Rocky Horror Show Live at Woodlawn Theater

Disclosure: Que Means What received a complimentary ticket to see the Rocky Horror Live Show.

Want something fun to do for Halloween sans niños? Try the stage adaptation of the cult classic ROCKY HORROR SHOW – Live at The Woodlawn Theatre.

“An institution among hundreds of cult fans, these characters are forever embedded in our hearts,” says the theatre’s artistic director Greg Hinojosa, “but we going to take you into an entirely new dimension of science fiction in this staging. Think of it as futuristic industrial grunge.”

A First Timer

A fair warning is warranted to all Rocky Horror Show virgins! I was a RHS virgin, *wink*. I didn't know the story line or that it had anything to do with a bi-sexual transvestite/control freak/alien and that's only one character – Dr. Frank Furter. I knew to expect campy 70's glam and science fiction. I had only seen parts of Rocky Horror Picture Show on TV before I saw this live show at the Woodlawn and never enough to make any sense of what-the-heck was going on. I didn't leave the live show knowing everything that went on but it was a great Halloween treat!

The Gist

Newly engaged Janet and Brad come across a castle as they are looking for help on rainy night after a their car has a blow out. Inside the castle, Dr. Frank N. Furter welcomes the couple as he is already hosting a conference for visitors from the planet Transsexual. The sexually obsessed doctor unveils his latest creation – Rocky – who he created to be the perfect man for his own pleasure. The night moves from risque sexual acts to Dr. Frank freezing the guests and staff only to turn them in to versions of his delight before his major plan to return to his own planet. The doctor's under-appreciated staff, Riff Raff and Magenta, have other plans for the doctor and all his party guests. The audience will discover what becomes of the doctor, his creation, Janet and Brad.

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Rocky Horror Show San Antonio

The story line is the same but it's the cast that will knock your socks off. San Antonio's cast consists of three stars from RuPaul's Drag Race. Justin Andrew Honard (Alaska on RuPaul's Drag Race) stars as Dr. Frank N. Furter –  I didn't love Dr. Frank in the movie but Alaska brings humor and sass to the role and made me just love him; Michelle Visage (judge on RuPaul's Drag Race) commands your attention with her beauty as Magenta; William Belli (RuPaul's Drag Race contestant) plays a hilarious Riff Raff. 

Kudos to costume director and make up artists! My friend and I could not stop talking about the hair, costumes, shoes and that bling, bling red gloss.

The Event

Going to the Rocky Horror Show at midnight is more like an event rather than a late night show! If you are a virgin, the Woodlawn has plenty of help for you. This show is interactive. It is encouraged to yell at the stage; use props at your seat (prop bags available for $5) and of course, get up and to the Time Warp Dance!

 So, if you can get a sitter or you don't have kiddos, go check out the Rocky Horror Show Live at The Woodlawn Theatre, 1920 Fredericksburg Road, San Antonio, TX.  Thursday, October 31st 8pm; Friday, November 1st 11pm; Saturday, November 2nd 11pm

See more at: http://woodlawntheatre.org/rockyhorror/
 

Melanie Mendez-Gonzales

Original content creator for ¿Qué Means What? Texas Latina mom blogger celebrating culture in education, entertainment and family life.

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