Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Great Scott! Rocky Horror Is Back

"I would like, if I may, to take you on a strange journey.”

How long has it been since you had an ULTIMATE movie going experience? Maybe it’s time you turned back to a classic if you need something a little more...tantalizing. The Rocky Horror Picture Show will conclude the Summer Movie Series this Friday, September 2nd at 8:00 PM and The Orpheum invites everyone to do the time warp again and take part in a tradition that only gets better, and even younger, with age.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is the 1975 film adaptation of the British rock musical stageplay. Directed by Jim Sharman, this cult classic is a fast-paced potpourri of camp, sci-fi and rock 'n' roll, among other things that tracks the exploits of naïve couple Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon) after they stumble upon the lair of transvestite Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry). 

Cast members also include Richard O'Brien (one of the film's writers) and rock-n-roller Meat Loaf.
"I'm just a sweet transvestite from Transexual, Transylvania"
This year’s screening will come complete with the famous prop bags for only $5 and, of course, the fabulous on-stage costume contests before the show.   Guest judges from Mid-South Pride for The Orpheum's RHPS costume contest include
  • Stephanie Wilbanks-Manager, Club Spectrum
  • Kamaya Inma-Miss Mid-South Pride Emeritus
  • Bill Zachary-Promoter, Miss Gay Tennessee USA
  • Mystie Watson-Magenta and Cast Director for the Memphis Rocky Horror Shadowcast, Absent Friend
Movie starts at 8 and doors open at 7:00 p.m. Fans are encouraged to snap on their rubber gloves, toss up toilet paper, and not to be late—“the master doesn’t like to be kept waiting.”

Don’t forget to bring your sense of humor. And some tights.  For more information, visit The Orpheum Theatre's website at  

"It's not easy having a good time! Even smiling makes my face ache!"


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