Rocky Horror Show takes Culver-Stockton stage
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
CANTON, Mo. -- The British stage musical classic, The Rocky Horror Show will be produced on the campus of Culver-Stockton College the week of April 24-26.
The story follows Janet Weiss and Brad Majors as they venture to the “Old Castle” in search of help. But the castle is not what it seems. Brad and Janet encounter a hunchback servant named Riff Raff; his sister, Magenta; and a bisexual, mad scientist who claims to have solved the riddle of creating life. The experience challenges the couple and tests their affections.
This British classic features many songs that have made it famous over the last 30 years including the Time Warp, Sweet Transvestite, and Touch-a-Touch-a-Touch-a-Touch Me. The stage play evolved into the cult classic film, The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
The C-SC cast includes Sarah Breyne, senior speech and theatre education major from Wenona, Ill., as Usherette/Magenta; Heather Meyer, senior theatre major from Muscatine, Iowa, as Janet; Nicholas Relic, sophomore theatre major from Kansas City, Mo., as Brad; Melik Peter Khoury, vice president for enrollment management and college marketing, as the Narrator; Jessica DeMarco, senior athletic training and theatre major from Riverton, Ill., as Riff-Raff; Molly Glawe, junior art major from Farmer City, Ill., as Columbia; Daniel Coffman, junior music theatre major from Eldridge, Iowa, as Frank; Eric Thomas, senior business major from Fowler, Ill., as Rocky; and Sean Myers, sophomore arts management major from Hannibal Mo., as Eddie/Dr. Scott. The phantoms will be played by Jerica Exum, freshman psychology major from Chicago Heights, Ill;, Shauna Peters, freshman music education major from Kirksville, Mo.; James Schloz, junior arts management and theatre major from Moweaqua, Ill,; Jennifer Smith, freshman religion major McLeansboro, Ill,; Breanne Taylor, senior arts management and theatre major from Barnhart, Mo,; and Scott Uhlott, junior music education major from Rantoul, Ill.
Culver-Stockton’s production, its 2007-08 season finale, is under the direction of Dr. Haidee Heaton, assistant professor of theatre. The music direction will be under Dr. Carol Mathieson, professor of music. The production will be choreographed by Melissa Viloria, C-SC instructor of dance.
The Rocky Horror Show will open on Thursday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. with performances on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. There will also be a Sunday matinee at 3 p.m. The performance will take place in the Mabee Little Theatre. Tickets are $8 for adults; $6 for students, and $5 for C-SC students. Reservations are encouraged. The show is recommended for mature audiences.
For more information or tickets, contact the Fine Arts Office at 573-288-6346 or email@example.com.
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