Jul 29, 2014
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Bridgeport Theatre Company time warps to 1973 this month withTHE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW EXPERIENCE: Movie Screening with Live Floor Show, on Friday, October 25th at the Downtown Cabaret Theatre, 263 Golden Hill Street, Downtown Bridgeport. There will be two screenings to choose from, or the daring can attend both: 7pm and 10:30pm. 

Director Gina Lariccia will create an evening of "absolute pleasure” in honor of the 40th Anniversary of the stage musical THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW. The cast of live actors, comprised of performers who have appeared in various BTC productions, will be paying tribute to the original RHPS Fan Club’s concept of “The Floor Show,” combining the screening of the film with an ensemble of live actors on stage, audience participation, and the use of props and costumes. 

The 1975 film THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, which today has a worldwide cult following is based on the award-winning musical (THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW), a humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror ‘B movies' of the 1950s and 60s. The musical tells the story of a newly engaged couple getting caught in a storm and find themselves seeking help at the home of a mad transvestite scientist unveiling his new creation, a muscle man named Rocky Horror. Countless international productions have since spanned across 6 of the world's continents and the film holds the distinction of being the longest-running release history. 

Audience participation at THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW EXPERIENCE is encouraged and dry props will be available for sale for $5 (no wet props, please!). The bring-your-own-everything format of the Downtown Cabaret Theatre will especially enhance the experience and audiences are encouraged to pack picnic dinners/drinks/desserts with friends. This fully costumed and staged floor show will be an evening of audience participation and partying in true ROCKY HORROR fashion. 

The first screening festivities will begin at 7pm and will include the movie screening, floor show, and a 50/50 raffle to support BTC’s current 2013/14 mainstage season of musicals and plays. The 10:30pm screening will include all of the above as well as an audience costume contest with prizes that is not to be missed. Doors will open 30 minutes before showtime and seating is reserved (cabaret table seating). 

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW has been the adult way to celebrate Halloween for 40 years, and antici.......pation for this event can begin now!

Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and are on sale now at  www.BridgeportTheatre.org or call the Downtown Cabaret Theatre box office at 203.576.1636 option ‘0’. Concessions will be available for purchase throughout each performance. 

Parental Advisory: this event is open to all ages, but parental discretion is advised, as event contains mature subject matter not suitable for all audiences (for the imdb parental guide, click here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073629/parentalguide

Bridgeport Theatre Company was founded in May 2010 by a group of Connecticut-based performing artists. For additional information about Bridgeport Theatre Company and directions to the theatre, visit  www.BridgeportTheatre.org.

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