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The Rocky Horror Show

Thursday, Oct. 27 - Monday, Oct. 31


Stage Coach Theatre would like, if it may, to take you on a strange journey.

Seasoned sweet transvestites and those doing the Time Warp for the first time can check out Stage Coach Theatre's performance of The Rocky Horror Show this Halloween.

Rocky Horror—a campy mash-up of musical theater, drag shows, science fiction and horror films—is the tale of Brad and Janet, an innocent, recently engaged couple on a drive through the country. When their car gets a flat tire in the middle of nowhere, Brad and Janet find themselves looking for help in the bizarre mansion of Dr. Frank N. Furter as he unveils his master creation.

Of course, it wouldn't be so funny and fascinating if everything were that simple. There are dead delivery boys and extraterrestrial encounters thrown in the mix, plus it seems that no one in the house can be faithful to anyone else. Everything has a musical number attached, and there are more corsets and pairs of ankle-twisting high heels than you can count. And that's just what's happening onstage--audience members do far more than just clap at the end of The Rocky Horror Show. Don't be surprised if you spot folks walking into the theater with newspapers, rice, toilet paper and any number of other show-related props.

With memorable numbers like "Time Warp," "Sweet Transvestite" and "I Can Make You a Man," show veterans will be singing along and contributing dialogue to this cult classic. Newcomers won't be alienated. Stage Coach Theatre has "virgin kits" available for $5, allowing virgins—those uninitiated in the ways of Rocky Horror—to participate as well.