Completely Student Productions Presents The Rocky Horror Picture Show: LIVE!
Its just a jump to the left…and then a step to the right! Are you ready for a Time Warp? Yes, ladies and gentlemen…it is THAT time of year again! As Halloween 2011 approaches, as do many halloween or horror productions, many a times, an all time favorite of theatre lovers; The Rock Horror Picture Show! And thats just what is kicking off the Halloween 2011 weekend at Wagner College as Completely Student Productions presents The Rocky Horror Picture Show: LIVE!
The Rocky Horror Picture Show: LIVE! is a musical adapted from the screen in a rock musical that parodies science fiction films and horror movies of the late 1940’s to the early 1970’s. The story follows a newly engaged couple, Brad and Janet, as they are brought into a world they never expected. After realizing they have a flat tire, the couple stumbles upon the Annual Transylvanian Convention which is where their adventure begins. From Transsexual Transylvania to UFO’s to killing people, The Rocky Horror Picture Show: LIVE! is a feel good production that will have the audience not only laughing but participating!
The Rocky Horror Picture Show: LIVE! is a musical that was adapted into a movie in 1975. The british rock musical parodies science fiction and horror films from the 1940’s to the early 1970’s. The movie was directed by Jim Sharman who worked closely with Richard O’Brien who wrote the movie itself. O’Brien is also responsible for writing the music and lyrics for the stage adaptation of the piece. The movie was one of the very first to ever be anticipated at midnight and has gone on to become one of the most successful and grossing midnight movies of all time.
The creative team, while small, has most definitely done their work for this production ranging from direction to choreography. Heading the the creative team as director is Valerie Caniglia. She is a Junior at Wagner College majoring in Theatre Design, Technology and Management. Choreographing the production is Brendan Stackhouse. He is a Sophomore at Wagner College majoring in Arts Administration. Stage Management is by Daria Maurer, a Sophomore at Wagner College as well. Meghan Morash, a Junior Theatre Performance major, designed and executed costumes for the production as well.
The production has a variety of roles and features Wagner College Theatre students performing completely outside of the department in this production. The production features Kelsey Justin Stevens as Dr. Frank, Kara Krichman as Janet Weiss, Matt Hosmer as Brad Majors, Matt Sydney as Riff Raff, Meghan Morash as Magenta, Allison Dufford as Columbia, Kyle Peter Van Zandt as Rocky, Dan Kriss as Eddie/Dr. Scott, Paul Emrich as the Narrator, Ailsa Hoke as the Usherette and Jacqui Jablanski, Lauren Wagner and Jamie Maraviglia as the phantoms.
Wagner College’s Completely Student Productions will present The Rocky Horror Picture Show: LIVE! this Thursday October 27th and Friday October 28th. Both performances will be held in Spiro 2! The performances begin at Midnight with a Virgin Ceremony taking place at 11 PM! Luner on Theatre WILL be reviewing The Rocky Horror Picture Show: LIVE! for both Luner on Theatre and The Wagnerian. Official Reviews will be posted soon after. So don’t miss your chance to see this production that will definitely get you into the Halloween spirit! And just remember, its just a jump to the left….and then a step to the right! See you there Everyone – Don’t forget to check back for Official Reviews and more C.S.P. News here only on Luner on Theatre!