The Rocky Horror Picture ShowGrand Traverse County
October 27 @ 11:00 pm - October 28 @ 1:00 am
This is an interactive event with prop bags! For only $10.00 you will have thrilling props, the most outrageous callbacks, boisterous singing along, and stimulating pre-show entertainment, we want to see you come out for the State Theatre’s second annual presentation of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”
A film flop when originally released in September 1975, this musical tribute to B-movies, sci-fi, 50s rock, and Hammer Horror gained a second life after premiering in the midnight movies program at New York City’s Waverly Theater on April Fool’s Day 1976. A core audience of rabid fanatics found themselves drawn back to the cinema again and again, and they began singing along, booing at the bad guys, talking back to the screen (the first reported call-back: “How strange was it?”), and even dressing like the characters.
In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker (Meat Loaf) and a creepy butler (Richard O’Brien). Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named “Rocky.”
The key to the perfect Rocky Horror screening is to have fun, all while remembering to respect your fellow audience members and our theater and actually celebrating the film that we’re all there to enjoy. Please don’t bring rice or super soakers — we’ll have everything else you need to have a good time.