the Bucks County Playhouse. In celebration of Halloween (and the "late-night, double-feature picture show"), members of the cast pick spooky songs as part of this week's Playbill Playlist
John Bolton
John Bolton

The cast features Erik Altemus as Rocky, Kevin Cahoon as Frank 'n' Furter, Nick Cearley as Brad, Jennifer Cody as Columbia, Jeremy Kushnier as Riff Raff, Alyse Alan Louis as Janet, Ryah Nixon as Magenta, John Bolton as the Narrator/Eddie/Dr. Scott with Sarah DeNight, Anabelle Garcia, Alex Puette and Kathryn Allison.

Choreography is by Lorin Latarro. The creative team also includes David L. Arsenault and Wilson Chin (set design), Nicole V. Moody (costume design), Travis McHale (lighting design) and Ed Chapman (sound).

The Rocky Horror Show is "inspired the 1975 classic cult film, 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' and follows innocent couple Brad and Janet as they seek shelter at a mysterious old castle on a dark and stormy night, where they encounter transvestite Dr. Frank ‘N’ Furter, his 'perfect' creation Rocky, and an assortment of other crazy creatures," according to press notes. 

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Kathryn Allison: "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" by Panic! at the Disco. Why? I think it's a perfect complement to the show, and Brendon's voice is amazing!

Erik Altemus: "Cosmos and Demos" by Devendra Banhart. I'm not even sure what this song is about, but it gives me the creeps every time I hear it.

John Bolton: "Dies Irae" from the fifth movement of Hector Berlioz's Symphony Fantastique, "Dream of a Witches Sabbath," but also used to make Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining" even creepier.

John Bolton: The "Wolf's Glen Scene" from the opera Der Freischutz by Karl Maria von Weber (conducted here by Carlos Kleiber).

John Bolton: This record I had when I was little, Disney's "Chilling Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House," terrified me. And I loved it.

Kevin Cahoon: Lou Reed's "Walk on the Wild Side" would have to be my favorite late-night song. Put it on, and take a late night walk around NYC. It all makes perfect sense.

Nick Cearley: "Anything Can Happen on Halloween" from "The Worst Witch." This movie was a staple year round in my house growing up because my birthday is on Halloween. I watched this movie as much as I possibly could. I mean, Tim Curry, Diana Rigg, Charlotte Rae and Fairuza Balk? Nothing defines my childhood more.

Nick Cearley: "I Put a Spell On You" from "Hocus Pocus." I think this movie is more popular now than it was when it came out. And, I am so happy about that. I remember seeing this movie the day it came out and wishing they had released a soundtrack (which they didn't!) because I spent the rest of my life fantasizing about this scene. I always wished I could have been at this Halloween party.

Jennifer Cody: "Pop Goes the Weasel." I blame jack in the boxes.

Sarah DeNight: "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" (the Tiny Tim version) is my favorite late-night spooky song. Because no man should ever sing that high about flowers. Also, it was used on "Sponge Bob" and referenced in "Harry Potter," which means it's super cool.

Anabelle Garcia: My favorite late-night spooky song is Werewolf Bar Mitzvah" from "30 Rock." What's scarier than a wolf becoming a man?

Jeremy Kushnier: For me it's "Cry Little Sister," the theme song from the movie "The Lost Boys." Perfectly scary song and a great movie!

Alyse Alan Louis: The intro to the TV show "Are You Afraid of The Dark?" At one time, this show was one of the last shows of the night in Nick's Saturday night "SNICK" lineup. The eerie scenes and strange kid laughter and singing as the match lit by itself in the intro at 9:30 PM (which was terrifying and exciting because it was too close to bed time) ALWAYS gave me the spooks. Remember the quote the cast used to say before they told a tale? "Submitted for the approval of the Midnight Society I call this story…"

Ryah Nixon: "Friday" by Rebecca Black. Self-explanatory.

Alex Puette: "Creep" by TLC — the perfect blend of 90s nostalgia and stalkers. What's not to love??

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