The Rocky Horror Show
Music, Lyrics & Book by Richard O'Brien
Directed by John Oules
Musical Direction by Darcy White
Choreography by Kevin Paul Clark
September 6 - October 13, 2019
Show Sponsors: ComForCare and Jeff & Joanne Kantor
Directorial sponsor: The Springs Living, Lake Oswego
Purchase Tickets | $39/adults, $37/Senior. Discounts for students and groups.
Lakewood Theatre Company continues its 67th season with the cult classic, The Rocky Horror Show. This humorous musical tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1940s through early 1970s has entranced audiences for decades with its array of characters who seduce, entangle, and gyrate to tunes that are out of this world! Now that film classic comes to life on our stage - and you can be a part of it! Whether you're a Brad or a Janet or somewhere in between, we hope to chill you, thrill you and fulfill you with this exciting new production.
The show begins September 6 and continues through October 13, 2019 on the Headlee Mainstage at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State Street in Lake Oswego. The title sponsors for The Rocky Horror Show are ComForCare and Jeff & Joanne Kantor. The directorial sponsor is the The Springs Living, Lake Oswego. NOTE: This show contains mature themes and is rated PG-13.
The Story: One dark and stormy night, Brad Majors (Colin Stephen Kane) and his fiancée, Janet Weiss (Christine Greenhalgh) – a wholesome, well-behaved, utterly normal young couple in love – innocently set out to visit an old professor to celebrate their new engagement. A turn of misfortune changes their lives forever when a thunderstorm and a flat-tire force them to seek help at the castle of Dr. Frank ’N’ Furter (Norman Wilson), a transvestite scientist with a manic genius and insatiable libido. Brad, Janet and Frank ’N’ Furter’s cohorts become swept up into the scientist’s latest experiment, leading Brad and Janet to question everything they’ve known about themselves, each other, love and lust.
The production also stars Alec Cameron Lugo as Riff Raff, Paige A. Hanna as Magenta, Michaela George as Columbia, Cade Holbrook as Rocky Horror, Brian Burger as Eddie/Dr. Scott and Lisa Knox and Rick Warren as the Narrators. The ensemble includes Ryan Andrews, Kelton Elliot, Megan Gotz, Paige Gregory, Aidan Nolan and Camille Trinka.
LTC’s production of The Rocky Horror Show is directed by John Oules, musical direction is by Darcy White and choreography is by Kevin Paul Clark. The stage manager is Kendra Comerford, scenic design is by Maria Vieno Edwards, sound design is by Michael Bard, lighting design is by Mark LaPierre, costume design and wigs are by Jessica Miller, the makeup designer is Miranda Nolten and the assistant stage manager is Jonah Kallen. The producer is Steve Knox.
Performance schedule: The Rocky Horror Show performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at 7:30 PM, two Wednesday performances at 7:30 PM (September 25 and October 9), Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM (September 8, 15, 29 and October 6, 13) and Sunday evenings at 7:00 PM (September 22 and October 6). Ticket prices are $39/adults and $37/seniors. Discounts are available for students and groups. For additional information and tickets, call the Lakewood Box Office at (503) 635-3901 or ORDER TICKETS ONLINE.
SPECIAL PERFORMANCE - WILD & UNTAMED: Saturday, September 7, get into the spirit by wearing your best Rocky Horror-themed costume to this performance! Win prizes and have your photo taken for our website! (Audience members are welcome to dress up to all performances of Rocky Horror).
Ticket prices: $39/adults and $37/seniors. Other discounts are available for students and groups. For tickets, call the Lakewood Box Office at (503) 635-3901 or Purchase Tickets.
- Note: On Wednesday, September 25 and October 9, the theatre continues its program called Wine on Wednesday (WOW). For people ages 25-35, tickets are priced at $25 each. On September 25, one hour prior to the performance, there will be a complimentary wine tasting hosted by Stoller Family Estate. On October 9, one hour before performance there will be complimentary whiskey tasting hosted by Trail Distilling. Come enjoy WOW paired with discounted show tickets. OLCC rules apply!
History of the Play and then Movie
The Rocky Horror Show is a stage musical created by Richard O'Brien (writer of the book, music, and lyrics). It first opened in London on June 19, 1973 at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, a tiny 60-seat venue. After a very successful four weeks, it transferred to the Chelsea Classic Cinema and then other locations for an initial run of 2,960 performances in London through 1980. It won the 1973 Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Musical.
Its 1974 debut in the US in Los Angeles had a successful nine-month run, but its 1975 Broadway debut at the Belasco Theatre lasted only three previews and forty-five showings, despite earning one Tony nomination and three Drama Desk nominations.
The movie, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, premiered in London, England, on August 14, 1975. Based on the hit London musical The Rocky Horror Show, the film featured many of the production’s original stars, including Tim Curry and the show's writer, Richard O'Brien. A box office flop at first, the movie soon became a cult classic, paving the way for a raucous midnight showing (complete with audience participation, props and costumes) at the Waverly Theatre in New York City and then moving on to indie theatres throughout the country. Forty-four years later, it is estimated the film has grossed more than $400 million.
The original concept for Rocky was driven by O’Brien’s nostalgia for mid-20th-century sci-fi, low budget B horror, and Steve Reeves bodybuilder movies all delivered through the gender-ambiguous aesthetic of glam rock. A combination of inclusivity and immersive entertainment are key factors in Rocky Horror’s enduring popularity.