“Rocky Horror Show” Struts Into BLT Sept. 26th
The Burien Little Theatre opens its 2008/2009 season with the award winning musical, The Rocky Horror Show, and in the spirit of civic pride, during its 6-week run, will showcase the narrating talents of several notable public officials.
The Rocky Horror Show is an outrageous musical comedy featuring aÂ Transylvania transvestite, a cryogenically-preserved motor biker and Frankensteinâ€™s monster (with a Charles Atlas twist).
This sexy send-up of horror and science fiction film genres will run at the Burien Little Theatre from Sept. 26 through Nov. 3 (opening night is Friday, Sept. 26).
Tickets are $5-$18 and can be purchased online here.
The show opens with two naive teenagers, Brad and Janet, who run into car problems in the midst of a rainstorm. To find a phone, Brad and Janet walk to a nearby residence, the Frankenstein castle.Â Instead of the hoped-for phone, they find Dr. Frank â€˜nâ€™ Furter, a mad scientist from another planet who is going to help the couple by removing â€œthe cause, but not the symptoms.â€ The cure involves sexual escapades, floor shows, dancing, great music, the secret to life is revealed, and the show ends in a UFO, general chaos and sexual confusion for the previously naive Brad and Janet.
The Rocky Horror Show – music, lyrics and book by Richard Oâ€™Brien – debuted on stage June 19, 1973, in London where it ran for 2,960 performances before closing in early September of 1980. Since its debut, the show has been translated into a variety of languages and produced in cities all over the world, including two runs on Broadway. In 1975, the show was also made into the popular cult movie The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
The Burien Little Theatre’s production of The Rocky Horror Show is directed by veteran BLT stage director Steve Cooper and music director Ann Sager. The show features the acting talents of Steve Bucheit (Frank â€˜nâ€™Â Furter), Ashley Coates (Janet), Colin Madison (Brad), Jim Oestreich (Rocky), along with Ben Cornoyer, Michelle Flowers, Jackie Graybill, John Huddlestun, Jen Makenas, Allyson Manning,Â Mok Moser, Dan Posluns, and Mark Williams.
Richard Oâ€™Brien composed the music and lyrics for The Rocky Horror Show. This revival version of the production features 20 songs including the popular â€œSweet Transvestiteâ€ and the highly participative â€œThe Time Warp.â€ To make this soundtrack really throb, the Burien Little Theatre band includes Ann Sager, the showâ€™s musical director, who is also playing the keyboard, Theron Andrews on lead guitar, Eddy Fey on bass guitar and, keeping the beat, Bill Riach on drums.
ABOUT BURIEN LITTLE THEATRE:
Community-based theater has been a tradition in Burien since 1955. Incorporated in 1980, The Burien Little Theatre (BLT) has been a leading producer of quality live theater serving residents of the Seattle and south Puget Sound areas. Burien’s Little Theatre Mission is to make every audience member’s experience at BLT a welcoming, lively and fun escape from the everyday world, beginning the moment they walk in the door, by providing high-quality, accessible and exciting theater. â€¨BLT is a non-profit 501c3 entity and operates on revenue from ticket sales, donations and volunteers.
September 26 at 8:00pm â€“ Friday: Your first chance to do the Time Warp with us!
September 27 at 8:00pm â€“ Saturday
September 28 at 2:00pm â€“ Sunday Matinee
October 3 at 8:00pm â€“ Friday: Five Buck Friday, with Guest Narrator from Burien Parks Ms. Debbie Zemke
October 4 at 8:00pm â€“ Saturday: Guest Narrator State Senator Joe McDermott
October 5 at 2:00pm â€“ Sunday Matinee
October 10 at 8:00pm â€“ Friday: Guest Narrator State Representative Sharon Nelson
October 11 at 8:00pm â€“Â Saturday: Guest Narrator Burien City Councilmember Kathy Keene
October 12 at 2:00pm â€“ Sunday Matinee
October 17 – NO SHOW!
October 18 at 8:00pm â€“ Saturday: Guest Narrator Mr. Stephen Lamphear
October 19 at 2:00pm â€“ Sunday Matinee: Guest Narrator United States Congressmember Jim McDermott
October 24 at 10:00pm â€“ Friday
October 25 at 8:00pm â€“ Saturday: Guest Narrator State Representative Dave Upthegrove
October 26 at 2:00pm â€“ Sunday
October 31 at 10:00pm â€“ Friday: HALLOWEEN!
November 1 at 8:00pm â€“ Saturday
November 2 at 2:00pm â€“ Sunday: FINAL SHOW! Your very last chance to do the Time Warp with us again!
To get you in the mood to buy tickets, here are a couple of videos from the cult film version: