The Rocky Horror Show

Rocky Horror Show posterBook, Music & Lyrics by Richard O'Brien

Directed by: Anne-Marie Donovan

Performances: November 8-10 & 15-17, 2007

Venue: Theatre of the Arts, Modern Languages Building

The Rocky Horror Show is a cult classic, garnering an enormous following of devoted fans. It is an emblem of counter-culture, attracting the part of our selves that feels like an outsider.

The play draws upon many sources, ranging from 19th century novels such as Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, to the 1950s double feature B movie. Its musical heart lies in the rebelliousness of early rock 'n' roll.

The play’s protagonist, Dr. Frank N. Furter, embraces his standing as an outcast. He looks for fulfillment in self-expression without deference to gender barriers and builds around him a community of outcasts who break with convention, each in his or her own way. One day they are visited by Brad Majors and Janet Weiss, the hero and heroine of the play, a wholesome, innocent couple — society insiders. This proves an eye-opening experience for Brad and Janet, who undergo rites of initiation and the loss of innocence. The intersection of two worlds colliding brings us to the tolerant middle ground where no one is perfect, nothing is perfect and life is a creative struggle to survive.

Cast:

Phantom - Whitney Allen

Phantom - Sarah Bihun

Phantom - Lynne Craven

Magenta - Kristi Dukovic

Columbia - Carina Gaspar

Phantom - Garth Graham

Narrator - Gerd Hauck

Dr. Everett Scott - Jeremy Hawkins

Eddie - Adam Proulx

Frank N’ Furter - Terry Reid

Phantom - Marc Rowley

Phantom - Jocelyn Urquhart

Riff Raff - Scott Spidell

Rocky Horror - John Wideman

Janet Weiss - Monica Skorupski

Brad Majors - Reid Vanier

Creative Crew:

Director - Anne-Marie Donovan

Production Manager - Jen O’Connor

Choreographer - Jocelyn Urquhart

Costume Designer - Jocelyne Sobeski

Set Designer - Bill Chesney

Lighting Designer - Laird MacDonald

Videographer - Glenn Stillar

Musician/Musical Arranger - Laura McGuire

Musician/Musical Arranger - Ian Graham

Technical Director - Fraser Smith

Technical Crew:

Stage Manager - Joe Recchia

Wardrobe Manager - Kelly McNeely

Props Manager - David Couture

Book Manager - Amy O’Grady

Production Stage Manager - Michelle Horel

Publicity Crew - Robin Atchison (Head), David Lam, Jenna Kennedy

Carpentry Crew - Gil Lesperance (Head), Alex Hopf, Paul Carere, Mark Rowley, Shawn DeSousa-Celho

Props & Paint Crew - Heather Muir (Head), Jeremy Hawkins, Rachel Barna, Maddie Needles, Reanna Sartoretto, Katherine Ronzio

Lighting Crew - Carly Verhoeven (Head), Jessalyn Broadfoot, Darcy Patrick, Laisa Gillis, Amber Regier, Fran Barker, Tom Fawcett, Kayla Pratt

Head of Make-up -Miranda Francis

Wardrobe Crew - Kate Teddiman (Head), Sukhpreet Sangha, Lisa McCallum, Kristie Irving, Cassie Piroutz

Sound Operator - Peter Mabrucco

Video Operator - Tom Fawcett