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‘Rocky Horror Show’ Returns to Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope

2016 production of “Rocky Horror Show.” (Photo: Dan Gramkee)

Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) will again present its annual production of Richard O’Brien’s “The Rocky Horror Show” beginning Oct. 13 and running through Oct. 29, with select special late night showings.

“The Rocky Horror Show’ has always been a great party show and has tremendous appeal to the Boomer Generation,” observed producer Stephen Kocis. “The revised late-night schedule on weekends provides diehard ‘Rocky Horror’ fans a more convenient time to enjoy this wickedly fun musical at the Playhouse.”

BCP recently announced final casting for the production, which features direction by Hunter Foster (“Clue: On Stage” and “Guys and Dolls”) with choreography by Lorin Latarro (“Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story” and Broadway’s “Waitress”).

Nick Adams in 2016. (Photo: Dan Gramkee)

Randy Harrison, best known for his portrayal of Justin on Showtime’s “Queer as Folk,” will make his Playhouse debut in the role of as Dr. Frank-n-Furter. The cast also includes several actors returning to “Rocky Horror Show” from past Playhouse productions, including Nick Adams as Rocky (Broadway’s “Priscilla Queen of the Dessert,” “La Cage aux Folles”), Nick Cearley as Brad (BCP’s “Buyer and Cellar” and “The Skivvies”), Katie Anderson as Columbia (Northshore’s “Beauty and the Beast”) and Danielle Diniz as a Phantom (National Tour of “Dirty Dancing”).

They are joined by Playhouse “Rocky” first-timers Catherine Ricafort as Janet (Broadway’s “Honeymoon in Vegas” and “Holiday Inn”), Van Hughes as Riff Raff (Broadway’s “American Idiot” and “Spring Awakening”), Olivia Griffin as Magenta, Jeff Hiller as Narrator/Dr. Scott/Eddy (Shakespeare in the Park’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Broadway’s “Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson”) and Julian Ramos as a Phantom (“Freaky Friday”).

The creative team includes David L. Arsnault (scenic design), Nicole V. Moody (costume design), Travis McHale (lighting design), Bart Fasbender (sound design). Musical direction is provided by Will Shuler.

Katie Anderson, Nick Adams, Kevin Cahoon, Max Sangerman and Stephanie Gibson in 2016 production. (Photo: Dan Gramkee)

“The Rocky Horror Show,” with book, music, and lyrics by Richard O’Brien, inspired the 1975 classic cult film, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” It follows innocent couple Brad and Janet as they seek 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.

Tickets for “Rocky Horror Show” range from $40 to $70, and special “Time Warp” seats are available, which include front orchestra seating, a prop bag and an invitation to come on stage and dance the Time Warp with the cast.

Visit Bucks County Playhouse online, or call (215) 862-2121.




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