“I would like, if I may, to take you on a strange journey.”
For its 45 year anniversary, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is reinventing itself in a new Covid-friendly format. This Saturday, Celebrity Theatre invites fans and newbies alike to experience the quirky cult classic as a drive-in screening while a shadow cast by local troupe Frankie’s Fishnets performs the film in front of the screen.
Fans can again join Brad Majors (Barry Bostwick) and Janet Weiss (Susan Sarandon) in their adventures throughout the show filled with elements of comedy, horror and lots of musical numbers.
The original film premiered in 1975, and follows the two iconic characters as they go on a road trip after getting engaged and get stranded at Dr. Frank-N-Furter’s mansion. After its release, the film quickly gained a cult following as people began interacting with the movie, bringing props and dressing up as different characters, which eventually morphed into full on live shadow cast performances. It’s a fantastically bizarre party with motifs of 70s glam rock and gender expression.
Tomorrow, fans can get a taste of the modified 2020 version of the experience. And Barry Bostwick will be there in the flesh to introduce the film! Fans can participate in contests and will even have the chance to meet the actor during a Meet & Greet session before the show.
General admission is $55 per car, or $100 per car for priority parking in the front row section. The Meet & Greet with Barry Bostwick is an extra $60, and includes a photo and an autograph. Doors open at 5:30 pm, and the actual screening begins at 8 pm. Find more information about the show here!
When: Saturday, November 14
Where: 440 N 32nd St, Phoenix