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The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Due to its celebrated history of over 30 years of decadent delight, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" has become the longest-running, fully interactive audience participation film in the world!
However, many people have never been to a live, interactive cinematic experience before... or have always wanted to and didn't know what to expect.
Well, here is a quick run-down of the three main components of what makes Rocky Horror so freakin' amazing:
"The Rocky Horror Picture Show" (a.k.a. RHPS, Rocky Horror, or just "Rocky") is a film based on a musical made in the early 1970's in England. If you know anything about British humor (see Monty Python, or Absolutely Fabulous), you'll know it's one of the most bizarre out there. The original musical was a campy comedy making fun of all the horrible sci-fi and “B”-movies of the 1940's, 50’s and 60's: A variety of weird and naughty things happen to a nice, little Middle-American couple (Brad & Janet). When they stumble upon an annual convention of aliens, all lead by a cross-dressing doctor bent on making himself a Frankenstein-style monster/playmate. Depravity, singing, dancing, and eventually, mutiny round out the play. The play turned into a movie. The movie flopped. The movie started playing at midnight. People started showing up to it...
The Rocky Horror experience is enhanced by what is known as a "shadow cast". A shadow cast is a group of performers who study the film or video recordings for the sole purpose of adapting/interpreting it into a pantomime stage performance. When done well, everything that goes on in the film is performed by live actors in perfect synch while the film or video plays above them. Some performers focus on-screen accuracy, hoping to make their costumes, makeup, choreography, gestures, etc. as much of a direct replica of what is pictured on the screen above them. Others prefer to blend screen accuracy with their own quirks or improvisations, resulting in humorous, sometimes thematic, over-the-top interpretations of the film.
Yes, YOU get to be part of the show:
Many audience members express themselves through attire: whether to mimic their favorite characters, elicit a reaction from fellow theater-goers, or to flaunt their own flavor of depravity.
Also, the audience (along with some painfully well-versed comedians on cast) participate in an ongoing litany of jokes, sight gags and other humorous banter. Many of the jokes at a Rocky performance hail from a long tradition of burlesque ribaldry. In other words, the jokes at a typical Rocky Horror performance tend to be a bit on the nasty/naughty/raunchy/un-politically correct side so, as a warning:
!!! - If you're not offended, we didn't do our job. - !!!
So, if you're prepared to let go of your inhibitions (even if only for one night), laugh at everything you've been told not to (including YOURSELF) and "let your freak flag fly," then you've come to the right place.
Really ... nothing is sacred ... nothing.
Moreover, the audience gets to use an arsenal of "props" during the show that they can either bring with them or purchase from the cast! Our theater's list of approved props is located in the section below.
Is this your first time experiencing the Rocky Horror Picture Show LIVE?
Please read below as it will answer some of the basic questions you might have.
Can I bring stuff to throw in the theater?
Of course! What would a RHPS experience be without getting a little bit messy?
We've even taken it a step further and we offer Prop Bags for only $5 or the special price of 2 for $8, so you don't have to worry about bringing all that stuff in with you.
What CAN I throw?
- Toliet Paper
- Party Hat
- Latex Gloves
- Playing Cards
- Noise Maker
What NOT to throw or use in the theater!
- No Water Guns (or anything else that squirts)
- No Wet Foods (prunes, hot dogs, buttered toast, etc...)
- No Lighters (flashlights, cell phones, and glow stickers are okay!)
In short, the only things that aren't allowed are things that will do permanent damage to the theater that we love oh-so-very much.
Join Our Cast!
Requirements to Join
The ONLY requirement in joining our cast is that you be willing to work.
All we ask is that you make the effort to learn your role, practice at home, pay attention at rehearsals, and put as much effort as you can into perfecting your role - whatever that role might be: Whether you are a tech, lighting crew member, Tranzie, or a named character, all we ask is that you TRY!
We do not expect - perfection - just your best effort!
All you need to do is:
- Show Up at one of our rehearsals.
- Fill out the last page (front and back) of the New Member Packet and bring it with you.
- If you are under 18, our director will REQUIRE a meeting with your parent/guardian as well as written permission.
- Do your best!
Any questions not addressed above, feel free to contact our Directors by email.
Rehearsals generally last about three hours.
Rocky Horror rehearsals are held EVERY OTHER Sunday at 2:00pm - unless otherwise noted on the Calendar.
Rehearsals will NOT take place on the Sunday of a show weekend. If we had a show that weekend = there is no rehearsal on that Sunday.
ALL REHEARSAL DATES AND TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE!
Please check our Online Calendar for dates and times.
Rehearsals are held at:
The LGBT+ Center Orlando
946 N Mills Avenue
Orlando, FL 32803