Gateway to Present “The Rocky Horror Show” in August

SOUTHBRIDGE – Gateway Players Theatre, Inc. will present “The Rocky Horror Show,” by Richard O’Brien, on Aug. 17-19. Performances are Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. All performances will be at The Cannery, 12 Crane St. in Southbridge. Tickets are $20 and are available online at www.brownpapertickets.comor by calling Gateway Players at 508-764-4531.

The subject matter has adult themes and language and parental discretion is suggested. There will be a cash bar and audience props will be available for $5 a bag. No outside beverages or props will be allowed.

Gateway Players Theatre is currently in its 43rd season and is very excited to produce this cult favorite musical. Bill Guy is directing, with Chris Rubenacker as musical director and Barbara Day as producer.

Synopsis: Innocent Brad and Janet find themselves seeking shelter at a mysterious old castle on a dark and stormy night, where they encounter transvestite Dr. Frank N Furter, his “perfect” creation Rocky, and an assortment of other crazy creatures.

The original production was a stage play written by Richard O’Brien. People may be familiar with the movie version starring Tim Curry as Frank and the author as RiffRaff. Gateway is performing the original stage play version- complete with sexy costumes and storyline.

Favorite musical numbers include: “Dammit, Janet,” “Time Warp,” “Sweet Transvestite” and “Toucha, Toucha, Touch Me.”

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The cast includes Shane Cordray (Frank), Billy Bolster (RiffRaff), Edward Lindem (Brad), Kionna Hazzard (Janet), Cate Boram (Columbia), Robyn Spain (Magenta), Michael Swanson (Rocky), Jeffrey Coggins (Eddie), Patrick Lynch (narrator), Courtney Gallipeau, Kayla Gallipeau, Chelsey O’Connor and Miranda Snyder (minions), Charles Alan, Luis Aviles, Claire Bertram and Lynn Boucher (phantoms).

Erin Morin is stage manager, Sierra Trudel is coordinating costumes, Chris McTigue is responsible for props, David Corkum is tech coordinator, and cast and crew, as is usual with community theater, will assist with set building.

The live music combo will feature Chris Rubenacker on keyboard.

For more information, contact Gateway Players at 508-764-4531.


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