By Richard O’Brien
April 16, 18 – 19, 2015
It is with great (and guilty) pleasure that Theatre at Barton presents The Rocky Horror Show, by Richard O’Brien, to wrap up our successful 2014-2015 season! This romp of a campy, rock and roll classic premiered in 1973 in London’s West End, running there, in Los Angeles, and on Broadway until 1980. Along the way it spawned a cult following, as well as the renowned 1975 film version, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which is still regularly shown in theatres across the nation and remains the longest running film in history. The show has enjoyed several major international tours and a very successful, star-studded Broadway revival in 2000.
Response to the show has been staggering; we have assembled an incredibly talented group of students and community members, led by director Sherry Lee Allen, our Musical Theatre Artist in Residence. The show crosses generational boundaries (a few other boundaries as well); characters are bold, iconic, and dangerous; the music is dynamic and contagious, and neither Barton College nor Wilson has ever seen its like. The audience will be challenged to check preconceptions at the door and come prepared to join the party; feather boas and fishnet stockings are acceptable fashion for all in attendance!