Thursday, October 22, 2015

The Sherman Playhouse Opens The Insanely Campy Cult Masterpiece 'The Rocky Horror Show'

On Friday, October 23, The Sherman Playhouse will premiere the outrageous cult musical comedy THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, with Book, Lyrics, and Music by Robert O'Brien. The curtain rises at 8:00 p.m.

On the way to visit an old college professor, two clean-cut young people, Brad Majors and his fiancée Janet Weiss, run into trouble and seek help at the freaky Frankenstein mansion. However, little do they know that the estate is inhabited by alien transsexuals from the planet Transylvania, and Dr. Frank N. Furter is in the midst of one of his maniacal experiments. What transpires is nothing less than THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, one of the most deliberately kitschy, campy, funny, rock 'n' roll, sci-fi, gothic epics to ever grace the stage.
THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW first premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in London on June 19, 1973. The show made its Broadway debut at The Belasco Theatre on March 10, 1975. WNBC TV called it a "socko wacko weirdo rock concert." The cult play spawned an equally popular cult film, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," in September 1975, starring Tim Curry and Susan Sarandon.

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW runs October 23,24,25 29,30,31 at 8:00 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays, with two 2:00 p.m. Sunday matinees on October 18 and 25. There are one Thursday evening show at 8:00 p.m. on October 29, and the final performance is at midnight on Halloween, Saturday, October 31. Tickets for all shows are $30. THERE IS NO PRICING FOR CHILDREN AS THE SHOW IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR THOSE UNDER 12.
Reservations can be made online at or by calling the box office at (860) 354-3622. The Sherman Playhouse is a non-Equity theatre company located at 5 Route 39 North (next to the firehouse) in Sherman, CT.
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