We really loved the rocky horror show
Nick “Chico” Hernandez
Here I stood on the stage with purple striped thigh high socks, a black short skirt, a teal tail with matching ears, and a gray striped low-cut shirt; it was time to dance to the Time Warp again. Such a sight would usually be reserved for a drag show, but at Rocky Horror show everyone is whatever they want to be, including a transsexual transvestite.
Last year at Rocky Horror, I entered a virgin and left screaming “slut” and another profanity. This year I knew what to expect, but that didn’t dull the show for me one bit. I soaked in the super sexual sandbox of shouting and slurring amongst a slutty score of seasoned stage lovers, and I loved every minute of it.
Two words. Audience. Participation.
Rocky Horror is a tradition that has spawned from the original movie “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. I feel it was celebrated adequately with a record turnout for the midnight performance on Oct 24.
Between the jeering at the narrator and everyone hopping up to do the Time Warp again, it was clear that the entire audience was really into it. I felt as if I were a part of the show, as they encouraged witty quips from the audience.
This was my first time watching the performance at the McMorran, but not my first time watching the show. I’ve been a fan of the movie and watched a few live renditions of the show, each with its own quirks and twists. However, just from audience participation alone this was the best version I’ve seen, let alone the performances from the actors and actresses.
Overall, it was a great show and I would happily recommend it to anyone of my perverted friends.
Whatever happened to Saturday night?
The Rocky Horror Show took over the McMorran theatre, that’s what.
The show was a fun, inappropriate good time for, well, the oldest members of the family.
Keeping to the theme of the beautiful cult movie, the theatre was filled with men and women dressed in… well, not a lot. From men with bras and women in shorts skirts and corsets, the crowd was half the fun.
Of course they had to be fun, seeing how they have to participate.
The actors this year were on point, as always, but the real question, did any of them mess up?
Happily, no one made a fool of themselves during the performance. Though, a few did listen to some of the more suggestive comments.
Although we went to the midnight show, the audience was tame. They didn’t kill the enthusiasm by screaming out the customary explicit language at the main characters too often.
The show was all together a treat to watch and engage in. If you haven’t seen it, check it out next Halloween, and join us as we do the Time Warp again.
The Erie Square Gazette staff attending the annual Rocky Horror Picture Show has almost become a tradition.
After having a lot of fun at last year’s Rocky Horror the ESG staff decided to return for more fun and we were not let down.
The acting was good and the participation of the audience made it even better. The changes in the set were refreshing and the addition of the knight playing various instruments made it a brand new experience from years past.
My only complaint about this year’s production is that a couple of the actors and actresses needed a little bit more practice singing.
Overall it was a great production and I hope we can all return to watch it again next year!