Bucks County Playhouse will present its annual reprise of “The Rocky Horror Show” beginning Friday, Oct. 11.
The interactive, kitschy Halloween season favorite features Frank-N-Furter, a “transvestite from transsexual Transylvania,” among other outrageous characters.
“The plot involves recently-engaged lovebirds Brad Majors and Janet Weiss, who are stranded in a car with a flat tire on a cold and rainy night near Denton, Ohio,” explains theater critic John Dwyer. “They are able to get to a nearby castle, where they hope to find a phone to get someone out to fix their car. Instead of finding salvation at the castle, they find the most debauched circumstances that a vampire could imagine. It is all a bit crazy, but this musical that debuted in 1973 in London, with an American premiere in Los Angeles in 1974, gives you a strange look backwards as it simultaneously looks to the future.”
Kevin Cahoon, star of season three of Netflix’s original series “Glow,” returns to the Playhouse to reprise his role of Dr. Frank ‘N’ Furter. Cahoon has gained national critical acclaim for his portrayal of female impersonator Bobby Barnes, who becomes an integral part of the new season.
The production will also see the return of several performers to the Playhouse stage, including Daisy Wright (BCP’s “42nd Street” and “The Rocky Horror Show”) as Janet, Max Sangerman (BCP’s “Buddy” and “The Rocky Horror Show” and “Smokey Joe’s Café” Off Broadway) as Brad, Nevada Riley (BCP’s “42nd Street”) as Columbia, Michael Thomas Holmes (BCP’s “The Rocky Horror Show” and “Oklahoma!” on Broadway) as Narrator/Dr. Scott and Danielle Diniz (BCP’s “The Rocky Horror Show” and the National Tour of “Dirty Dancing”) as a Phantom. They are joined by several actors making their Playhouse debuts including Eric Schell (Theatre Aspen’s “Our Town”) as Rocky, Brian Flores (Broadway’s “Head Over Heels”) as Riff Raff, Brandon Espinoza (Broadway’s “SpongeBob SquarePants, The Broadway Musical”) as Eddie and Harper Miles (“Bat Out of Hell”) as Magenta.
“The Rocky Horror Show” runs Oct. 11-27, with tickets starting at $60.
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